It has been a long time since HP has entered into the smartphone market. HP’s primary business is in making desktop and laptop computers – and they make tablets too. Previously as some of you may remember , hp did enter the smartphone market during Windows Mobile era (you can take a look at my old hp smartphone here which I still keep – psst it’s after the jump ) – and now they have decided to re-enter into the market after being left out of the loop for a long time.
Much like my other reviews , it would be divided into several part. In this part , basically we would be taking a overview of the hp Slate 6 VoiceTab
Good news everyone , if you are using the new HyppTV box with Android. There is an exploit out there which allows you to run Play Store , install apks and basically transform the boring HyppTV into something new.
This enables roots , allows you to install a lot of programs from the Play Store (and other Google Apps) to the HyppTV box , which takes the HyppTV box to entirely a new level
This is a honest comparison on price , plan and coverage and my thoughts of it. I am not reviewing the phone itself but I am more covering on the plan to see which one is bang for buck. Since Hari Raya (Eid) is around the corner in Malaysia , and people would be shopping for gifts and such. I thought why don’t we take a look at these two devices offered by two different telcos
The Xperia E is an entry-level smartphone. It retails about RM 499 , and it comes with 3.2MP camera , Android ‘Jelly Bean’ , Touch Screen , Sony Audio. Pretty much it is a basic entry phone that is good for people who do not want to pay a lot of money for an expensive smartphone. More after the jump
This guide explains on how to flash ClockWorkMod for ZTE Acqua. Generally ClockWorkMod is a third-party Recovery Tool that allows you to flash or upgrade your Android easily. You could basically unlock the potential of your android device. It allows you to perform a full backup of your device. On top of that it allows us to upgrade our Android version to 4.1.2. Yes , that’s right folks it is possible for us to upgrade to Android 4.1 and enjoy the new benefits as well. Even if you do not plan to upgrade , you could use this tool to easily root your device which unlocks a whole new chapter (more after the jump)
Remember the review that I posted on ZTE Acqua. Yep , I am now using it as a secondary phone for my work purpose. Now , ZTE Acqua works perfectly as a normal Android phone , however I want to take it further. What’s the point of using Android phones when you are unable to customize it ? In this guide I show you on how to root ZTE Acqua and any other android phone that runs Android 4.0 and above. Before we get into how to root let us take a look at the purpose of rooting
Why Root ?
The purpose of rooting is slightly different from jailbreaking (iPhone) . In iPhone , the reason why you jailbreak is to overcome the limitation of iOS itself , but the reason you want to root is to make the most of the phone itself. Mostly the reasons why Android device are rooted is to allow you to access the flash memory chip (the operating system). This allows us to modify core files. In my case , I’ve managed to install Xperia launcher on my ZTE Acqua as my default launcher. Plus it allows me to customize and remove bloated applications from the ROM. For instance , ZTE Acqua comes with some bundled stuff like Google+ , Chrome which are installed in ROM. I have managed to remove them and install Google Now.
KEEP in mind that rooting your device may void the warranty
So how do I root ?
This simple guide shows you could root. This method works with most of the phones out there and I have tested and it works with my ZTE Acqua. The method seems universal for all Android 4.x phones. All you have to do is to follow this guide located at XDA-Developers. You would probably have to register first in order to download the file.
Just follow the simple guide , be sure that you have installed ADB Drivers for it and be sure to turn on Android Debugging functionality for the device. If you need help on turning it on , refer to this guide .
I have included a video tutorial [ Credits : BluechipJ] for people who prefer a video step-by-step guide on how to root their device
So where do I go from here ?
XDA-Developers is a great place to check out if you haven’t been. You’ll find tons of customization and even tweak. For starters you may want to get Pimp my ROM [Google Play Store]application . You can pretty much tweak your phone , and may even improve your performance and even unlock hidden things in your phone. In my next guide , I would probably share the things that I have tweaked in my ZTE Acqua if folks are interested
This is the second part of my ZTE Acqua V880E Review. I highly recommend you to take a look at the first part of the review , where I take a closer look into the phone (hardware) and you can have the taste of the phone itself
In this part I would be looking at Multimedia capabilities (this includes camera !) , Battery Life , Social Media experience and other goodies that the phone has to offer
Android is becoming more and more popular. Lovely folks over at MBAOnline decided to put up an infographic which gives you a brief history on how Android rose to power. It is simply amazing on how managed to beat iOS Devices within a short period of time.
(Infographic after the jump – it is much more better to express it in pictures compared to words)
So you wanted to get a cheap and cheerful Android smartphone without robbing your local bank ? Well – that is good news as I would be reviewing ZTE Acqua
The review will be broken into several parts as like always (much like any other reviews such as my iPhone 4 and my Philips Shaver Review) . In this part , I’ll be looking into the packaging and the phone itself (i.e the looks and how it feels) and not to mention , I would take time to explain some features of the phone. Basically , we would be having a closer look