Opera Mini Goes Native with a sleek update, Cyanogen OS 12 on OnePlus doesn’t update as seamlessly as you would think and & LetV Le Superphone is launched, despite the company’s Apple and Hitler comparison last week.
Opera Mini has gotten an overhaul, you now get a super-efficient web browsing experienced focused on saving data and the native interface of the regular Opera browser. We now have a look that is more inline with Android along with core features of the regular browser like a private browsing mode, redesigned Speed Dial shortcuts and the UI scales sleekly to tablets.
Opinion: Long time fans of Opera might be a little jarred by the UI switch, but long term it will bring in more users to the platform which has great appeal to the data sensitive crowd. The gauge that shows you your data saving is a nice touch for those who aren’t on an all you can eat plan…which these days seems like most people.
If you’re a OnePlus owner you might want to think twice before you decide to download the update, Sascha Pallenberg didn’t have a very positive experience this morning. He’s gone over all the issues with the update here, but in short, the Android OS and Messages kept restarting. Respect for pushing the update, but if you’re unlucky make sure you’re near a charger, Sascha killed his battery in a hour trying to get the update working properly. Which ultimately he thinks looks stable now.
LetV has made it into the news not for making an interesting device, but for last week releasing a poster of Hitler giving the Nazi salute while wearing an armband marked with the Apple logo. CEO Jia Yueting said on Weibo that Apple is an “arrogant regime” that has embraced “tyranny.” After making an apology LetV has launched the Le Superphone which boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, undisclosed HD display but the guess is 5.5 inches with a 21-megapixel camera. An additional claim to fame is that it may be the first Android phone to use USB Type-C for charging and data transfer.
Now if the device alone doesn’t have you interested what does make this product worth following is that Letv has 400 million monthly users on its streaming-video service, the company has “the experience, the creativity, and the ambition to disrupt in this space,”. They are planning on shipping to the US and they are planning on targeting America’s Chinese speaking population.
Opinion – Reminds us a lot of the HTC One M7 and with outrageous marketing claims usually lead to disappointing products. Regardless, they have an interesting backstory and are planning on targeting the US, so I’d keep an eye on it strictly out of curiosity. I mean, who doesn’t love watching a train wreck?
Source – The Verge