Monday, 26 May 2014

Moto E

Moto E Review – budget smartphone, redefined http://www.androidauthority.com/moto-e-review-385570/

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Google Music

Google Music is a great subscrito based music library accessible through a £9 subscription monthly. I bought Will Downing's new album. On mobile the app also catalogues existing media on your smartphone.

Gear from Samsung a glimpse into the future

I shall be testing the new Gear from Samsung. I simply believe that whilst flagship phone are becoming large in screen size, we are glimpsing the future. Not smartphone but Smart Watches.

Friday, 23 May 2014

New Gmail interface

Redesigned Gmail interface shown in new leak, is this the real deal? http://www.androidauthority.com/gmail-interface-leak-385220/

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Flyme OS

Meizu’s Flyme OS is now available for the Nexus 5 http://www.cultofandroid.com/63286/meizus-flyme-os-now-available-nexus-5/

Thursday, 15 May 2014

One Plus One video

OnePlus One: CyanogenMod 11S - Feature Focus: http://youtu.be/uKzleIGOJK4

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Twitter server issues

Twitter Notifications Get Delayed, Go Missing for Many Users http://mashable.com/2014/05/14/twitter-notification-issues/

Test phones by phonebuff

Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S Speed Test: http://youtu.be/LwvFKCnI_NY

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

My other blog post

http://wp.me/p1cUvf-aY

Flash Ditto ROM 3 For Android 4.4

My own experience today was pleasant. I did not follow common advice to factory reset nor wipe cache nor Dalvick cache as I was flashing a Samsung ROM. Simply entering a CWM recovery to install the Ditto ROM I entered into the upgrade cycle which kept all settings and apps. Am very pleased with updated Snote and the format of the files explorer.

It also comes with all Galaxy Note 3 features made available to Note 2 users. 

I am very happy.

Ditto 3 ROM

I flashed my rom to Ditto 3 and it was wonderful. I made the mistake of flashing the email fix which stopped my email client dead in the water.

Friday, 9 May 2014

No Kitkat update for s3 and s3 mini

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=ca&usg=AFQjCNFggtQCc5JtMGecl1DqqL5-HCIBnQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778497613127&ei=1u9sU_CKDMq4iwbwgQE&url=http://www.knowyourmobile.com/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s3/22140/samsung-galaxy-s3-android-44-kitkat-update-not-happening

Samsung Confirms no update for Galaxy S3 and s3 mini

I had spoken to Samsung here in the UK who said they were not updating these two handsets. The fact is it is untrue to say Kit kat will not run on these. Custom ROM does work. The Samsung ROM however has problems due to the bloat ware it puts on this.

The best route is use CynogenROM 11 and get 4.4 that route installing updates through their ROM updates.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Cheap new phones

The $20 smartphone is coming later this year http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/06/20-dollar-smartphone via Engadget Android

Monday, 5 May 2014

Android 4.4.3 update

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=ca&usg=AFQjCNF14n67o-xp8VHviD4TTULkX9dUrg&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778491838653&ei=eqhnU5jHOam8iQaNgwE&url=http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/653178-android-4-4-3-kitkat-rumored-details-release-date-after-leaked-photo/

Art runtime on 4.4 without the option

The Art runtime switch is missing on Official 4.4.2 ROM update. To activate it Xda forum provides a zip to flash with ROM manager.  That way you can flash the ART runtime on a ROM that supports it. I have noticed a greater speed. 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

New Screen

When you have a cracked screen the temptation is to buy so called Glass fronts and try to divide the glass from the LCD. You will break the digitizer and it will appear gold and no graphics will appear. It is best to change the digitizer and glass. My Note 2 was not a clear screen. Now it is. 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Sold on Ebay but rude customer

I sold a IPhone 5 on Ebay. The customer paid up. Yes. But became impatient with delivery estimate. I paid over £11 to get it delivered on a Saturday. Why are people so impatient?