Essential Phone PH-2 seemed in conduit files this week – though we competence not be prepared for it only yet. If what Andy Rubin expected is meant to come to fruition, we competence have to demeanour to another device to see how good we’re prepared for a arrange of destiny for that Essential is prepared. That other device was a Palm Phone (2018) and it did not do unequivocally well.
Reviews of a Palm Phone didn’t unequivocally pronounce unequivocally good of a several small phone qualities. Look to a Palm Phone Review to see how we saw a intensity of such a device – though didn’t see it take figure only yet. The small pointer of a destiny is here, already – and we weren’t prepared for it when it was released.
Essential had a bit of a trickle – maybe – in a form of a inventory on Vodafone. In an Essential thread on Reddit a user showed justification of a Essential PH-2. The site it was found in was meant for involuntary pattern of a phone around SMS for both Internet Connectivity and MMS. If this is what it seems to be, we’ve got a unequivocally engaging device in a pipeline.
Back in October of 2018 a report around Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested anonymously-sourced information forked toward a new arrange of mobile device. This device would “try to impersonate a user and automatically respond to messages on their behalf.”
Gurman suggested that this competence remind a reader of a OS systems in a film “Her.” There’s a smartphone in that film that looks some-more like a makeup box than a phone here in 2019. That device’s categorical impulse for a product designers that designed it was, indeed, a makeup case, as good as other identical pieces of pocketable equipment of many sorts.
The new device from Essential competence good make use of a AI program that a company’s been operative on – program that’d creatively been directed during a intelligent home speaker. That intelligent home speaker’s growth has apparently been put on postponement in sequence to have workers concentration on this new mobile device. This couldn’t be like a first Essential Phone, PH-1, no matter how good on paper – given it didn’t sell unequivocally good in practice.
Speaking in a apart talk with Bloomberg (quoted in that same essay above), Rubin done discuss of a destiny that’d expected be in-play with this new device. “If we can get to a indicate where your phone is a practical chronicle of you” pronounced Rubin, “you can be off enjoying your life, carrying that dinner, but touching your phone, and we can trust your phone to do things on your behalf.” This, pronounced Rubin, could potentially solve “part of a addictive behavior” that comes with being a complicated smartphone user.
Qualities this Essential Phone PH-2 would need:
• Natural Voice Assistant abilities – improved than Alexa
• Wide operation of options for incompatible use cases
• On-device mechanism learning
• Offline, on-device support
• Undeniably excellent industrial design
See a Her film shave next to see what competence come of this:
Essential does not now seem on a register for companies entrance to Mobile World Congress proper, and no vital (public) eventuality invites have been sent for an eventuality as yet. But keep your eyes to a grindstone, and we’ll be examination out for a device distinct any we’ve seen or gifted before. Essential, now’s your time to gleam – even if we’re not unequivocally prepared to go there only yet.
Would we cruise regulating a phone with all-voice controls and a ability to learn about we as we use it? How about if there’s no probable approach pronounced device could ever be damaged into and used opposite you, ruining your private life in a process?