Category: Android

OnePlus launch event confirmation

So, we probably know the pricing and what the upoming OnePlus 7 looks like. Now, as we revealed earlier, we’ve got confirmation that the UK event will be on May 14th. The update comes via the official Twitter channel, where there’s a teaser video. Excited yet? A better …

Moto Z4 makes an appearance.

Blimey, the Moto Mods won’t die off will they? Here’s a look, via the always trustworthy @evleaks, at the new Moto Z4. There’s a slightly protruding camera at the back, another up-front on a slight notch and a 3.5mm audio port. That, I’m afraid, is all we know …

The Xiaomi Mi9 pricing question. Why are we paying so much?

I touched on this in the recent Mi9 Vodafone launch but I felt I had to expand on this a little more See, I have a problem with Xiaomi at the minute. It’s not about their handsets, or the quality, or the performance – I loved both the …

Why online dating can be dangerous

I’ve not really been involved in dating for over two decades now, but in that time the whole process has changed massively. Back in my day, you’d meet women in pubs and nightclubs. You’d never see them in advance or get a look at their pictures. That would’ve …

Xiaomi Mi9 now available to buy on Vodafone.

We took an up-close look at the Xiaomi Mi9 in February but now you can buy the thing. It’s available right here on Vodafone UK with prices starting at £49 per month with a £9 upfront cost. That’ll get you unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 25GB of data. …

Watch the Formula 1 of sailing on your iPhone

If you’re into your sailing then you’ll be wanting to get SailGP. It’s an iPhone / iOS app which let’s fans watch the races live across the world. Just choose what you’d like to watch and which boat to follow, then you can tap into the live data …

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro pricing revealed

Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus will announce their latest flagship device on the 14th May, and following other manufacturers it is believed there will be more than one version. Soon enough we’ll be seeing the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and a 5G model too. The new phones will launch at …

Cool Android time-filler game. Invaders.

Many years ago, when school computers looked like this, I went to school with a guy who ended up – as I’ve just found out – coding Android games. Last time I saw him was at his wedding, when I got very drunk indeed. Anyhow, he posted something …

Oppo Reno – Up close

We mentioned the fact that the Reno 5G was, in the UK at least, scheduled as an exclusive to EE. However, Jonathan Morris, from the excellent jmcomms.com, has sent over some more pictures of the Reno range, including the new Reno 5G. It shows that cool motorised pop-up …

Oppo Reno 5G announced. Exclusive to EE.

Just a short while ago we told you about the upcoming Oppo Reno. Now it’s confirmed, and it’s got 5G too. Here in the UK it’ll be EE with the exclusive, and they’ll have it on sale later this year. It’s the first 5G handset from Oppo, but …

Illegal streaming. Most people have no concern.

There was a time when people used to look down on online gambling. However, now it’s a perfectly acceptable pastime, especially when you consider the amount of online casinos and bingo sites. Some of these get advertised in the day too, and you’ll find that there’s a lot …

Some of the best Monopoly smartphone games

  It’s the Easter holidays, so I’m doing my best to ensure that my son isn’t stuck to his smartphone all the time. Today it’s resulted in him bringing out a whole load of board games. We’ve had the infamous “Mousetrap”, plus “Buckaroo”, “Scrabble”, ”Trivial Pursuit” and, of …

How APK sideloading became mainstream

Here at Coolsmartphone we download pretty much everything for our Android phones via the Google Play Store. There’s over a million apps and games available there, and they’re all categorised and reviewed. For years though, all Google Android phones have been able to “side load” apps. This means …

Total phone content protection and monitoring. SpyMyPhone.

Just recently I’ve been looking for a way to keep tabs on my son. He’s just got his first ever proper smartphone and, although I don’t want to snoop on him too much, I do want to ensure he’s safe. One app that has pinged my radar is …

Samsung Galaxy Fold delayed

Last week we told you about the rather poorly Galaxy Fold handsets. Broken hinges, busted displays and a peel-able screen protector that, if removed, breaks the screen. Now Samsung have pushed back the launch of their new folding device in order to “fully evaluate the feedback and run …

EMUI 9.1 coming to stacks of older Honor and Huawei kit

Based on Android Pie, EMUI 9.1 is the latest iteration of the Huawei / Honor skin. The newest version brings the incoming call videos we mentioned just the other day, plus improvements to GPU Turbo mode, voice assistants triggering via the power button and much more. The latest …

Strategies for referral SEO

So, you’ve spent hours, days, weeks and months developing your mobile app. You’ve carefully crafted it. You’ve made a beautiful interface, and it’s really, truly useful. You’re rightfully proud of your creation but you’re about to hit your biggest problem. After uploading, adding a graphic, a video and …

Vodafone to range the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Huawei P30 Lite

Two new phones have been confirmed by the Vodafone network here in the UK. First, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is coming. This runs Android 9 and has a 6.39″ 19.5:9 Full HD+ OLED display. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU and an Adreno 640 GPU. There’s …

Samsung Galaxy Fold units breaking already.

Oh dear. Some serious problems for Samsung this morning as first users of their Galaxy Fold experience broken hinges and flickering displays. This is not what the company wanted at all. Before I type another word, I should mention that a proportion of the problems appear to be …