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Samsung Galaxy A5 – 5-inch display and 5MP front camera

Samsung’s just announced a new series of mobiles, revealing the Galaxy A3 and A5. The announcement GOES BIG in the word “selfie,” with Samsung sticking 5megapixel front-facing cameras in both models. The A5 has a 13MP main unit and the A3 comes with an 8MP proper camera. Both phones are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core [...]

Huawei Honor 6 is mid-to-high-end Android for £249

Huawei’s taken a new approach with the launch of its latest Honor [sic] smartphone, with the Honor 6 being sold direct through Amazon right now for £249 — cutting out the usual network partner approach. For that kind of money the latest Honor is quite impressive, offering a 5.0-inch screen running at 1080p resolution, 13MP [...]

Asda opts for Samsung Galaxy Tab Lite exclusive

Asda is sort of starting a new tablet war with Tesco and its stonkingly popular Hudl, thanks to a deal to sell an exclusive version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Lite in store and online. For just £89 you can have one, although with just a 2MP camera and dual-core chipset, don’t go expecting lightning performance [...]

Amazon Fire Phone hits the UK — with one year’s free Prime membership

The Amazon Fire phone, which seemed exciting but then got announced and suddenly wasn’t, is coming to the UK. Network O2 has acquired it exclusively, and will begin selling it for “free” on £33 a month contracts. One interesting promotional carrot sees Amazon offering one year of free Amazon Prime membership to initial O2 subscribers, [...]

The New Moto G – 5-inch display and launching today for £144.99

Motorola UK has kicked things up a gear today, announcing that an updated Moto G, a refreshed Moto X and the long awaited Moto Maker customisation tool are all heading to the UK. The new Moto G, which Motorola seems to be calling just The New Moto G, comes with a 5-inch 720p display, powered [...]

Freesat Android app launched

Freesat, the vague organisation behind those TV tuners that let you get satellite TV without paying Sky any money, now has an official Android app. On a basic level it’s an EPG to tell you what’s on over the next seven days, although viewers with one of the more recent Freetime set-top boxes can pair [...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini – 4.5-inch display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor

Samsung has unveiled one of 2014′s predictable banker models — the Galaxy S5 Mini. It’s your usual compromise that still ought to perform extremely well, teaming a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset with 1.5GB of RAM, outputting Samsung’s take on Android 4.4 to a 4.5-inch display running at 720 x 1280 resolution. There’s also two cameras (8MP [...]

Android stomps across Europe with 73.3% of key market smartphone sales

The latest breakdown of the European smartphone scene via analyst Kantar has arrived, revealing that in the five key EU markets — UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain — Android-powered devices accounted for a staggering 73.3% of all smartphone sales in the 12-week period up to the end of May. Apple is second on a [...]

LG G Watch priced at £159 in the UK, Samsung Gear Live £169

THEY’RE COMING! THE SMARTWATCH INVASION IS UNDER WAY! Today, or perhaps very late last night after we stopped refreshing the page, saw Google begin direct-selling two of the new Android Wear smartwatches via Google Play, with the LG G Watch yours for just £159. Samsung’s Gear Live is also now on sale, costing £10 more. [...]

Google: Android had one billion active users last month

Google’s Sundar Pichai gave us some stats around Android at this year’s Google I/O developer event today, revealing that the mobile OS saw over one billion individual active users over the last 30 days. Here’s a chart: This new stat replaces the previous device activations numbers, which we tracked over the past few years to [...]

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