Author Archives: John Hoff


ZRRO is an Android gaming console with unique touch controls

ZRRO – you apparently pronounce the name as “zero” – is a gaming console powered by Android, and is currently looking to crowd-fund its way into existence via Kickstarter. The catch is this – that the controller gives you a more natural way of controlling your game apps, that is through swiping and finger touches – something most people are very much used to nowadays.

Qualcomm announces four new mid-tier Snapdragon chipsets

Until recently, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers were marked with significant performance downgrades coming from the standard Snapdragon 800 series. But with the continued upgrading of mobile data infrastructure worldwide and the demand for better processor performance, Qualcomm is releasing four new chipsets – the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415 – with upgraded processor sets and high-speed LTE connectivity.

Tactics: Conqueror’s War is a card-based strategy game

Card-based mobile games have grown in popularity these days, so much so that even a top gaming outfit like Blizzard has made its own. There are a lot of card-based Android games out there, but the ones that are compelling are fewer. Maybe this new game – Tactics: Conqueror’s War – will catch your fancy.

Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, industry-first 14nm FinFET processor

For a number of years, Samsung has been relying on its 20nm chip production process, giving them the current batch of high-performance Exynos processors they are using today. But with industry competitor Qualcomm still gaining the upper hand in terms of performance and name recall, Samsung is pushing forward with a new 14nm (read: smaller, less power consumption) SoC made through its patented FinFET process – the Exynos 7 Octa processor.

Source says LG to release G4 flagship in April, no MWC unveiling

There is a high possibility that Korean manufacturer LG might skip the unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress for its upcoming flagship phone the LG G4. An inside source reveals that a number of marketing considerations have pushed LG to a possible April unveiling, mainly to generate better publicity and to avoid coinciding with Samsung’s launch of its own flagship, the Galaxy S6.

LG G Flex 2, imported, tested, and benchmarked by Youtube users

Probably the only device available to date sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and chipset is the wonderfully sexy and technically robust LG G Flex 2. The obvious curiosity bait for this is the curve – and we want us some curvy goodness fo’ sho. But the sad thing is that the G Flex 2 is still just out to market in South Korea and in Singapore. Apparently, that is no problem for these Youtube users, who have imported, tested, and benchmarked the new device from LG.

Bootloader unlock for Kindle Fire HDX tablet now available

The Kindle Fire HDX Tablet is just one of those tablets, you know – the ones that you love so much for the robust specs but hate so much because of the software embedded in it. In this case it is Amazon’s proprietary Fire OS. Nothing against the concept of tweaked Android stuff, because we love that. It’s just the locked bootloader on the tablet – which means you can’t easily change software – that tick us off.