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Andi Sykes is the founder and editor of He is a huge technology and gadget fan with a soft spot for hacking devices to do what they were not intended for. Follow Me! Linkedin

Second generation Omate X launching soon

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Tech, Wearable | 0 comments
omate x

After doing so well with their first Android smart watch, Omate are now working on a follow up, with classy body and new features.

Asus Android Wear Teased for IFA launch

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Tech, Wearable | 0 comments
asus smartwatch

Asus first Android Wear device is headed for an IFA launch next month.

Exclusive: Elephone P1000, Snapdragon 801, 2K and CyanogenMod!

Posted on in Android, Elephone, news, Phones, Tech | 14 comments
elephone p1000

Exclusive insider details of the Elephone P1000, a Snapdragon 801, Cyanogenmod running flagship killer coming soon!

More Meizu MX4 news ahead of launch

Posted on in Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 1 comment
meizu mx4 invite

More leaked screenshots ahead of the launch of the Meizu MX4 show a redesigned camera app plus do the invites hint at an alloy body?

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on in news, OnePlus, Startups, Tech | 5 comments
oneplus ice bucket

CEO of smartphone start-up OnePlus, Pete Lau, has taken the Ice Bucket challenge and challenges 3 more of China’s tech bigwigs.


MIUI V6 for the Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi2S will be based on Android 4.1!

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, ROM, Xiaomi | 5 comments
xiaomi mi2 kernel source codes

If you are the proud owner of a Xiaomi Mi2 or Mi2S and thought that the release of MIUI V6 would finally bring an official Android 4.4 build to your phone then think again!

ZTE confirm that Nubia Z7 is headed to India!

Posted on in Launch, news, Nubia, Phones | 4 comments
nubia z7 india

ZTE could be next in the long line of Chinese smartphone makers looking to enter the Indian smartphone makert with the Nubia Z7 range!

Meizu MX3S with octacore MT6595 Antutu leaked

Posted on in Android, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 10 comments
meizu mx3s mt6595

Following on from the official release date of their new products this morning are leaks of the Meizu MX3S with octacore MT6595 running Antutu.

Video: Hands on with MIUI V6 Leaked Beta for the Xiaomi Mi4

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Reviews, ROM, Tech, Video, Xiaomi | 4 comments
miui v6 hands on

We go hands on with a leaked beta version of MIUI V6 for the Xiaomi Mi4. Watch our exclusive MIUI V6 English hands on!

Lei Jun takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, hands the gauntlet to Chinese actors and tech bosses

Posted on in news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 9 comments
lei jun ice bucket challenge

The Ice Bucket challenge has spread the globe and firmly arrived in China, with Xiaomi co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun being one of the first to take it.

Meizu “Think High” 2014 product launch confirmed

Posted on in Launch, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 15 comments
Meizu Launch Event Invite

Meizu have announced their 2014 product launch and confirmed the dates on which we will see their new products.

Sample HDR photos from the Xiaomi Mi4

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Xiaomi | 16 comments
xiaomi mi4 hdr photo sample

While out and about yesterday I decided to test HDR on the new Xiaomi Mi4. The following (original) photos are the results.

Meizu MX4 news coming in 1 day!

Posted on in Launch, Meizu, news, Phones | 5 comments
meizu mx4 date teaser

Meizu have sent out teasers telling expectant fans that important Meizu MX4 news will be announcd tomorrow!

Purported Meizu MX4 promotional material leaked, confirms Sony IMX147 camera!

Posted on in Android, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 0 comments
meizu mx4 leak

Purported leaked images of the Meizu MX4 found on promotional material along with specifications have been leaked this morning.

MIUI V6 announced here are all the details

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, ROM, Tech, Xiaomi | 18 comments
miui v6 features

Today Xiaomi released their more up to date and advanced version of their MIUI ROM to date! Here are all the details of MIUI V6 from the Beijing launch.

MIUI V6 gets it’s UI exposed in more leaks

Posted on in Android, Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 5 comments
xiaomi miui v6

Xiaomi fans around the world are waiting in anticipation for the launch of MIUI V6 tomorrow. If you don’t want any spoilers look away now as the following are leaked images of the new UI compared to V5.

Cyanogen working on battery drain issues in the OnePlus One

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, OnePlus, Phones, Tech | 3 comments
oneplus one cyanogen

A recent OTA update to the OnePlus One contains two problems that conspire to drain your battery. Cyanogen are working on a fix!

You don’t need to wait for the Samsung Note 4 now that the Goophone N4 is here!

Posted on in GooPhone, Knock Off, Launch, news, Phones, Samsung | 15 comments
goophone n4

The prospect of the Samsung Note 4 is being launched is an exciting one, but as usual it is Chinese phone maker GooPhone who are cashing in on the news with details of the GooPhone N4 clone.

Chinese resellers offering pre-made Google Cardboard kits for less than $10

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Tech | 5 comments
google cardboard

Google’s super affordable DIY virtual reality kit has been cloned by Chinese resellers offering the kit for under $10!

Xiaomi Mi4 First impressions: Fat but good

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Xiaomi | 38 comments
xiaomi mi4 review

The Xiaomi Mi4 has arrived at GizChina towers. A full review is underway, but to keep you all up to date with events here is a brief first impressions of the latest flagship Xiaomi.