OnePlus is changing its production plans to accommodate to high demand. Meanwhile, we are seeing the release of the PS Vita in the USA and the announcement of new Intel Core i3 Chromebooks. And of course, Android continues to dominate in the world of mobile operating systems.
OnePlus One production plans have been altered in favor of the 64 GB version. OnePlus experienced very high demand on the device with more storage, making them push back the 16 GB version in order to get more 64 GB devices out quicker.
The company is still selling this device on the invite system, so be patient while we wait for a wider release.
Opinion: The 64 GB OnePlus One is only $50 more ($349.99), so it makes total sense that more more people would be willing to pay for the premium iteration. I know I would.
US residents who have been waiting for the all new PlayStation Vita can now have it for just $200. This may not sound like a great deal off the bat, but this happens to be a limited edition bundle. The portable console comes with a free Borderlands 2 download and an 8 GB PS Vita memory card.
The bundle is currently available at multiple stores. For more information, just go to Sony’s official page.
Opinion: This is a pretty sweet deal! It’s pretty much the same price as the original PS Vita, which makes me wonder if the older console will be discounted.
Today’s Google/Intel announcement brought forth some great new devices, but we are also getting improved current-generation Chromebooks. The companies have announced that the Dell Chromebook 11 and the Acer C720 Chromebook will come in Intel Core i3 versions “over the next few months.”
These processors offer much higher power compared to Intel Celeron processors, which most older Chromebooks use.
Opinion: These are good Chromebooks, but I am not a big fan of how manufacturers keep recycling their old models. These computers are already a bit outdated. Why not design better devices for the improved processor?
Android continues to become even more popular quarter after quarter. Industry analyst ABI Research has released some marketshare numbers showing that Android holds 80% marketshare, with over 300 million devices shipped last quarter.
In addition, it seems Android is also taking most of the basic phone converts. About 5% of basic phone users upgraded to smartphones, and Android took most of them.
Opinion: Android is just too flexible to compete with. It’s used by most affordable, mid-end and high-end manufacturers. Not to mention, it’s free.