Category: Android

More HTC Hero updates, still no 2.1 ?

OK, we're even more confused than we ever have been. HTC appear to have stuck out a load of country-specific updates for the HTC Hero today. Sweden, Norway, Greece and Denmark have got 102MB updates which were initially thought to be the 2.1 Android u...

Swype Beta Trial

Today I have managed to download the beta application of Swype for a Nexus One and will be putting through its paces and comparing to normal touch screen text input. As someone who sends over 1000 texts every month the idea of an application to help s...

Altek Leo – 14mp camera and HD recording

There's not much chance of this one appearing outside of Asia but the Altek Leo has definitely caught our eye. Powered by Android 2.1 it has a 14 megapixel camera with a pop-out 3x optical zoom lens so should, in theory, send your normal digital camer...

HTC Desire – Coming to America

We've just had word that the all conquering HTC Desire is due to travel to America very soon. Our sources state that the handset will be available in the US "via select regional operators" and it'll be in shops as early as August. It'll carry the same...

HTC Responds – Information on the Hero 2.1 Update

HTC have just contacted us regarding the Android 2.1 update on HTC Hero handsets. Just yesterday we spotted an OTA update for the device, but it wasn't the Eclair update we'd hoped for. HTC have now given this official update.. "The Android Éclair u...

Xperia X8 Official, plus good news for X10 owners

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (previously known as Shakira) has now become official. We knew it looked a lot like the X10 Mini but it's actually a little bigger and sits between it and the current X10 quite nicely. Not to big, not too small, it's juuust...

Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 Announced

Following the launch of two new Windows Mobile handsets Samsung have also announced a couple of Android phones. The Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 are expected to arrive across Europe and Asia in July. The Galaxy 3 has a 3.2" WGVGA (240x400) capacitive screen ...

HTC Aria – Don’t get it mixed up with your HD mini

Hmm.. I've just had a flick through the HTC Aria shots on Engadget and it seems to be very similar in design to the HTC HD mini we looked at a while back. Very, very similar in fact. The Aria is an Android device which will pop up …

More ways of watching the World Cup on your mobile

Last week we showed you a few ways of watching the World Cup on your phone. Yamgo was a popular choice but it does seem to struggle a little under load, so we're happy to let you know of another way. Android users were particularly effected after the …

HTC Hero OTA Update Available

A HTC Hero OTA (Over The Air) update has just appeared on the HTC support site. According to the details this is a.. "Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update." Is it the Android 2.1 update ? Well, it certainly doesn't look t...

Galaxy Beam – Big-ass TV in your pocket

This is the Samsung Galaxy Beam. It's the first Android handset with a built-in projector and, with Android 2.1 and a 3.7" AMOLED screen, it's yet further proof that Android is crossing over into the business world. Sure, we could play movies and watc...

Sony Ericsson Shakira to become the X8?

Remember the Sony Ericsson Shakira from a couple of weeks back? Yep, that was the code-name, but according to mobilflip.de it'll be called the "X8" when it hits the shops. It looks similar in style to the X10 Mini .. in fact it's pretty much the same....

Droid – The next generation

The Droid X and Droid 2 have already appeared on the web through leaked photos and, with a US-arrival sometime soon, we're hoping that the international versions will also appear shortly after. Droid Life have now got some early adverts with confirmat...

Who needs an iPad? The low-cost alternatives

Call me slow, but I've only just found the huge amount of iPad-esque devices on eBay. It seems that there's a stack of iPad clones and, for the most part, they seem to run Android. Screen sizes are a little smaller and range from 7" to 8" with …

HTC Aria goes official – Official Press Release

Out of pretty much no-where AT&T have just announced the Aria. It'll arriving in mere days on June 20th and has is powered by Android 2.1 with a 3.2" HVGA screen and 5 megapixel camera. Available for $129.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) it's got ...

The Android App Review Show – Trimble Outdoors

Hey lovely reader. Have you spent a lunch break wanting a bit more from coolsmartphone? Want a little bit more? Well, don't forget that The Android App Review Show is here with gems from the Android Market. This week Tom takes a look at Trimble Outdoo...

Mobilefun are giving away a Desire

Mobilefun have just launched their own Facebook fan page and to celebrate they're giving away a brand new, unlocked HTC Desire worth £399.95! To enter the competition, just go to facebook.com/loveyourmobile click "Like" and then share the competitio...

Droid X in photo-call

If we're honest, Android has pretty well saved Motorola. This, the Droid X, Xtreme or Shadow (whatever it may end up being called) has popped up in rather nice pictures from Gadget University. Someone with very long nails has also got the specs on thi...

DROID 2 Pictured – New keyboard and more

Motorola have added a sliding QWERTY to a couple of Android phones already, and that looks to continue with the Droid 2. The D-pad has gone and the keyboard is much better - we weren't overly keen on the DEXT / CLIQ one. This keyboard looks a lot …

2GHz Motorola Android approaching soon

A 2GHz phone? Well, it's not too far away. Whilst some people are still using PC's powered by 2GHz processors, Motorola boss Sanjay Jha has stated that a Motorola device will be powered by one by the end of the year. Based on Android, there's no real ...