Co-founder of Android works on a smartphone with a borderless screen

Co-founder of Android works on a smartphone with a borderless screen

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Andy Rubin, one of the founders of the Android mobile operating system, is developing a smartphone with a borderless display.

Rubin makes soon more is known about his new company, Essential, where, as CEO, he and the leadership will take. Essential works except on mobile devices to smart thuisapparatuur, reports news agency Bloomberg on Friday.

The smartphone with a borderless screen is a high-endtoestel that it must compete against the Apple iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Google Pixel.

The smartphone should be in mid-2017 on the market. Rubin has already established contact with Foxconn for the production and assembly.


The device is reportedly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, but has a larger screen. Essential experiments with pressure-sensitive touch screens, such as the new iPhones which have.

We are also working on a modular component. So would it be possible for users to include accessories, such as a 360-gradencamera, on the smartphone clicking.

Essential will also focus on smart thuisapparatuur and artificial intelligence. Rubin has after his departure from Google in 2014 much attention is paid to self-learning computer systems.

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