Category Archives: Android

Alcatel Home V102, Chromecast rival heading to Europe in Q2

Posted on in Android, Launch, news | 2 comments
alcatel home

Alcatel have announced that they will be launching their rival to Google’s Chormecast in Europe. The Alcatel Home V102 will cost just 49 Euro!

iNew V3 Review – Contender for the best mid-range Chinese phone of the year!

Posted on in Android, iNew, news, Phones, Tech, Video | 47 comments
inew v3 review hero

When I first read about the iNew V3 last year I, like many of you, was pretty blown away by the high standard of equipment for a phone at such a great price. Now after a few weeks of testing I am just as impressed.

GizRom gets ported to the octacore Zopo ZP998

Posted on in Android, How To, Lenovo, ROM, Tech, Zopo | 5 comments
gizrom zopo zp998

GizRom, developed exclusively for GizChina by Marsapa has been ported to the octacore Zopo ZP998. Download and install version 2.0 of the new ROM here.

Google to do away with the Nexus lineup by next year: Report

Posted on in Android, news | 14 comments

Reports coming in from various outlets around the globe suggest that software giant Google is on the verge of discontinuing the almost-revered Nexus lineup of Android-powred smart devices.

iOcean lists the octacore iOcean X7S on it’s official website

Posted on in Android, iOcean, news, Phones, Tech | 8 comments
iocean x7s launched in china

iOcean have made good use of their popular iOcean X7 by recycling the phone and refreshing it as the iOcean X7S with octacore processor for only 1399 Yuan!


Entry-level Acer Liquid Z5 launched for 1400 Yuan and it’s NOT WORTH BUYING!

Posted on in Android, news, Nubia, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 5 comments
acer liquid z5

$230 isn’t all that much for an Android smartphone from a well known company, but in the case of the Liquid Z5 it really is fat too much money especially here in China where customers have the choice of something actually good!

Video: White Meizu MX3 Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted on in Android, Meizu, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Video | 16 comments
meizu mx3 review

With Meizu’s commitment to launching their phones outside of China, we thought it would be prudent to put the current flagship Meizu MX3 through its paces. First things first though wo here’s a detailed unboxing, hands on and first impression of the MX3 and Flyme 3.0.

Octacore Hike X2 is the first phone to ship with Mediatek’s rival to NFC!

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech | 10 comments
hike x2 hotknot

The octacore Hike X2 has now been listed and available to try at Hike stores across China and come equipped with Mediatek’s NFC rival “Hotknot”.

Developers attempt to incorporate multi-window into OmniROM

Posted on in Android, news, ROM | 0 comments

A lucky few might soon be able to have the ease of use that the ‘multi-window’ feature brings along. First introduced by Samsung TouchWiz, the feature has managed to catch the fancy of many.

Changhong expects Chinese customers to pay $1000 for the Changhong H1

Posted on in Android, Gionee, news, Phones, Tech | 9 comments
changhong h1

If you had $1000 to spend on an Android smartphone which would you buy? An Oppo N1? A couple of Xiaomi Mi3, Meizu MX3, Gionee Elife E7? Or this Mediatek equipped Changhong abomination?

Pulid HTC One knock off now available in a choice of colours including gold!

Posted on in Android, Knock Off, news, Phones, Tech | 1 comment
pulid htc one gold

The HTC One might be ripe for replacement but there is no denying that great design! Small Chinese phone makers agree to and keep rolling out clones of the HTC One including this new gold model from Pulid

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat source code now available

Posted on in Android, news | 0 comments

Samsung has made available the Android v4.4 kernel source code it’s premier phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Top 10 tech stories on GizChina this week

Posted on in Android, iOcean, JiaYu, Launch, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Top 10, Umi | 3 comments
oneplus launch

It has been another whirlwind week of amazing tech news this week. Here are our top 10 tech stories of the week.

5-inch Neken N6+ gets an octacore update, on sale for less than $300

Posted on in Android, Neken, news, OrientPhone, Phones, Tech, THL | 3 comments
neken n6

Chinese phone maker Neken has released it’s first octacore phone of the year! An updated version of the Neken N6+ with 5-inch 1080 display for less than $300!

China’s govt. approved COS operating system aims to end Android, iOS dominance

Posted on in Android, news | 4 comments

After surprising us with low-cost, high-performance hardware in the recent years, China now seems to have another trick up its sleeve — the COS operating system.

Hisense VIDAA box takes a shot at the Xiaomi Box for living-room dominance

Posted on in Android, Tech, Xiaomi | 1 comment
hisense viddaa box

Xiaomi might have gotten a head start on the low-end, high-quality Android market, but competitors like Hisense and it’s VIDAA box are catching up fast.

Coolpad sells 50,000 7-inch CoolPad Halo phones in 18 seconds!

Posted on in Android, CoolPad, news, Phablets, Phones, Tech | 7 comments
coolpad great god 7 inch hero

Think Xiaomi are the only ones able to sell out stock of their latest phones in a few seconds? Think again as Coolpad managed to ship 50,000 phones in only 18 seconds!

JiaYu F1 announced for just $50! Full specifications

Posted on in Android, JiaYu, news, Phones, Tech | 25 comments
jiayu f1 price and specifications

JiaYu have finally revealed full details and specifications of the new budget JiaYu F1 smartphone which costs an amazing $50!

Meizu Russia Confirms Ubuntu is officially in the works!

Posted on in Android, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 0 comments
meizu mx3 ubuntu

Although we have seen numerous leaked photos and even video of the Meizu MX3 we have had nothing official from Meizu about the details until today.

Octacore, 1080 Zopo ZP980+ priced at just $165 in China!

Posted on in Android, Launch, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 26 comments
zopo zp980+

Zopo China have waded into the price wars with the launch of the octacore Zopo ZP80+ with 5-inch 1080 display for just $165!