Tag: android

Realme 5 – Review Part 1. The Unboxing.

I’ve been wanting to take a look at the Realme 5 Pro since getting a hands-on with it last October. That phone is available to buy for €199, which works out at £168.45. The “Pro” has a 6.3″ screen with a 2340×1080 (409ppi) screen and measures in at …

Which is the best Android TV box?

If you’re looking to turn your TV into a smart interactive device but don’t want to have to spend money on a whole new TV, a set-top box running Android TV is just what you need. You can easily watch videos online and media from external storage. In …

Chrome OS to get Android 10 Gestures.

Lots of us here at Coolsmartphone use Chromebooks as our primary computing device, and now we’re hearing from the folks over at Android Police that they can be used in “tablet mode” with a gesture input. This is very similar to the one you’ll use in Android 10. …

Huawei in the spotlight again, for all the wrong reasons.

The US imposed a trade block on Huawei and stopped US companies doing anything with the company. This prevented Google from delivering Gmail, YouTube and Google Play plus many other apps to about-to-appear Huawei and Honor Android handsets. In short, all the Honor and Huawei handsets on sale …

Nokia 7.1 to join the Android 10 deployment

People do tend to overlook Nokia when looking for a new phone, however – it should be noted that they’re continuing to update a lot of their phones. The people behind Nokia phones – HMD Global – have announced that the Nokia 7.1 will also be joining the …

Getting started with Android Application Development

Android is touted as one of the most popular platforms out there. It’s responsible for bringing the convenience and the openness of Google to its users. On a desktop, we’re also seeing a growing development push to the internet browser. You don’t even need to install an app …

How to hire mobile app developer

Despite all the popularity of mobile applications, it’s not very clear how much it costs to build one. Yes, there’s app creation tools out there that’ll make a free app, but if you want something a bit less generic, you need to go and find yourself a developer. …

Want to secure your privacy on your Android smartphone?

As you’ll no doubt be aware by now – if you want something free, you’re usually going to be giving up some of your privacy instead. Most apps that are free, especially on Android, will be wanting some additional permissions on your phone. They might want to read …

Top browser extensions for 2019

On your “regular PC” (or laptop), you’ll no doubt have a range of your favourite extensions in Chrome. Regardless of whether you’re an easygoing or avid user of the Internet, there are some must-have browser extensions that you’ll be using on a daily basis. However, when you’re on …

How about sticking a floppy drive in your smartphone?

Over the years I’ve put some interesting things into my Android phone. Wow, that’s an opening line isn’t it? It all started when I stuck a mouse into the USB port, just to prove that Android does indeed support a number of peripherals. Things moved on with the …

The new Motorola RAZR. Take my money.

Well, this one was a bit of surprise when it appeared in our inbox. After many very similar-looking slate handsets, out of nowhere, comes this… I know, right? At last, a phone with a refreshingly old-but-new form factor. Not just a big screen, but a big screen that’s …

Doogee introduce the S68 Rugged Pro

Doogee have a history of making some really hardcore phones for those who lead a more active lifestyle and they ha e just released a new phone that is going to appeal to those after a alightly.orw affordable alternative. This is the new S68 Pro to give it …

Get the new X2 Pro right now!

We were at the launch of this, the X2 Pro and the X2 some weeks back and now the Pro is about to hit the streets. This morning it went on sale, and you can now buy the phone at realme.com in either white or blue for… 6GB+64GB …

The DOOGEE S68 Pro – Rugged with a triple rear camera

Want a smartphone with some muscle? DOOGEE have just launched this, the S68 Pro. It’s their latest device in the S range and has a Sony AI triple camera setup plus a super long-lasting 6300mAh battery. This is on sale today for $199.99 (approx £156) via the DOOGEE …

Huawei nova 5T now available at Vodafone

Well hello there. This one slipped out. It’s the Huawei nova 5T and, with the phone currently out of stock on the Huawei website normally available in purple, black or blue, you can at least now get the phone with Vodafone. Prices start at £28 per month with …

Redmi Note 8T announced. Available on Three UK too.

The Redmi Note 8T announcement has just finished and we’ve had word that Three UK wuill be picking it up. First though, let’s take a look at the thing. First up, it features a 6.3″ 19.5:9 Full HD+ “Dot Drop” display. That’s 1080 x 2340 pixels and a …

13 Android apps you may not have noticed

There’s plenty of apps out there – perhaps too many for us to ever mention here. Whilst many apps are heavily featured and recommended around the web, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the apps you may not necessarily have seen. Those apps that are …

Got the original ASUS ROG Phone? You’ll be getting some lovely Pie soon.

The people at ASUS have just got in touch to confirm that their ROG Phone (the ZS600KL) will be receiving the Android Pie update very soon indeed. New features such as advanced user experience, fully customised themes, a redesigned on-screen navigation bar and adaptive battery power management are …

Best phones for gaming?

If you love to game, gamble and blast baddies away, then you’ll want a phone that can keep up with your demands. You’ll be needing a device that can do more than just update social media. You’ll need more horsepower, a better screen, excellent performance and a long-lasting …