Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


IDC stats show smartphone shipments are increasing in 2014

IDC is always looking at the smartphone and other markets around the world to determine if the market is growing or shrinking. IDC has released the latest data for the smartphone market around the world in 2014. According to IDC, the market is growing and demand for smartphones remains strong despite slowing growth in mature markets.

Moto G 4G CyanogenMod 11 nightly builds now available

If you are looking for a budget smartphone, the Moto G 4G is one of the devices you may want to put on your shortlist of options. If you like the hardware but prefer to use something other than the standard operating system, the other good thing about the Moto G is that it is typically unlocked and easy to mod.

HERE for Android beta launches on Samsung Galaxy devices

Owners of Samsung Galaxy devices are now able to get exclusive access to the beta version of HERE for Android. Samsung and the team behind HERE have an agreement in place that will get Galaxy device owners free and exclusive access to HERE on devices like the S5 and others.

NVIDIA SHIELD update brings tablet to v1.1

NVIDIA has released a new update for the SHIELD tablet that brings the device to version 1.1. Contained in the update are enhancements and bug fixes for the operating system that makes the tablet perform better and be more stable. WiFi stability is improved in the update in certain use scenarios.

AT&T Galaxy S5 software update weighs in at 142.8MB

Samsung Galaxy S5 users who are on AT&T have a new software update for their phones to download and install. The update is a big one and you will have to be on WiFi to download its 142.8MB bulk. The update is available for people to download via FOTA.

MIPS Creator CI20 Linux dev board for Android debuts

DIY electronics fans will be glad to hear that the MIPS Creator CI20 development board for Linux and Android has arrived. The board has a 1.2GHz MIPS-based dual-core Ingenic apps processor running Debian 7 and Android 4.4 KitKat. The dev board is running Linux right now and the Android support will come soon.

Pixavi Impact 2 rugged Android smartphone is intrinsically safe

Normal Android smartphones aren’t ideal for every environment where people work and play. A new smartphone from a firm called Pixavi has been announced and the device is called the Impact X. The Impact X is an intrinsically safe Android device that is designed to be used in explosive and hazardous areas.

Asphalt 8: Airborne update adds new location and cars

Fans of racing games on Android devices may be familiar already with the game Asphalt 8: Airborne. The game was updated this week and gained some new features. Most important to fans of the game is that the update brings with it some new cars including the Mercedes Biome concept car and the Nissan GT-R NISMO along with three others.
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