Today’s morning news is hot, with OnePlus teasing what could be a new device, FreedomPOP jumping the big lake and Rdio offering cheaper subscription options!
So we all know OnePlus is getting ready to launch Hydrogen OS by the end of the month. That is no surprise. What does have us scratching our heads is that teaser the phone maker has posted to Weibo. What the hell is it?!
All we can see is the corner of a box with a OnePlus logo on it. Could it be another device? Some kind of accessory? We have no idea.
Opinion: OnePlus is really good at teasing things. Sometimes they are big, sometimes not so much, but these products are always exciting. I guess our only option is to wait and see.
FreedomPop is very well-known in the USA for its very unique business strategy. These guys offer free service! Of course, it’s limited and you can pay low prices to keep using your device. They need to make money somehow, right?
Regardless, it’s a great way for super casual users to make the most out of their wireless services. We never thought we would see this service heading outside of the USA, though. FreedomPop proves us wrong today, by announcing they are making an entrance to Europe through the UK.
This would be the UK’s very first wireless service and it’s expected to launch on the summer. The free tier will include 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MB if data. You can sign up to become a beta user at FreedomPop’s website.
Opinion: This works on a first-come-first-serve basis, so do go ahead and sign up as fast as you can, if interested. Also, I know a lot of super casual users who can live on the free tier. This is amazing!
Rdio may become your go-to music streaming service after reading this post. The popular music streamer will be launching a new subscription service for those who need a bit more than the free version, yet don’t want everything the full subscriptions offer.
Rdio has told Buzzfeed a new $3.99 subscription is coming. This tier will include radio stations and daily access to 25 songs, which can be customized to your liking. An announcement is said to come soon, so stay tuned.
Opinion: Really, this is something we need. I often feel like paying about $10 is too much. I don’t use these services nearly enough to make up for the price, but I also find that the free versions are usually not enough for me.