Category: Android

Dell Thunder – Android, a new GUI and more

Aimed as "creative and imaginative people" this is the Dell Thunder. It's another handset to leak from Dell HQ and packs Android 2.1 with a 4.1" WVGA OLED screen. A custom UI from Dell, called "Stage", has been added and it'll pull in your social netw...

Dell Smoke – Android QWERTY leakage!

The Dell leaks continue, this time it's Android and another QWERTY portrait device. Meet the "Smoke" complete with the very latest version of Android. Targetting the messaging / Blackberry consumers it's got a 2.8" QVGA and will pop up in Q2 of 2011. ...

Android on an iPhone? Yes, actually

Want Android on an iPhone ? Well, it looks like this is now possible. After a boot through "OpeniBoot" the penguin pops up and Android begins to boot. The video below shows it working it, to be honest, it's not all that slow either. It'll browse, use...

Hero 2.1 Delayed Until June!

HTC have today said the following..... "HTC will be providing a free update to Éclair for European HTC Hero variants.  Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full &Ea...

Google Maps Navigation – Now for the UK too

Google Maps appears to have been updated this morning and now, here in an ash-covered Britain, version 4.1.1 should give us the fully-functional Google Maps Navigation. Some users are having to reboot and this is a beta but it does appear that the UK...

Handcent SMS Reviewed

You're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to Android applications. Our regular App Review Show from Tom Ranson is already proving popular and now Chris Pratt is on board with a full written review of the Handcent SMS app. Handcent SMS is a free a...

LG Introduce the GT540

The LG GT540 has just appeared in a variety of colours over on lgblog.fr. According to theunwiredview there was a reference to it being named the "LG Optimus" but now the blog calls it the "LG GT540" or the "Swift". It appears to be a budget touchscre...

Another update from Three regarding the Desire

Three have posted an update regarding the delivery of HTC Desire handsets to customers. A few lucky punters have already got theirs, but the continuing flight delays due to volcanic ash have meant that some deliveries in Asia have not occured. The rem...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – Multi-touch coming

So, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 we have here doesn't do multi-touch and runs Android 1.6. However, according to mobiles.co.uk it can do multi-touch and an update in September will boost it to Android 2.1 with the multi-touch magic. Don't forget to ch...

HTC Desire live on Orange website

The HTC Desire is now listed on the Orange website. The brown one is currently showing as available but the black one is coming soon. Let's not beat around the bush. The HTC Desire is one utterly amazing handset and I'm really trying to find a way to …

Nexus One gets dizzy in a centrifuge

I'm sure we've all seen a lava lamp. You can sit and gaze at the lovely floating blobs of wax float around, perhaps trying to forget the fact that your flight to Ibiza is grounded until the weekend. But would that lovely lava lamp still work in the …

HTC Sync 2.0.33 now available

So there we are, desperately looking around the HTC website for SOME SIGN of the HTC Hero Android 2.1 / HTC Sense upgrade (hellooooo!!!!) and instead we find this, an updated version of the HTC Sync software. Get this if you've got the HTC Legend, HTC...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – Up-close

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is here and, if I can get myself off this lovely sumo chair, I'll have a full review online soon enough. Until then there's the usual up-close photos to keep you busy. This white one is available on Orange. The X10 has som...

DROID Incredible announced

Remember the DROID ? Of course you do, it's the Motorola handset that caused such a stir in the US a few months ago following a huge PR campaign. It was launched on Verizon in the USA and had a small outing here in Europe as the MILESTONE. …

HTC Desire and Legend – Mini Reviews

You may remember that recently we had the HTC Desire and HTC Legend for a couple of days each. It's not really enough time for a full review, but we've now packaged the pictures and videos together in a smaller, more concise review. After several minu...

LG Show Off The LU2300

Over a the LG UK Blog they have shown off the replacement to the In Touch Max and is called LU2300 (hopefully a better name to follow) Features: 3.5inch capacitive touchscreen 1GHz Snapdragon Processor 4 line landcape slide QWERTY keyboard DivX suppo...

Motorola goes square

This small square Motorola device appeared briefly on Droiddog, although it's now been pulled. To be honest we don't know a fat lot about it other than the square screen, swivel keyboard, Android 2.1 OS and MotoBLUR. This square screen adds yet anothe...

Stolen stuff returned with the help of WaveSecure

Here's a very interesting blog post from a computing student in London. It details how Andrew, a computing student from London, located and retrieved his stolen belongings using WaveSecure on his HTC Hero. The app will let you backup and restore your ...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Unboxing videos

Yesterday we got to borrow the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. It's got an 8.1 megapixel camera, 480x854 WVGA screen, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth and all the usual Android goodness. Sony Ericsson have also added the Timescape and Mediascape applications to help y...

Orange Wednesdays app now out for Android

The Orange Wednesdays app has been around for the iPhone for some time but wait, the Android version is now here too. With Orange Wednesdays you get 2 for 1 cinema vouchers and this app will tell you what's on near you and will let you read reviews, …