Nothing Essential: OnePlus Co-Founder Buys The Failed Company Of Android’s Father

Remember Essential, the “defunct” smartphone company founded by Andy Rubin, the father of Android. Well, apparently, the company got a second chance to make the vision of the creator of Android come true.

According to a series of documents collected by 9to5Google from the Intellectual Property Office UK, Nothing, the new company of the co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has taken over all rights to the company Essential. 

According to the report, the negotiation took place on January 6, 2021. However, the process for the British authorities to give the green light to the purchase began in November 2020. 

The purposes of Carl Pei’s company, Nothing, are still a mystery. However, the purchase of Andy Rubin’s signature could indicate that one of the important focuses of Nothing resides in smartphones.

Although Essential launched a single model that failed due to its disastrous launch, they planned to launch at least two more models, in addition to a couple of home automation devices. In 2020, the company shut down permanently.

Some reports indicated that Nothing would focus on products to connect the home. However, the purchase of Essential would allow them to expand their vision towards the smartphone market. Also, don’t forget that Essential once worked on a smart speaker with Ambient OS. The plan of those led by Andy Rubin was to launch it at the end of 2017, but the project ultimately did not prosper.

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