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Alvin Ybañez

Android is arguably the most flexible mobile operating system. Period. I'm extremely passionate about helping Android users around world get the most out of their Android devices by writing how-to guides and tutorials.

Alvin's Posts

Keymonk Keyboard: Rapid typing using two fingers

One of the pleasures I experience with Android devices is that I can use third-party keyboard apps on my device. The Google Play Store offers a huge selection of keyboard ...
by Alvin YbañezDecember 27, 20126

More power for the Galaxy S3 with Mugen Power 4,600 mAh extended battery

There’s a reason Android phones are called smartphones: They are phones with smarts.  Such intelligence comes at a price, however.  These phones need more processing ...
by Alvin YbañezDecember 27, 201211

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Google Nexus 4

The first Nexus device was the HTC Nexus One which ran on Android 2.1 Eclair and then was upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo. The Samsung Nexus S then followed with Android 2.3 ...
by Alvin YbañezDecember 24, 201211

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Google Nexus 4

The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is one of the hottest smartphones on the market. Samsung claims that it sold 30 million units within the first 150 days after the Galaxy ...
by Alvin YbañezDecember 24, 201212

Apple iPhone 5 vs Sony Xperia T

Both the Apple iPhone 5 and the Sony Xperia T are great phones, but how do they fare against each other? What are their strengths and shortcomings? Which one you should pick up this ...
by Alvin YbañezDecember 8, 201216

WhenDidI Lite: Flexible event logger for Android

The sad truth about the kind of work I do is that I sit in front of a computer for hours.  I can see how my belly grows day after day. I need something that would help me ...
by Alvin YbañezNovember 30, 20121

FlipLauncher: Multitasking launcher for quick app access

Android devices are meant for multitasking. Some devices, like the Galaxy Note 2, are specifically designed to launch two apps, or more, at the same time. The Google Play ...
by Alvin YbañezNovember 30, 20122

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

In this post, we review the newest Android-powered camera from Samsung, the Galaxy Camera EK-GC100. The Galaxy Camera is just like any ordinary point-and-shoot but, at the same time, is ...
by Alvin YbañezNovember 23, 20125

Huawei Ascend D quad XL full review [video]

Smartphones are fast becoming more powerful companions as more quad-core phones are introduced to the market. Huawei doesn’t want to be left out in that space and ...
by Alvin YbañezNovember 15, 20126

HTC Desire X full review [video]

With most people talking about which high-end Android phone to get for the holidays, let’s break the mold for a bit and expand our options. There, in fact, are ...
by Alvin YbañezNovember 13, 20122
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