AI phone to text, mail people following voice commands

Judy Cobb
October 12, 2018

It'd feature a small screen and would work mostly through voice commands.

The Bloomberg report also said that Essential had paused the development of a planned home speaker to start working on the upcoming handset.

Artificial intelligence is going to play a major role in Essential's new smartphone, according to a new report. So much so that Essential is building a phone that can have AI mimic the owner of the device to respond to text messages and emails.

According to Bloomberg, Essential is reportedly working on a new smartphone of sorts that will put a heavy focus on artificial intelligence.

"If I can get to the point where your phone is a virtual version of you, you can be off enjoying your life, having that dinner, without touching your phone, and you can trust your phone to do things on your behalf", Mr Rubin told Bloomberg in an interview a year ago. It has even shelved plans to make a different handset and a smart speaker earlier this year for this, as reported.

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Image: Google has launched a new OS system for its Google Pixel devices called Android 9 or Android Pie. Months ago the company canceled a smartphone that was under development "because the product is too similar to others on the market". All other projects, including the second generation of the Essential Phone and "smart" column, were stopped because they differed little from those already on the market.

The new gadget designed for the "liberation of users from their phones".

We know that the Essential Phone didn't get all the love or the attention it deserved and therefore were not getting a PH2.

The first prototype of this phone is expected by the end of this year, and Essential has plans of presenting the device to industry partners at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by January.

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