Hands On With Huateng’s $307 Dual-Screen E-ink Smartphone (video)

With the Yotaphone 2 costing $600 retail (currently $500 pre-order on Indiegogo) and the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon still little more than a Photoshop render, the Flag D1 from Huateng is looking to be your best bet for an affordable dual-screen smartphone. Charbax recently caught up with Huateng at a trade show in Asia, and he got them… Read More »

Onyx Boox C67ML Android eReader Updated With Carta Screen, Twice the Storage

Onyx has just updated a 6-month-old ereader. The Chinese gadget retailer Banggood is now listing a new version of the Onyx Boox C67ML. This ereader launched last November with a Pearl E-ink screen and 4GB of storage, but the new model has a newer screen and additional storage. According to Banggood, the Onyx Boox C67ML Carta (that’s… Read More »

Libre Office for Android Gains Support for Editing Documents

LibreOffice is an open source office suite for Windows, OSX, Linux, and now Android. Earlier this year Collabora and the The Document Foundation (the non-profit which supports LibreOffice) announced the development of a version of LibreOffice for Android. That very early release was buggy and unstable, and most importantly it lacked any way to actually edit files. But… Read More »

Hackers Port Microsoft’s Cortana to Android

Not willing to wait for the rumored launch of Cortana for Android and iOS, a team of Italian hackers revealed last week that they had successfully ported Microsoft’s virtual assistant to Android. Speaking at Droidcon 2015 Turin, an Italian group of hackers calling themselves OrangeSec showed off a virtual assistant which they dubbed Portaña. According to the presentation,… Read More »

Hisense Sero 8 Pro Finally Launches in Italy, But is Still Missing in Action in the US and Elsewhere

The long-promised but rarely seen Hisense Sero 8 Pro Android tablet launched in Italy this week, its second international launch following a UK launch early this year. This 8″ tablet runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat on a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 CPU (the same CPU used in Hisense’s new Chromebook) with 2GB RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. The tablet… Read More »