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Android distribution numbers for the week to August 1st

Google announces distribution numbers for the Android devices that connect to the Play Store on a monthly basis. The Android distribution numbers for the week up to August 1st are now out, and they make for interesting reading if you like that sort of geeky number subject. Android …

Vertu Ti revealed: prepare to weep at the price tag

The Vertu Ti has been revealed today and whilst the smartphone looks like the Ferrari of the mobile world, it’ll actually cost you the price of  a small car to own it. To be exact, the Vertu Ti has a starting price of a whopping £6,700 and for …

Deal – do you fancy a cheap 10″ Android tablet?

The phrase “cheap Android tablet” usually makes me shudder a little bit and then it makes me cross my fingers hoping I’m not forced to review one of the wretched things. Yesterday I got an interesting email, you know the sort you get from a company you once …

Sony Announce New Xperia E

Sony have today announced the brand new Xperia E handset. Billed as a “No nonsense Android smartphone”, the entry level device sports a 3.5″ TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich the device also has a 3.2 megapixel rear camera. There …

Acer Iconia A510 – Initial Impressions

The 10″ Android tablet market just got dumped on its head recently. As with the other current Nexus devices Google are offering them direct to customers rather cheaply. This move makes selling a tablet difficult as the other OEMs have to cut corners to keep the prices low. …

Huawei G300 ICS update next week

Anyone with a Huawei G300 on Vodafone (and at the price it is selling for I would expect there are LOTS), a new software version is due to be rolled out over the air next week which will address a few issues found in the existing version. Costing …

Huawei announce G330 and Y201

Huawei have today announced two new models for its line up of Android handsets. Firstly the Ascend G330, the follow up to the G300, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 4″ screen, is powered by a 1Ghz dual core processor and  incorporates Huawei’s own HAP 5.1 …

What version of Android is the most popular?

Ever wondered how many people are using Ice Cream Sandwich, or Honeycomb, or Gingerbread? Well, Google (as usual, with most things) has the answer. Data from the number of Android devices accessing Google Play within a 14-day period shows that nearly 26% are using Ice Cream Sandwich and …

HTC Desire X Review

My introduction to the Android platform came through the original HTC Desire.  One of my bosses walked up to me knowing my love for phones and showed me his brand spanking new piece of kit, complete with scrolling widgets and all shiny and new.  My search for a …

Sony confirm Xperia Upgrade plans

The Sony product blog has today released information regarding their Jellybean upgrade schdule for the Xperia range of handsets. Upgrades are often a bone of contention for Android handset owners with many handsets receiving little or no post sales support from the manufacturers however Sony have been rather good at …

Acer S500 Cloud Mobile – Initial Impressions

Acer have made a few nice looking phones recently, the other week we looked at the dual SIM equipped Liquid Gallant Duo and I was very impressed overall. So when I found out they were going to send us their flagship device the Cloud Mobile I was a little …

Samsung Galaxy Music Announced

Samsung have announced a new handset today in the form of the Galaxy Music. With a 280×320 3″ LCD screen, a 3mp rear camera and 4gb of internal storage the handset is certainly budget in specification.  The Galaxy music will be shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. …

ZTE Launch the Grand Era U985 in China

ZTE has announced its latest handset to the world at the PT/EXPO COMM in China.  The Grand Era U985 will be available in China within the next few days. The Grand Era U985 will be powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and will run Android 4.0 …

Sony Xperia Tipo – Initial Impressions

The Xperia range is rather large, covering every possible budget range some of the latest Xperia phones have been in the budget range. Including the Xperia Tipo. The Sony anti naming convention Xperia Tipo. It is a tiny little thing with an almost identical spec to the Motorola …

Xperia arc, ray and neo updates blocked by O2

O2 announced today that they have blocked the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Xperia arc, Xperia ray and Xperia neo. The move, that was announced today over at the O2 Blog, cites “speed and performance issues” as the reason for O2 not releasing …

Sony Xperia SL – Coming Soon

The successor to Sony’s flagship Xperia S has appeared on Sony Mobile’s website. The Sony Xperia SL will launch with a 4.3″ TFT 1280×720 screen, a 1.7ghz Qualcomm Dual Core processor and will feature a 12.1 mega pixel camera. Weighing in at 144 grammes, the handset will be 10.6mm …

Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Begins

Sony have today confirmed that the rollout of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their mid range Xperia P handsets. The update brings several improvements such as an improved standby time which Sony claims increases standby times up to four fold.  There is a new  lockscreen with improved …

Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Raspberry pi

Some of you have probably bought a Raspberry pi. Some of you are probably wondering what one is. Well the picture shows you what it is. :) The Raspberry pi is a mini motherboard that you can buy cheaply and install a variety of different Linux distributions on. …

Sony 2011 Handsets Not Getting Jellybean

It has been confirmed that the 2011 range of Sony handsets including the Xperia Arc S will not be getting Android 4.1 otherwise known as Jellybean. In an unsurprising move after their hesitation in upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich, it was confirmed on Facebook by the UK Product Manager …