Posts From Mathew Bloomer

Mathew Bloomer
Mathew Bloomer 237 posts

He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee.

Hands-on With The Huawei Mate 8

XDA recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the impressive device in Huawei's Chinese HQ. Hoping to live up to the expectations set by their recent Nexus launch, the device has big shoes to fill, here is what we discovered.The SpecsModel: Huawei Mate 8Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mmWeight 185gDisplay 6 inch, LCDResolution 1080 x 1920 pixels...

Win an Android File Host Premium Dev Account *Updated With Winners*

Premium Devs accounts come with all these benefits:These usually cost $39.99 per year but for a lucky 12 of our readers you can have them free! Now the competition is open to anyone, so no matter where you live feel free to enter and we will announce the winners on the 7th of December. To win all...

Zopo Speed 7 & Speed 7 Plus: Budget Phone, Impressive Software

The Speed 7 and Speed 7 Plus differ only in screen and battery size, they both feature a slightly curved, plastic, brush effect back and no hardware navigation buttons, going instead for the on-screen alternative which no doubt aids in keeping the price low here. Something that I felt I had to emphasise before getting...

Growing Pains: OnePlus Turn a Corner With New-Found Maturity

Close followers of OnePlus may have noticed a recent change in attitude from the company's co-founder Carl Pei. Of late decisions and announcements have been made that have restored a little faith in the way the company is managed that gives us an increased hope for the future of OnePlus. In early September, an unexpected bout...

iDea Pico Review – A Pocket Projector Packing a Powerful Punch

The iDea Pico has now been discontinued and replaced by the Idea Pico P200A which can be found on Amazon here, and can find our new review here. Check out the official promo below:The unit arrived with every accessory you could need for such a device, it comes in a hard shell travel case, lined on...

A Lack of Outside Awareness: Is the Industry Letting Itself Down?

I was recently made aware of a disturbing but inevitable fact, key areas of the industry are all but invisible to many of those who could potentially come to perform admirably in related careers. I took some time out at Droidcon UK to interview two students who had been sent to the event as part...

Hands On With The OnePlus X: A Humble Leap in the Right Direction

Overlooking the city of London I hold the two phones up to the light, to my left I can hear a group of people expressing the same thoughts as mine. Turning to the group on my right I ask them "so, can you tell them apart?", "we were going to ask you the same question"....

XDA/Android Podcast Episode 5: “Battle of the X Phones, In Virtual Reality!”

The XDA/Android podcast will bring you the best news each week from the perspective of the XDA team, r/android mods, admins and users. Each week you can find our latest episode here, on Youtube, Pocketcasts and on your favorite podcast app through the RSS feed: http://www.buzzsprout.com/49234.rssOn this week's podcast, the few survivors of scheduling horrors...

Win a Trip to China With Honor UK and XDA!

To celebrate Honor's 2nd birthday in China, they are inviting two members of XDA to fly out to a fan party! The event will feature a showcase from Honor, fans and official partners, however also on the itinerary is a concert and extreme sports show! Winners, will fly out on the 11th of December and...

Elephone Launch The Vowney – Amazing Specs, Odd Name

When I first got my hands on an Elephone Vowney at their headquarters in Shenzhen I was over-joyed and yet ambivalent, the phone was incredibly responsive, the specs were impressive, what let it down was a small niggle, the design feels premium with a sturdy body but the gold finish on the unit I handled...

TapDeck Adds Community Collections Feature

TapDeck 3.0 has now rolled out bringing with it a new "collections" feature. TapDeck you may remember is a smart wallpaper app that when double tapped changes to a new image based on your likes and you can explore the information behind an image by swiping up to display the story behind the wallpaper. The...

XDA/Android Podcast Episode 4: The Big Android Nexus Giveaway

The XDA/Android podcast will bring you the best news each week from the perspective of the XDA team, r/android mods, admins and users, with this week's special guest Linus Sebastian from Linus Tech Tips. Each week you can find our latest episode here, on Youtube, Pocketcasts and on your favorite podcast app through the RSS...