The Guy Who Created Android Has A New Phone… Wait, What’s That Bulge?

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Who Created Android

Andy Rubin, better known as the guy who created Android and then sold it to Google only to later leave, will finally show off his new smartphone on May 30.

Rubin’s company, Essential, sent its first tweet on Thursday teasing the phone launch and then a follow-up tweet showing a silhouette of the device.

But what is that thing poking out of the top?!

Before we try to make some sense of it, here’s the picture Essential shared:

It kinda looks like one of those fat antennas on an old Palm Treo. There’s definitely a wave of interest for retro phones this year, but we doubt Rubin’s new phone is a blast back to the eyesore antenna days.

To see if I could get more details, I opened the image in Photoshop and cranked up the exposure, and… well, well, well, what do we have here?

It sure looks like that’s a camera on top. One of my coworkers says it looks like an PC webcam from the ’90s, and I have to agree.

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