Author Archives: John Hoff


Android 5.1 updated build, plus a rooted stock build now available

It was just recently when Google announced a new update for Android Lollipop – that is in the form of Android 5.1 which came out just around a week ago. But today we saw a new build of the Android 5.1 available for download for the Nexus 6 flagship phone, which more than likely means the build will start rolling out to other Nexus devices as well.

Frozen Synapse Prime makes its way to Android

Double Eleven Studios are bringing their critically acclaimed, award-winning turn-based strategy game “Frozen Synapse Prime” to Android from being a PS Vita exclusive. The game introduces some novel and exciting takes on the turn-based strategy game genre and those have made this game a real hit among strategy game fans.

Niantic gears up for bigger AR game in Endgame: Proving Grounds

Google’s Niantic is upping the stakes in alternate reality (AR) gaming with a new part of its Endgame series coming out. “Endgame: Proving Grounds” will be based on the same basic AR concepts, game players going to real-world places to get items and finish objectives that have consequences within the game. But the stakes are higher, and Niantic is determined to make AR a big thing in gaming, as opposed to the niche market that it is right now.

New Mortal Kombat X gameplay video out, we have no words

We were kinda excited when we heard that NetherRealm was bringing Mortal Kombat back to life again, but we were not expecting this! Mortal Kombat X is the new version of the fighting game staple that has entranced fighting game fans throughout the past generations, and with this new gameplay, it might just steal this generation’s hearts (literally) as well.

Chainfire announces root access to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6

Well that was quick. Chainfire, probably considered an Android coding legend at this point in time, has announced that his team has achieved root access to Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S6. The new flagship smartphone was launched recently at the MWC 2015, and it’s a bit of a surprise – well, the good kind – that root access has been achieved so quickly.

Google to provide open API for apps to use Google Now

Google is looking at some changes in the way Google Now – that funky search project from the mothership – interacts with apps. They are looking at opening up an API so that app developers can work Google Now into their code and have Google Now access data from apps and app usage as well.

Alleged Huawei Ascend Mate 7 ‘Mini’ leaked, no fingerprint sensor

China-based outfit Huawei really upped the ante when they released the 6-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet device September last year. It showed that Huawei was up for competing with the big boys, showing that they could launch what was visibly a premium device. It has been rumored that the company is planning on a smaller “compact” version of the phablet, and we have some leaked images for you.