The Essential Phone is getting closer to hitting the shelves. Earlier today Android creator Andy Rubin revealed the up-and-coming phone maker has begun mass production and is already ramping up to deliver the new handset. Rubin made the announcement on Twitter earlier today, sharing a trio of photos showing the Essential Phone in production. But more curiously, he teased that more details about availability and vendor options will follow next week. We are in full mass production, ramping up to deliver your Essential Phone. Find out where you can get yours next week! #thisisessential pic.twitter.com/CYrhTMSt1g — Andy Rubin (@Arubin) August 9,…

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