Gary C

Ticketmaster UK now out for Android

There’s been a US-only version of the Ticketmaster app out for quite some time, now the event booking business has launched Ticketmaster UK for all of our gig-ordering needs. It’s a pretty standard booking app, with one clever key feature — checking your location to let you impulsively book nearby events. And Ticketmaster UK also […]

BEST DEALS: Nexus 4 "free" on £26 Orange SIM

It seems everyone bar Google has stock of the LG Nexus 4 at the moment, meaning there are finally some less fiscally offensive deals out there for buying the hot new Android 4.2 phone. Carphone Warehouse is, for example, offering the Nexus 4 for “free” and a £26 a month payment, which bundles up the […]

Gumtree Android app now available

After struggling on with a mobile web site for the last couple of years, used stuff selling portal Gumtree has finally put together a full mobile app. The Android Gumtree app lets you set your location from its main page, which is a good start, then offers a simple ICS-style tabbed layout complete with very […]

BEST DEALS: Orange San Diego £99 plus £10 credit

This is probably a bit late to add to your Christmas present list, but it’s a superb way to start the new year on a budget. Orange has SLASHED the price of the Orange San Diego, selling the 4″ Intel-powered Android model for just £99 with a PAYG SIM. You’ll have to buy at least […]

Sega's Sonic Jump now on Android

After a brief and slightly annoying period of exclusivity on iOS, Sega’s Sonic Jump has now appeared on the Play Store. It’s nothing amazingly exciting, though, offering Android users an updated take on the non-stop-bouncy-bouncy genre of game, where the famous blue hedgehog springs up scrolling levels toward an end goal. It’s a bit like […]

Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery now on Play Store

This quirky action/adventure game went down a storm when it appeared on Android as part of the most recent Humble Bundle package – now you can pick it up direct from the Play Store. Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery is an odd little thing that’s been out on iOS for some time, giving you a stick-man […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Premium Suite update launches today

Samsung UK is launching an update for the Galaxy S III today, with the “Premium Suite” set of enhanced software tools apparently live for download right now. The update brings in quite a few software features from the Galaxy Note II, most notably the Multi Window option to split the display in two and have […]

Autumn Walk now out for Android

We’ve said this before to mass derision and howls of confused protest from the youth, but there aren’t many more enjoyable games around on Android than last year’s Winter Walk, a clever little touch game illuminated by fantastic dialogue and a superb retro design approach. Now there’s a sequel. Autumn Walk has just arrived on […]

Samsung Galaxy Grand – 5" display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Good lord, Samsung really does want to make 5″ screens the new default size. That’s what you get with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, which appears to be a mid-range Android model offering a 5″ display powered by a dual-core processor. It’s a bigger, slightly less powerful Galaxy S3 by the look of it. Android 4.1 […]

Google UK stops taking all Nexus 4 orders

Google has now stopped taking orders for the 16GB Nexus 4. Again. The phone’s listing now just says “SOLD OUT” in big red letters with no option to place a buy, no doubt as a result of the ongoing stock and ordering problems that recetly led the boss of Google to apologise to those stuck […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]