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We've got the sauce on OSOM, the Android startup founded by a collective of former employees who worked for Essential before Andy Rubin, facing public pressure for salacious work behavior at Google, dissolved the firm. OSOM tried to mix focuses on iconic industrial design as well as privacy and performance, but had to delay and reshape its launch product as it announced that the Solana blockchain would be backing what would be its first phone.
We dig into why with two people who are on the inside track through long chats with the company's executives: Android Police's Ryne Hager and Esper's Mishaal Rahman.
- Former Essential staff have started a new company called OSOM Products
- OSOM plans to release its first privacy-focused product next year
- OSOM OV1 is the new phone from the team behind the Essential Phone
- The OSOM OV1, an Essential Phone 'sequel', will be made of stainless steel, titanium, and ceramic
- OSOM's hotly-anticipated OV1 smartphone succumbs to crypto gimmick as Solana Saga
- How to build an Android phone (with GMS) - Android Bytes (powered by Esper)
- Why OSOM went web3 | TechCrunch
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