Andreas Vavlis

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KitKat arrives on Nexus One via feeble custom ROM

If you're <i>still</i> rocking a Nexus One, but are jealous of all the new devices running KitKat, you're in luck. The folks on the <i>XDA Developer</i>'s forums have hacked together a custom Android 4.4 ROM for the three year-old device. Unsurprisingly, the patched-up build has some issues; namely, it's …

Who Will Own The Next Great Instant Messaging Service?

The social media era was about what we make public. Now, it's about what we don't. The race to own the next great back channel.<p>Instant messaging is the center of the internet. Everything else is a temporary distraction.<p>The case for this is strong: Every company that has ruled the internet in the …

DisplayMate tablet shootout puts Retina iPad Mini in last place, with ‘out-dated technology’

DisplayMate, a company specializing in scientific display testing and calibration, gave the Retina iPad Mini third place in detailed lab tests of three leading 7-inch tablets, criticising Apple for “really bad planning” for what it considers to be out-dated display technology.<p>And finally… the iPad …

Rumor: Galaxy S5 may not launch with an OIS camera on board

Samsung is having supply difficulties with its smartphone camera optical image stabilization (OIS) plans, a new report says, which means the Galaxy S5 may not actually offer such a feature next year.<p><i>ETNews</i>, the same publication that said the other day that the Galaxy S5 may be launched in …

Phones

Dual-SIM HTC One with expandable storage comes to the UK

Just days after it unveiled a second gold One, HTC is releasing another variant of its Android flagship in an attempt to boost sales in the UK. Today, the company announced the availability of the HTC One Dual SIM, which you may already know as HTC One 802w. Just like it's Chinese counterpart, the …

Ford boss edging out Elop in race to replace Ballmer, report says

Ford boss Alan Mulally has edged ahead of Nokia boss Stephen Elop in the race for the top job at Microsoft, according to new reports.<p>Bloomberg reports that Microsoft's board is leaning toward Ford Motor Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally or the current executive vice president of Microsoft's …