Derek Ross

Information Specialist

You can turn you Oppo Find 7a into a OnePlus One with CyanogenMod 11S

May 14th - We’ve known for a while now that the Oppo Find 7a and the OnePlus One were close cousins, sharing the same production facilities and even sharing a vast majority of the same internal hardware. Well, it seems you can make them share the same software too with a little bit of good ole fashioned Android tinkering.

CyanogenMod 11 M6 snapshot builds now available [Updated]

May 4th - Those of you into rootin’ and ROMin’ your Android devices are most likely familiar with Cid and his pals over at CyanogenMod. You’ll be happy to know that CyanogenMod 11 M6 is now rolling out to select devices.

Watch Derek Ross live tonight on TWiT’s All About Android show

Apr 29th - Tonight I have the pleasure of joining Jason Howell, Gina Trapani, and Ron Richards on TWiT’s “All About Android” show to talk about well…about all things Android. More specifically, we’ll be talking about some of he happenings in the Android world from the past week such as Android Silver, OK Google Everywhere, OnePlus One controversy, the latest Google Glass update, and plenty more.

Reddit job listing confirms official Android app launching in the future

Apr 28th - We don’t need to tell you that we live in a mobile world, seeing as you happen to be visiting a website dedicated to reporting on the greatest mobile operating system on the planet. It seems Reddit finally got the memo and plans on building an official Android app in the future.

Don’t Smash the Past: This OnePlus One promotion is a bad idea

Apr 25th - After unveiling their Flagship Killer smartphone earlier this week, Chinese start-up OnePlus has announced that you can become one of the very first 100 people to purchase their new phone. Even better – it will only run you one dollar. All you have to do is enter a contest stating that you’ll smash your current smartphone if you’re entry is chosen. This is a bad idea.

Oppo Find 7a Review

Apr 21st - Oppo’s latest flagship smartphone, the Find 7a – the younger brother of the upcoming Find 7, follows Oppo’s previous track record, bringing impeccable hardware, incredible design, and just the right amount of innovation to make any smartphone fan salivate.

CyanogenMod 11S – OnePlus One UI showcased for all to see

Apr 18th - Earlier tonight we saw a supposed leak of the upcoming OnePlus One. The leak included press renders of the phone, a variety of back covers, and supposedly depicted the phones upcoming UI. Carl Pei of OnePlus took to the official OnePlus forums moments ago to put an end to the rumors running rampant this evening.

Moonshine UI themed icons now available on Google Play

Apr 18th - Earlier this week, we got a supposed sneak peak at Google’s upcoming icon changes for a future version of Android, dubbed internally as Moonshine. If you’re anything like me, after seeing Android’s upcoming Moonshine UI icons, you’ve been drooling to get that sexy, flat design on your Android devices.

Watch Google’s Project Ara Developer Conference Live

Apr 15th - Today kicks off day one of Google’s Project Ara Developer Conference. The conference is set to begin at 11:30 am Eastern Time. Tune in below. The conference is aimed at developers and Ara enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes. Google hopes to fuel innovation and generate excitement in this entirely new mobile space.