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Accessory Review: Aranez Flip Leather Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Accessory Review: Aranez Flip Leather Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Over the past week I’ve had the joy of trying out the Aranez Flip Leather Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4. After the infamous smashing of my Galaxy S4 display a couple of months back, I’ve been keen on trying out accessories for you Galaxy S4 owners that are worth getting for your own device. So what did I think[Read More…]

by 3:48 pm on July 5, 2013 2 comments Accessories, Phones, Reviews
Motorola’s upcoming Moto X will supposedly allow you to design it yourself

Motorola’s upcoming Moto X will supposedly allow you to design it yourself

Motorola’s upcoming Moto X just got a little more interesting, According to this ad leaked to The Verge, Motorola’s new device will be as unique as you are when it launches as it will allow for you design it yourself. It’s unclear how far that concept will go in terms of what you can alter when ordering the device. The[Read More…]

by 10:50 am on July 3, 2013 10 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Stock Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition leaks, can be installed on any Snapdragon Galaxy S4

Stock Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition leaks, can be installed on any Snapdragon Galaxy S4

As reported earlier today, there was a test build of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition in the US floating around, and now it has finally surfaced. Thanks to the team at SamMobile, you can now download the stock Android 4.3 ROM and install it onto your Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505). If you are going to install[Read More…]

by 11:10 pm on June 28, 2013 3 comments News, Phones
Sony announces Xperia Z Ultra, a 6.4-inch Xperia Z on steroids

Sony announces Xperia Z Ultra, a 6.4-inch Xperia Z on steroids

Did you ever want the Sony Xperia Z except a little larger? Or perhaps the Samsung Galaxy Note II except with Sony’s charm and elegance? Well your time has come. Sony have unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, and no, it’s not just an overclocked Xperia Z. It’s a 6.4-inch super phone — yes, it’s a phone, not a tablet —[Read More…]

by 6:47 pm on June 25, 2013 14 comments News, Phones
New Samsung joint venture could see plastic phones replaced with carbon-fiber

New Samsung joint venture could see plastic phones replaced with carbon-fiber

A subsidiary company of Samsung, Samsung Petrochemical, has signed a joint venture deal with SGL Group in order to “develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite materials for Samsung and the Korean market”. Samsung Petrochemical makes a whole host of consumer products from a range of chemicals, with an emphasis on plastics and solvents. With this new venture,[Read More…]

by 11:44 am on June 25, 2013 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Sony’s official camera firmware merged into CyanogenMod thanks to collaboration

Sony’s official camera firmware merged into CyanogenMod thanks to collaboration

Thanks to an awesome collaboration between Sony Mobile and the CyanogenMod team, the official camera firmware for a range of Sony devices have been merged with CM 10.1. It’s truly excellent to see Sony working with the developer community in any capacity, and these features will surely be welcomed by users. Current this firmware change allows for: HDR (only picture)[Read More…]

by 12:15 pm on June 24, 2013 6 comments News, Phones
Acer say they won’t “rewrite Android” like other manufacturers are doing with their UIs

Acer say they won’t “rewrite Android” like other manufacturers are doing with their UIs

While manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei are pushing skins for Android, Acer is determined to head in the other direction and leave Android’s UI alone. Speaking to TechRadar, president of Acer’s global smartphone divison, S T Liew, said that Acer didn’t need to “rewrite Android” because Android does a great job of serving up the right user[Read More…]

by 8:23 pm on June 14, 2013 5 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Australian generic Samsung Galaxy S4 receiving OTA update, adds apps-to-SD support

Australian generic Samsung Galaxy S4 receiving OTA update, adds apps-to-SD support

If you’re the owner of a generic Samsung Galaxy S4 bought in Australia (ie. not from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone) you should find yourself receiving an OTA — over the air — update sometime today. The major changes in this update include freeing up some internal storage space — about 90MB — and adding the ability to move apps to[Read More…]

by 2:28 pm on June 14, 2013 20 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Rumour: Android 5.0 to launch in October, come optimised for phones with 512MB+ RAM

Rumour: Android 5.0 to launch in October, come optimised for phones with 512MB+ RAM

According to the site VR-Zone Google are looking to launch their next major version of Android, the elusive Key Lime Pie/Android 5.0, in October. It was thought that Android 4.3 would be the next release, however, it seems that Google are instead going to work on optimising the hell out of Android 5.0. This gives more ‘breathing room’ for manufacturers[Read More…]

by 2:08 pm on June 14, 2013 8 comments Rumours
Huawei teases upcoming Ascend P6 with a picture and video

Huawei teases upcoming Ascend P6 with a picture and video

Huawei have taken to the internet to hype up their upcoming Ascend P6 release in London. From the obscure photo we can see that the device is going to be quite thin, quite white, and have quite a disgusting looking UI — dubbed ‘Emotion UI’. As for the video, it features a lot of parkour and dubstep and not a[Read More…]

by 1:14 pm on June 11, 2013 1 comment News, Phones