Tag: upgrade

Xiaomi drop Android 11 onto the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Want one of these phones? You can grab the Mi 10 in the 8GB+128GB variant for £699 on Amazon UK or get the 8GB+256GB version on mi.com/UK for £799. It’s also available on Three UK for a one-off cost of £799 or on contract. Sadly the Mi 10 Pro isn’t available in …

Get the latest iPhone each year without an upgrade fee

If you’re into your iPhone’s and you want to upgrade regularly without the big cost, the new new Apple deal from Vodafone could be just the thing. A new annual upgrade promise gets you the latest iPhone after 12 months. Just buy an iPhone 11 (on any plan) …

HMD Global rolling out Android 10 to Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2

These two phones were sold with Android 9.0 on-board. However, the boys at HMD Global are doing a great job upgrading their Nokia phones to Android 10. Today they’re announcing that the Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2 will both be getting Android 10, so that brings the …

Sky Mobile adding 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile have today announced that customers will be getting 5G for no extra cost if you’re on their Sky VIP loyalty programme – this is a free perk for existing users. Sky Mobile is promising to deliver 5G in 50 towns and …

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. More phones you will buy.

Let’s give you the low-down on what Apple have just announced. The iPhone 11 range is here. There’s a standard iPhone 11 and a new iPhone 11 Pro plus a 11 Pro Max. The latter models have “Pro cameras, Pro display and Pro Performance” and a “WOAH” price-tag. …

When is it the right time to bin your smartphone?

Back in the day, people used to replace their phone every single year. Once a shiny new model came around, they would toss their old model away. Now that phones are no longer the size and shape of bricks, you may be wondering how long you should wait …

EE switches off more 3G as 4G takes over

The 2100MHz 3G frequency has been in use by all the UK operators for a long time. Now EE are refarming the spectrum so that it’ll power 4G instead. This effectively means that EE will have five “carriers” of the 4G signal – more than any other UK …

EE launch Upgrade Anytime plans

The big news today comes from the largest 4G network in the UK, EE. And it is quite a big announcement for anyone who loves getting the latest device as soon as possible. Before now, certain phones were available on Annual Upgrade options which means after 12 months …

Oreo being delivered to the Sony XZ Premium

I’ve been pretty impressed with the XZ Premium ever since I first saw the thing back in March. The build quality is the usual Sony finery and that 5.5″ screen resolution (2160×3840 pixels) is stunning. It also comes with the ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB …

Today is iPhone 8 day! Here’s the best deals

The iPhone 8 release date is today, September 22nd. Those of you who pre-ordered can get to your local Apple or network store and collect that shiny new toy right now. As for everyone else? Well, you can go and buy one out-right. Not a problem, but it’s expensive. The …

giffgaff iPhone 8 pricing announced

OK, as you know giffgaff are a bit different. They run on the O2 network and you can either pay outright and pay for a phone or pay monthly via their peer-to-peer lending system. You should therefore remember that the pricing below is without an airtime contract. With …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …

iPhone 8 Pre-order day – The best deals we’ve found so far!

You’ve heard all about it, now you want to get yourself one. Well, today is the day to put in that pre-order, and we’re seeing deals popping up on mobile comparison sites already. Here’s a look at some of the offers we’ve spotted so far, but do let …

LG G6 arriving soon on Sky Mobile and Three

Two networks have just got in touch with us about the LG G6, the first is Three and the second is Sky Mobile, who operate using the O2 masts up and down the country. Three is has today started pre-orders and they have a contract with a £129 …

Samsung S7 Upgrade to Android 7 available – ish

Our friends over the water are getting their Samsung S7 handsets upgraded to Nougat 7 finally but only if you are on T-Mobile in the US. Sadly, we still have to wait in the UK due to no longer having T-Mobile as an operator in the UK. Since …

Three arrested in Three data breach

The UK mobile network, Three, has seen an increasing level of attempted handset fraud in recent weeks. Now, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), three men have been arrested in connection with a data breach. Although credit card and bank details weren’t taken, the company …

iPhone 7 pre-orders live today. Get the best cashback deal

We don’t normally do this, but some guy from TopCashback has gone through the various places that you can purchase the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to see which one offers the best cash-back deal. It’s pre-order day today and we’ve seen several network websites go …

Upgrade your iPhone 6s to an iPhone 7 for a LOT LESS

The iPhone 7 pricing is quite high. We all know that. Some have tried to blame Brexit for the £599 price-tag (that’s the 32GB one, the 128GB version is £699 and the 256GB handset is £799). So how can you upgrade for a lot less? Well, my friends, …

Is the iPhone Upgrade Programme really worth it?

OK, so we had the slight misfire with the Galaxy Note7, but we’ve still got the Galaxy 7 edge and the Galaxy 7 out there and, as you’ll no doubt be aware, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus have hit the scene too. There’s other devices …

Don’t want Windows 10 force fed? Give this a spin

Microsoft are playing a very dangerous game. It might not seem a big deal to many, but the company is under pressure. Sure, their desktop OS and Office offerings are performing well, but in the home there’s more iPads and mobile gadgets now. There’s less PC’s being sold …

Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, but not for the Lumia 1020, 925 or 920

We covered the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade fairly recently. A raft of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are getting the update and it was good to see an update happening so quickly. Sure, handsets with 512MB RAM weren’t fit enough because Microsoft tests showed that it didn’t give the …

Windows 10 Mobile has arrived

Word on the street is that Windows 10 Mobile is arriving on handsets right now, with select Windows 8.1 devices getting the update. Mike Phillips has mailed in to tell us that he’s got it on his Lumia 1520 already. The supported devices for the upgrade are as …

Got a Windows Phone? Convert it, maybe, to Windows 10 in December

If you’ve got all warm and fuzzy about those new Lumia handsets and want a piece of Windows 10 action on your existing Windows Phone, come close. Microsoft have revealed that the spanky new OS will be available for upgrading this December. The info is buried in a …

O2 to make mid-contract swapping easier with O2 Refresh

You know how it is. You’re on the bus with your Samsung Galaxy S2 or HTC Desire S and some flash Harry steps on with the latest HTC One, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s a pain, but we’re all resigned to either waiting our turn for …

Loyalty, Not on Your Nelly – Editorial

Today I received my price increases letter from Orange.  It informed me that my tariff will be increasing by 3.3% in the near future.  I have been a customer of Orange for over 5 years and one of my contracts is due an upgrade. Bearing this in mind …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Premium Suite upgrade

Then other day we mentioned that Jelly Bean had started to roll out to Samsung Galaxy SIII owners. It has long been mentioned that many of the features from the Galaxy Note II were meant to cross over to the Galaxy SIII. Things like Multi View and Page …

Vodafone Come out Fighting in 4G Wars

With the launch of the UK’s first 4G network only days away and after EE have come in for some major criticism over their price plans for the super-fast network, the competition have decided that they are not going to remain quiet and surrender but have come out …

HTC Desire X Review

My introduction to the Android platform came through the original HTC Desire.  One of my bosses walked up to me knowing my love for phones and showed me his brand spanking new piece of kit, complete with scrolling widgets and all shiny and new.  My search for a …

Sony confirm Xperia Upgrade plans

The Sony product blog has today released information regarding their Jellybean upgrade schdule for the Xperia range of handsets. Upgrades are often a bone of contention for Android handset owners with many handsets receiving little or no post sales support from the manufacturers however Sony have been rather good at …

UK Satellite images in iOS 6 – One word. Rubbish.

I, like a lot of you lovely intelligent people, live in the UK. Unfortunately, after watching TV ads showing cool new phone features, we can find that things don’t work quite so well here in Blighty. Mapping on the iPhone and iPad has changed in iOS 6. Most …

Samsung Galaxy SIII – Official Jelly Bean ROM on video

Just a few days back we highlighted the fact that Jelly Bean – the new Android OS version – would be arriving pretty soon on the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Now things have taken a step closer, with the official ROM update apparently leaking and getting filmed below. Link …

Android 4.0.4 Update heading to the HTC One X

Well, it’s a little later than Samsung and Motorola, but HTC have announced that the One X will receive a similar software update today. The update, which will bring you up to version 4.0.4, also delivers a new version of HTC Sense (probably 4.1) plus “memory and platform …

Samsung handsets receiving Android 4.0.4

Just this morning we heard that the Motorola Xoom had updated itself to Android 4.0.4. It seems like other handsets are getting in on the action too. We’re hearing that the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note have received the “stability upgrade” and we’d be interested to hear …

Galaxy S3 to get Jelly Bean in September?

    A post over at Sam Mobile claims to have learned of the timescales Samsung currently have in mind for updating devices such as the Galaxy S3 and S2 and also the Galaxy Note. The post gives the following timescales Galaxy S III – End Q3 begin Q4Galaxy …

Samsung upgrade some of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 range

Yesterday Samsung started to update some of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 models to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with the Wifi model (model GT-P7510) taking its turn now. As usual with Samsung you can either update using Kies or wait for your device to pick up the ota …

Sony 2011 Handsets Not Getting Jellybean

It has been confirmed that the 2011 range of Sony handsets including the Xperia Arc S will not be getting Android 4.1 otherwise known as Jellybean. In an unsurprising move after their hesitation in upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich, it was confirmed on Facebook by the UK Product Manager …

Do you say “no” to upgrades?

Something strange seems to have happened in our house recently. My wife has the HTC Desire S. She loves it, and she’s broken it more times than I can remember (insurance is a must). A few months ago she came to the end of her contract, but she’s …

Xperia S gets some tasty Ice Cream Sandwich

Did you dive into a new Sony Mobile, even though it was “only” running Android 2.3.7? Well, good news, because today Sony Mobile are starting the roll-out of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia S. With the new OS you’ll also receive some Sony extras, such as a …