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Google UK boss blames "scarce and erratic" supplies for Nexus 4 stock nightmare

Dan Cobley, the Managing Director of Google UK & Ireland, has been pulled into the Nexus 4 stock crisis, with an email from the big boss of Google giving more detail on the dreadful problems the company has had in selling the Nexus 4 direct to buyers. The current stock crisis is effecting all Nexus […]

Broken Sword II Smoking Mirror now on Android

The sequel to the fantastic Broken Sword: Director’s Cut has now appeared on the Play Store, with olden-days publisher Revolution Software launching the next installment in the popular point-and-click adventure series for Andriod users to enjoy. Broken Sword II Smoking Mirror is a huge 717MB download, so if you’re planning on playing it before next […]

EE offering Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and Nexus 7 on 4G data contracts

New 4G network EE has started offering a couple of Android tablets on a subsidised basis, with both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, and Google Nexus 7 about to become available for order alongside a monthly 4G data allowance. Obviously the Nexus 7 doesn’t support 4G out of the box, so it’ll come with […]

"Rebuilt" version 2.0 Android Facebook app due to launch today

The endless saga of the slightly shabby Android Facebook app ought to be brought to an end today, with Facebook claiming its all new “native” app should finally put complaints about the social network’s underwhelming Android presence to bed. Here’s a snippet from Facebook’s pre-launch grounder on the new Android app, which will arrive later […]

BBC iPlayer app updated with Android 4.2 support, background radio playback and more

The BBC has released an all-new version of its iPlayer Android app, completely refreshing the mobile app’s layout and adding in a decent collection of new features. It now has an Android 4.0 style tabbed layout with the now standard pull down menu option, plus a much prettier radio section and will now work with […]

Nexus 4 now available direct from Three – on £35 monthly tariff

UK network Three, the darling of seemingly everyone we follow on Twitter, is now selling the hot new LG Nexus 4. There’s a bit of an odd catch, mind, as it’s only offering the phone on one of its top-tier “One Plan” tariffs, which costs £35 a month with an upfront fee of £29. It’s […]

Football Manager Handheld 2013 out now for Android

This year’s Football Manager is now available for obsessive compulsive play on Android, with Football Manager Handheld 2013 up on Google Play for your downloading. This year’s update of the huge footie franchise features the full 2012/13 team data, new Irish leagues, a total of 14 countries with playable leagues and English, French, Italian and […]

Magazines now live in Google Play UK

After a slightly broken accidental unveiling yesterday, Google has now opened up a fully stocked magazine section for Android users in the UK. It comes complete with one-off purchases and a rolling subscription model for ongoing issues, with prices around the same level as their high street, physical equivalents. Here it is, in all its […]

Android iPlayer app getting higher quality Wi-Fi and 4G video streams

The BBC’s internet tech boss has put together a long blog post updating the nation on the corporation’s Android plans, promising, among other things, to make “feature parity” with the iOS version of the TV app a key goal for Android iPlayer. So we’ll finally get programme downloading. As well as that, the BBC will […]

Magazines listed on Google UK's Play Store

Google is about to launch its mobile magazine shopping options in the UK, with a selection of titles already listed on the UK Play Store. Sadly the payment processes aren’t yet in place, so it’s not possible to actually BUY any of the magazines currently listed right now, but it’s all up there and ready […]

  • 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 […]