OnePlus has a lot to celebrate this Christmas Eve, Samsung shows some awesome limited edition devices and PlayStation Now expected to hit Samsung TVs in 2015.
OnePlus hasn’t enjoyed the best launch in India. After months of planning, the One was welcomed to the country with a ban. Micromax had signed exclusivity with Cyanogen in said country, but the ban has been lifted; the best Christmas gift OnePlus could have gotten.
It has been decided that Micromax and OnePlus are not really competing with each other, so the ban has been lifted and the case will start fresh. OnePlus serves the high-end market, while Micromax makes affordable smartphones, so it’s business as usual until further notice.
Opinion: OnePlus may have a chance to sell some devices for a while, but ultimately, an exclusivity contract is still in place. It’s likely Micromax will still win this one.
Samsung has a very special set of limited edition Samsung Galaxy Alphas for our fellow French geeks. If you are looking to get a rare and unique device, look no further. These Samsung Galaxy Alpha Free Lance Bordeaux smartphones are not only made of metal, but also leather.
Well, at least it looks like leather, and it’s meant to assimilate alligator skin. Only 100 units will be made and they will come in 4 different colors. They are all equally stunning, though, so you may as well get those 649€ ready. You can sign up for one at Samsung’s French dedicated website.
Opinion: I have to say I am not a huge fan of these fancy phones with rare materials, but boy do these look good!
Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming is meant to change the way we look at gaming. Game streaming has been done in the past, but it was never popularized by a major manufacturer like Sony. This time around, Sony is looking to grab partners all over the market, and one of the first will be Samsung.
The Korean manufacturer has announced a partnership with Sony, and select Samsung TVs will come with PlayStation Now during the first half of 2015. Hundreds of PS3 titles should be available for streaming by then.
Opinion: Much like streaming is the future of movies and music, so is it for gaming. Gaming could benefit more from it, in fact. Not everyone has the cash (or need) tu buy powerful consoles that can handle any game. By streaming, you offload the weight on your consoles and let Sony’s servers do all the work. Then you can stream even on affordable devices!