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Sony Z3 Compact with Android 7.1.2 - only possible via custom ROMs

Android: Do manufacturers bypass "Project Treble"?

Project Treble" is supposed to improve the update problem in the Android world - unfortunately, the full functionality is only available for devices that were shipped with Android 8.0 "Oreo". It almost seems like the manufacturers are intentionally trying to slow down Treble: even devices that are only introduced in 2018 (and thus after Android 8.1 is released) ...

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Raspberry Pi: Stream the 2018 World Cup to your mobile phone yourself

Especially those who want to follow sporting events like the 2018 World Cup on their mobile phones can do so comfortably with the help of a Raspberry Pi with tvheadend and VPN via PPTPD. Everything you need for this setup is already there if you are using tvheadend on a Raspberry Pi with DVB-C. If this is not the case, you should ...

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Sony Z3 Compact Android 7.1.2

CarbonROM: Android 7.1.2 for Sony Z3 Compact (Update: 8.1 "Oreo")

Those who own a Sony Z3 Compact are limited to Android 6.0.1 by Sony's official updates - alternative ROMs like CarbonROM provide a remedy. Sony itself will not provide any further updates for the Z3 and the Z3 Compact - Android 6.0.1 remains the latest version. Fortunately, Sony allows the simple unlocking of the ...

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Apple iPhone 7: without jack connector, but IP67 certified

Yesterday, September 7, Apple introduced the iPhone 7 - with some innovations, including the elimination of the 3.5mm jack. As before, there are still two variants: the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The main innovations affect both variants: the home button is now no longer a mechanical element, but the click is controlled by "Taptic ...

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Moto G: CyanogenMod 13.0 brings Android 6.0.1

Those who still use a Motorola Moto G of the first generation from 2013 can now upgrade to Android 6.0.1 with CyanogenMod 13. If you are already using CyanogenMod 12.x, the update to the new version is installed directly via the OTA update function. Disadvantage: If Google Play Services are installed, they also have to be updated to the new, Android 6.0.x compatible ...

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Cheap LTE entry: Microsoft Lumia 550

If you are looking for a cheap LTE smartphone, you should take a closer look at the Microsoft Lumia 550. The entry into the Windows 10 Mobile world offers everything important for under 90 Euros. Most entry-level phones work with Android - Apple is clearly to be seen in the high-price segment, Microsoft offers an exciting alternative here with an operating system that ...

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Android or Apple - Smartphones for every taste

The generation before us used to ask themselves: Mars or Snickers? Playstation or Nintendo 64? Or to stay in the industry and a little more current: Windows or Macintosh? But Apple has long since conquered the smartphone market as well. So now everyone is asking the not-so-simple question: Android or Apple? And this question concerns ...

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Data security of Ubuntu Phone Aquaris - weaker in the future?

What do Android, iOS and Windows have in common? They store data in the cloud, the company computers of the big corporations Apple, Google and Microsoft. Those who did not want to send their data into the orbit of the mighty have been given a viable alternative with the Linux operating system Ubuntu Touch so far, like with the BQ Aquaris E 4.5 and the new E5. …

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Congstar LTE further restricted

It was previously possible to use the Telekom LTE network with a Congstar contract card - but this is being restricted in more and more tariffs. With the new tariffs, there is now faster 3G Internet, but still no LTE. Unlike the rest of the network operators (after the merger of o2 and Eplus only two competitors remain) denies ...

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Moto G LTE (2013) gets Android 5.1 directly

For the LTE variant of the Moto G LTE (1st Gen., 2013) apparently no Android 5.0.2 comes, but Motorola goes directly to Android 5.2 - the update probably comes a little later for it. So while there are said to be tests with Android 5.0.x on the Moto G LTE in various regions, according to Androidpolice.com, Motorola has decided to ...

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