Chinese manufacturers Xiaomi and OnePlus have great news for us! Meanwhile, Tesla is looking to power your home with a new kind of battery.
We were all wondering what Xiaomi had planned for their San Francisco event, today. We knew there was no product announcement to be expected, so the general consensus became that they simply wanted to formally introduce themselves to the western market.
That is not the only thing they did, though. We now know Xiaomi is aiming to launch a Mi.com retail website for those of us in the USA. There’s a catch, though. This doesn’t exactly mean the “Apple of China” is entering the USA market just yet. They are just sticking their foot in, as this store won’t sell smartphones. At least at first.
Instead, the US website will focus on smaller products and accessories like the Mi Band, Power Bank, headphones and more.
Opinion: Xiaomi is known for being very careful about expansions. They never bite more than they can chew, and entering a market like the USA is nothing to take lightly. I am sure we will see some great results after all the necessary precautions are taken, though.
OxygenOS is sounding like an awesome ROM. It will be simple, bloatware-less and fast. At least that is what OnePlus is aiming to do, something their new logo clearly represents. It’s simply a white “O” with a red, square background. Simple and clean.
They also introduced us to the team behind OxygenOS, which consists of 4 Android superstars. These are Carlo, Hieu, Jesus, Karim and Yamil. If those names seem familiar, it’s because 3 of these team members are actually from Paranoid Android.
Opinion: OnePlus has quite the team here. I can’t wait to see what OxygenOS will look like!
Tesla is shaping the future of automotive. They are pioneering electric vehicles, as well as self-driving technology, but what is next? Elon Musk directed an earnings call in which he stayed pretty positive about the future, despite lower numbers.
Elon Musk mentioned a very interesting product to come this year. It’s a battery that is meant to power your home, and it could go into production in just 6 months.
Opinion: We have no more details on the project, but it seems rather interesting. How does a home battery look, and why would one want it? Maybe to power cabins?