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HTC officially announces the new One (M8) smartphone

HTC One (M8)

HTC today officially announced its latest flagship device, the One (M8), at events held simultaneously in New York City and London. The new One had its fair share of leaks from various sources and today’s official announcement confirmed what we already knew about most of its features. Continue reading

Official Android 4.4 KitKat update rolling out for the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra

XperiaXperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra

Sony today announced its plans of rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its various Xperia devices, starting with the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra from today, with other devices to follow suit later. Continue reading

Oppo Find 7 officially launched: Specs, Features, Pricing & Release Date

Oppo Find 7

Chinese company Oppo officially announced its much awaited Find 7 smartphone at an event in Beijing today. The device packs a whooping 2560 x 1440 pixels in a 5.5-inch screen, thanks to the Quad HD display, the first of its kind. Continue reading

[How To] Install PACman ROM (Android 4.4.2) on Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300)

The PACman ROM team have developed the Android 4.4.2 builds of their ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) which is now ready to download and install on the device. The PACman ROM packs core features from the CyanogenMod ROM, AOKP ROM and the Paranoid Android ROM in addition to their own individuality. Although the builds are nightlies, it is a great way to experience the best features of three ROMs at the same time along with running Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your device.

Launched in 2012, the Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz quad core Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front facing camera. The internal storage comes with options of 16, 32 and 64 GB with an additional 64 GB which can be expanded by a microSD card. It also has a 2100 mAh battery. We had previously seen how to run Android 4.4 on it by installing the AOKP ROM and the official CM 11 ROM. Let us now see the steps involved in installing the PACman ROM on it.

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Nokia officially announces the X series Android powered smartphones

Nokia X series

It’s finally official. Nokia today announced its range of Android powered smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 which is being held at Barcelona. There was a lot of speculations about an Android powered Nokia device in the making. However, Microsoft’s intended acquisition of the Finnish company seemed to put a cloud over those reports. But Nokia today finally put to rest the rumors by unveiling three Android phones: the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.  Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet specifications leaked online

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

Famed leaker @evleaks has leaked out the specifications of the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, the upcoming successor to the Xperia Z tablet which was launched around this time last year. The device is speculated to be officially announced by Sony at the Mobile World Congress which is to be held in Barcelona next week. However, its specs have already been leaked by the serial leaker on twitter. Continue reading

[How To] Install Official CyanogenMod 11 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 International Exynos version (GT-I9500) is the latest device to get the official CyanogenMod 11 ROM. The ROM is labelled as an experimental build, however, the CyanogenMod team say that it is in fact a nightly build. This means that users can soon expect regular nightlies for the device. The biggest advantage of this ROM is that users can now run Android 4.4.2 on their device.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) is the octa core version of the device which features quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor. It has a 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera and 16/32/64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64 GB. It originally ran on Android 4.2.2 and was further upgradable to Android 4.3.

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[How To] Update the T-Mobile / Unlocked / Developer Edition Motorola Moto X (XT1053) to official Android 4.4.2

The Android 4.4.2 update is now available for the T-Mobile, Unlocked and Developer Edition variants of the Motorola Moto X. The 146.7 MB file can be downloaded via OTA and can be installed on your phone to update it to the latest Android version. The update brings about support for printing photos and documents via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services, improved battery life and fix for a bug which caused delays in email synchronization. If you are yet to receive the update via OTA, you can follow the below steps and flash the update through recovery and experience the latest Android OS on your Moto X.

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[How To] Install AOKP ROM (Android 4.4.2) on the LG G2

The Android 4.4.2 based AOKP ROM is now available for the different variants of the LG G2. The ROMs are nightly builds which are updated and new builds are released daily. Although only nightlies, they do offer the users the chance to install and run the latest version of Android on the G2, a major upgrade from the Android 4.2.2 on which the G2 currently runs.

The LG G2 was announced in August of last year as the flagship device of the company. It has a 5.2 inch True HD-IPS screen, a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage but no external memory card slot, 13 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. We had previously seen how to install the CyanogenMod 11 ROM on the International variant of it. Let us now see the steps involved in installing the AOKP ROM on it.

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