Lilbits (3-19-2014): OnePlus One equals swappable rear covers

The folks at OnePlus are generating a lot of buzz for their upcoming smartphone which will run CyanogenMod software, features a 5.5 inch, 1080p display, and support up to 64GB of storage. They’re doing that by announcing the phone’s specs one at a time… and the latest detail the company is sharing is support for […]

Lilbits (3-12-2014): Amazon’s TV Box will support Netflix and Hulu?

According to rumor after rumor, Amazon is working on a TV box that will let users watch Amazon Instant Video on their televisions. But like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, the Amazon TV box won’t be limited to running only AMazon apps and services. According to GigaOm’s sources, the box will also support Hulu Plus, Netflix, and […]

OnePlus One has a 5.5 inch screen, but it’s smaller than a 5 inch phone

OnePlus is continuing to gradually reveal specs for its upcoming smartphone. We already knew the OnePlus One would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 3100mAh battery. Now we also know it’ll have a 5.5 inch display. Think that’ll make the phone too big? Well it turns out OnePlus is promising it’ll actually be smaller […]

OnePlus One smartphone launching in 10 countries in Q2, 2014

The folks at Chinese startup OnePlus plan to launch their first smartphone in the second quarter of 2014. The OnePlus One is expected to be a very geek-friendly device which will ship with software developed by CyanogenMod, and the folks at OnePlus are promising that unlocking the bootloader, rooting your phone, or installing stock or […]

Lilbits (1-23-2014): Talking to Chrome

Google Android users can search the web or launch actions on their phones or tablets by tapping a microphone icon and then speaking. If you have a Google Nexus 5 or other supported device you don’t even have to tap — just say “OK Google” to get started (when you’re on the home screen). A […]

OnePlus One smartphone will ship with CyanogenMod installed

The second phone to feature CyanogenMod software is on the way, but this time it’s not a limited edition version of an existing handset. Chinese startup OnePlus has announced that its first phone will ship with a “specially designed version of CyanogenMod.”   OnePlus is a new company founded by former Oppo executive Pete Lau. […]

OnePlus plans “outstanding” phones for 2014, could run CyanogenMod

Former Oppo executive Pete Lau has launched a new startup called OnePlus, with a goal of creating high quality, affordable phones and other devices. While new startups pop up all the time, Lau’s experience with Chinese device maker Oppo suggest that he knows what he’s doing — and one of the things he may be […]