Roy Smyth

Android evangelist, having been geeked out on Android since getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 in 2011. Now rockin' the S7 Edge. Please support my valiant efforts to convert the unenlightened to Googlism.

Review: Toca Hair Salon 2

Despite the rumours about the DroidHorizon team, none of us are qualified hairdressers.  However some of us do have kids, so it may not be too late for the next generation to pick up the curling tongs and make us proud. TOCA Hair Salon 2 is an iOS port to Android aimed at kids.  You can choose one of six victims customers to operate on, after which they will take a seat in front of you.  Now the f...[Read More]

Carmageddon Game Review

I admit it. For a gamer, I’m old. At my age I’m supposed to have more sense. I certainly should have matured past mindlessly violent video games. Way back in 1997 it was a different story. I was in my twenties and although the internet had already started to take off, my home was totally off-line. I was into PC gaming and used to buy PC magazines mainly for their cover CD crammed full ...[Read More]

Editorial: Why a Nexus S4?

  As usual there were a lot of rumours around what might be announced at this year’s Google I/O, and as usual most of them where wrong. Since we’ve yet to see any impact of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility, there was a strong rumour that we might see some confirmation of the fabled Motorola X phone. There was even some talk of a Nexus 5. However it wasn’t unti...[Read More]

Smash Cops Heat Review

Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? We’ve all seen the helicopter footage of some law-breaker trying to out-run cop cars, and had a little chuckle at their futile attempts to get away. Well that’s the scenario in this game (complete with helicopter noise as you play). However these are not just ordinary cops, they’re Smash Cops who run do...[Read More]

PUK Game Review

With PUK the incredibly simple idea of the game is to hit solid circles (portals) with your transparent circles (I’ll call them PUKs) before the time runs out. Your PUKs are located at the bottom of the screen and you pull back on them (Angry Birds catapult style) to repel them upwards to hit the portals. However you can’t mess around lining up the perfect shot. Ain’t nobody got ...[Read More]

Free Disney Apps

We’re not yet sure why or for how long, but some cracker Disney games are now available for free in the Play Store. * Where’s My Perry? * Wreck-It-Ralph * Puffle Launch * Where’s My Water? * Temple Run: Brave Our advice is to snap them up while you can. Prices have returned to normal.  Was this a mistake?  Did you get them in time?

First Impressions Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Opinions will undoubtedly vary with the Droid Horizon team, but this is my personal take on the yesterday’s Samsung unveiling of the Galaxy S4. The Hype and Unpacked Event The teaser videos with that Jeremy Maxwell kid and his glowing box was beyond lame.  This kid is Samsung’s Wesley Crusher or Jar Jar Brinks (depending on your preference).  After watching this kid on stage and listen...[Read More]

Gun Bros 2 Review

  Yes, you guessed right. Gun Bros 2 is a sequel. Gun Bros was released back in 2009 and was an early example of a freemium game – you get the game for free but then they entice you with upgrades that cost actual money. The original was a great success, and Glu Mobile have stuck to the winning formula with Gun Bros 2. The game-play is very similar – dual virtual joysticks allow yo...[Read More]

Greenify App Review

Before beginning this review, let me first say that Greenify is a root-only app.  If you haven’t rooted your device and have no intention of doing so, then Greenify isn’t going to work for you. Now Android has pretty slick memory management and despite the plethora of task killing and memory manager apps on the Play Store, the general advice is to just let Android do it’s thing. ...[Read More]

DroidHorizon Firefox Persona

Following on from our DroidHorizon Chrome Theme, we didn’t want to neglect our Firefox users.  So now you can also support our site with our shiny new Firefox Persona.

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Plantronics M165 Marque 2 Bluetooth Headset Review

  Plantronics M165 Marque 2 Bluetooth Headset Review   When I was asked to review the Plantronics M165 Marque 2 Bluetooth headset, I had to take a few minutes to think about it. You see I don’t make many calls and have never owned a Bluetooth headset. Plantronics would have a difficult time winning me over to such a device. Also my limited headset experience means that I have no id...[Read More]

Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap AND Good

This editorial is a response to a couple of articles that have been published in the past 24 hours, basically saying that the reason Android has become hugely popular is because it’s cheap. Gismodo published the article entitled “Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good“.  TechCrunch then published a follow-up article “The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap,...[Read More]

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