• The OSOM OV1 is no more - enter the web3 and crypto-focused Solana Saga

    9 days ago - By Android Central

    OSOM and Solana, a web3 company, have announced that the OV1 will now be rebranded as the Solana Saga. Instead of being solely focused on user privacy, the Saga will be catered to web3 developers and crytpo blockchain.
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  • OSOM OV1 becomes the Solana Saga, set to ship in 2023 as a web3 phone

    OSOM OV1 becomes the Solana Saga, set to ship in 2023 as a web3 phone

    9 days ago - By Liliputing

    If you've been waiting for more news about the OSOM OV1 smartphone, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that it's coming soon. The bad news is that it won't quite what OSOM had originally promised. Instead of a smartphone running privacy-first, Android-based software developed by some of the folks behind the...
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  • OSOM's OV1 is now Solana's web3 Android handset, Saga

    OSOM's OV1 is now Solana's web3 Android handset, Saga

    9 days ago - By TechCrunch

    OSOM and Nothing have quickly become two of the most fascinating companies operating the smartphone space in recent years. Nothing is the latest project from OnePlus cofounder, Carl Pei, while OSOM is largely composed of former Essential employees looking to launch their own own thing in the wake the company's messy dissolution. That Pei purchased Essential's IP felt like another nice cosmic connection between the two.
    Fittingly, both young hardware startups are making news this week, though these announcements have only highlighted how differently their paths have diverged. There was...
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  • Solana is making a crypto phone with help from former Essential engineers

    Solana is making a crypto phone with help from former Essential engineers

    9 days ago - By The Verge

    Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko with the Saga smartphone | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge
    The phone previously known as the Osom OV1 , built by a team consisting of former engineers and designers from Essential, is being renamed and repurposed today, and it's all in the name of crypto. This afternoon in New York City, blockchain company Solana announced its own mobile phone, called the Saga, made in collaboration with Osom. It's priced at $1,000, and preorders open today. A $100 deposit is required, and Solana says the Saga will ship in the first quarter of 2023.
    The phone will have a...
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  • Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

    Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

    9 days ago - By TechCrunch

    The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced the launch of Saga, an Android web3-focused smartphone.
    “This is something that I fundamentally believe the industry needs to do,” Yakovenko said. “We didn't see a single crypto feature at the Apple developer conference 13 years after Bitcoin was alive.”
    People will pull out their laptops in the middle of dates so they don't miss an NFT minting opportunity, Yakovenko joked. “So I think it's time for crypto to go mobile,” Yakovenko added.
    Saga...
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