- Dec 23, 2007
We are a long ways from seeing final version.
Right, we do not know how the camera will perform. I am optimistic on durability but want to see evidence on that. And regarding software whether we get a Nexus/Pixel experience or something more like OnePlus. After that, we do not know if software updates will be timely or not. Then there is the issue of hardware reliability on a new company. We will get impressions with first reviews and also longer term reviews. Perhaps by year end we will know if the device will be a contender or just a pretender.Seeing a final version of what? This isn't DBZ (final forms and whatnot), man, come on, the Essential "phone" will be shipping within a month or so - I'm not sure there will be an Essential "phone" v2 at this point and I don't really see this thing selling in mass quantities like Rubin and his cohorts are really hoping.
Just because every phone manufacturer seems to have taken up removing useful features on their flagships doesn't mean it's a good thing. It just means that sometimes, we get stupid trends forced on us that we have to find workarounds for.People hating on a lack of microSD when the Phone comes with 128GB...
People hating on a lack of removable batteries when no other flagship device has a removable battery...
People hating on that camera cutout and that bottom bezel... well, this is actually legit!