Items tagged with carl pei

Let's talk about Nothing, shall we? Not nothing as in 'nothing', but Nothing (with a capital 'N'), the name of a startup that will debut the Ear (1) this month. It is a notable release for a few reasons, one of which is the man behind the upcoming wireless earbuds—Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, who left the company in September 2020 to work on Nothing. Ear (1) is something, and perhaps something big in the audio space. We shall see. Consider that OnePlus carved out a name for itself by doing a cannonball into the smartphone sector, splashing the competition with aggressive pricing tied to premium hardware and features. It was precisely the kind of shakeup needed, to help offset the trend... Read more...
There's been a lot activity in the mid-range smartphone market in recent months with new entries like the $399 iPhone SE and $399 Galaxy A51 drawing the attention of consumers. The latter has been particularly attractive given that it hit a low $269 barely one month after it first launched in the United States. OnePlus is looking to get in on a piece of that low-cost action and the company already confirmed that it was bringing a new mid-range smartphone to market, which is rumored to be called the OnePlus Z. Now, a tweet from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei could give us a hint at what price the smartphone will start at; and it's a shocker. Pei's tweet makes reference... Read more...
OnePlus doesn't exactly have a stellar record when it comes to security and user privacy; we learned this late last year when it was discovered that the company’s OxygenOS was collecting private user data without permission. Now, however, we're learning of a new issue that is plaguing the OnePlus website, and it is definitely a more serious concern. Security firm Fidus noticed a forum posting by one OnePlus owner that claimed that they purchased two OnePlus smartphones in November 2017 using two different credit cards. According to the person, these cards were only used to purchase the smartphones and were not used for other transactions either online or offline. Not long after making the... Read more...