Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
3G CDMA Tweaks for Droid X2 Working on Photon 4G
Not long ago we brought you a couple of tweaks for the Droid X2 that brought 3G speed improvements.While we live in a world of 4G internet for mobile phones, there are still a whole bunch of users out there who either don’t live in a 4G area or don’t use 4G because they like their phone battery to extend past the traditional workday, so they stay on 3G speeds and reap the battery benefits.
Recently, XDA Forum Member mykeevee got a little bold and tested the tweaks on the Motorola Photon 4G. Surprisingly, they actually worked, despite being on a different Motorola phone on a different carrier. Mykeevee tested the tweaks on CyanogenMod 7.2, so it’s unclear if it’ll work with every ROM. However, most in the thread have reported moderate to significant gains in transfer speed.
Those looking to give it a shot can head on over the mykeevee’s thread to check out other user reports to see if they could get it to work as well or straight to the original Droid X2 thread to try the tweaks for yourself. As always, make a backup before changing anything in case you wish to revert.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...