I'm really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people's hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017
While not revealing many details what we can see is a device sans bezels that seems to be running Android (it would definitely be a strange choice for the founder of Android to not use Android so that is hardly a surprise). The clock, battery and cell service icons are all stock Android so hopefully this could be another option for those out there who prefer the Google/Pixel/Stock Android look. His tweet also mentions being eager to get it into more people’s hands which hopefully shows that it is ready for large scale production.
Rumours have the display larger than 5.5in, 3D touch-like technology and a proprietary magnetic connector for charging and hardware accessories. This connector is interesting as the first thing that comes to my mind is Moto Mods — Is Essential looking to do something similar? The phone itself has been manufactured by Foxconn and is apparently launching Q3 of this year for $649US.
It is unlikely we will see it here in Australia officially but there is always the import option if it takes your fancy.
Are you looking for a bezel-less phone? Assuming they put the front-facing camera at the bottom (where else could it go?) how would you handle that? Upside down selfies?