Today we have news about Chinese giants OnePlus and Xiaomi. Meanwhile, Atlassian is optimizing its services to better serve enterprise customers.
We have previously heard rumors that the OnePlus 2 would launch some time between Q2 and Q3 of 2015. This seems like a reasonable time window, but the latest rumors say the phone’s launch has been pushed back to Q3, leaving the possibility of a Q2 release out of the window.
This slight delay is said to be due to some manufacturing challenges with the SoC, which is rumored to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We are not sure about the details, but we have also heard rumors about over-heating issues with said processor (even if LG says it’s all crazy talk).
Opinion: Other specs are looking to be stunning, including 4 GB of RAM and a 3300 mAh battery. OnePlus blew up the industry with the OnePlus One, so we really can’t wait to see what else they have to offer.
The Xiaomi Mi Note is one hell of a smartphone, offering great performance, aesthetics and price. We know Xiaomi is always quick to sell out when its devices become available. The Xiaomi Mi Note was definitely not going to be the exception, and the launch proved to be a major success.
The latest reports state the device was sold out in under 3 minutes. It’s still uncertain how many devices were sold, but it was unveiled the device received over 220 million reservations. Of course, this doesn’t mean all 220 million people would have purchased it, but even if half had cash in hand this was a success.
Opinion: I love the Xiaomi Mi Note, and really want to get my hands on one as soon as possible. If you are in China, you can try and get your hands on another one come February 3rd. Will you give it a try?
Atlassian is looking to really push Hipchat this year, as the company plans to triple the team dedicated to this specific product over the course of this year. It will be a long road, but they have started their year with the announcement of Hipchat Server.
This new service is simply Hipchat, but specialized for users who need to run their communication tools from their own network, as opposed to Atlassian’s servers. Businesses can now install a virtual machine that would run the Hipchat messaging service. Otherwise, the service will look and work exactly the same.
Prices will start at $10 for up to 10 users, which happens to be a very affordable price for something like Hipchat Server.
Opinion: We happen to use Hipchat at Mobile Geeks, so we are putting our money where our mouth is. This is one hell of a service!