Category: Google I/O 2010

“Pixel Towers merges classic one-button gameplay with lovely pixelart accompanied by retro chiptune music”

That sounds exactly like the sort of thing we’d bother playing. Pixel Towers is on the Android Market here for literally no money at all, with no ads or anything. However, if you like it and would like to “tip” the developer, there’s an alternate version of the app available for 99p. No extra content […]

VIDEO: Google I/O Android 2.2 presentation now online

Google has now sliced and uploaded the videos of last night’s I/O 2010 Android 2.2 presentation, and is hosting them all on its Google Developers YouTube channel if you want to relive the highs – and endless crowd-pleasing Apple digs – of the evening’s big FroYo reveal. Here’s the opening 10 minutes from the Android […]

Google I/O 2010: Sony & Intel onboard for Google TV – launching late 2010

Google has just confirmed another hot recent Android rumour concerning its forthcoming Google TV scheme, namely that tech heavyweights Sony and Intel will be coming together to create the launch hardware that powers Google’s new interactive TV platform. Sony is itself planning an entire range of TVs and Blu-ray players, all including Android-compatible hardware and […]

Google I/O 2010: Android Market soon to be accessible from PC

Another most-wanted Android feature has been ticked off the list by Google today, which revealed an all-new Android Market web site which allows PC app-buying – and direct over-the-air transmission of apps to your Android phone. Once you’ve signed in to the forthcoming new Android Market with the same Gmail account details used on your […]

Android 2.2 released to developers – SDK and full feature list available now

The Android Developers Blog has just updated with a simple list of the hottest new Android 2.2 features revealed at Google I/O today, bringing together everything we’ve learned about the all-new “FroYo” update during the conference. Read the full feature list of all Android 2.2 updates on the Developer site, or skim-read the following below… […]

VIDEO: Android 2.2 highlights

Google’s still announcing yet more new features of Android 2.2 AKA “FroYo” at its I/O 2010 conference right now, but it’s already jumped the gun a little and made the official Android 2.2 features video live on YouTube a few minutes ago. Here it is. Android 2.2 is officially GO. This video is basically a […]

Google I/O 2010: Translate app soon to speak your results

If you’ve fallen in a gutter in a drunken stupor outside the bar of your holiday resort, Android will soon be able to help. In a demo of a forthcoming updated Google Translate feature at Google I/O 2010, the Google demonstrator spoke his request into his Android phone in English – and Google computed it, […]

Google I/O 2010: SD card app saving a part of FroYo

According to Google, users are installing “more than 40″ apps on their Android phones, on average, which is making it little hard for us all to manage our collections of tools and apps. That problem will soon become a THING OF THE PAST, thanks to FroYo letting us search through our apps via the Home […]

Google I/O 2010: Android app "update all" button coming to FroYo

Hooray! The dream, the fantasy, the ultimate in labour-saving app management has just been confirmed – Android 2.2 will let you update all of your apps at once, via the new UPDATE ALL option. We can honestly say we’ve never been this excited about seeing a grainy image of a grey text button before: Imagine […]

Google I/O 2010: Android 2.2 to offer "two to five times speed increase" on existing hardware

Google’s now showing off the all-new JIT compiler it’s sticking into its imminent FroYo Android 2.2 update, claiming – and showing in a live demo to back it up – that it offers a stunning performance increase of up to FIVE TIMES when running Android apps. Also, Google’s claiming a 2-3 time increase of speed […]

  • 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 […]