Tesla is ready to “unveil the D and something else”. Meanwhile, Honda and LG are making devices with unconventional operating systems.
Tesla Motoros CEO Elon Musk swears this was an accident, but his latest tweet created a wave of jokes that will not be stopping soon. In his post he states it’s “about time to unveil the D and something else.”
About time to unveil the D and something else pic.twitter.com/qp23yi59i6
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2014
Elon is teasing the D with an image that shows it half covered. The teaser also displays a date, which more than likely reads the announcement date. Circle your calendars for October 9th, guys!
Opinion: In all seriousness, the Tesla D should make for one exciting announcement. And we simply have to wonder what that “something else” is. One thing is for sure, this Tesla D will make for many jokes to come.
Honda and NVIDIA have a new partnership. The two companies are working together to power Honda’s new infotainment system, which will come with the 2015 Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V.
This system will be powered by a customized version of Android 4.0.4. It will controll your calls, messages, navigation, music and more. In addition, there is a Honda App Center where you will be able to find other apps and content.
Opinion: The sad news here is that not only did they choose an outdated software, but there is a car-optimized Android version (Android Auto) that would have been a much better fit.
And while we are talking about whacky software, let’s touch into what seems to be LG’s new ventures. The manufacturer recently launched a developer-focused website mentioning a webOS smartwatch to come. This device would be unlike the current LG G Watch or G Watch R.
The site was quickly pulled, but The Verge managed to get some screenshots before this. Not many details were given, but it’s believed this could very well be the 3G-capable smartwatch that recently passed through the FCC.
Opinion: webOS simply can’t find its cozy little spot in the tech industry. Is wearables where it belongs? We are not sure, but it would be nice to see the platform making a come-back.