The HTC One Max has finally been announced after months of rumors and speculation and to see whether it’s worthy of all of the hype, we’ve pitted it against its biggest (pun intended) competitors, the Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the Oppo N1, in the biggest (too far?) spec battle yet! Read on for more!
On this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss underdogs. Everyone loves a good underdog story, and the world of tech regularly offers examples of companies that were dismissed as failures, only to prove ultimately naysayers wrong. So, who’s your favorite Android underdog? What company deserves to be on top but isn’t for some reason? Who would you want to see replace Samsung as king of the hill?
This week, the Oppo N1 landed (CyanogenMod in tow), the Galaxy S5 rumor mill began to rev up, Samsung confirmed its curved display phone, Amazon kindled a new Fire, Google updated apps across the board, and controversy irrupted around the region locking of the Galaxy Note 3.
In our Oppo N1 hands-on, we look at the unique hardware and software features of the new Android flagship, including the CyanogenMod integration, swiveling camera, and more.
The Oppo N1′s ColorOS custom overlay has been ported over to the HTC One for others to enjoy the beautifully designed UI. Read on for more!
After plenty of teasing from the Chinese smartphone maker, the Oppo N1 is now official! Keep reading for more details.
This week, the new Nexus got the “forgot in a bar” treatment, the One Max revealed a little more of its secrets, we peered into the future of Android KitKat and beyond, Cyanogen dropped the bomb on us, Nvidia showed us its Note, and we remembered that HP does Android.
For those of you interested in the Cyanogen/Oppo partnership, we have an interesting wrinkle to the tale. From Nicolas Sincere at GadgtSpot we learn that Cyanogen still has some work to do, but it looks like we’ll be able to dual boot the device and choose either the Oppo UI or Cyanogen.
While not technically making it known just yet, Steve Kondik, founder and CFO of Cyanogen, stars in a very short video on the Oppo YouTube channel (below). In the video, he notes he’ll be at the Oppo event in Beijing, and has “exciting news” for us.
Oppo keeps building hype around the N1, its new flagship due on September 23. This time it’s the first image of the actual device.