Posts Tagged ‘Android’

15 best free apps for Android

Yay! Free stuff! Everyone loves free stuff. And there’s plenty of it on Android, with more than 927,000 free apps available in the Google Play store right now. We know, because we counted.* But a word of warning – m...


Apple CarPlay is the future, and here’s why

As we reported last month, Ferrari has become the first car manufacturer to adopt Apple CarPlay, a new infotainment system that let’s you see the iPhone interface displayed on the car’s touch screen and access apps in exact...


Is Microsoft’s Xbox Live service about to launch on iOS and Android?

Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. According to The Verge’s unnamed sources, Microsoft is planning on infiltrating iOS and Android smartphones and tablets in a bi...

Is your HTC One on Jelly Bean getting stale? The Android Kit Kat update will change that

Great news for owners of HTC One and HTC One Max smartphones. The company has  released an Android 4.4 KitKat update for them. The One update can be pushed to Etisalat and du handsets from the HTC site, while the One Max upda...


The future of phones is a scary proposition

When Google snapped up the British artificial intelligence specialist DeepMind Technologies a few weeks ago for a reported $400m, it wasn’t because it was interested in founder Demis Hassibis’ excellent game design ...


Preview: HTC One (M8)

UPDATED 18/03/14: HTC One release date confirmed to be 25 March – the day of its launch event in London and New York The HTC One is a lovely thing. Its good looks and outstanding build were a big part of the reason we a...

Hugo Barra

Hugo Barra on Xiaomi, Android and more

It’s been four months since Hugo Barra left his position as VP of the Android platform at Google – and it’s obvious that he’s settling in rather well at Xiaomi as its global vice president. Tiger Brother (true stor...


Nokia X, X+ and XL run Android (we’re not joking)

Google was only mentioned once during Nokia’s press conference here at Mobile World Congress, and that was when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stated the company’s new X range “uses Microsoft’s cloud, not Google...


Huawei Ascend P6 [Gadget of the day]

Huawei Ascend P6 This new wafer-thin blower is the world’s thinnest smartphone with a chassis of just 6.18mm – enough to make your portly 7.6mm iPhone 5 blush. It doesn’t skimp on the specs either, the Android...


LG G Pad 8.3 [Gadget of the day]

LG G Pad 8.3 LG’s been out of the tablet game since 2011′s ill-fated 3D-camera-equipped Optimus Pad debacle, but it’s certainly learned from its mistakes. The 8.3in G Pad has a dreamy design and a strapping bu...


Pocket [App of the day]

Pocket An essential app for those times when you’re sat bored on the train, bus or toilet, Pocket is a list of web articles you’ve saved for later reading. You can mark pretty much any web page, from pretty much any device,...


Dell Venue Pro [Gadget of the day]

Dell Venue Pro Small-handed gadgeteers have quit waiting around for Microsoft to launch its SurfPad Mini, or the Micrus 7, or whatever it settles on, and can now pick up a smaller 8in tab of the Windows 8 variety like this one ...


LG G2 [Gadget of the day]

  You’ve got to feel for LG’s designers. They spend years building up their own design language and perfecting LG-esque phones, and then one day Google comes along and asks LG to build its Nexus 4. And because everyone...


Asus Transformer Book Trio: a Frankenstein mix of tablet, laptop and desktop in one

Asus has torn the wrappers off its latest Transformer device – and this time it’s a three-in-one stunner that, when it comes to flexibility, is simply off the charts. The aptly-named Transformer Book Trio offers an 11.6in 1...

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