Tag: google

Wait, you’re still using the standard SMS app? Time to change!

Most people, if they haven’t already switched to something like WhatsApp, will still be using the standard text messaging app on their Android phone. This is a bit pants for a number of reasons. First, if you want to send picture messages (MMS) then it’ll cost you a …

Google+ to close

I will have to admit, dear reader, that I am not a massive user of Instabook or Facetube. However, my social network of choice is Google+ ………. or should I say ….was. Google have announced that it is shutting down the social network. This follows reports of a …

Sky Mobile want to tempt you with their Pixel 3 offers

Both of Google’s new flagship phones will be coming to Sky Mobile (operating on O2 masts). The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available for pre-order right here on their site. The prices start at £35 per month for the Pixel 3 and £40 per month for the Pixel 3 XL. This is proper cheap, but you do …

Vodafone to carry the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5″ (FHD+ flexible OLED at 443 ppi) 18:9 display and measures 145.6 x 68.2 mm. The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3″ (QHD+ OLED at 523ppi) 18.5:9 screen and measures 158 x 76.7mm. Both run Android 9 Pie, both have 12.2 dual-megapixel cameras …

EE to take the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Following the official launch EE have confirmed that you’ll be able to get both of the shiny new Google handsets on their network. As you can see on this screenshot, prices start at £58 per month with just £10 upfront. That’ll get you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and …

Google Pixel 3 and 3XL are now official

  Live from New York, Google have just announced the brand new Pixel range of devices. As expected, they have given us the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. Here in London Google hosted a tandem event and I’ve been lucky enough to get hands-on with both devices. I’ll …

Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL heading to Three

  Fresh from the Google launch, we can tell you that Three UK have confirmed that they’ll be ranging the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL. We have prices too – the Google Pixel 3 will be available on a 24 month contract with an …

Google Pixel 3 Launch – Watch Live

OK so we’re here. Believe me, we’re being watched very carefully so we can’t reveal too much. However, in just one hour from this post going live, you’ll be able to join in on the fun. The Google yearly hardware launch should, if our sources are correct, unveil …

Inbox by Gmail. It’s being killed off.

I quite like Inbox. I’ve got it installed on my phone right now and I appreciate the exciting and additional features. I installed it because Gmail, whether on the t’internet or on your phone, has remained pretty samey for quite a while. Recently though, I’ve noticed that Gmail …

A new phone from Nuu Mobile, the G3 -Review

You may not have heard about Nuu Mobile at all. It’s probably because most people will never have seen anything from them in the UK. I have to say that I was also in this camp as well until I found them at MWC earlier this year. Leigh …

Google Pixel 3 Leak video

Afternoon all. Hope you’re Monday is treating you well. So, over the weekend this YouTube video appeared. Many YouTubers have lifted the content and worked it into their own videos for the clicks, but this appears to be the original – from /leaks via this Telegram link. It …

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 …

Google to receive massive £3.8 billion Android fine

The BBC is today reporting that the Android OS is to be the subject of yet more fines from the European Commission. It’s another massive fine for the company after Google was hit with a £2.1 billion fine for their shopping comparison process. Today the EU have found Google …

Just £10 for a Chromecast when you buy a Google Home Mini

Want to get a diddy little smart speaker which you can talk to ? One where you say, “OK Google, what’s the weather going turned be like today?”, and it’ll tell you? Get a Google Home Mini. It’s £49 and it’ll give you personalized help throughout your day. …

Google Pixelbook Review

The Introduction I must admit, I wasn’t planning to get hands-on with a Pixelbook. That was mainly due to the price of the thing. However, when I dropped the Pixel Buds back to Google UK, I was excited to find that they would loan me a Pixelbook. This …

Nokia announce 7 Plus availability

Nokia have just announced that their latest flagship, the 7 Plus, will go on sale in May with a free Google Home Mini. Announced recently, the Nokia 7 Plus is a device many will be interested in. It comes with and impressive screen and dual 12 megapixel Carl …

Vodafone gets Google Assistant support

No one wants to go over their allowances and run up a large bill. Even with the most generous allowances, it’s still a good idea to check regularly. Vodafone UK have tried coming up with more interactive ways of doing just that. The network made an Alexa skill …

Google Pixel Buds – Review

The Introduction When Apple made their own AirPod wireless headphones a lot of tech fans were waiting for Google to show off their own version. Using their own Pixel brand, Google announced the Pixel Buds at last year’s Google I/O event and the headline feature was  the instant …