Andy Rubin, then Google senior vice-president, speaks at a conference in 2013. His company Essential Products announced the launch of a high-end smartphone and home assistant. Photo: AFP

Android creator unveils high-end smartphone and home assistant device that will work with Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant

Andy Rubin’s Essential Products, whose backers include Tencent and Foxconn, takes on iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S8 with US$699 handset featuring edge-to-edge screen and dual cameras

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Andy Rubin, then Google senior vice-president, speaks at a conference in 2013. His company Essential Products announced the launch of a high-end smartphone and home assistant. Photo: AFP
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