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Android creator unveils ceramic phone, home control device

Essential Phone and Essential Home are part of his new Playground Global incubator, which plans to raise US$300m

The Essential is a new phone aimed at delivering the basics of a high-end smartphone in a simple package.

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ANDY Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now, he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home.

The phone's display fills most of the front, except for a camera cutout, slim bezels...

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