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Unlocked Nexus 4 BACK IN STOCK at UK Google Play shop*

After selling out of a second batch in early December, Google and LG are now ready to START THE NIGHTMARE AGAIN, with the unlocked Nexus 4 now available for direct order through Google’s shop. Prices are unchanged, with the 8GB device costing £239, and the 16GB unit up there fore £279. So if you’ve been […]

Acer Iconia B1 hits the supermarkets, Jelly Bean tablet for £99

The latest 7″ budget tablet from Acer has gone on sale in the UK, with its small tablet now available in ASDA, Sainsburys and probably other places for £99. For that you get a surprisingly decent-sounding dual-core MediaTek A9 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 7″ display running at 1024 x 600 resolution, 8GB of storage, […]

Motorola RAZRi Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update now live

Motorola has finally launched an update for UK, French and German users of the cute Intel-powered RAZRi, taking the phone’s OS up to the “Jelly Bean” code, or 4.1.2 to be a little more precise. Motorola’s put some full release notes online here if you haven’t been paying attention and don’t already know what to […]

Temple Run 2 now live on Android

The popular “infinite runner” game Temple Run 2 has now arrived on Android after a brief exclusivity period on iOS devices, with Imangi Studios launching a free, ad-supported version of its updated dodge/collect game on Google Play for us Android-using lot to all have a play with. Temple Run 2 certainly looks much, much better […]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z – 10″ screen, quad-core and water resistant

As plenty of rumours foretold, Sony has indeed just announced the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. It’s based around the same skinny, sexy design as the recently revealed Xperia Z phone, boosting the size of the BRAVIA display to a 10.1″ unit running at 1920 x 1200 resolution, backed by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm chipset. It’s […]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z – 10" screen, quad-core and water resistant

As plenty of rumours foretold, Sony has indeed just announced the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. It’s based around the same skinny, sexy design as the recently revealed Xperia Z phone, boosting the size of the BRAVIA display to a 10.1″ unit running at 1920 x 1200 resolution, backed by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm chipset. It’s […]

HTC One SV LTE now “free” on EE contacts

The UK’s new 4G network has added another Android model to its range, with the HTC One SV now available to order alongside a range of monthly tariffs. It’s not exactly cheap, with EE’s prices starting at £36 a month for a “free” phone, plus a 500MB monthly data allowance. Which won’t last very long […]

HTC One SV LTE now "free" on EE contacts

The UK’s new 4G network has added another Android model to its range, with the HTC One SV now available to order alongside a range of monthly tariffs. It’s not exactly cheap, with EE’s prices starting at £36 a month for a “free” phone, plus a 500MB monthly data allowance. Which won’t last very long […]

BT SmartTalk brings Wi-Fi calling to Android – using your landline allowance

BT has launched an app going by the name of BT SmartTalk, which lets mobile users place calls using a Wi-Fi connection. Only available to BT customers, the BT SmartTalk Android app requires you to first link your mobile to your BT account. Then, calls made via the app are counted as part of your […]

Android Nike+ app now accessible for all UK users

There was some exclusivity weirdness surrounding the Nike+ app in the UK, which saw distribution and use of the Android version limited to O2 uers. That window of frustration has now expired, with the Android sports tracking app now installable by anyone regardless of network. The newly restriction-free version of Nike+ up on the Play […]

  • 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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