Project Essential the Wizard startup by Andy Rubin, one of Android makers, may have suffered some delays due to a lack of financial support from Softbank, company previously specialized in communications that is rapidly turning into an investment company.
The Japanese group was supposed to bring $ 100 million in Essential but the volcanic CEO Masayoshi Son had decided to withdraw at the last moment for a variety of possible conflicts Ides interests. The first would be linked to Vision Fund . a group of investment of 100 billion dollars in which Apple will put $ 1 billion.
According to Son, therefore, support Essential would risk jeopardizing relations with the house of Cupertino. Softbank also bought some ARM month, the British company that developed this technology in almost all that chips for mobile devices. Even this would represent a brake Son, which would finance a possible rival of its clients, among which are Samsung, just to make a name at random.
It seems, however, that the stumbling block has already been solved, as a new investor would provide the $ 100 million needed for the project by spring could lead to the emergence of a new rival to Samsung Galaxy S8 . The top of the range of Essential would have an edge to edge display, performance top of the range and a modular system very similar to Moto Mods Lenovo.