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Review: Motorola Moto E

It was a coincidence that got a Moto E in my hands. A relative wanted a cheap device to use until she could get an iPhone 6 when it’s out, so I researched a little bit and came up with…

Review: Nexus 5 Hardware Impressions

Last year’s Nexus 4 quickly became one of my favorite smartphones of all time, because Google and LG didn’t just manage to produce a very affordable device but also the first one in the Nexus line that didn’t have to…

Review: Kindle Fire HDX Hardware Impressions

My first 7 inch tablet was a Kindle Fire import from the USA, which was a very solid device with a 200$ price tag that was unheard of for any non-china-trash tablet back then. This was also the device which…

Review: Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean for Tablets – What happened to Project Butter?

Google is continuing its rapid update philosophy with Android 4.2.1, which was released alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 recently. This is not a big update by any means but there are still some very interesting new features. And…

Review: Asus Nexus 7 Travel Case – and why it’s not half as bad as many reviews suggest

There have been many reviews about the official Asus case for the Nexus 7 by now, and most of them aren’t very positive. I have been looking for a long time to find a good case for the Nexus 7,…

Review: The curious case of the Nexus Q

Google is causing some big waves with their current Nexus lineup. Not due to the general Nexus privileges like early Android updates and great hardware, but especially because of the incredible price tags. Getting a high-end smartphone like the Nexus…

Review: Samsung Galaxy S3 Hardware

I won’t hide the fact that I’m always a little bit hesitant when it comes to Samsung Android devices. The decisions Samsung takes in regard to built materials and user interface just isn’t my taste. But the majority of customers…

Review: Toshl Finance Expense Tracker for Android

I love analyzing stuff. I can check out Google Analytics for hours without getting bored. And for a long time I have been searching for a good personal financing app to analyze all my family expenses so I can see…

Review: The Apple iPad and iOS experience from an Android users view

We have a handful of interesting mobile OS out there with iOS, Android, Windows Phone and the upcoming Blackberry OS 10 update. And even though all of them have their pros and cons, iOS stands out as the mobile OS…

Review: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Tablets (Nexus 7)

Not much time ago Google made a major Android revamp with the Ice Cream Sandwich update. User experience was the primary focus, and they succeeded in creating the most coherent and modern looking Android version up to that point. With…