Tag Archive: Stock


OnePlus 5 stock wallpapers available for download

Just because you’ve not got the OnePlus 5 yet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the latest wallpapers from the device. The company are set to announce the latest device very soon but the stock wallpapers included with the OnePlus 5 have been made available early. Don’t Miss: What we know so far: OnePlus 5 edition The […]

128GB OnePlus 3T goes out of stock as OnePlus 5 teasers emerge

OnePlus shifts focus to its 2017 flagship.

The 128GB version of the OnePlus 3T is seeing supply shortages globally, and according to Dutch publication Tweakers, it is because the variant is discontinued by the Chinese manufacturer. The reasoning behind the move could be a simple one: Samsung ended production of the 128GB UFS 2.0 storage module used in the device, prompting OnePlus to discontinue the model.

Currently, the 128GB model is available in the UK, Hong  [Read More…]

Alphabet’s stock rises as revenue from Google increases 22%

Google posts strong revenues, but Alphabet continues to lose money with its “Other Bets.”

In its earnings results for Q1 2017, Google’s parent company Alphabet announced that it netted $ 22.8 billion in revenue, an increase of 22% from the same period a year ago. Net profit at $ 5.42 billion was 29% more than Q1 2016.

Unsurprisingly, Google contributed to a vast majority of the earnings. Overall revenue from Google came in at $ 24.5  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone vs. BlackBerry Priv: Lock, stock and mobile

BlackBerry Mercury morphs into the KEYone, and the Priv is still all about your privilege. Which one is better for you, though?

There are only two Android-based BlackBerrys with keyboards, and while they share a few key features, at their cores they couldn’t be more different.

The BlackBerry Priv has been available since November of 2015, so it’s certainly not the newest cat around, but for all its quirks it did a lot of things right —  [Read More…]

Chrooma Keyboard vs Google Keyboard: Better than stock?

Last month, I posted about how I finally switched to Google Keyboard after years of using Fleksy. In the end, it came down to consistent updates and typing speed. Although several commenters supported my decision, many suggested other keyboards I should have switched to. One commenter suggested Chrooma Keyboard, which looks like a beefed-up version of

Honor 8 in blue facing UK stock shortage

Other colors unaffected.

Fresh from the news that 1.5 million units have been sold worldwide, there’s word that the Honor 8 will face stock shortages in the UK — at least in the popular blue color option.

AC understands that a high demand for the blue model in particular has resulted in stock being nearly depleted — a “knock-on effect” of higher than anticipated sales during the first two months of availability, we’re told. It’s not known for how  [Read More…]

Argos will stock Anywhere SIM cards that let you ‘hop’ between networks

Argos and Anywhere SIM have teamed up to start selling SIM cards through the retailer in the UK. These SIM cards are unique by the fact they switch between O2, Vodafone and EE depending on which offers the strongest signal. The company plans to work hard at eliminating so-called “black spots” — locations where signal is hard to come by on specific networks. Should you travel to locations where it’s difficult to enjoy a stable connection with your chosen UK  [Read More…]

Bluboo Maya review: Unlocked, nearly stock and under $100

We live in a wonderful era of smartphones. Rarely do we have to spend much more than a few hundred dollars to find something that satisfies the needs of the masses. Sure, there’s always going to be selection in that $ 500-$ 800 space, but we don’t necessarily have to shop from that rack. And, thanks to

Elephone S3 review: An elegant, unlocked, stock Android experience for $180

Designed by Chinese smartphone maker Elephone the S3 is a mid-range handset released in spring of 2016. Sold unlocked, it’s capable of working with GSM carriers on 3G and 4G technologies. If you’re a “typical” US consumer looking for a new phone for AT&T, T-Mobile, or any of their respective prepaid brands, this is the