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Xiaomi announces more lifestyle products

Yesterday Xiaomi officially unveiled the Redmi Note 3, but this wasn’t all the company had to announce. During the same event Xiaomi announced the Mi Pad 2 and the Mi Air Purifier 2. Lets start with the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, which as the name suggests is

NVIDIA release an updated gaming tablet

Last year there were two big tablets released with NVIDIA on board. One was the Google Nexus 9 which we reviewed here on site. The other slipped under our radar as it was being pitched more at gamers. This one was called the “NVIDIA Shield Tablet”. It

Xiaomi announce the Redmi Note 3

Today Xiaomi have announced the Redmi Note 3, a 5.5″ screened affordable handset which packs some serious specs for the price. The Redmi Note 3 is the third iteration of the popular and affordable Redmi Note series of devices. Coming hot on the heels of the Redmi

Coolsmartphone update – It’s all about speed

Morning all. Well, it’s morning here in the UK at least. As you know, for the last 13 years (actually, more than that if you include the time before I bought this domain), has reported on all the latest smartphone.. stuff. We’ve gone from Pocket PC,

Additional US numbers and a local presence from flyp

Yesterday I was banging on about making international calls and ways to keep in touch with people that are far away. This is flyp, an app which give you a free US phone number on your smartphone. The app lets you call and text any other American

CoolSmartPhone Podcast 159 – The Big Android BBQ Edition

Welcome to Episode 159 of the CoolSmartPhone Podcast. Is  this Episode Gary & Matteo join John for an early evening discussion and cover several exciting topics including: Matteo’s recent trip to the Big Android BBQ Gary’s opinion on the State on Sony following the release of the

Samsung pay coming to UK

Samsung pay, which is the company’s mobile payment system, is reportedly coming to the United Kingdom, China and Spain in the first quarter of 2016. Currently only limited to a number of handsets, Samsung Pay, has not been as big as Apple Pay to date. However, one

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium now available on Vodafone

Remember our hands-on with the new Xperia Z5 range? If you want the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, it’s now available to buy from Vodafone here. It’s powered by Android 5.1 with Marshmallow on the horizon. It has a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 CPU – that’s quad-core 1.5

LG G Flex2 down in price yet again

I’ve been in bed for two days straight with a serious case of man flu. It’s a burden us men have to bear, but we plod on without moaning about it, despite the lack of sympathy. There I sat, in bed, trying to fight the dreaded man

5 Reasons to buy an iPhone 6S over a Samsung Galaxy S6

OK, that’s a massive click-bait title, granted. However, let’s be honest, for many years there has been rivalry between Samsung and Apple. Now that Samsung has now brought us the S6, the battle just got a little more heated. Both tech giants are at the top of

Google Nexus 9, now crazy cheap at Argos

If you’re out buying Christmas gifts then why not get yourself something? The Nexus 9 has just had a whacking £149 lopped off the usual £299 price – it’s now only £149.99 at Argos. The offer appears to be just on the white 16GB version – the

Android runtime on Windows Phone dead?

Say what you will about Windows Phone / Windows mobile, it’s still struggling to gain serious traction despite several reboots. Hopefully the new Windows 10 mobile will turn that around. Details of Windows 10 for your mobile are already available, and the new OS will be rolling

Get your HUKD on for Black Friday

While I’m not a firm favourite of the idea of yet another day dedicated to spending money, we’ve got to admit that HotUKDeals (HUKD) has continually saved us some dosh on the things we were already going to have to splash out cash on more than one

Google slips YouTube Music app into stores

Remember Google Play All Access, Mountain Views Competitor to Spotify and Apple Music? Remember that since Google never ever releases just one version of a product, as it always seems to want to compete against itself, that it brought out YouTube Music key? It went one step

Big Android BBQ Europe – Editorial

This week I am attending The Big Android BBQ Europe in Amsterdam. Today I am blogging live from the Code Kitchen where some very clever people are engaging in code challenges. The Big Android BBQ has been a two day Android focused conference. Opened with a Keynote

More evidence of Android malware hijacking

We recently reported on various studies and stories about Android being vulnerable and various applications been hijacked by malware. It is important to stress at this point, with due care and attention to where you are downloading applications from – you will reduce the risk of an attack on

Oppo handset snaps up some underwear models

We’ve got some snaps of Kendall Jenner getting in on some selfie action at a Victoria’s Secret Show in New York recently. Kendall, for those who haven’t experienced the delights of the “Kardashians”, is the daughter of Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner. Bruce, of course, is now

Apple Music, on your Android

Two unstoppable forces. Two immovable objects. Apple and Android. They never seem to really work well together, and if you want a small piece of one OS then you usually have to jump in and sign up for the whole ecosystem. But wait. What’s this? Apple Music