Apr 28 2013 10:00 PM | skynet11 in Editorials
It's been another must-read week at RootzNews, crowned by Steve Smith's (aka b16) review of the HTC One. Personally, I'd like to see what comes out in the second half of the year, especially from the Nexus front, but if I had my choice of any phone in the world that I could get right now, the HTC One is the one I'd grab. Of course there were many other compelling stories this week, capped off by Friday night's news that Snapdragon 600-based Galaxy S IVs have root already and the next version of Android will almost certainly be 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Apr 22 2013 10:45 PM | Kidromulous in Editorials
Hopefully you picked up on the play on words in the title of this article, though this is not an article about Google Now as much as it is about some of the things that Google may be working on in the area of search and how those things could begin showing up in the next version of Android. Full disclosure: this article was inspired by this piece that I found awhile back on Slate that has since inspired many similar articles as it's made its way through the blogosphere. That being said, the excitement behind what Google is doing with search is warranted and there are a few reasons for that, especially when you consider certain recent Google acquisitions.
RootzNews Week in Review: CM, AOKP, NVIDIA make CAPS LOCK alphabet soup, and the HTC One vs. the Galaxy S IV
Apr 20 2013 10:45 PM | skynet11 in Editorials
Another interesting week has come and gone here on RootzNews, capped off by news of when and where you can get one of the year's most epic superphones: the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Also, releases by CM and AOKP in addition to an editorial about NVIDIA round out a caps-lock alphabet-soup beginning to this past week.
Apr 19 2013 11:30 PM | DoctorZaius68 in Editorials
A recent article posted on SamMobile discusses the recent apology that Samsung Taiwan released regarding HTC trolling by students hired by Samsung. The students allegedly posted fake negative reviews for the HTC One. This is a pretty low blow for the Android smartphone manufacturer which is number one in global sales.
RootzNews Week in Review: Motorola's bootloaders get unlocked, new Play Store rolls out, social network wars heat up
Apr 14 2013 12:50 AM | skynet11 in Editorials
After years of valiant efforts by the development community, the vaunted "Fort Knox" bootloaders that have locked down every Motorola phone beginning with the Droid 2 have finally been unlocked (for the latest batch anyway). Also, Google celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Play Store by rolling out a whole new look for the venerable app - but many of you are still waiting to get it on your devices. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have all made waves this week in what appears to be the year that social network wars really start heating up. It's been another interesting week at RootzNews, and I'm only too happy to share my impressions with you in the wake of the news.
Apr 06 2013 01:25 AM | skynet11 in Editorials
Beginning this week I plan to do a commentary on the week's biggest stories here on RootzWiki (I wish I had thought of this sooner - say, perhaps, the first week of the year ). This week was a relatively slow one in terms of earth-shattering stories in my opinion (I've been writing here for going on 52 weeks now), as we muddle through the usual lull following the annual CES, MWC, Samsung and HTC press bonanzas. Fortunately, Facebook saved the week from being unusually dull (not really). Actually, there were some stories this week that I found quite compelling.
Mar 29 2013 03:00 PM | DoctorZaius68 in Editorials
I applaud HTC’s new strategy of dropping the tag line quietly brilliant, because HTC shouldn’t be quiet about anything it does. HTC makes great smartphones, but has gotten their clock cleaned over the last few years because they navigated around the mobile phone arena like a ship which lost it’s direction. Their new in-your-face marketing strategy is certainly going to help them increase their market share – but hopefully they won’t stop their change in strategy at marketing.