45 ancient games bundled up in Activision Anthology

Mega publisher Activision has released its third title on the Play Store, in the form of retro compilation Activision Anthology. It’s based around the ancient Atari 2600 console back catalogue, with Activision sticking every single one of its old releases for the old machine in this Android bundle. The app is free to install and […]

Adobe's Flash Player reinstated to UK Play Store after BBC pressure

Adobe’s Flash Player, which was supposed to have been banished from the Google Play Store, is back up – but only for Android users in the UK. Adobe says the move to re-release the Flash Player app came about due to pressure from “strategic partners” in the UK. In a news piece on the reinstatement […]

ZTE Grand X IN – Intel Powered Android 4.0 phone

ZTE has just announced plans for a reworking of the just-launched Grand X, with the new Intel-powered ZTE Grand X IN set to launch across Europe from this September. The Grand X IN runs off an Intel Z2460 chipset, with a 4.3″ display running at the qHD resolution of 960×540. The Grand X IN also […]

BEST DEALS: Optimus 4X HD free on £15.50 contract

Online phone specialist is running a rather impressive deal for LG’s new Optimus 4X HD, offering the phone on a T-Mobile contract for a rather unbelievable £15.50 per month. If you’re not won over by any of yesterday’s new Sony and Samsung phone announcements, that’s pretty sweet for a very powerful phone. This cheapest […]

Amazon App Store now live in the UK

Amazon’s separate Android app shop is now live for users in the UK, with the retail giant unlocking the service for use in a handful of European countries today. Germany, France, Spain and Italy join the UK in now having official access to Amazon’s alternate app listings, with the same free daily app promotion on […]

Samsung Galaxy Camera – Android 4.1 plus 16MP CMOS sensor

As well as shocking literally nobody with the announcement of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung also revealed an odd move into the Android-powered camera world. The Samsung Galaxy Camera will arrive running Android 4.1 with both 3G and wi-fi connectivity included (4G in lucky modern countries), running on a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. The Galaxy Camera […]

HTC Desire X – 4" display on a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4

HTC is bringing a little power back to the Desire name after disappointing us all with the weedy HTC Desire C, announcing the much more capable and dual-core HTC Desire X, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 S4. The Desire X runs Android 4.1 complete with HTC’s Sense4+ user interface skin, with a 4″ Super […]

Samsung Galaxy Note II – 5.5" display plus 1.6GHz quad-core processor

Samsung has just revealed its update of the surprise smash Galaxy Note, with the Galaxy Note II announced ahead of a release this October. The new Galaxy Note features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, an enlarged 5.5″ Super AMOLED display running at 1280×720 resolution, plus an 8megapixel rear camera along with a front-facing chat […]

Sony Xperia T – Android 4.0 on a dual-core Qualcomm S4

Here’s official word on yet another Sony Android model for 2012, the very latest Xperia T. The phone, which has previously been known in a series of internet leaks as the Xperia Mint, will arrive running Android 4.0, with Qualcomm’s powerful, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor inside to handle the complicated business of being a smartphone. […]

Sony Xperia Tablet S – 9.4" quad-core Android 4.0 tablet

The first of Sony’s announcements from this week’s IFA tech show is in, revealing an updated, Xperia-branded Android tablet. The Xperia Tablet S is a quad-core model powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset, offering Android 4.0.3 is its launch OS, a 9.4″ IPS display running at 1280×800 resolution, dual cameras (8MP and 1MP) and a […]

  • 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 […]