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Asus PadFone 2 available on monthly contracts, from £33

The officially BONKERS Asus PadFone 2 docking phone/tablet hybrid has launched at Carphone Warehouse in the UK, which is now offering the bizarre combo device on a range of monthly tariffs almost as if it was a NORMAL TYPE OF PHONE. The deals start at £33 a month for a “free” PadFone 2 alongside a […]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" now on sale at Amazon UK

After testing the water here with the refreshed Kindle Fire and the 7″ Kindle Fire HD, Amazon has now launched the high-res 8.9″ version of its Kindle Fire Android table for us lot. The price is larger too, with the larger tablet costing £229 for the standard model, with a 32GB option yours for £259. […]

INQ launches MATERIAL reader app

We’re not entirely sure who MATERIAL BETA is aimed at, but we like apps that specify ALL CAPS should be used in their names so are giving it a spin. It’s probably best described as being a bit like Flipboard, in that it gives you a classy interface that wraps web content up in a […]

Three UK launches “Ultrafast” Samsung Galaxy S III

Three UK has started selling the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, branding it as an “Ultrafast” handset. What this means is it’ll run RIGHT NOW on Three’s existing and extremely swift DC-HSDPA 3G network, which offers download speeds well into double-digit Mbps numbers, plus it’ll be ready for use on the network’s […]

Three UK launches "Ultrafast" Samsung Galaxy S III

Three UK has started selling the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, branding it as an “Ultrafast” handset. What this means is it’ll run RIGHT NOW on Three’s existing and extremely swift DC-HSDPA 3G network, which offers download speeds well into double-digit Mbps numbers, plus it’ll be ready for use on the network’s […]

Cordy 2 launched on Android

The original Cordy has been around for years, offering a very pleasant, simple little platform game that’s easy to play and manages to run very well on even the most modest of Android devices. It’s a great little tech demo of what’s possible on a mobile phone, in fact. Now there’s another one. It’s called […]

STATS: Android 2.3 still powers 45% of all Android devices

Google has collated another month’s worth of Platform Versions data, letting us see how its patchwork mobile OS landscape is assembled right now. As of February 4th 2013, the very latest Jelly Bean code now powers 13.6% of the devices Google saw connect to its online services, up marginally from 10.2% last month. Last months […]

Samsung Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame – small, cheap, Android 4.1

As well as all of its glamorous and exciting models with displays the size of microwave oven doors, Samsung also likes to keep the kids happy with some “affordable” little Android models. This year’s cheapo smartphone clunkers are the Samsung Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame, two phones that’ll arrive running Android 4.1. Good to see […]

Yarvik moves into mobiles with 5.3″ dual-SIM Ingenia X1 and smaller Ingenia Synchro

Budget hardware maker Yarvik, which has stacks of perfectly capable Android tablets out there, has announced two new Android-powered smartphones. One of them is a massive beast, with the Ingenia X1 coming with a 5.3″ display. Internally it’s pretty average, though, offering a 1GHz dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM, plus an 8megapixel camera. The […]

Yarvik moves into mobiles with 5.3" dual-SIM Ingenia X1 and smaller Ingenia Synchro

Budget hardware maker Yarvik, which has stacks of perfectly capable Android tablets out there, has announced two new Android-powered smartphones. One of them is a massive beast, with the Ingenia X1 coming with a 5.3″ display. Internally it’s pretty average, though, offering a 1GHz dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM, plus an 8megapixel camera. The […]

  • 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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