Android creator ‘Andy Rubin’ gives birth to Essential PH-1 Phone

Android creator ‘Andy Rubin‘ gives birth to Essential PH-1 Phone

Andy Rubin the man who gets the credit for inventing android has unveiled an android phone of his own called PH-1 under a company called Essential.

According to Rubin people were going to ask him a lot of questions why he started the company and so on…

His response reads; “… the real reason is because of what happened during a night out with an old friend of mine. As the night went on we inevitably began talking about what we didn’t like about the current state of technology. Less and less choice. More and more unnecessary features cluttering our lives. An increasing sea of products that didn’t work with one another…

And just when I was about to drop another criticism it hit me: I am partly responsible for all of this.

For all the good Android has done to help bring technology to nearly everyone, it has also helped create this weird new world where people are forced to fight with the very technology that was supposed to simplify their lives. Was this what we had intended? Was this the best we could do?”

He added ” I left that night reflecting deeply on what was great and what was frustrating with the current state of technology today. After another long talk with my friend we decided that I needed to start a new kind of company using 21st century methods to build products for the way people want to live in the 21st century.

The result is Essential, and that is what we believe.”

Rubin highlighted six principles Essential uses as a company to attract some of the best and brightest people from all over the world.

PH-1 has some great features which makes it outstanding. It is nearly a complete all screen with 5.7 inch edge-to-edge display, with 8-MP front-facing camera, two 13-MP rear cameras, fingerprint sensor and no branding.It also has magnetic connectors for accessories like a 360-degree camera and dock.

There is also magnetic wireless accessories which powers the phone. The Essential Phone PH-1 is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, unlike most phones made of aluminum, titanium doesn’t scratch, dent, or bend.

Inside, the PH-1 runs a qualcomm snapdragon 835 processor and has 128GB of storage. Such a phone won’t come cheap though. No wonder it’s very expensive.

It won’t be a surprise when companies start producing phones which equates the cost of getting a car.

Interestingly there is no port for microSD card, no 3.5-mm headphone jack, no mention of being waterproof. The PH-1 comes in four colours; black, grey, white and dark-green.

The PH-1 will first ship in the US with no official release date set.

Essential PH-1 phone is available for pre-order at $699 an equivalent of 220,010.25 naira or with the 360-degree camera for $749.

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The 82 division of the Nigerian Army has dismissed the statement by the
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The Army says IPOB’s claimed that soldiers opened fire on its members in Aba during a procession in honour of those who died in the Biafra Civil War was false.

Reacting to this in a statement on Monday night, the Deputy Director Public Relations of the 82 division Col. Sagir Musa stated that there was no soldier at the venue or vicinity were the procession took place.

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The Nigerian Bar Association NBA has faulted the current anti-corruption
strategy of the Federal Government. It suggested an urgent review with attention directed at strengthening existing investigating and prosecuting agencies.

The group expressed worry that over 8 months after some judges were suspended for misconduct, no major progress has been made by the investigating agency.

It called for the discontinuance of such investigations to enable the affected judges resume official duties.

The NBA President Abubakkar Mahmood stated this in Abuja on Monday.

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corp NYSC Brig. General Suleiman Kazaure has revealed that the scheme would soon begin the posting of corp members to farms.

Kazaure said this when he spoke to newsmen during his official visit to the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Shagamu, Ogun State. In his statement, the move is in line with the Agricultural Development Programme of the NYSC.

He explained that the NYSC had concluded preparation to begin the posting at the conclusion of the 3 weeks orientation exercise.

According to him, Bauchi, Oyo, Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory have been air-marked for the pilot phase.

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The Federal Government FG has threatened to shut some land boarders if rice smuggling continues from neighboring countries.

The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh gave the warning on Monday while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on some of the Federal Governments’ achievements in the agricultural sector within the last two years.

Ogbeh said the decision had become necessary to encourage local rice farmers and to enable the country achieve self sufficiency in rice production by 2010.

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President Buhari has fulfilled his campaign promises – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed says the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has fulfilled his campaign promises made to Nigerians.

Mohammed said this at the presentation of the National Socio-Investment Programme N-SIP Report Card to mark the second anniversary of President Buhari in Abuja on Monday .

He said through the N-SIP the Federal Government has provided employment to 200,000 unemployed graduates, engaged 57,000 people through government enterprise and empowerment programmes and empowered about 26,000 ordinary Nigerians through a conditional cash transfer.

The Minister said under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programmme (NHGSFP), government was able to serve about 25,000,000 meals to 1.2 million people all over the country in other to make learning conducive.

He said the programme was designed in such a way that it was easy and accessible to all Nigerians.

Read Also‘Sammi Guitar’ the maestro is out with his first music video bang ‘Ijo’

‘Sammi Guitar’ the maestro is out with his first music video bang ‘Ijo’

‘Sammi Guitar’ the maestro is out with his first music video bang ‘Ijo’

Sammi Guitar also known as Samuel Shola Akerele hails from Ondo State, Nigeria. He is a Port Harcourt based singer, producer and guitarist. His genre of music is not far from Afro-Pop with fusion of high-life.

The Guitar sensation has played for numerous Gospel artists and has performed in live concert with great artists like Don Moen, Alvin Slaughter, Ron Kenoly, Sammy Okposo, Buchi as the list is endless.

Recently Sammi came with a single Afro-Pop bang entitled ‘IJO‘ which means ‘dance‘. When asked of his thought in writing a beautiful song as this, here is what he had to say;

“Meahn…Am crazy when it comes to praising God. If you listen to verse one of the song , it says…Make you no use your own take spoil my own and make you no dance raggae for my blues as I wan praise my God, give me space … I no come here to fom I come here to praise my God!” in pigin language. It means giving praise to God and not letting anything take you off course.

The man with so much dexterity on guitar strings has produced other songs like;  ‘Play’, ‘Nearer to thee’, ‘Dear God’ and ‘Great God’.

Below you can listen to “Nearer to Thee”;

When asked what fans should be expecting of him and his plans for now, his response was “Well, I am still making music, I hope and pray my own kind of music will sink into the Gospel world”.

His advice to upcoming musicians is; “They should believe in God and keep their heads straight. Avoid distraction and work more on their  ‘skills’ to become better than yesterday. Most of all, they should remain humble…No pride! It brings a man down!”.

Checkout the Afro-pop video bang entitled “IJO”, I bet you will love;

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The Federal Government FG has declared Monday the 29th day of May as a public holiday to celebrate the 2017 democracy day.

The minister of Interior Rtd Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another democracy day marking the second year anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

Dambazua assured NIgerians of the government continuous effort at
achieving its three main targets of guaranteeing security, revitalizing the
economy and tackling corruption.

He wished all Nigerians a happy democracy day celebration and enjoined them to join hands with the government in building a peaceful and enduring democratic legacy.

Read AlsoNigeria economy will not grow without collective efforts from its citizens

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The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria economy will not grow unless its citizens put in collective efforts.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this while speaking with heads of ministries, departments and agencies MDAs at the State house on Wednesday.

He spoke on the background of the three executive orders he signed last Thursday.

He urged civil servants to be diligent in carrying out their duties and
making sure all issues tabled before him are adequately taken care of in due time.

Read AlsoObaseki plans to build an industrial park in Benin Technical College

Obaseki plans to build an industrial park in Benin Technical College

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The Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says his administration will take advantage of the University of Benin Electricity generating plant to drive an industrial park with Benin Technical College BTC.

The governor said this when the management of UNIBEN visited him at the government house in Benin on Wednesday.

Governor Obaseki said the aim of his administration is to leverage in technology to boost economic activities in the State.

He also said his administration tends to build an industrial park within the premises of Benin Technical College to serve as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria.

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