Category: Android

Android – The official line on modding

Linux users may already be well aware of the old "what's open source and what's not" argument. Certain flavours of Linux will appear without certain parts you'd expect because they're not legally allowed to be distributed that way. Sure, you can downl...

Moto CLIQ / DEXT Previewed

The Boy Genius has managed to get his hands on the Motorola CLIQ - soon to be coming to our shores as the Motorola DEXT. It's an Android-powered device with a 4-row sliding QWERTY and 5-way directional pad. The CLIQ has a 3.1" capacitive display, 5 me...

Cyanogen isn’t feeling the Google love

Android users may well have heard about the CyanogenMod. It's an optimized and tweaked build of Android based on bits of Donut and some excellent contributions from xda-developers.com. Now, whilst ROM cooking and tweaking has been going on for years w...

More shots of the Galaxy Lite

We've seen the Galaxy Lite before in a rather funky colour scheme. The Android-powered device has a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and the Samsung TouchWiz interface. Here's a shot of the device we've seen before but the...

HTC Peep problems again?

Hey HTC Hero users. Have you been having problems with HTC Peep of late? Yeah? You're not the only ones. We've seen that "unexpected error" and "force close" far too much of late. Luckily Paul over at MoDaCo has spotted that if you clear the cache it ...

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...