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Steer your sofa from your smartphone

Well, isn’t this just my dream thing? Recently I went to a “certain” furniture store here in the UK (y’know, the one that has a permanent sale on) and I was actually quite surprised with the amount of sofas that plug into the mains. However, having a big …

A Microsoft ROM to run Windows 10 on your Android Phone

According to a report on TechCrunch, Microsoft has announced that it is collaborating with Chinese Phone manufacturer Xiaomi. They will be providing some customers that currently own the Mi 4 devcie with a flashable ROM that allows them install and run Windows 10 phone version on their devices. Neither Microsoft …

Cyanogen now available for existing Oppo N1

Those who purchased the Oppo N1 before the CyanogenMod news (we are talking about you here Ronnie ) will be excited to know that the official CyanogenMod ROM for the device is available to all users. As promised the official package is available for installation on any version of the Oppo …

Galaxy S3 LTE version begins to see Android 4.3 goodness

Got a Samsung Galaxy SIII? Do you call it an SIII or an S3? No, we don’t know either, but it’s a pretty nice handset either way. If you’ve got the LTE (4G) version then you should check for updates today – the phone should be ready to …

KitKat-Based OmniROM Available for Google Nexus

Are you a Nexus 5 owner? Are you into the custon ROM scene? Well if you are like me (my N5 was just a few mere hours old before the bootloader was unlocked and the device rooted). Google Nexus 5 owners looking to get in on the fun: …

Oppo release the ColorOS ROM for the Find 5

With the announcement of the Oppo N1 also came the unveiling of the new Oppo ROM, called ColorOS. Which is basically a skinned version of Android 4.2. Well now all of you Oppo Find 5 owners out there can flash the Color ROM now. Earlier on Oppo tweeted …

A new chapter – Cyanogen Incorporated

If you’ve used Android for any length of time and found the software upgrade path to be either… A) Buy a new phone or.. B) Wait for your manufacturer / network to approve and release the update … then you’ll have probably found an option C, CyanogenMod. The …

HTC One receiving Android 4.2.2 update

Not much we can add to this really is there? The HTC One is getting an update delivered as we speak, although as usual you might have to wait a little if you got your phone direct from a network. Your phone should automatically check for this, however …

New Xperia Z firmware rolling out

The Xperia Z is a great handset. Sure, there’s always a bit of confusion when you argue with your American friends about the name (it’s the “Xperia Zed” or “Xperia Zee” depending on where you are) but both this and the Xperia Tablet Z are really impressive. Right …

Vodafone deliver an update to the Galaxy S2

Got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S2? Yeah? Good aren’t they. Sure, the S4 has been announced now but I’m with you brother. The S2 is a bloomin’ good handset still and, if you’re on Vodafone, you can now get yourself Android 4.1.2. We’ve had a tip from Matthew …

Nexus 4 factory images back on Google Developers page

Recently a group of Canadian devs got the inert 4G chip working on part of the 4G spectrum after using the Google Nexus 4 factory images. They were subsequently pulled from the Google Developers page, probably because of licensing concerns from the chip makers. Anyway they are now …

Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer App Released to Devs

If you have a Nexus 7 you’ll be able to try out Ubuntu on your device now. I tried yesterday and, unlike the OMG Ubuntu posting states, it’s not quite polished as yet. However, as far as you would know it’s just like running Ubuntu 12.10 on your …

Transformer Prime receiving Jelly Bean right now

Get checking for updates if you’re lucky enough to have a Asus Transformer Prime TF201 here in the UK, get checking for updates. We’re hearing that the new Android Jelly Bean update (4.1.1) is now rolling out. Florian has mailed us and he’s very happy with the update, …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Jelly Bean ROM leaked

As is ALWAYS the case with a big name manufacturer like Samsung, stuff leaks. Be it screen bezels, specs, hands on photos or just future firmware. Stuff leaks out. SamMobile have got their hands on the upcoming Jelly Bean Firmware and it has now been posted over on …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – Official Jelly Bean ROM on video

Just a few days back we highlighted the fact that Jelly Bean – the new Android OS version – would be arriving pretty soon on the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Now things have taken a step closer, with the official ROM update apparently leaking and getting filmed below. Link …

UK Motorola Xoom receives an update

We mentioned earlier that some Motorola Xoom tablets were getting updated with Jelly Bean. In the meantime, we’re also hearing that Android 4.0.4 is being pushed onto other versions of the Xoom – mainly UK WiFI only versions by the looks of it. Andrew Farquhar and John Bairner …

Speed boost for the HTC One X thanks to leaked Sense 4.1 and new ROM

Want some more “zing” from your HTC One X? Well, if you don’t mind busting your warranty, losing the support from your network and potentially making your shoes explode – the new HTC One maXimus ROM. It includes a leaked version of HTC Sense 4.1 – current ROMs …

Jelly Bean, now for the Galaxy S.. slightly unofficially

What? The very latest version of Android for a phone that came out two years ago? Surely not. Well actually, yes. The Galaxy S, aka the Samsung I9000, has now received a Jelly Bean port via forum member “mkalter”. This doesn’t seem to be one of those “nothing …

There’s something very familiar about the Smart II

Whilst reviewing the Alcatel-built Vodafone Smart II we noticed something very familiar with the recovery mode. If you’ve ever used CWM, aka ClockwordMod, you’ll probably be more than familiar with this screen. It was developed by Koushik Dutta (@Koush). CWM is pretty much open and is licensed under …

Three Xperia S users receive Ice Cream Sandwich

Now, don’t mis-read that headline. There’s more than three people with the ICS / Android 4.0 update, we’re talking about the mobile network “Three”. They’ve announced that their Xperia S customers can.. err.. “proactively download the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update”. What this basically means is that you …