Essential announces they’ll announce a release date next week

The announcement and release of the Essential Phone has been weird, and honestly, not great. It was supposed to be available within 30 days from May, but that’s come and gone thanks to a few speed bumps for the company. Then the listing for the device went up on Best Buy’s site, which made it sound like it should be available very soon.

Unfortunately, no.

Google is the next in line to tackle Snapchat

Snapchat is easily one of the most popular social media/messaging services around. In fact, it’s so popular that pretty much every other social media site has nicked features from Snapchat into their own platform, including the disappearing stories and messages, and stickers and filters. Facebook and Twitter are some of the bigger names that have become more Snapchat-esque recently, but it’s a pretty widespread phenomenon at this point.