Author Archives: John Hoff


Eye SW update for T-Mobile HTC One M8 rolling out tomorrow

With the launch of the HTC Desire Eye – the new smartphone with probably the world’s most powerful selfie camera – HTC also rolled out new features for its camera suite, called the Eye Experience software. Last week, HTC One M8 developer and unlocked versions got an OTA rolling out these new software features, and it seems like T-Mobile HTC One M8 models will be the next to get them.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now available for pre-order

We’ve known about the compact tablet counterpart of Sony’s flagship Z3 line since last September, and we definitely like what was launched. With Sony’s stylish design and premium product aesthetics, it’s kinda hard to dislike the products they put out. But we have been waiting for Sony’s announcement on when we can get our hands on the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and we’re glad to say that it has gone up for pre-order via the Sony online store.

Android TV ADT-1 can sideload Android 5.0

Android TV, one of those niches announced back in June at Google I/O 2014 where Android plans to branch out, is also getting an update to Android 5.0 which it will most likely roll out OTA. But not just to everyone yet. We feel you when you say that it’s stressing you out waiting for the OTA update – we’ve all been there. So if you’re up for it, you can actually sideload the official update to your ADT-1 right now.

OPPO releases KitKat-based ColorOS V2.0.0i for Find 7 and 7a

Users of OPPO’s Find 7 and 7a smartphones rejoice, you’ll finally be getting some Android KitKat goodness (while others move on to getting some Lollipop, haha) at long last. OPPO has just released V2.0.0i of its own take on Android called ColorOS, and this update will be available for the OPPO Find 7 and 7a.

Verizon site CSS spills the beans on Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Verizon and Motorola’s chief secret keepers are probably pulling their hair out right now, wondering how is it that they would be able to keep secrets in the Internet age. I bet they’re also wondering what sort of people have the time to check out a website’s live CSS to smoke out an upcoming product. Our answer to them would be this – the sort of people who do exactly this.

Google’s Nexus Player now approved by FCC, no pre-orders yet

At first there was that awkward moment when the Nexus Player – a breakthrough product being the Google’s first set-top box – was hastily taken down from the Google Play Store because it was lacking FCC approval. Now the FCC has finally given its thumbs up for the product, but the Nexus Player is still unavailable for pre-orders at this point.