Cheat sheet: Essential Gem smartphone (free PDF)

The company behind the Essential PH-1 is working on a new form factor for the smartphone. Here’s what developers, businesses, and users need to know about the Essential Gem.

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The Essential Gem’s primary key feature is how users will interact with the device. Instead of the usual method, users will work with the Gem through the AI assistant.

Imagine taking an Android device, stripping it of its keyboard, and requiring users interact with Google Assistant for almost every action or having the AI interact for you. That is not to say the Essential Gem will be without a keyboard–no images have appeared to make me believe otherwise; however, the scant marketing material available clearly indicates the strange form factor alone would preclude users from working on the device in the typical fashion.

So, the Essential Gem could be the first purely AI-driven mobile interface.

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