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Microsoft – Cyanogen: Why it might fail

Microsoft – Cyanogen: Why it might fail

By on Jan 30, 2015 in android, cyanogen, economy, microsoft, News, phone, strategy |

As reported by ArsTechnica, Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, which hopes to take Android from Google. Another 70 million in the bin? If you ask me, it will take a lot more to take Android away from Google… Why? Because one of the main strengths of Android are the apps available through the Play store (which is not open source and is controlled by Google). The...

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Aquaris 5 + MTK flash root recovery

Aquaris 5 + MTK flash root recovery

By on Jan 4, 2015 in android, geek, MTK, News, phone |

A friend, owner of an Aquaris 5 wanted to get a new phone; I asked her to give me one night to refresh her phone… and see if anything could be done with her old one. As it took me a few hours of trial and error to get to a decent, working solution, here is a summarised¬†version of what worked for me. 0. Disclaimer: things can go wrong, the process explained...

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Aquaris E5 FHD

Aquaris E5 FHD

By on Dec 30, 2014 in android, geek, News, phone |

Just got this new phone; Octocore (MTK6592) full HD with Android 4.4.2 Works well, however no custom roms seem to have been published so far. Managed to gain root through install of “Philz” custom recovery, as explained on HTCMania I got Philz from another HTCMania page , which points to a Mega link ¬†… However, seen Kim’s little issues,...

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Custom package tracking

Custom package tracking

By on Jul 9, 2013 in android, geek, News, phone |

Moving to Barcelona, I face the trouble of sending my belongings there. Sending everything with a transporter is always a bit of a worry, even more so when you send computers with important data. To reduce this risk feeling, I decided to setup a custom package tracking system with an android phone. Where’s my Android provided all I needed for this matter: It...

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