Verizon is definitely getting an A for effort this afternoon. OnePlus is aiming to expand and Samsung is offering an awesome deal.
Despite failed attempts to release app stores in the past, Verizon is giving it another try with an upcoming project, reports The Information. This Android app store would be available globally, offering a personalized experience that would change depending on time of the day, location and other social indicators.
This is said to be in response to Google Play Store cutbacks, which affect how much revenue carriers get from Google’s official store.
Opinion: More details are said to come as the project unfolds, but we have to wonder why users would opt for this Verizon app store. Will it offer anything over Google’s option?
Had any doubts that OnePlus would be coming to India? If the market’s significance and previous rumors didn’t make it obvious, this new job opening should. OnePlus has just announced they are looking for a general manager for their Indian operations.
OnePlus’ Indian leader will oversee all projects within the country and manage the OnePlus One’s entrance to the market.
Opinion: We know other Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi are doing great in this market. OnePlus will be a great addition to the affordable high-end device market.
Looking for a good portable battery to keep your device alive for longer? Samsung is offering a very sweet deal on their 9000mAh portable battery pack (EEB-EI1CBAGST1). This battery usually goes for $99.99, giving you a very generous discount over the standard price.
The unit is available for purchase straight from Samsung’s website, so go get it!
Opinion: To put things into perspective, the best smartphones around have batteries with about 3000mAh of juice. This means this device can charge any phone multiple times.