Category: Android

Mate30 and Mate30 Pro images leak ahead of Munich launch

We’re all ready for the launch of the new Huawei Mate 30 on Thursday but one thing that probably won’t be is those Google Apps. As you might know if you’re a regular here, upcoming Huawei phones can’t have those all-important apps. Sure, the ones in the shops …

OnePlus 7T Series – Incoming!

Given the issues that Huawei and Honor are facing, it’s fair to say that the competitors are smelling an opportunity. One in particular is OnePlus, who’s today announced the launch event details for its OnePlus 7T Series. Things kick off at 4pm BST on October 10th, with the …

Automating your phone – MacroDroid

A short while ago I had a problem. It was a strange one and I found myself hitting a bit of an impasse. When I got in the car, the WiFi from the dashcam would be detected by my phone and it’d connect. That’s great if you’re planning …

Honor 20 Pro – Review

So you’ve decided that you want to get a top-end smartphone, but you don’t have a spare £800 down the back of the sofa. Well, the good news is that you do have a lot of options these days. You have the likes of OnePlus and Xioami, alongside …

Advantages of mobile-based services for customers

Let’s say you’re a business or service provider who wants, or who even already is taking advantage of a mobile-based model for their services. You provide a service, your customers pay X amount every Y amount of time, and that’s more or less the end of it. You, …

Business ideas for the smartphone generation

If you’re going to start a business, then it makes sense to .. Make sure that it fits into the modern world and Make sure that it fills a need for the people. It’ll be people, after all, that ensure you have a long-term, viable venture! While there …

IFA – F(x)tec Pro1. Android and a sliding QWERTY. Boom!

Oh, I like this already. A phone created by a startup in London, with a strange name, with brackets in it… and it’s a phone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard too. What’s not to like eh? They say that they want to deliver “niche mobile devices” but hey, …

IFA – The Huawei P30 Pro. This is what we now know…

We stayed off the beer (well, we had a bit) and arrived bright and early for the big Huawei announcement here in Berlin. There was confirmation of the upcoming Huawei P30 Series, confirmation of the P30 Pro, confirmation that it would launch in “Mystic Blue” on September 23rd, …

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G announced

People do tend to overlook that “A range” of Samsung devices. For most, it has to be a Galaxy S handset or nothing. However, as we found before, the Samsung “A handsets” are actually really rather good. Now they’ve announced another one – the Galaxy A90 5G. It’s …

IFA – TCL brings us a Dotch-packing PLEX

Wait, who? Well, TCL were behind the re-emergence of the mighty BlackBerry. We had a look at their KEYone handset a couple of years ago and this year they showed off the new red BlackBerry Key2 and some very nice flexible screens this year. But what else have …

IFA – Sony Xperia 5 launched. Pre-orders start soon.

During the Sony launch here in Berlin we saw, amongst other things, the new Sony Xperia 5. It’s sleek, it’ compact and it’s got a triple lens camera with 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses. These are all 12 megapixel units and you’ll get OIS, video stabilization and Exmor …

ASUS RoG II Gaming phone on display here at IFA

It’s September and, as Britain’s government is collapsing, we decided to head to Berlin for IFA instead. Today ASUS have got their highly anticipated RoG Phone II. This is a phone that we’ve already covered in July but it’s worth going over the phone again. It’s the first …

Trump knocks Huawei off the table in China trade talks

Whilst being “fully engaged” monitoring Hurricane Dorian at his Golf course in Potomac Falls, President Trump has somehow also found time in his busy schedule to talk about the continual teasing of Huawei. The President, who called a previous hurricane “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from …

Remember when we used to locally installed Office on a PC?

I didn’t used to rate Microsoft products, but on mobile phones their cloud offerings are rather spectacular. Office 365, and the ability to work anywhere, is refreshing and simple. Today I’ve been using Excel, and it’s got me thinking about how useful and how integrated with the office …

Google Play to start auto-playing videos.

Following the white redesign of the Google Play Store another, and what I deem more annoying update, is due pretty soon. Yes, the Play Store will start playing promo videos in the app listings automatically. According to Google the videos in the app listings will “help more users …

Huawei Mate 30 Series launch date confirmed

With the Trump Trade Termination and subsequent spat with China getting worse, customers in America and China are being hit with higher prices whilst everyone suffers from less choice now that Google have been prevented from working with Huawei. The removal of Google apps on upcoming Huawei phones …

Huawei faces a Mate 30 launch without the all-important Google apps

Like Brexit. Huawei is now facing the unbelievable reality that things are about to go very wrong indeed. Their newly-announced handsets will lack the default Google apps that people use on a daily basis. Despite several reprieves, Google has has now confirmed that the Trump Trade Termination will …

Fairphone 3 available next week with Sky Mobile

OK, wind the clock back to 2016 and you may remember our early hands-on with the Fairphone. The premise is really quite simple. It’s a smartphone, but one that’s actually easy to fix. I listened to Daria from Fairphone who explained just how easy it is to fix …

Honor 20 Pro – First Impressions

Now, normally this is where I would be talking about the unboxing of a new phone and would introduce you to video where I do just that. However, in the case of this phone, I’ll be doing something more. The reason is quite simple. It has been done …