A 30-post collection

Android to Windows Phone experience

I have a new job and landed a shiny new Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, so I'm switching from Android for a while to see how I enjoy it. By far the biggest challenge so far is the state of apps, the numbers of apps is less and the quality »


My HTC One is the first Android phone that I have stuck with the original ROM for a prolonged period of time, which is remarkable given there’s even a ‘pure’ Android ROM available for it. In the past I’ve been happy to upload custom ROMs for my original »

I've published my first Android App

After getting the Canberra Comedy Festival iPhone App published in the iTunes App Store I set my sights on developing an Android version. I’m pleased to say that this has now been released and is available in the Google Play Store. Overall I found the experience much more pleasant »

Samsung Galaxy S III - early thoughts

I just got hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S III and it’s a pretty nice phone that’s for sure! Definitely light to hold, brilliant screen and responsive – just what you’d expect from a quad core CPU! Of course I wasn’t too thrilled with the »

Galaxy Nexus Review

I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus about 2 months ago and I’ve been loving it. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S II which I thought was a brilliant phone, but the Galaxy Nexus just tops it in my opinion.  Highlights Ice Cream Sandwich of course »

Custom Android Skins suck

Time for some hate directed towards custom skins that manufacturers apply to Android.  What is a custom skin? My definition of a custom skin is that it is the UI and behaviour customisations that manufacturers apply to Android handsets. HTC has Sense, Samsung has TouchWiz and Motorola has MOTOBLUR.  Why »

Still loving my Acer Iconia A500 tablet

It’s been nearly 4 months since I bought my Acer Iconia A500 tablet and blogged about it here. Not much has changed, I still think it’s great. The only bugbears for me have been the WiFi dropping out in my house. The tablet seems to have the weakest »

Android Honeycomb and Acer Iconia A500 review

I bought myself an Acer Iconia A500 Wi-Fi tablet 4 days ago which runs Android Honeycomb 3.0. Here’s the good, bad and the ugly of it so far. As far as I can tell this is a vanilla install of Honeycomb with some pre-installed apps courtesy of Acer »

Post from Honeycomb tablet

Just testing the WordPress app from my Acer Iconia A500 tablet running Android Honeycomb 3.0. I will try and post a review of the tablet with more details later on today hopefully – been brilliant so far, but a few hiccups along the way. »

Floyo 1.1.9 - Froyo for HTC Hero

So I’ve been running the Floyo 1.1.9 ROM on my HTC Hero for a week now and haven’t had any major problems, it’s been great. It’s an Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM based on the CyanogenMod 6 ROM. If you want to download it, »

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) hits Australia

Woohoo, finally your shiny Android powered device can be used as a GPS Navigation aid in Australia. As of this morning (17th November 2010), Google have turned on this feature that was previously enabled for the USA and UK. Now when you are using Google Maps and try to get »