Android

First working Project Ara prototype in December with Android L

You remember Phonebloks, right? Of course you do. Most of you tech savvy people will have heard of the move towards modular elements for a smartphone. Google has retained lead on the project when Motorola was sold to Lenovo. Paul Emerenko announced some news regarding the modular project speaking at Linaro Connect USA 2014 in California, mainly that there should be a working prototype soon.

Developer offers Jams Music Player app for free, now an open source

Music player apps for Android are a dime a dozen. There are lot of paid ones too but one app called Jams is about be offered for free. Apparently, it’s developer, Psaravan on Github.com, is now making the app available for free. To formerly paid app on Google Play Store, it is also now an open source because the developer can no longer provide support for the paid users. He doesn’t want the app to just go offline so he’s releasing the app for free and open sourced it.

Portal is a startup project device that’s flexible, waterproof

Had enough of #bendgate already? We’re pretty sure you are. So here’s a new one – a smartphone-slash-wearable device that is actually meant to bend and still be awesome (sorry Apple) called Portal. The device is in startup mode right now, crowdsourcing its capital – but the premise is kinda awesome. The device is targeted at athletes, sports pros, or on-the-go business and corporate people who want their technology bleeding edge and easily accessible through wireless.

More Oppo N3 images leaked

Nothing much to say here but we all know that Oppo is working on a new “N” phone series. The Oppo N3 has been leaked for some time and we’ve seen photos of it with a strange-looking camera. A couple more photos are going around, showing us how the N3 concept could look like.

Two models of the Sony Xperia Z3 get root access

Sony Xperia fans have been relatively excited about the Xperia Z3 since it was launched by the Japanese electronics company at IFA 2014 in Berlin earlier this month. And looking at the model’s stunning visuals, sleek UI, and classy and premium design language – really, what’s not to like? If you’re already an owner of an Xperia Z3, you might say that all this unit needs now is root access. Well, you might not have to wait long for it.

ZeroLemon outs Extended Battery and Rugged Case for LG G3

Like any smartphone today, the LG G3 can be a battery guzzler. Manufacturers may promise long battery life but it will always depend on how a person uses a mobile device. As a solution, it’s either you charge the handset twice or thrice a day (sadly) or you bring a power bank with you. Others have extra battery but only a few are really efficient.

Consumer Reports look into #bendgate, Galaxy Note 3 is strong

We all know about the trending issue about Apple’s new iPhones – at least we assume most of us know, those who have not lived under a rock these past few days. The short version of it is that some owners of the new iPhones have made very public statements about the strength of the frame of the phones, claiming that the devices could easily be bent under strong but usually normal pressure.
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