Category: Opinion

XCOM: Enemy Unknown now on Android

Here’s quite an exciting thing for mobile gamers. XCOM is now on Android. People loved it on PC and the “proper” home consoles, with the Android release from 2K Games claiming to offer a full-power mobile recreation of everything that made the strategic combat title such a popular smash. Here are some men crouching down […]

Mr Flap is a Flappy Bird homage that's… quite good

We spent a few happy minutes blissfully playing Mr Flap last night, a game that takes the Flappy Bird mechanic and flips it… folds it… bends it… into a circle. It’s circular Flappy Bird, with players flapping at moving gates that expand to change position as your tiny bird “laps” the course. That’s all you […]

"Play your favourite BBC One TV quiz show Pointless, anytime and anywhere!"

Pointless, the prime-time BBC quiz show that’s become a bit of a sensation among the post-Countdown afternoon TV crowd, is now on Android. The Pointless – Quiz with Friends app costs £1.49 and features in-app purchases too, so there’s no chance of it finding its way onto any of the Eurodroid telephones. But if you […]

Huawei becomes "official smartphone partner" of Arsenal football club

Some very rich men are about to be handed a load of free mobile phones, thanks to a deal between Huawei and Arsenal to declare the smartphone maker the official tech partner of the London club. The deal starts now and lasts until the end of the 15/16 session, and will see Arsenal players in […]

Augmented reality virtual pet game Animin bringing CG poo to a table near you

Next week’s Toy Fair will see the launch of Animin, a modern take on the virtual pet phenomenon that uses augmented reality to project your little animal friends out into the real world via a smartphone or tablet display. The game is your classic virtual pet kind of thing, only they “exist” in the real […]

STATS: Android and Windows Phone share up in the UK, iOS down

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has released its latest set of data covering the UK’s smartphone OS sales situation, showing that the Android user percentage continues to rise over here, with Google’s OS now powering well over half of all smartphones sold in the UK. The numbers, for the three months ending in November of 2013, show […]

Sonic Racing Transformed out now on Android

Sega’s transition to mobile developer continues, with a version of its well-received home console Mario Kart clone Sonic Racing Transformed arriving on Android today. For £2.99 you get to race 10 characters around tracks inspired by Sega games of old, with the game’s Google Play listing claiming multiplayer racing is “coming soon” too. We can’t […]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now live on Android

One of the largest and most popular games in the history of all gamekind is now on Android, with publisher Rockstar sticking Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas up for download today. For a £4.99 investment you get a game that’s been “remastered” and contains “improved character models” compared with the PS2 original, plus there’s cloud-based […]

BEST DEALS: Moto G now £99 online at Tesco

We thought the Moto G was the best Android deal EVER when it launched last month at around £130, now it can be bought for just £99 from Tesco Direct. It’s in stock at the time of writing, but unless Tesco has five million of them in its warehouse, it surely won’t stay in stock […]

Sonic 2 now on Google Play

Possibly the most IMPORTANT Sega game of them all has just arrived on Google Play, with the Android version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 now yours in return for £2.18. It ought to be a cracker too, as it uses the same engine that powered the stunning version of Sonic CD, plus this “remastered” release […]

  • 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 […]

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