Category Archives: Tech

Viro, the smartphone with green tech, vanishes from the web

Posted on in Launch, news, Phones, Startups, Tech | 16 comments
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A few days ago we posted news about Viro, a smartphone startup which made outlandish claims to battery life. Unsurprisngly the company seems to have completely disappeared now from the web.

Dell’s Venue 8 7840 is a complete looker!

Posted on in Launch, news, Tablets | 11 comments
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Dell’s all-new Venue 8 7840 looks so good, that you’ll want to start saving up for it right now!

Chrome OS says hello to the first batch of (natively) supported Android apps

Posted on in Android, news, Tech | 1 comment
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The Chrome OS is a lightweight OS designed for web consumption mainly, but native Android app support is something that could take it a notch above.

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 210, an LTE-on-budget-SoC to counter the MT6290

Posted on in Launch, news, Tech | 1 comment
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Probably a response to MediaTek’s MT6290 LTE chip, Qualcomm has outed a budget LTE SoC, the Snapdragon 210 along with a 3G-only Snapdragon 208

Flyme 4.0 vs MIUI V6 vs IUNI OS – A look at 3 of the top Chinese ROMS

Posted on in Android, IUNI, Meizu, news, Phones, ROM, Tech, Xiaomi | 31 comments
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We take a look at three of the latest, most up to date ROMS from Chinese smartphone companies Flyme 4.0 from Meizu, MIUI V6 from Xiaomi and IUNI OS from IUNI.

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White Meizu MX4 spotted in spy photos

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 5 comments
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Spy photos show us the white version of the Meizu MX4 in the flesh for the first time.

LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4 goes on sale in China

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 8 comments
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This past week while Meizu, Huawei and Apple were making noise with their new launches, Xiaomi made a small announcement of their own. The release of the LTE Xiaomi Mi4.

Mogu M7 hopes to be your MT6595 powered Vivo Xplay 3S alternative

Posted on in Android, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 6 comments
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Mogu are back! With their next smartphone, and one not to be sniffed at judging by the hardware and design the phone is packing.

How to: Fix Facebook Messenger chat heads not showing on MIUI 6

Posted on in Android, How To, Tech | 0 comments
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Not able to access Facebook Chat Heads on your MIUI-running phone despite explicitly turning it on? Here’s how you can fix it.

Baidu-Eye is a Google Glass wannabe, looks more like a smart hairband to us

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech, Wearable | 4 comments
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Make the Google Glass even more clumsy looking and remove one of method of interaction and you have the Chinese Baidu-Eye wearable.

Xiaomi hope to boost Redmi 1S appeal with a mint green option

Posted on in Android, news, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi | 8 comments
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The Xioami Redmi 1S is currently the best selling Xiaomi phone to date, but even with its mighty success the phone could do with an update to the design. Xiaomi’s answer is a new mint green colour option.

Suspected Meizu MX4 Pro specs surface

Posted on in Android, Meizu, news, Phones, Tech | 12 comments
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If you thought that this past week’s Meizu MX4 was all the Zhuhai based phone maker had in store for fans then it looks like you are in for a surprise with the launch of an additional Meizu MX4 Pro model.

OPPO ColorOS headed for the LG G2, testers being hunted for

Posted on in Android, news, Oppo | 2 comments
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OPPO’s ColorOS is heading to some more mainstream devices, including the LG G2.

UMi C1 Review – A ‘Quad-core Killer’?

Posted on in Android, Reviews, Umi | 8 comments
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2014, the year of the killers? You could certainly believe this when considering all the devices we’ve seen so far. The OnePlus One has been called the “flagship killer”, the recently announced IUNI U3 is being called the “OnePlus One killer” by online media, and now here comes the UMI C1, the self-proclaimed “quad-core killer” . […]

Video: Meizu MX4 unboxing and hands on English

Posted on in Meizu, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech, Video | 33 comments
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Video: Meizu MX4 unboxing and hands on video. Learn more about Meizu latest smartphone and the worlds first MT6595 phone in this hands on video.

Start-up Viro will launch a phone with ‘infinite’ battery on 1st October

Posted on in Android, Launch, Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Tech | 31 comments
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What’s the one thing that you wish you could improve on any smartphone? Chances are you just said the battery life, well start-up Viro are claiming they will be launching the end of charging with a new smartphone on 1st Octocber.

Top 5 most stylish Chinese phones

Posted on in Gionee, iOcean, Launch, news, Oppo, Phones, Tech, Top 10 | 28 comments
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Over this year we have seen some really stunning looking Chinese Android smartphones launch either from a hardware, or price point of view. For this list though we are going to focus on the top 5 most stylish Chinese phones so far.

Hands on with the IUNI U3 – Amazing hardware, quality and price!

Posted on in Android, IUNI, news, Phones, Reviews, Tech | 72 comments
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I have just come from the IUNI offices here in Shenzhen where I managed to spends some time with the fantastic IUNI U3 smartphone. Keep reading for my hands on impressions.

UMi Zero aims to the the worlds thinnest dual sim phone

Posted on in Leaks and Spy photos, news, Phones, Umi | 14 comments
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Following on from their self proclaimed “Quad-core Killer” UMi have sent out details for their upcoming phone, the very attractive UMi Zero.

$199 Lenovo Tab S8 goes live with Intel inside

Posted on in Launch, Lenovo, news, Tablets | 3 comments
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Lenovo showcased the Tab S8 at the IFA today. This new 8-inch slate comes with a 64-bit CPU from Intel and is set to retail at just $199!