The former team from Essential had been working on the OSOM OV1 for a while, but that was abruptly swapped out earlier this year for the “Solana Saga,” a phone built for Web3. Luckily, the Solana Saga won’t require any interaction with Web3 or crypto features if you don’t want to use them.
OSOM Stories September 14, 2022
OSOM Stories June 25, 2022
The smartphone market has, for years now, been dominated by Samsung, Apple, and a mix of a handful of other major brands. That’s led to startups usually competing for a sliver of the market, and often turning the page on their original fanbase after reaching a bigger market. This week, two startup Android brands, Nothing and OSOM, both pulled some controversial moves – are you still interested in either of them?
OSOM Stories June 23, 2022
The OSOM OV1 was a new Android smartphone built from the bones of Essential, but it’s now being rebranded as a crypto/web3 device, the “Solana Saga.”
OSOM Stories March 10, 2022
OSOM offers a first look at the front of its Essential Phone sequel, bezels and all
The OSOM OV1 is an upcoming privacy-focused Android phone coming from the team, but not the company responsible for 2017’s Essential Phone. After teasing the design last week, OSOM has just offered a first look at the front of the OV1, bezels and all.
OSOM Stories March 3, 2022
The Essential Phone is dead, long live the Essential Phone! That seems to be at least part of the sentiment behind OSOM, the privacy-focused smartphone startup that’s soon to unveil its first device. This week, OSOM offered a peek into what the OV1 will bring to the table, a few ways it will learn from and live up to the Essential Phone’s legacy, and a delay spawned from a chip upgrade.
OSOM Stories December 22, 2021
Essential employed a lot of talented folks, which was perhaps the saddest part of the death of the Essential PH-1 and the company behind it. However, many members of that team have been working on a new company, OSOM, which is today finally offering a first look at its upcoming OV1 smartphone.
OSOM Stories November 16, 2020
I loved the Essential Phone as it was built up following a rocky launch, but nothing could save Andy Rubin’s doomed hardware startup before it closed its doors early this year. Now, members of the team who helped create the Essential Phone have formed OSOM Privacy, and now they’ve got a bit to say, including a teaser for hardware coming in 2021.