Category: Android

Show Posts in

Google Maps to add two new interesting features.

Right back in 2008 I got my hands on my first Android device, the fantastic T-Mobile G1. One application stood out above all the rest – Google Maps. Back then it was just a very simple mapping tool giving users a fairly simple view of the world. Google …

You fanboy you

Google defines a fanboy as ‘a male fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, music, film, or science fiction’. To most of us, however, a fanboy is a passionate, perhaps an irrational, but most definitely a misguided fan of a rival mobile phone operating system (could be …

The Cubot X17. A smartphone for around £100. Decent?

Well, how do I start this one exactly? Quite some time ago, the people at Cubot sent me a phone to review. It was the Cubot X17. Now you may not have heard of them, but they do a range of smartphones but this particular one is over …

Yes, yet more Samsung Galaxy S8 leakage

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is quickly becoming the most leaked phone in history. As Mobile World Congress was drawing to a close, an official image leaked out and we’ve since had specs leaking out too. We’re expecting a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and @evleaks has revealed …

Sony Xperia L1 Announced

Our coverage at Barcelona brought a raft of mobile phones, but no – Sony have another one for us. Available in black, white or pink, it’s the Xperia L1. This has 2GB of RAM and runs on a MediaTek Quad-core 64-bit CPU running at 1.45GHz. There’s also 16GB …

Vodafone Huawei P10 pre-orders now live too

OK, you know the deal by now. It looks like Huawei has hit the ground running with the P10 as it’s also available to pre-order with Vodafone. Again, we can’t see any of those funky lush colours mentioned at the launch event but, if you head to Vodafone …

Three starting Huawei P10 and P10 Plus pre-orders from Thursday

Yesterday we told you about EE offering up the P10 and P10 Lite. Today it’s the turn of Three, who’ve informed us that their pre-orders will begin on March 23rd – this coming Thursday. They’ll be ranging the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, with the P10 priced up …

EE offering pre-orders on the Huawei P10 lite and P10

As we mentioned during the launch, EE are to carry the new Huawei P10 and the P10 lite. If you’ve drooled over the photos and you’re itching to get yourself one, EE now have a pre-order page available on ee.co.uk/p10. WiFi Calling and 4G Calling will be offered …

Lenovo P2 – review

Lenovo may not be the biggest player out there, but they are at least trying to make a difference in an area others struggle, and that is battery life. Let me say this straight away. The Lenovo P2 has a beast of a battery, cramming in a massive 5100 …

The future is Perspex

Two devices have recently launched aimed at the sizeable retro, or nostalgia markets. One is the Nokia 3310, a kind of glossed-up redesign of a classic dumb phone, snakes and all, which was so popular and ubiquitous back in its day that even people who didn’t own one …

Blow away the Monday blues with a couple of great deals!

It’s the start of the week. Your boss is still being a tool and you’re wondering where the heck the weekend went. Wasn’t it Friday just a few minutes ago? It was. Don’t worry though, because I see blossom on the trees here in the UK. Sure, our …

Rich Communication Services: why we should care about RCS.

Most phone users have used the Short Message Service at one time or another. Nowadays, we just call it texting people. Then came the promise of MMS (Multi Media Messaging), or picture messaging. That never really took off in the same way as texting people, since the costs …

LG G6 – First Look

At MWC 2017 Coolsmartpone was given early access to a First Look LG G6. LG’s new flagship is quite a looker, so here is a bit of an in-depth hands on with one of the most anticipated flagships of 2017. We should make it clear at this point: …

Shining a light on Blackberry Aurora

The Blackberry Aurora Effect Hot off the heels of the Blackberry KEYone finally being announced this year at MWC 17, news of another Blackberry handset has broken: the Blackberry Aurora. As with most things to do with the once-great smartphone giant, the handset is interesting. Or, rather, the …

More Galaxy S8 info leaked – specs galore.

We’re approaching the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship announcement, so here we go with some more Galaxy S8 info for the faithful and eager. This is currently believed to be March 29th with a date for pre-orders on the 10th of April. As usual, the internet is now …

MWC – Wiko Mobile and the WIM

Direct from Marseille, meet Wiko! They tell me that they’re targeting, “The Wiko Generation”. Smart people who are “not fooled” and appreciated value for money smartphones which are suitable to them. They’re the “Power Generation” who “choose their path freely”. They have, let me tell you, a lot …

MWC – The Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. Up close.

You may have missed it, but the Xperia XZ Premium wasn’t the only Sony phone to be announced in Barcelona this year. The Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra are for selfie lovers and a “super mid-range” phones. The XA1 has a 5″ screen (720 x 1280 pixel) and …

MWC – THAT new BlackBerry. Hands-on with the KEYone

This was tucked away around the back of the Alcatel stand but there was no shortage in interest. It’s a bit of a heavy thing at 180g and we’ve already posted a BlackBerry KEYone gallery after it leaked all over the place last Saturday morning. This one is …

MWC – We finally got a look at the Kodak Ektra

We’ve given the press people at Kodak quite a few emails now. We’ve still not been able to borrow one, so during our trip around the Mobile World Congress we finally got a few minutes to have a look at the Ektra in the flesh. It sells for …