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Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer App Released to Devs

If you have a Nexus 7 you’ll be able to try out Ubuntu on your device now. I tried yesterday and, unlike the OMG Ubuntu posting states, it’s not quite polished as yet. However, as far as you would know it’s just like running Ubuntu 12.10 on your …

Ubuntu Smartphone OS on the way?

Ubuntu is one of the most well known Linux variants for desktop and laptop computers, but its creator, Canonical, has plans to extend its’ reach a tad further with different versions of the OS. That is if a job listing on their website is to be believed. Have …

Ubuntu on Android

In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out…. well that’s the claim from Ubuntu at least. It appears they have been busying away with ARM developing their nifty OS to run on Android devices. Don’t get all excited about reviving your old tat from the …

Huawei faces a Mate 30 launch without the all-important Google apps

Like Brexit. Huawei is now facing the unbelievable reality that things are about to go very wrong indeed. Their newly-announced handsets will lack the default Google apps that people use on a daily basis. Despite several reprieves, Google has has now confirmed that the Trump Trade Termination will …

How long can Android remain free?

As you may have read here on Coolsmartphone recently, Google Android was given a huge fine by the EU after exploiting their control over the Android OS. They were, it seems, reducing the appearance of rivals. However, with another huge fine being pushed through the door, people are …

Gemini from Planet computers to get Sailfish 3.0 soon

I recently reviewed the Gemini from Plant Computers and I was on the whole quite impressed with the way it worked. Apart from a few issues with the build (primarily down to the pre-production status of my review device), I was left happy and enthused about the product. …

#MWC18 Gemini PDA from Planet Computers

I have talked about the Gemini PDA on the site before and I am a huge fan of what they are doing. Today I had the chance to get hands-on with a full production unit of it in its Android version. The device has been made of the …

MWC – Hall 1,2 and 3. The video tour special.

A couple of years ago I had the idea of filming my walk around this expansive event so that you guys could sort of see it from my perspective. The whole place is really rather large, and it takes a long time to get around. This year I’m …

The perfect convertible? – a leftfield choice part 3

Laptop PC sales are falling, tablet sales are dropping, and even the might smartphone is plateauing. Wearables have been a bit of a damp squib, and VR is just starting out. In the midst of all this, one area does seem to be (anecdotally at least) doing well… …

The perfect convertible? – a leftfield choice part 2

Laptop PC sales are falling, tablet sales are dropping, and even the might smartphone is plateauing. Wearables have been a bit of a damp squib, and VR is just starting out. In the midst of all this, one area does seem to be (anecdotally at least) doing well… …

The perfect convertible? A left field choice. (Part 1)

Laptop PC sales are falling, Tablet sales are dropping, and even the mighty smartphone might be plateau-ing. Wearables have been a bit of a damp squib, and VR is just starting out. In the midst of all this, one area does seem to be (anecdotally at least) doing …

Flippin’ fantastic – But do you actually use it?

I’ve been lucky enough to try a number of phones over the years. When you’re reviewing them there’s a number of features and apps to try out, but one I tend to always skip is Flipboard. It’s available for both Android and iOS and, although it looks very …

MWC – Canonical and the BQ Aquarius M10

A few weeks ago we heard the very exciting news that Canonical, in conjunction with BQ, were going to be releasing a tablet device. I wrote a brief article about the device then with all the bits and pieces about it, and was very keen to get my hands …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 163 – March of The Droids 2016

Welcome to the Cool Smartphone Podcast Episode 163, the first episode of 2016 following our Christmas break. In this episode John is joined by Majid and Gary Weldon from March of the Droids. In this episode we discuss: March of the Droids 2016 – one of the most …

OnePlus 2 – First impressions

Gary Weldon (he’s UbuntuBoy on Twitter by the way) was kind enough to give us his first impressions of the new OnePlus 2 handset. He’s had it in his hands for a good few days now and has been kind enough to send us his thoughts. He also …

BQ Aquarius E5 – Unboxing

I’m going to start with a brief bit of background. Those of you who visit the site regularly will be aware that I have had the chance to test the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I was using the phone for a short time and something with it …

Podcast 145 – it is time for a change

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 144, joining me this week were Dan, Ian and John. This weeks topics revolved around Dan about to go on his travels with the LG G4, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone, the Amazon Fire Phone, the rumoured new Motorola Moto G and …

Podcast 144 – every night this week on the beach

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 144, joining me this week were Dan, Garry and Ian. This weeks topics revolved around Dan and the LG G4, Garry and the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Phone, me and my new Pebble Time, the rumoured successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020, …

Looking for something a bit different? BQ Aquarius E5

Today the smartphone market has 3 main player’s, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Of course we also have BlackBerry sitting on the edge looking in but they are loosing relevance to be fair. In the last year or so we have started to see the emergence of some …

BlackBerry Passport – Initial Hands On

Over the years I’ve played about with a variety of phones running fledging mobile OS’s. Be it Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Firefox OS or even Ubuntu Phone. For the last week or so I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport and I’m loving it. The BlackBerry Passport is a …