Unless one slipped under Gizbeat’s nose, this is the the first 720p MTK6589T phone to be released. What’s that mean? Most users won’t notice a difference unless they game In fact, the average user who doesn’t game may not even notice a difference between MTK6575 and MTK6589T. Read more →
Gizbeat generally doesn’t take the time to post little tips and tricks and maybe some of you already take advantage of this, but this is one of the things I have found very useful.
While many of us know that a two-finger pull-down on the notification bar will access our toggles, this is not conducive to single-hand operation. What are you doing with your other hand? Well, I don’t want to guess… But let’s just say there are times when we need the toggles and both hands aren’t readily available. It’s also of course possible to pull down the notification and tap the icon to bring up toggles, but this is an extra step we can eliminate. Read more →
Gizbeat was a bit skeptical we’d see MTK6589T smart phones released before the end of the month, but already we’ve got at least two phones shipping with the MTK6589T. We recently posted a preview of the MTK6589T and some of the differences between it and the standard MTK6589.
MTK6589T is an exciting new chipset with a significant boost in GPU and CPU power. Though the majority of phones initially coming out with MTK6589T will be 1080p, within the next couple months we should see some 720p options as well which will be an excellent choice for demanding 3D games. Read more →
Often I see it posted in blogs and forums something to the effect of ‘engineering mode says it has 850MHz, so it must be true’. Though no matter how much we wish it, it’s simply not. MTK6589 and it’s aging brothers MTK6577/MTK6575 etc…, all have chipset support for many GSM/WCDMA frequencies. Read more →
Among all the topics that come up on the forum, issues with GPS not working are the most numerous. Rather than typing out the same suggestions over and over again, I’ve decided to make a tutorial to refer to people that may take care of some basic questions and solutions to get GPS working again on MTK6589 MTK6577 MTK6575. Read more →
We recently posted a tutorial on how to root MTK6589. We’ve now come across a new root method that is compatible with a whopping 122 MTK phones and should work with many others, as many MTK phones use ported and similar ROMs. This Graphical Auto-Root is also compatible with MTK6575, MTK6577 and most likely older versions of MTK chipset as well. Read more →
MTK hits us with another whammy as they introduce the MTK6589T. This new SoC will ramp the CPU from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz and the GPU from 286 to 357. Read more →
About a month back I wrote a tutorial on how to root MTK6589. While the same basic idea applies, I’ve upgraded the tutorial a bit with new tools and a different root file.
8tracks brings back the mixtape, but makes it easier to create and share than the painstaking process people in the 80′s and 90′s took. Though it’s become simpler, it’s still a labor of love and even more so because you know your blend has the potential to reach thousands or maybe even 10′s of thousands. Read more →