Posts From Jack Jennings

Jack Jennings
Jack Jennings

Born and raised in Windsor and now living in London, Jack is a British technology enthusiast who also loves language and writing. He's also heavily into composing, producing and playing music, being a member of a progressive post hardcore band, destined for anonymity. After purchasing an HTC Desire in 2010, his affection for Android has steadily grown, leading to an unhealthy addiction to the platform and a thinner wallet. Constantly tinkering, his phone is probably in recovery mode, right now...

LG Thinks Flexible Displays Are the Future, Do You?

LG enjoyed moderate success with its flexible 6-inch G Flex, enough to invest in this year's successor, the G Flex 2. This confidence has been reflected in the company's insistence that flexible smartphones will make up 40% of the market share in 2018, and now more firmly in its newly announced flexible display factory. Despite the phone itself initially suffering from...

UBIK Aim for OnePlus with their $280 UNO

Ubik is a new company with offices in China, Korea and the USA, and a big idea. It's announced a Kickstarter project today for the UNO, a flagship-level smartphone, which is selling at $280 to backers, or $345 once the campaign ends. This isn't exactly a new idea, but the company is hoping to grab...

Root Achieved for the OneTouch Idol 3

The XDA community achieving root on a new device is always cause for a little celebration, and proud owners of the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 will be able to do just that now that root access has been confirmed. The 5.5" mid-range handset previously had its bootloader unlocked, but root access was proving tricky due to...

The State of Smartphone Design

The smartphone industry has come a long way in an incredibly short period of time. In one swift decade, we’ve moved on from the clunky PDA style phone hybrids to all-in-one replacements for a raft of outdated devices. This has been aided by typically exponential progress in computing power (see Moore’s Law), along with fierce competition...

The Remix Mini Aims to Put Android on Your Desktop

If you've ever felt that your desktop is too big, too complicated or too ugly, and you have $30 burning a hole in your pocket, the Remix Mini might just pique your interest. Ex-Google employees Jide Tech have come up with a very small and attractive Kickstarter project for those looking to experience the of simplicity of Android on...

ZNAPS Brings Reversible Magnetic Chargers to Any Phone

One of the most tangible benefits of the upcoming USB Type-C connection standard is the fact that it is reversible, meaning that it doesn't matter which way up the connector is when you plug it in. iPhone users have had this functionality since Apple's proprietary Lightning adapter was introduced back in 2012, and it's something that many...

ZTE Axon: A Quick Look at Specs and Strategy

ZTE is one of a number of manufacturers from across the world desperately trying to break into the US market, and today they have announced their new flagship offering, the Axon. Previous efforts from ZTE like the Grand and Grand Max have fallen within the mid to low range, with the company's separately managed Nubia line...

Android’s Audio Latency Problem

There's been noticeable disquiet around the combination of Android and audio for many years, and understandably so. We posted an article last month on how the changes in the upcoming Android M could affect the implementation of audio applications and what we hoped that would mean for the platform as a whole, and since then...

EVLeaks Shows Off Possible BlackBerry Android Phone

It wasn't too long ago that we received reports of BlackBerry planning to use Android in their upcoming devices, although it wasn't confirmed how this would be implemented. The Canadian company has publicly announced that they 'remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system', touting its strengths in security and productivity. Now, thanks to Evan Blass...

Swappa’s New App Helps You Value Your Device

There comes a sad time in everyone's life where you must part ways with your gadgets. Perhaps they are dropped from a height, carelessly hardbricked, or simply stashed in a drawer in favor of a shinier upgrade. Alternatively they might enter the world of the second-hand market, and become someone else's daily driver. Swappa is especially popular...

Google Photos ‘Unlimited’ Storage Reportedly Being Capped

When Google Photos was announced, many of us thought very highly of the idea. It seemed like Google had taken what they learned from G+ Photos and added some extra touches to polish the experience, making it something that more people were likely to actually utilize. Now however, the much-lauded 'Unlimited Storage' element may not...

How to Listen to Beats 1 on Android Right Now

If you felt a bit left out by Apple launching their own online radio station Beats 1 yesterday, Twitter user Benji R has an answer for you, at least temporarily. Beats 1 is Apple's proprietary competitor to established online radio stations like BBC Radio 1, featuring a number of popular DJs curating their favorite tracks, led by Zane Lowe. Bucking their...