Enjoying your weekend? Don’t forget to get your dose of news. Today we are covering a new Xiaomi device, a possible Google acquisition and defective Nexus 6 reports.
Xiaomi is not ready to take a break after their announcement of the Mi Note, Mi Note Pro and Mi Box Mini. They have just pushed out yet another teaser, this time coming from their gaming division. What could it be?
Reports suggest this could be all about a new gaming product. We just don’t know what type of gaming product we are talking about here. It could be a gaming app, an update, a service, or with enough luck we could even see a gaming console. Mark your calendars for January 20th, guys, which is coming soon.
Opinion: Some say this could be a device that competes against the Xbox One and PS4, but I doubt Xiaomi, as awesome as it is, is ready to take on such market. If this is hardware, we are likely looking at a casual gaming box.
When Softcard launched, we all thought it would blow Google Wallet and other competitors right out of the water. This service was backed by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – and we all know how powerful carriers are in the USA. It seems mobile payments just haven’t taken off for them, though.
With reports of the company’s morale being pretty low, we are now hearing Google is interested in acquiring the company for $100 million. This is quite a deal after taking into account carriers invested hundreds of million in Softcard, previously known as Isis.
Opinion: We will have to wait ad see if these rumors are true, but for now I can tell you that it would be interesting to see what Google could do with this. But it’s not even about that. It’s said what Google really wants is the patent portfolio.
Users have been begging for removable battery covers to make a come-back and it seems now it’s happening! No, but really, there seems to be an issue with a good amount of Nexus 6 units. Multiple reports point toward a faulty back cover, which users say keeps becoming unglued and coming apart.
It’s definitely not nice to see your expensive Nexus 6 coming apart. Some even say they noticed the issue when they took the device out of the box, so this should be a problem that affects many of you. Do contact Motorola’s support if you encounter any of these issues, as it should be covered under warranty as a manufacturer defect.
Opinion: It seems large devices are not easy to make. First we see Apple’s bendgate and now this. I guess Samsung is actually doing something right here.