Microsoft is taking Cyanogen’s words very seriously… $70 million seriously. Meanwhile, Tesla is bringing an update to the P85D and Saygus announces its phone’s price.
Android is free and open, but it’s no secret that there is quite a bit of small font in their terms. Manufacturers and developers need to abide by certain rules in order to get access to the Google Play Store, Gmail and all other Google services. The only problem is that anyone who wants to make it in this business needs to have those services.
Cyanogen doesn’t like this business model, so they have committed to “take Android away from Google.” This would be done by creating an ecosystem of apps and services that would rid everyone of the need to go with Google. This is a tough fight, but they certainly aren’t alone in it.
The latest rumors say Microsoft is in on this movement. So much that they are willing to invest $70 million in Cyanogen. This would show the world how much Microsoft is willing to fight against the monopoly that Google is becoming.
Opinion: It seems every time we hear about Cyanogen, it’s about how much money they are making. That, and their involvement with OnePlus. Regardless, this would be a very bold move by Microsoft. Do remember these are all rumors, though. Let’s not get too excited yet.
You guys remember the Tesla P85D? It’s that super awesome (and super expensive) car that can drive itself, powered solely by electricity. It also happens to be a darn fast vehicle, and CEO Elon Musk says it will get even faster.
This will be done via an OTA software update that will help the P85D go from 0 to 60 mph in ~0.1 seconds less.
Tesla P85D 0 to 60mph acceleration will improve by ~0.1 sec soon via over-the-air software update to inverter algorithm
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2015
Opinion: Yes, an over-the-air update can make a Tesla car faster! We are living in the future, guys.
I got an email from the guys at Saygus, giving me the juicy details we have all been waiting for since CES 2015, when we first checked out the amazing smartphone. We finally have a price! The Saygus V2 can be yours for $549!
Saygus has, indeed, kept its promise to offer it for under $600. Is it worth the price? You can see that for yourself in our Saygus V2 hands-on article. Come back after being mind-blown and register to pre-order.
By the way, users can now register to pre-order until Monday at 12 PM MST. Pre-orders will then commence at 11:59 PM, that same Monday.
Opinion: Who is buying this super powerful phone? $549 is certainly a good phone with all that power. It’s literally the Swiss Army knife of Android phones.