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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 [...]

4G Moto G on sale today through Phones 4U

The updated version of the world-beating Moto G is on sale today, with phones & SIMs aggregator Phones 4U claiming to be selling it before anyone else in the UK. Black and white versions of the Moto G 4G are on sale right now through the shop’s web site, with contract deals starting at £18.99 [...]

Moto Maker for Moto X hitting Germany on July 1st

After way too much time as a US-only exclusive and with the phone it pimps to the extreme already starting to show its age, Motorola’s finally ready to launch the Moto Maker customisation service for the Moto X in Europe. According to Motorola Germany, the case modding service will launch exclusively for those who buy [...]

Vodafone Smart 4 – 4.5-inch display powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Vodafone’s “Smart” series of devices has been expanded today, with the network launching the Vodafone Smart 4 — a budget model available on a PAYG basis for just £75. For that you get a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM, backed up by a 5MP camera with secondary front chat-cam too. [...]

Archos 50b Oxygen – 5-inch display for £129

The Archos 50b Oxygen is apparently available today if you know where to look, with Archos looking to score a budget winner at a £129 price tag. For this, buyers get a 5-inch display running at 1280 x 720 resolution, 8megapixel camera, 1.3GHz quad-core chipset, 1GB of RAM and microSD card support. On paper, it’s [...]

VVVVVV and Super Gravitron hit Android

Indie genius Terry Cavanagh, who robbed us of the first half of 2013 by releasing the staggering Super Hexagon on Android, is back. He has two new-to-Android games up on Google Play today — VVVVVV and its spin-off mini game friend Super Gravitron. VVVVVV is the main treat. It’s a crazy gravitational platform game in [...]

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