HTC may be making the next Nexus tablet, Nest will acquire Dropcam and Meizu’s MX4 price reaches the rumor mill. Welcome to your Monday morning news!
The possibility of a Nexus smartphone is drowning in Android Silver rumors. We might not see a Nexus phone, but according to the latest rumors, we may very well get a new Nexus tablet soon. New rumors of an HTC “Volantis” have just emerged. We could be looking at Google’s upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet.
By the way, this seems like quite a capable device. It is said to be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and 2 GB of RAM. To make things more exciting, the tablet could have an 8.9-inch 2560x1440p display! Other specs are quite standard, with 8MP/3MP cameras and 16 GB/32 GB options.
Just like the specs, though, the price could also be that of a higher-end tablet. The 16 GB version is rumored to cost $399, while the 32 GB version will set you back an extra $100.
Opinion: Google could be changing directions with he Nexus 9. After all, the Search Giant’s Nexus line is known for being affordable. I am not sure how well Nexus devices will do without their enticing price tags.
Google acquires Nest, but that is not stopping Nest from snatching other companies. The smart thermostat manufacturer has just announced they will be purchasing Dropcam for a good $555 million.
Dropcam allows you to monitor your home from afar. It features live video, alerts and many other smart monitoring features. Hell, you can even talk to people through it! It’s really a great company and they have manufactured some very interesting products.
Opinion: We should see such technology coming from nest pretty soon. In fact, I would love to see this technology being integrated to current devices. Imagine adding cameras to thermostats and smoke detectors.
We have heard many rumors of the Meizu MX4. We have heard of possible specs and even the price. Previous rumors may prove to be correct, as we are getting yet another rumored price that follows previous murmurs.
According to new sources, the device could cost 1,999 Yuan, which should equal about $320. This is not a bad price at all, especially with rumored specs including a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3 GB of RAM and an Exynos 5430 processor.
Opinion: This will probably be a great option for those looking for an affordable, yet powerful, smartphone. And though we would usually think this phone will never make it to the USA, it very well may. After all, Meizu did say they would bring the MX3 to the USA. Not to mentioned, they have launched a global store.