It’s in the morning when we see most of the hottest news of the day, and today seems to be no exception. Taking the stage are Google, LG, Valve and HTC.
Rumors of Google putting together its very own carrier service haven’t been scarce. It’s said the new project should take off within the first half of 2015, and with that deadline coming up quickly, the official news should be coming soon.
The Wall Street Journal swears Google’s wireless services should launch as early as today, Wednesday. The world-renown newspaper goes on to mention a few of the details about Google’s new venture. Google is getting revolutionary here, guys.
One of the key changes is that Google is said to only charge for the data being used, as opposed to charging you for GB packages. The WSJ also mentions the service will use T-Mobile and Sprint networks (which we had heard before), but the most interesting news is likely that Google is said to adopt a practice similar to Republi Wireless’, using WiFi as a significant way to reduce costs on calls and text messaging.
It does seem the service will be exclusive to Nexus 6 owners at first, though. At least if we are to believe the Journal’s sources.
Opinion: This seems like a very interesting move. You can bet we will keep our eyes wide open for more details. In the meantime, why don’t you tell us what would make Google’s carrier the one you have been dreaming of?
LG is not planning to stay behind in the affordable market, and their latest launch revolves around a said LG G Stylo, a large smartphone that takes advantage of an included stylus and shouldn’t break the bank.
Specs include a Snapdragon 410 processor, a 5.7-inch 720p display, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8MP/5MP cameras and a hefty 3000 mAh battery. It is a mid-end phone all in all, and it should be priced as such, which is the good news.
We have no details on pricing, but we do know the phone hits shelves this Friday, in Korea. Other markets, including Latin America, will get dibs on the phone starting May.
Opinion: This certainly looks like a fun, affordable phone. The real question is whether the stylus is still something people desire. What do you think?
The HTC Vive VR headset is one of the most stunning virtual reality projects we have seen. We were literally left speechless at MWC, after testing it. We would sure love to get our hands on one of these – wouldn’t you? If you are a developer, you just may be able to pick one up on Valve’s dime.
Valve has opened up sign ups for developers to get a developer kit free of charge. All you have to do is go tell them about your team and what you want to create. If you meet the requirements and convince them, you will get your very own Vive VR headset! Hurry, though, as supplies may be limited.
Opinion: I am super jealous here! Why didn’t I become a developer?