Today’s afternoon news are a bit odd. Windows is coming to Android, self-flying cars are in the works and Saygus has announced a release date.
Microsoft just announced they will be working with Xiaomi to create an Android ROM Mi 4 users can flash. This would allow users tot est the Windows Phone waters and probably jump ship, but both companies continue to reassure us that this is no permanent deal. So, what is the point, then?
TechCrunch has it on good authority that this project is much bigger than we imagined. This likely won’t be something exclusive to Xiaomi devices. It’s said this ROM could reach wider availability and come to other Android devices. Xiaomi just happens to be the testing partner.
Opinion: Would you be interested in flashing Windows Phone to your Android device? I certainly wouldn’t mind doing it for testing purposes. I am not sure I would do it as a permanent thing, though.
Just when you think sh*t can’t go crazier, another startup comes up with a nuttier idea. Society is barely trying to get accustomed to self-driving vehicles, but AeroMobil is taking things a step further and saying they are already planning their next-generation vehicle. Yes, this would be a self-flying car.
Their current project involves a vehicle that pulls out wings and actually has the capability of flying, as well as being used in regular roads. This is an amazing idea, but the AeroMobil 3.0 is still a human-operated vehicle.
AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik goes on to say the technology is not very far off, and most of it is already here. Autopilot not only allows airplanes to take care of most of the flying, but technology to help planes land and take off on their own also exists.
Opinion: Elon Musk recently argued that drivers are dangerous and they could eventually be outlawed. Will the same happen with airplanes and flying cars?
Remember the Saygus V2 from CES 2015? It’s a stunning device, with amazing specs and functionality to throw around. We fell in love with it, but there was one thing we were worried about. How could such a small company launch a powerful device at a low price, and do it on time.
As suspected, delays were a slight issue, but Saygus is now saying they are ready to launch the V2 on May 22nd. They know some of you will be unhappy, so they are handing out free headphones to those who already bought the handset (a $229 value). They will also be ready to aid you on getting a refund, is that would be of your preference.
Opinion: Sometimes not even the big guys can meet deadlines, right? I mean, a high-end phone isn’t easy to make.