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Sony Ericsson drops Symbian for Android

SonyEricsson is dropping Symbian from its future plans and intends to focus on Android, with a bit of Windows Mobile, in future.  CEO Bert Nordberg said, “I want us to have the biggest share of Android phone sales in the world. If you look ...

Vodafone 945 Announced – Coming next month

Vodafone have just announced an updated range of own-brand handsets ready for Christmas. Amongst the three announced today is the Vodafone 945, which will follow in the footsteps of the Vodafone 845 we played with some months back. The Vodafone 945 fe...

Android 2.2 update rolling out to o2 Desires again?

A few weeks ago the o2 Desire Android 2.2 update got released. It got pulled after just a few hours but now it looks like people are getting the update again. Mark Stasuik has just had a popup at work and has had his updated to build number …

Sexy HTC QWERTY device snapped

Ohhh.. look at this. A funky-looking HTC QWERTY and hey - look at that keyboard, it's like a Sony Vaio laptop. This Android 2.2 device looks set for Verizon Wireless in the USA and looks pretty lovely. Not much is known as yet other than the fact that...

TweetDeck Beta For Android

TweetDeck is a highly popular Twitter application for both computers and mobile phones but until now there was no official TweetDeck application for Android devices.  At present the TweetDeck app for Android is in beta stage so is not available o...

Not got your Orange Desire update yet? Read on..

A few of you have emailed us in asking why they've not got the Desire Android 2.2 update on Orange. We've got an Orange Desire here which has been updated and one that hasn't, but it turns out that the delay isn't just purely due to the amount …

X10 Updates delayed.. and we mean Android 2.1 updates

The last time we saw an update for the Sony Ericsson X10 it was July and we were all sunning ourselves. Now, with the autumnal winds blowing, there's another update - but it's not the sort owners are waiting for. The update on the update states that t...

T-Mobile HTC Desire 2.2 Update now rolling

The HTC Desire 2.2 update has been rolling out over the last few hours now. Jonathan Prior has mailed in after getting his update and many of you are saying that the 2.2 (FroYo) experience is much quicker than before. Do let us know if you're a T-Mobi...

Vodafone adding bloatware to Samsung Galaxy S too?

Remember how the HTC Desire had an update on Vodafone? Remember how everyone thought it was the 2.2 update when in fact it was another 2.1 update with lots of extra apps no-one wanted? Remember how Vodafone then back-tracked and released a 2.2 update ...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S to get Android 2.2 soon

T-Mobile have announced that their Samsung Galaxy S will be getting the Android 2.2 update too. A message, posted here states... “We are pleased to announce that there will be a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S at the end of the month. ...

Google Mail app update in Android market

Google have released an update to their Gmail app in the Android market.  This is part of Google's new strategy of releasing core apps in the Android market, rather than as part of upgrades to Android itself.  There is a catch though - its o...

Google Docs editing coming to Android and iPad

Google have announced editing is coming to Google Docs on Android devices and the iPad.  At the moment Google Docs are read-only, but an upgrade in "the next few weeks" will allow editing on Android devices, as well as the iPad.  That's exce...

T-Mobile respond to HTC Desire update concerns

T-Mobile rolled out their HTC Desire update a few days back but many UK owners seemed to receive extra German software. It was "tweaked" a day later and now T-Mobile have offered up this response to affected customers.. “We wanted to give you a...

Orange HTC Desire 2.2 Update – It’s rolling!

Hot on the heels of our earlier story is news received in the last few minutes that the HTC Desire update (Android 2.2 / FroYo) has now started rolling out for Orange customers.Did we kick something into gear? Who knows, but do let us know whether you...

Orange HTC Desire 2.2 Update – Information from HTC

Last week we ran a story regarding the update delay for HTC Desire owners who had purchased the phone through Orange. A few customers had accused Orange of causing the delay. A few of you contacted HTC and they responded by stating that the hold up...

Orange San Francisco Announced – Available this week

Orange have just announced the new "Orange San Francisco" Android phone. It's an "affordable Android device" which will sell for just £99 on Pay As You Go. Powered by Android 2.1, the ZTE-manufactured device also has an FM radio, 3 megapixel camera, ...

A closer look at the new HTC Sense

So, we know that the HTC Desire HD ROM has been squirted into other devices and we saw all the new functionality at the recentHTC event. Now there's more detail thanks to the guys at AndroidSPIN who have posted screenshots of the all-new HTC Sense int...

We7 launch Android App

Music streaming service (amongst other things) We7 have launched an app for Android.  Rather like Spotify Premium, subscribers to We7's "Premium Plus" service can use the app to stream an unlimited amount of music, as well as storing some offline...

25% Off T-Mobile PAYG Tomorrow

T-Mobile are tomorrow (Tuesday 21st) doing one of their 48 hour offers giving you a discount if you purchase online within that time.  The best deals include 25% off the T-Mobile Pulse Mini and Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro. T-Mobile Pulse Mini was...

Amazon drop Samsung Galaxy Tab price

Amazon UK has dropped their price for the forthcoming 16GB 7" Samsung Galaxy Tablet from £800 to £680.  The high price of the tablet surprised a few people, given that it is more expensive than any iPad, and perhaps this is something ...

Motorola X720 Speed Bump Update

Motorola have released an update for the Milestone XT720 which only recently went on sale and this is a BIG update.  At present the CPU runs at 550MHz but after you apply the update you now run at 720MHz which will be a pretty sweet speed boost f...

HTC Desire Updates – Things aren’t going well

There's quite a few HTC Desire owners out there and we've seen a lot of news about the new Android 2.2 (FroYo) update. It's been a bumpy ride for pretty much everyone. First o2 owners got their update, only to have it removed a few days later. Vodafon...

Archos Android Tablet Just £169.99

I have been a long time customer of eXpansys and purchased many devices from them in the past, and today I find another bargain which comes in the form of an Internet Tablet device from Archos for as little as £169.99 which also has an impressiv...

FroYo For T-Mobile Desire From Today (UPDATE)

Exciting news for HTC Desire customers on T-Mobile UK is that the update for 2.2 (FroYo) is available right now!.  T-Mobile have posted on their official forum the following statement Hi all,We have some exciting news for all our Desire users.The...

Shazam updated – Offline tagging is go

The free version of Shazam has now been updated for Android users. Version 2.1 brings the ability to tag without coverage and a number of bug fixes. The free version allows 5 tags per month, but the paid-for version (Shazam Encore) allows unlimited mu...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Hands On

Yesterday when attending a get-together arranged by @ThreeUKLatest up in London it was a great chance to get to meet some new people and also catch up with people i already knew plus meet some of the team from Three. Whilst I was there the h...

HTC Event launch video and up-close overviews

So, you've read the specs, you've seen the event pictures, the Desire Z pictures and the Desire HD pictures. What more could you possibly need? Well, how about a few more videos? HTC have now posted this full video of the event so you can re-live the ...

HTC HD Mini Lands On T-Mobile UK

The HTC HD Mini has just landed on the T-Mobile UK network.  In quite a shock as this device seemed to bypass the coming soon page and has gone straight on sale. The HD mini was announced at this years Mobile World Congress and features 5 Megapi...

Orange Desire 2.2 Update delay – Who’s to blame?

The new Android 2.2 (FroYo) update has had a bumpy delivery for Desire handsets. o2 rolled it out and pulled it and Orange announced that there's was delayed. Now, here's the thing. Orange stated that "there has been a delay in receiving the 2.2 FroYo...

HTC Desire Z hands-on video

Yesterday we posted a couple of videos showing the HTC Desire HD and the new speedy power-on system that's been implemented. Today there's a quick hands-on with the HTC Desire Z and that pop-up screen mechanism. We've had pricing from phonesdirect.co...

HTC Desire Z and Desire HD – Full specs and more shots!

Well, what a weird day that was. It all seemed to start with Nokia trying to detract from the HTC launch with some Ovi Map balloons with these leaflets being given out to help you "survive a HTC press conference". Now, whilst this shows how powerful ...

LG Optumus One, T-Mobile In October

T-Mobile have updated their Coming Soon section of the UK website and now include the recently announced LG Optimus One which is a Android 2.2 powered device packing a 3.2 megapixel camera and the usual features you would expect. This is being classed...

Pre-Order HTC Desire HD & Z

If you are interested in getting hands on your very own HTC Desire HD or Desire Z (and lets be honest, if you have seen the photos how could you not want one!) then eXpansys have them on their site to pre-order today and going on sale 11th …

HTC Desire HD – The low-down

The Desire HD, if I'm honest, looks a helluva lot like the Windows Mobile-powered HTC HD2. This actually seems to be our version of the rather spectacular American HTC Evo. The first thing that hits you is the 4.3" screen. It's a gorgeous thing with r...

HTC Desire Z – The low-down

Today HTC announced two devices. The one that was thrust into my hands more was the HTC Desire Z. It's what a lot of people have been waiting for - a HTC QWERTY running Android. When I first picked it up I was surprised at how light the …

Nokia Crash HTC Event?

Interesting day for me today, I am attending Nokia World as part of my Nokia site duties and it seems as if Nokia and HTC are having a friendly battlle against each other, HTC sent a coach to collect press from Nokia World and to take them to …

HTC Event – Desire Z and Desire HD official and more

If you've been following our Twitter feed then you'll probably already be aware that HTC announced two new devices and a whole new online service today. We'll be covering the HTC Desire Z and the HTC Desire HD in seperate stories shortly. The two devi...

HTC Event in London – Devices get snapped already

We're here at the HTC event in London but already there's official shots and sneaked images floating around the web. The guys at slashgear have managed sneaked behind the curtains and snapped a couple of images, albeit with the new handsets (presumed ...

T-Mobile G2 appears on HTC website

The T-Mobile G2 has now also appeared on the HTC website. It, we assume, is the T-Mobile branded version of the HTC Desire Z which is rumoured to be announced today at the HTC London event. The official site confirms Android 2.2, an 800MHz Qualcomm C...

LG Optimus range expands with "One" and "Chic"

We're here at the LG virtual press conference and LG have just announced their LG Optimus One (LG-P500) and LG Optimus Chic. The quad-band Optimus One runs on a 600MHz CPU but gets a 1500mAh battery for around 7 and a half hours of talk-time. It'll ru...