Category Archives: Android

How To: Fix Google Play services ‘Wrong Architecture’ error on Meizu MX5

Posted on in Android, How To, Meizu News, Tech | 21 comments
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If your Meizu MX5 came with the wrong version of Google Play Services installed, refer to this guide to find out how you can install the correct version.

Xiaomi look like they will release the Mi Band 2 tomorrow

Posted on in Android, news, Tech, Wearable, Xiaomi News | 7 comments
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Leaked photos this month showed a new version of the Xiaomi Mi Band with added heart rate monitor, now a post today suggests the new Xiaomi wearable could be released tomorrow.

Exclusive: First real photos of the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon

Posted on in Android, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Siswoo, Tech | 13 comments
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The dual screen Siswoo R9 Darkmoon has surfaced once again this time with photos showing the 2nd E-ink display in action.

HTC’s Desire 728 pops up on TENAA website

Posted on in Android, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones | 7 comments

HTC hasn’t been having the best of years what with the HTC One M9’s overheating issues, their declining sales and competitors like Samsung, Asus and even Apple stepping up their game, the former mobile giant has been having a rough time so far. This hasn’t deterred them from releasing new devices however, as their latest […]

The Asus Zenfone Selfie makes a showing at TENAA

Posted on in Android, news, Phones | 5 comments

Asus’s Zenfone Selfie has remain an elusive smartphone that almost no one has seen or heard about since it’s unveiling in Taiwan. The device came with a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3000mAh battery and a colorful array of pastel-looking rear covers. The device’s main selling point was it’s […]

Mlais M7 Review: Great spec and build, but needs optimisation

Posted on in Android, Mlais, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech | 26 comments
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Mlais are back once again with another phone boasting top end specifications at lower pricing. Find out how the flagship Mlais M7 performs in our full review below.

The makers of Remix OS return with a brand new Mini PC

Posted on in Android, news, Startups | 6 comments

Most of you should be familiar with Remix OS by now, but here’s the rundown for those of you who don’t know what flavour of cake that is. Remix OS is a customized version of Android Lollipop built to look and function just like a normal desktop OS. It has a Windows-esque multitasking system, a […]

Mstar’s high-end S700 Pro to be unveiled in October

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones | 18 comments

Mstar is a brand commonly associated with producing cheap knock-off devices that have decent but not great quality and specs. They’re now looking to change that view with their upcoming flagship, the Mstar S700 Pro that will be coming out this coming October. The Mstar S700’s CNC zinc alloy chassis clearly takes it’s inspiration from […]

Cyanogen Inc nabs Amazon, Qualcomm execs

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Antutu reveals fake Xiaomi and Samsung devices dominate the Chinese knock-off market

Posted on in Android, Knock Off, news | 1 comment

Ever since the dawn of mobile devices, China has been the world capital of knock-off devices and clones. Nowadays, clones are slightly harder to come by, though they aren’t exactly a dying race if these reports from Antutu are anything to go off. Antutu’s report shows off the number of knock-off devices tested with their […]

Elephone pit the Elephone P8000 against the Meizu MX5

Posted on in Android, Elephone, Meizu News, news, Phones, Tech, Video | 44 comments
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Elephone have gotten their hands on the latest Meizu MX5 and put it head to head with their own Elephone P8000, with both running Flyme 4.5. Let’s check out the video.

MIUI 6 for Xiaomi Redmi 1S FINALLY released!

Posted on in Android, news, Xiaomi News | 2 comments

Xiaomi has FINALLY released MIUI 6 for the Redmi 1S! Here are the details.

Open Thread: What Android version does your Chinese phone run?

Posted on in Android, Tech | 108 comments
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Join the GizChina community and discuss the Android version running on readers’ phones from around the world!

CyanogenMod teases Gello, a customisable browser based on Chromium

Posted on in Android, news, Phones | 10 comments

CyanogenMod’s Gello is a Chromium based open source browser with a lot of customization options.

Android 5.0 Lollipop now available for the Siswoo i7 Cooper

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Siswoo, Tech | 6 comments
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Back at the start of the year a new Chinese phone maker arrived on the scene with a few new phones. Siswoo have managed to make all the right noises so far and are now rolling out Lollipop updates for some devices.

Chuwi Vi10 Review: Dual-boot tablet with a winning formula

Posted on in Android, Chuwi, Reviews, Tablets | 24 comments
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In this Chuwi Vi10 review, find out if the affordable dual-boot (Windows 8.1 + Android KitKat) will fit your needs!

Update: Zopo Speed 7 and Speed 7 Plus MT6753 flagship specifications

Posted on in Android, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 28 comments
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What’s this! A new Zopo phone with near bezel less design, 3GB RAM, Lollipop, 64bit and LTE! Here are full details of the new Zopo Speed 7 and Zopo Speed 7 Plus phones.

Ulefone working on Flyme, Cyanogenmod for Be Touch 2

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech, Ulefone | 7 comments
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The Ulefone Be Touch 2 already ships with a stock installation of Android Lollipop, but the company will soon offer popular custom ROMs for the phone for users to try soon enough.

This is the huge quick charger that comes with the Bluboo X550

Posted on in Android, Bluboo, news, Phones, Tech | 9 comments
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Bluboo show the difference between their huge quick charger for the Bluboo X550 and a regular phone charger.

How to root the Elephone P7000 (and install CWM)

Posted on in Android, Elephone, How To, Phones | 5 comments

Looking for an easy to use tutorial on how to root the Elephone P7000? Ours is your go-to resource!