OnePlus announces that Swiftkey keyboard now included by default in CyanogenMod 11S for OnePlus One owners
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OnePlus announces that Swiftkey keyboard now included by default in CyanogenMod 11S for OnePlus One owners

OnePlus and CyanogenMod are a little odd, they seem to be in the process of breaking up, but there’s still updates coming. The latest update to the software has been announced overnight, and depending on your point of view, it’s either a disturbing introduction of unwanted bloatware or an update with a handy feature. CyanogenMod 11S for the OnePlus One[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates by at 10:49 am on February 5, 2015
Android Mini Series 5 previews continue; sales start tomorrow

Android Mini Series 5 previews continue; sales start tomorrow

The Meet the Androids: Series 05 Previews continue, with a couple more minis from the upcoming series being teased. Andrew Bell, the artist behind Dead Zebra, has also today announced that sales will begin on his site tomorrow. The new mini’s are in a ratio of one in 16, so if you lie the look of these guys, you’d better[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 10:37 am on February 5, 2015
Pebble looking at introducing a whole new interface to protect & grow sales
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Pebble looking at introducing a whole new interface to protect & grow sales

There is no doubt that Pebble has been fairly successful in the smartwatch game, being one of the first in the current smartwatch revolution, but they’re certainly not the only game in town now. Google’s Android Wear and soon to be released Apple iWatch now competing against Pebble, and they’re now looking at changing their game to keep ahead of[Read More…]

in News, Smartwatch by at 10:12 am on February 5, 2015
Android 5.1 appears in our logs and on Indonesian Android One phones, on Nexus 5, 6, 9
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Android 5.1 appears in our logs and on Indonesian Android One phones, on Nexus 5, 6, 9

Get excited folks, we’ve got another tasty treat coming our way from the Google candy factory. Android Police reports that Indonesian Android One devices, released earlier today, have been confirmed to be running Android 5.1 out of the box. Android Police did some digging through their server logs and discovered a few reports of LMYxx builds. We’ve done the same[Read More…]

in Android One, News, OS Updates by and at 9:25 pm on February 4, 2015
Android 5.0.2 now rolling out to Motorola Moto G Gen 2 in Australia
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Android 5.0.2 now rolling out to Motorola Moto G Gen 2 in Australia

The Motorola push to update their phones is on, with the Moto X 2014, Moto G 2013 and now the Moto G 2014 also receiving the update to Lollipop – Android 5.0.2 to be specific. Thanks to tips from Onel and Jamie, we’ve also had a number of people confirm that the update is ready and waiting on their handsets.[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 9:14 pm on February 4, 2015
Yotaphone 2 — Review
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Yotaphone 2 — Review

While the original Yotaphone was nothing particularly exciting back in January 2014, it did introduce a new concept for Android mobility — the inclusion of a second screen. We find second screens in many aspects of life now, with many office workers and creative types having discovered the benefits of two (or more) screens quite some time ago. On a[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:45 am on February 4, 2015
Get statistics on your Chromecast network connection with speed4cast

Get statistics on your Chromecast network connection with speed4cast

If you’ve used a Chromecast, you’ll be aware that the dongle has no external network connections, leaving you to rely on WiFi. While WiFi can be fickle there are a few tricks to getting better reception, but Speed4cast gives you a way to test your network speed, to give you a better indication of your speed. Speed4cast allows you to[Read More…]

in News by at 8:30 am on February 4, 2015
OnePlus shows off Lollipop on the One; announcing Lollipop is almost here
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OnePlus shows off Lollipop on the One; announcing Lollipop is almost here

If you purchased a OnePlus One mainly for the Cyanogen based Android OS running the super-phone, then OxygenOS leaks probably haven’t particularly excited you, but maybe this will. OnePlus has teased Lollipop running on the OnePlus One, showing off the now familiar new Android 5.0 settings screens and easter egg in a new video. As you can see, the video[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:00 am on February 4, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes its way to Australia; now available from The Good Guys
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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes its way to Australia; now available from The Good Guys

If you’re on the lookout for a mid-range 4G Compatible smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has apparently launched in Australia at various retailers around the country. The Good Guys, Bing Lee and AllPhones are all showing the phone as in-stock with an RRP of $269, though AllPhones has managed to get the price down to $249. The specs are[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:30 am on February 4, 2015
Screens from OnePlus OxygenOS leak ahead of February 12 unveiling
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Screens from OnePlus OxygenOS leak ahead of February 12 unveiling

After a long, drawn out and very public break-up, OnePlus announced they would be developing their own Android based OS for the OnePlus One. Called OxygenOS, OnePlus advised we’d see more of the ROM on February 12th, but a good leak is always on the cards where popular manufacturers are concerned and some screenshots of the OS has leaked ahead[Read More…]

in Manufacturer by at 7:00 am on February 4, 2015