Nexus rumors keep showing up as we near the imminent launch. OnePlus is launching its device in a new market. All while Apple and Facebook start offering very interesting employee benefits.
Google has recently released a series of ads that are believed to display what could be the upcoming Nexus devices. The rumored Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have been all over the web – did Google really just tease them to us?
We are not exactly sure, but the first ad embedded below shows a cartoon character using an oversized phone. The idea here is to “be together, not the same”. We all have different tastes and some of us may like the super-sized devices.
And while there is not enough evidence to think the second video shows the Nexus 9, it’s believed it could have made a cameo appearance. Check out the videos and let us know what you think!
Opinion: The tech bloggosphere may be going off on hopes here, but the first ad does seem to tease what could be a Nexus 6.
The OnePlus One has been long awaited by the Indian population, and it seems they will soon be able to purchase it. The Economic Times of India is reporting that the Chinese manufacturer plans a December launch for its affordable flagship device.
It’s said OnePlus is working matters out with local retailers, which they plan to sell the devices through. The 64 GB version would arrive first, with the 16 GB iteration to follow. Most importantly, the device would be sold through a pre-order system, as opposed to the dreaded invite system.
Price is said to average at around Rs. 20,000, which translates to about $325 USD.
Opinion: India would be an important market to hit, but competition is also very fierce in this country. OnePlus has a lot to offer, though. Their device is amazing and comes with a very enticing price tag.
Working for Apple or Facebook has its healthy list of perks, and a very unique one has been added. Facebook has started offering female employees paid egg freezing, with Apple following suit starting January 2015.
Freezing eggs is not cheap, with an estimated price of 10,000 per session and $500 a year for storing. This may be a good price to pay for someone who wants to have kids later in life. Younger eggs tend to be healthier, making for a better chance of pregnancy.
Opinion: It’s very neat of these tech giants to offer such benefits. Especially for women in tech, who live a busy and professional life at their workplaces. They may often want to delay pregnancy some time.