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Root / Custom Roms: Odexed and Deodexed, what's the difference?

galaxy nexus modding schraubenFor those interested in Custom ROMs and the modding scene, you've probably already heard of the terms ''odexed'', a characteristic of Android ROMs and ‘'deodexed'', an element known from custom ROMs. But what exactly hides behind these two terms and which advantages or even disadvantages does each one presen...

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Opera for Android version 15 now available for download from Google Play

Opera for Android If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version 14. This new version of the Web browser offers se...

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The wall between Google and Motorola could go down in the future – WSJ

new motorola logoYou know the firewall between Google and Motorola that Android VP Hiroshi Lockheimer talked about at MWC ? Well, the wall is there, for now, but it could easily go down in the future. That’s the gist of a report from the Wall Street Journal that quotes “people familiar to the matter” talking about the complicated relationship between Goo...

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5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to be unveiled at IFA 2013 in Germany, “industry officials” claim

Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2 A South Korean report reveals where the Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled and mentions the size of the display, apparently confirming some of the previous rumors on the matter. In an article speculating on a potential Samsung vs Apple “phablet” war, The Korea Herald says that according to “industry officials,” the Ga...

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Ingress update brings gameplay enhancements and bug fixes

ingress-game Ingress, Google’s cult hit augmented reality game for Android, received a significant July 2 update that should universally please. Those lucky enough to have made the closed beta can expect a number of improvements, starting with interface enhancements. Included are new Portal Hack animations and results view, a new Fire mode, better inventory ...

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Android Malware Discovered by F-Secure, Capable of Stealing Passwords

Android Malware New Android Malware has been discovered, it is known as "USB cleaver" and it's a sneaky one this time. You may ask yourself why is this different from your regular malicious software infecting your digital belongings Well, the new Android Malware is capable of infecting both your smartphone and your laptop/personal computer. And its final goal i...

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Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

Google Glass Update A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well, breaking news, Google Glass are the latest trend ...

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Display Smackdown: LCD vs. AMOLED! Which one is Better for Outside?

Comparacao telas lcd amoledDuring the summer time, many smartphone displays run into a brick wall and offer crummy readability. In shadowy areas outdoors, they are often not-so-great, while in direct sunlight, you can barely see anything. LCD Panels with their back-lighting have a big advantage compared to OLED technology. But how do these two types differ in practical situa...

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Zombie Derby – No one from the Undead shall pass!!

Games with zombies (as well as films) have become very popular in recent years. Zombie Derby has worked this trend to its advantage and delivers an entertaining game in which the cars actually are the real stars. How Zombie Derby did in the test will be exposed in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry...

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The LG Optimus G2 Will Run on Snapdragon 800 And That's Official

LG Optimus G2 LG announced officially that their next flagship, the LG Optimus G2, will definitely run on the Snapdragon 800 system on chip, which is the most powerful SoC at the moment. If you check out my previous articles regarding this matter, you will see why. Anyway, LG and Qualcomm are partners now and they announced the LG Optimus G2 to hit the market...

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The LG Optimus G2 Will Run on Snapdragon 800 And That’s Official

LG Optimus G2 LG announced officially that their next flagship, the LG Optimus G2, will definitely run on the Snapdragon 800 system on chip, which is the most powerful SoC at the moment. If you check out my previous articles regarding this matter, you will see why. Anyway, LG and Qualcomm are partners now and they announced the LG Optimus G2 to hit the market...

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AT&T Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE costs $399.99 on contract; $199.99 with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active or Galaxy Note 2 bundle

Galaxy Note 8.0AT&T on Monday announced that it will start selling the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 on June 21, offering pricing details in the process.Interestingly, the 8-inch tablet will be priced at $399.99, which is what the Wi-Fi-only version costs. But you will have to ink a new two-year deal with the carrier to take advantage of that price. T...

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How did NVIDIA get Project Shield noticed at E3?

Project Shield at E3Since Project Shield was unveiled at CES this January, the Android gaming world has been eagerly anticipating its arrival. A handheld gaming platform, with enough power to run a PlayStation 3 game, is perfect for mobile game fans. The dedicated gaming device also has a physical controller, which solves another little issue we have with mobile gamin...

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Screen Resolutions: When is enough, enough?

pixelsIn economics, economies of scale are cost advantages that certain enterprises have. Up to a certain point, there are increasing benefits as more output is yielded. However, at most of these economies has a limit point, or sweet spot, at which point each additional unit starts to cost more and more. Keeping this in mind, it seems like we may be soo...

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White Nexus 4 available with free wireless charger on T-Mobile

white nexus 4The white version of the handset, rumored very intensely before finally being officially confirmed, can now be purchased together with a free wireless charger, for a limited time. The interesting thing is that T-Mobile doesn’t actually explain what the “limited time” is, so presumably the offer stands until the stock of chargers i...

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Sprint HTC One available at Wirefly for $49.99

Sprint HTC OneThe Sprint HTC One is now available for you to buy at just $49.99, which you have to admit it’s a really good price.You may remember that Amazon Wireless has offered the device for Father’s Day at $79.99 on Sprint and AT&T – the offer was still available at the moment this article was written. Well, Wirefly seems to want to show...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC One X Logo aa 1 1600Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register ...

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Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life

Android-batteryFrom quad-core processors to 1080p displays, today’s mobile devices are very powerful and seem to push innovation into just about every aspect.Unfortunately, one area that seems to be somewhat ignored is battery life. While many of today’s devices can endure a fully day’s use on a single charge, they do so because they have massive batteries...

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T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

t-mobile samsung galaxy s4 The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.You may remember that th...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomThe new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a very interesting device by most...

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Nook tablets are now cheaper, part of Father’s Day promotion

Nook tabletsNook tablets are now available for reduced prices, as part of a Father’s Day promotion, so if you were looking to buy a Nook HD or Nook HD+, now could be the best moment to do it.Until Father’s Day, which is this Sunday, June 16, Barnes & Noble is offering the 8GB Nook HD for $129, which is $70 lower than the normal price. The 16GB version ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 cheaper from Amazon Wireless

verizon samsung galaxy s4 The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available from Amazon Wireless for you to buy at a cheaper price than what the carrier sells it for.You can now purchase the device for as little as $119.99, provided you get it with a two-year contract. The price is only for new contracts, so if you already are a Verizon customer and want to upgrade, you’...

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Mad Catz Reveals the M.O.J.O. Android Micro Console at E3

M.O.J.O. Mad Catz just announced at the E3 gaming event in Los Angeles their new Android micro-console named M.O.J.O. This new contender on the market will make Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 to tremble with excitement. Not. Or at least, I'm not sure. Yet. Actually, the M.O.J.O.will be competing with other Android consoles, like the Ouya a...

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Is Now Official, Running on JellyBean 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Just yesterday, I showed you pictures of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, today it's official, as Samsung just made it public. This device is the latest  in the mid-range portfolio of Android running smartphones from the Korean company. As I told you before, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is looking very similar to its predecessors and its kin fro...

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Sprint Vital is official, has release date and price

Sprint VitalThe Sprint Vital, a device that surfaced a few days ago, has been made official by the carrier.Pictures and information about the Sprint Vital were published a few days ago, and it’s good to see the device, which is manufactured by ZTE, getting officially confirmed. While you already knew some things about it, what you didn’t know is th...

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Former FCC Chair warns US not to get lazy about LTE

Network-tower-lte-advanced-article In the US, we’re a bit spoiled when it comes to LTE. We have a huge LTE network, thanks to Verizon, and all other carriers are hot on their heels. AT&T has very respectable LTE coverage in a very short amount of time, and T-Mobile is also building out their LTE capability. The acquisition of Metro PCS will also help T-Mobile in the LTE real...

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Foursquare develops new Android tablet UI ahead of iOS

Foursquare tablet UI updateThere are times when Android gets the drop on iOS. It’s still pretty sparse, but it happens. Developers are increasingly aware of Android as a primary platform to develop for, and are doing so more often.Though it happens, the tablet sector is still tough for Android. It hasn’t been very long that Android has been serious about tablets, only in...

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AT&T HTC One comes with a Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker for just $99.99

HTC OneIf you’re in the market for the HTC One and its incredible Boom Sound dual speakers just don’t cut it, you’ll be happy to know that AT&T is running a special deal for all new customers. The carrier is throwing in a Bleutooth speaker for you to enjoy your music, movies, videos, games and everything in between.If you’re a new AT&T cus...

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