Category: Android

Xperia X3 shows up twice running Android

Let's be honest, this isn't the best picture ever. I mean sure, there's a Sony Ericsson logo at the top and a Android-esque home keys at the bottom but it's still a "possible" sighting of the new Android-powered Xperia X3. We were all ready to ignore ...

HTC Hero Update – Now for Orange customers too

If you own a HTC Hero then you'll no doubt have heard of the new updated ROM which gives a smoother, faster response and extra features. The down side is that, until now, it was only available to those buying the phone directly from HTC. For those buy...

T-Mo G2 Touch and Orange Hero updates – when?

So, the new HTC Hero update is out and the world is now a happier place.. isn't it ? Well no, of course not. This update is only for "direct from HTC" phones, so if you bought your handset from Orange or from T-Mobile (as the G2 Touch) …

Motorola Dext UK announcement – Demo video

Last night Motorola did the UK launch of their Android QWERTY - the Dext. This is the device we saw last week and will be launched in the USA as the Cliq. Details of the availability on Orange have now become even clearer, with the handset being compl...

Official UK HTC Hero Update now available

Well, it seems like forever but finally the official UK HTC Hero Update is now online. Strangely the release date actually shows last Friday, but it's only just popped up on the UK site. As usual you'll need to enter your serial number and we're assum...

LG-GW620 Android QWERTY Announced

LG have announced their new Android sliding QWERTY phone - the GW620. It's part of a new two-tier Smartphone strategy from LG, with three new Windows Mobile phones coming in the next few weeks. The LG-GW620 has the usual social media integration that ...

Motorola Dext arriving on Orange in October

Following the announcement of the new QWERTY-slider from Moto we've now got news on exactly when it'll be coming to Orange here in the UK. The Android-powered device has the new "MOTOBLUR" interface which slots all your social media sites into the han...

HTC Hero Nordic Update online – others to follow?

Oo.. What's this then ? The long-awaited HTC Hero update? Well yes, but it's the Nordic update - version 2.73.405.5. It's the official version and upload method for HTC Hero owners in Nordic countries, so if you got yours direct from HTC head over an...

Motorola Cliq announced, coming to UK as Dext

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Mototola Cliq - the first ever Android device from Moto. It'll be launching on T-Mobile USA in the Autumn in titanium and "winter white" but you'll have to hang on for prices. Click over to www.t-mobile.com/cliq to g...

Galaxy Lite I5700 Snapped

OOh! Purdee! This is the Samsung Galaxy Lite. The device has appeared over at ai.rs in some very sporty colours this is yet another Android device aimed at the "regular consumer". It's a trimmed down version of the Galaxy GT-I7500 (which has just had ...

"Official" Facebook app available for Android

The long-awaited Facebook app has now arrived on Android. Available from the Android Market you can now hook up with your online friends and keep in touch on the move. Coming complete with a widget this also includes uploads for pictures and news-feed...

LG Etna 3G on o2 product lists

Earlier today we heard that the LG Etna was about to appear on o2. Now we've got a snap of the o2 listings showing it as coming soon. The product code on LG appears to be 1LGETN3N and we've included a larger picture of it below. Now, there's …

LG Etna 3G coming to o2 ?

Well, now we're confused. We're getting wind that the LG Etna is possibly en-route to o2 here in the UK. Jemma Millman has just popped us a mail... "I'm due a new phone and am on an o2 Business Contract. I printed out a list of phones that …

HTC Tattoo announced – Android for the masses

Thinking of getting a Tattoo? No, not that type of Tattoo. It's the new Android device from HTC. Announced today it's the Android phone for the masses. Although many will see this as an "entry level" device it'll come complete with the innovative HTC ...

LG Etna pops up at IFA

Oh. What's this. 5-row sliding QWERTY keyboard? 3" screen, Bluetooth, 5 megapixel camera and the Android OS. This is the LG Etna and it should be available in Germany before the end of this year. The device itself is sitting on the Vodafone stand at I...

Touch HD 2 to be Android powered?

The Touch HD is a Windows Mobile device that we reviewed some time back. It's got a huge, crisp screen and GPS with WiFi, Bluetooth and a 5 megapixel camera. Just a year later and there's already discussion of the Touch HD 2. Great yes? Well, wait. Re...

The great Hero chin debate!

The recent announcement of the Sprint Hero has raised a few eyebrows due to the lack of "chin". We've never had so many emails about a chin before ! (OK, so we had 3, but that's all chin-related, which is weird in itself). Coolsmartphone member "badas...

OS Map – Ordnance Survey for Android

We've all seen Google Maps. It's great, sure, but there's many people who'd prefer full OS Mapping. A new Android app simply called "OS Map" will show full Ordnance Survery maps on your phone with fast GPS positioning, smooth panning and custom waypoi...

Hero Peep fix for Vodafone available

OK, remember the whole "Hero doesn't quite work right on Vodafone" story we posted ? It looks like Paul over at MoDaCo has sorted it. Now, there's already a work-around for FlickR and Facebook but the Twitter client (Peep) refused to work properly whe...

New Android Market Improvements shown

If you've got an Android phone then you'll no doubt have used the Android Market to get apps and games. There's a stack of free and paid-for apps but, at times, it's a little hard to find the popular or useful ones. Now, with the new version you'll …