referring to While initial reports claimed the Solarin itself was discontinued, Sirin Labs claims it will continue producing the device for at least a year, and will also support its existing users.
Last year we told you about the Solarin , a privacy-oriented Android smartphone with a hefty $14,000 price tag (or more than $16,000 with taxes), wondering whether a market for it even exists.
If we’re judging by the recent troubles of its maker, Sirin Labs, it appears there doesn’t, as the company has reportedly laid off a third of its staff, and is looking to pivot in a new direction going forward.
However, after laying off 30 of its 90-people staff, it soon plans to begin re-hiring engineers for its future products, for which it will “pursue a different direction.”
And that is not to say there isn’t a market for ultra-expensive phones: companies like Gresso and Vertu have been doing it for years, and with (relatively) great success, too.
Google may launch third smartphone in 2017
A new report suggests that Google may be working on a third as yet unannounced Pixel smartphone for release in 2017.
Google is currently working on the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but a new report from Droid Life suggests that the company may also be developing a previously unknown third smartphone.
One of the sources told Droid Life that the ‘taimen’ smartphone would feature a bigger screen than the Pixel XL.
Hopefully Google will soon reveal if this mysterious third smartphone does indeed exist.
A recent report noted that the upcoming 2017 Pixel devices were likely codenamed ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’, and that a third device using the codename ‘taimen’ had been reported by multiple sources.
Google rumoured to be working on a third large smartphone
Sources have revealed that the company is working on a large Pixel device with the codename ‘taimen’, which is a large species of salmon.
Sources have revealed that the company is working on a large device with the codename ‘taimen’, which is a large species of salmon.
GOOGLE PIXEL SPECS The Pixel runs on a Snapdragon 821 2.15GHz processor.
Google is secretly working away on a third device that will be the largest of its Pixel smartphones, according to rumours.
The Google Nexus 6, which features a sizeable six inch (15cm) display, was codenamed ‘shamu’ because of its large size in 2014.
collected by :John Smith