Category: Android

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 …

All-new Hero Update (2.73.405.5) appears online

For those lucky owners of a HTC Hero there's now the HTC updated ROM available to download at MoDaCo. To install this Generic HTC ROM (version 2.73.405.5) you'll need to stick the recovery image on, copy the updated ZIP file to your SD card and then r...

Sprint announces the Hero (minus the chin)

The American network Sprint has today announced the launch of the HTC Hero. It does indeed lack that "chin" we've come to love / hate here in Europe and you'll be able to buy it on October 11th through their website, shops and Best Buy for $179.99 aft...

Samsung Galaxy i7500 Available officially on o2

A few days back we spotted the Samsung Galaxy i7500 selling on the o2 site. Today we've received the .. err.. announcement that it's available. Yeah, we know already, but we're guessing that this announcement means that it's more "widely" available, l...

Hero200 shots appear – Wot no chin?

Pictures of a HTC Hero have appeared on the web, minus the distinctive Jimmy Hill chin. This is apparently the CDMA version of the Hero that's due to arrive on Sprint soon, complete with re-jigged button layour and flatter profile.The usual specs are ...

Samsung Galaxy I7500 now on o2 website to buy

The Samsung Galaxy is now fully available to buy on the o2 website. It's available from nothing on the £44.05 plan, which gives you 1000 texts and 1200 minutes per month. The Android-powered phone is the slimmest full-touch Android phone and has a 5 ...

Poor signal on the Hero?

As you know, I was lucky enough to borrow an unlocked Hero to review recently. I tested it on Orange and got 2 bars of HSDPA signal - I was happy enough with that. However, after finding out where the transmitter was with CellFinder it turned out to …

SPB TV – Now for Android too

We've seen SPB TV on Windows Mobile for some time now. The TV viewer gives you access into stacks of channels from all over the world and it's now available for the Android platform too. There's over a hundred channels in 20 different languages and a...

Custom HTC Hero ROM appears online

For those hard-core tweakers out there (and we do mean hard-core, as this will probably upset your network / carrier greatly), you can now get a custom HTC Hero ROM from MoDaCo. It's an updated version of the ROM (1.79.482.3) which makes it as quick a...

Samsung Galaxy arriving on o2.. But when?

This is the Samsung I7500 Galaxy. Powered by Google Android it should be appearing on o2 UK sometime soon. However, the o2 Forums are buzzing with people trying to find out when it'll be available. We've learned to take "availability" dates with four ...

The Hero UI – now on the BlackBerry too!

Something must be going right when both iPhone and now Blackberry tweakers are copying the HTC Hero interface! There's now a HTC Hero theme for a range of Blackberry handsets, including the 8900, 9000 and 9630. This one includes calendar and message p...

Motorola set launch date for Android handset

Motorola. Android. Put the two together. Bingo. September 10th should reveal something, possibly the Morrison, possibly more. Now, we know that two Android devices are coming from Moto, so it could be that this is the launch of one or both of those ph...

HTC Hero problems on Vodafone

Got a new HTC Hero unlocked? Want to use it on Vodafone UK? Hold up there cowboy, here's something you should know. Widgets on the HTC Hero interface don't seem to play nice with the Vodafone network. Apparently it's all down to ports being blocked on...