Category: Android

Froyo upgrade for Nexus One

Google are releasing the new Froyo Android 2.2 software for their Nexus One as an over-the-air update today.  Highlights include a vast speed increase, Flash in the browser and the ability to turn your handset into a wifi hotspot.  It is gre...

Kindle for Android – A library of books, in your pocket

The Amazon Kindle is a "wireless reading device" with a 6" screen. Put simply, it's an electronic version of your favourite book. You can go buy one, or you can download the free Android reader that's just become available. Download from the Android M...

Dell Streak Sim Free For £449.99

Remember the recently launched Dell Streak on O2?.  That is the device which some say is a large phone / small tablet device in case you missed it. Well Dell are now allowing you to purchase one totally sim free and unbranded/unlocked to use with...

HTC Hero 2.1 Upgrade HAS ARRIVED!

Following our earlier story just hours ago it now seems that the HTC Hero 2.1 update is indeed being delivered to handsets here in the UK. This is a shot from Ant, who's just had a prompt on his unlocked HTC Hero just minutes ago. It's a whacking …

Android tablets – Now bargain-basement prices

Alright this is getting just silly now. Here's another one of those 7" Android tablets. This one runs Android 1.6 and, whilst it doesn't have a SIM slot for mobile browsing, you can pick one up for around £67. That's just mental. For your money you'l...

HTC Hero 2.1 Update – Patience is a virtue

HTC Hero owners will probably know the story by now. The handset runs Android 1.5 under the pretty HTC Sense UI but, for many months, we've all waited patiently for the 2.1 update. It's available in the USA for the Sprint Hero and if you're in Taiwan ...

Motorola CHARM to arrive on T-Mobile USA soon?

The rather square Motorola CHARM has popped up over on engadget.com. Android 2.1 powers this, along with "Enhanced" MOTOBLUR GUI tweaks. Other than that there's not a fat lot we can tell apart from the obvious QWERTY keyboard and the fact that it's a ...

Samsung Galaxy S to be sold as the Vibrant on T-Mo USA

The Samsung Galaxy S is already available here in the UK on Vodafone with both Orange and o2 making it available on their networks soon. Over in the USA, the I9000 Galaxy S will become known as the Vibrant. The Galaxy S has a powerful 1GHz CPU, 4" …

Huawei S7 – An even better Android tablet

This is the Huawei S7. It's got a 7" WVGA 800x480 screen, WiFi and 3G connectivity (through a standard SIM card slot). Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU ARM A8 768MHz it's got a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5mm audio jack and 256MB of RAM. ...

HTC Wildfire now available

The HTC Wildfire has just popped onto the Vodafone website and is available right now. Cost? Well, you're looking at a mere £20 per month on a 24 month plan. T-Mobile are doing exactly the same deal, albeit with more minutes per month chucked in. 3UK...

Google Location History – Track your movements

Last night I got chatting with a mate who owns a HTC Hero. He's a big fan and he's used more of the Google features than I have. One I've not seen before is Google Location History, which does what it says on the tin. Enable it through …

Samsung Apollo now available on Orange

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo is yet another Android handset now in shops. It's on Orange and is free on £20, 24 month contracts. The handset, which was announced last week, is exclusive to Orange and has a 3.2" screen, 240x400, 1500mAh battery with a 3 ...

HTC Wildfire – More pictures

Despite the lower resoltion screen and the 528MHz CPU, the HTC Wildfire has definitely impressed everyone we've shown it to so far. This weekend we'll have the opinions of those who've used it as their main phone for a week and a review should be onl...

HTC – Create and win your own event

HTC UK have launched their official Facebook page and you could win the chance to bring all your friends on Facebook together for a day. To enter, just tell HTC would you'd do with all your friends - it can be as crazy as you want. Some people …

Samsung Galaxy S, now on Virgin Mobile too

The Samsung Galaxy S has now popped up on Virgin Mobile UK. It's free on £30 p/m plans and for that you get unlimited texts, unlimited web and 800 any-network minutes. The Galaxy S has a 4" AMOLED WVGA (800x480) screen, HD video recording, 5 megapixe...

Vodafone 845 Hands-on

The Vodafone 845 is a branded Android phone which is available from just £15 per month on Vodafone. Running Eclair (2.1) it's got a 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.8" resistive screen, WiFi and an FM Radio along with all the Google stuff (Maps, Mail, Market ...

G2 Touch Update gets pulled

The T-Mobile G2 Touch is the T-Mobile version of the rather excellent HTC Hero. Recently a maintenance update appeared for the handset and we assume it was the same one that it's the same one that HTC announced recently. It seems to have been causing ...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets rooted

Another day, another Android root. This time it's Sony Ericsson X10 that we reviewed just recently and it's proved to be a tricky one to open up. Root access isn't for everyone, but does give full access into the system, bootloader and boot images. Li...

Vodafone 845 now available to buy

The Vodafone 845 Android device is now available to buy on Vodafone and it's cheap too - for just £15 per month you can get the phone for free with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data allowance. Inside there's Android 2.1, a 3.2 megapixel camera...

Fancy Widget not so fancy any more

Some of you may have heard about Fancy Widget. It's basically an exact clone of the HTC Clock and Weather widget and has been available on the Android Market for some time. Yesterday however they announced that the widget will soon be stopped and remo...