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...
CyanogenMod 7: Be Ready for it! Nexus S Alpha Version Already Released
They’re almost there: the CyanogenMod developers are working hard on the new Gingerbread-running CyanogenMod 7. On Christmas day, Cyanogen tweeted that CyanogenMod 7 wasn’t officially released yet because they hadn’t fixed the camcorder yet. On that same day, the camcorder got fixed. CyanogenMod developer and XDA member Koush released an unofficial alpha version, which fixes WiFi and the camcorder for the Nexus S. Obviously, this means that they’re going the right direction.
The exact date of release is unknown, but seeing another tweet from CyanogenMod about Gingerbread running on his EVO, we expect it might just be available rather sooner than later.
Of course we’ll keep you updated when the ROM comes available officially. The alpha build for the Nexus S can be found in the CyanogenMod 7 thread.
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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...