Archive for June, 2012

By June 13, 2012 Read More →

Sony announce the Xperia Miro – via Facebook

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The Xperia range just keeps on growing. The Miro is the latest edition and looks to be a budget Android smartphone although at the time of writing this we have no pricing confirmed. Announced today on Facebook, Sony say that the Miro is here although I am pretty certain this will actually be in Q3 2012.

Launching with Android 4.0 on board is going to please many people and with a 800MHz processor this one could well go head to head with the new HTC Desire C?

Let’s hope the price is right.


You can see specs and some more images below:

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Clash of the Titans Part 5: Samsung Galaxy SIII vs HTC One X–Performance and Battery life

IMG_0252When the next generation of superphones loaded with quad core processors and expansive screens, squeezed into svelte ultrathin bodies, naturally, battery life and power consumption became a concern. Surely faster hardware and smaller bodies means more power draw from smaller batteries? Or would the hardware have to be speed limited in order to get respectable battery lives? Luckily, neither of those fears have been realised, at least with the two turbocharged devices we focus on today – the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X.

Which one manages to last the longest? Which one is the fastest? Read on to see the answers to both those questions.

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By June 13, 2012 Read More →

Three open up EU data roaming!


At last: From today, Three pay monthly phone customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the internet on their smartphones whilst holidaying in the EU without the fear of running up a massive bill.

For just a fiver a day, customers can tweet, tag, browse, book, update, upload, search, send, and Google as much as they want without worrying about how much they’re spending.

So, if you’re trying to find that perfect pizzeria, you can just Google it and track it down on a map. If you can’t remember the word for donkey in Spanish, download a translation app. Or, if you really can’t resist finding out what’s going on at work, you can pick up your emails whenever you like and wherever you are. But best of all, you can make everyone back home insanely jealous with loads of gloaty “look where I am right now” type status updates and photos.

Thomas Malleschitz, marketing director at Three said, “We love the mobile internet at Three and we want our customers to enjoy it on holiday as much as they do at home. The Euro Internet Pass gives our customers the freedom to use the internet in the EU without having to think about how many megabytes or gigabytes they are using or where the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot is.

"We’ve been campaigning for lower data roaming rates and welcome the new regulation from Europe. These changes promote competition and allow us to offer our customers a better deal so they no longer have to worry about running up a massive bill when using the internet”.

Fantastic news for Three customers. Happy holidays.


Posted by: James

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By June 12, 2012 Read More →

HTC Desire C unboxing and hands on video


HTC once again are in the budget smartphone market but this time with a little beauty.

The HTC Desire C runs Android 4.0 and comes with a price tag of about the £169.99 mark on Pay As You Go. I would imagine that on contract we will see this one at the £10 – £15 per month on a two year deal.

While the Desire C may not have the best specs compared to its brothers in the One Series it is bringing pretty good value to the table. With Sense 4.0 running smoothly, new smartphone users on a budget may well find the Android device of their dreams?

You can see the unboxing and hands on video below:


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Clash of the Titans Part 4: Samsung Galaxy SIII vs HTC One X – Camera

IMG_0254Now we’re onto one of the biggest features of the two phones and the two tightest areas of competition. Both the One X and SIII are equipped with 8 megapixel cameras, and while that might not be the top end you can buy in terms of pure pixel count, there’s much more to it than that. Both have sensors that are backed up with high quality optics and software to maximize the potential of the images produced to the point where images from both phones will already be some of the best you’ve seen.

But which is better? Read on to find out which one takes the camera crown.

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CoPilot Live reveals free update for v8 customers, free GPS app and Olympic features


Leading sat-nav app CoPilot Live has announced that its CoPilot Live v8 iPhone, iPad & Android customers in Europe can now upgrade to the latest generation CoPilot features for free.

Existing CoPilot Live v8 customers you can unlock turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation features by downloading the recently launched CoPilot GPS app at no cost. By upgrading, you will continue to enjoy unlimited CoPilot Live navigation as before, only better – and with regular app updates in the future. Plus all your existing CoPilot Live Favourites, Recents and Subscriptions will be restored from v8. CoPilot GPS provides latest and greatest navigation features, including alternate routes, drag and drop route editing, and a sleek new user interface designed for the latest smartphones and tablets. For full details on how to upgrade please visit –

· CoPilot GPS is also available for free to new users, providing a  route planning and mapping app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It is currently #1 free nav app in iTunes UK, and #54 of all free apps on iTunes. Key benefits include on-board map browsing and route calculation, along with advanced itinerary optimisation features usually reserved for premium paid navigation apps.

· CoPilot Live GPS is not a replacement for CoPilot Live Premium. CoPilot Live Premium  customers do not need to install the GPS app they already have our latest CoPilot navigation features including 12 Months free ActiveTraffic and Text to Speech voice guidance as standard. Users of CoPilot GPS can upgrade to the Premium version within the app from £24.99 to get full access to all features.

· CoPilot Live has also announced new features that will help drivers avoid anticipated congestion in central London caused by the Olympics this summer. With these features, CoPilot Live will alert drivers if their route involves restricted roads, including those within the Olympic Route Network (ORN), and offer an alternative route if available. Drivers can also choose to completely avoid affected roads altogether.


Posted by: James

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Lamborghini getting in on the Android game

Lamborghini-TL700-Luxury-Android-3It would seem that some wealthy folks have more money than sense, because this next story is a real head-scratcher. When thinking of Lamborghini, most people envision a powerful, aggressive and masculine looking exotic sports car careening down winding European roads. That isn’t all they do because of course they are going to "cash in" on the celebrity of their brand name. Lamborghini has decided to jump into the Android smartphone and tablet industry as well. However, you would think that a high-end automobile manufacturer that competes with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche would actually go to the trouble of creating a high-end device, wouldn’t you? You would be mistaken in this instance.

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By June 11, 2012 Read More →

Asus, rumours and the Nexus Tablet

Google-Nexus-Tablet-from-ASUSSupposedly, a representative from Asus at Computex told Android Authority that the Nexus tablet we have heard so many rumours about will be coming "by the end of June." Just as a recap here are the previous rumours about the device: It will come with the Tegra 3 chip. It will have a price range between $150-$250 (probably $200). It will achieve this pricing by using the Kai platform. It will be announced at the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco at the end of June.
It looks like this supposed confirmation actually at least one of these above rumours. We will have to wait and see if it turns out to be true because "the proof is in the pudding", but luckily we won’t have to wait long. On a separate note, this same Asus representative was able to confirm a couple of other separate Asus-related tidbits. Here’s a quote with some details,


ASUS is in talks with US carriers to bring the Padfone stateside. The bad news is carriers hate it (somehow expected, those tethering fees are basically free money) and, so far, only AT&T is willing to give it a try. Things are going slow on this front, said the ASUS rep.
Moving on, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) is coming by the end of June in both a WiFi only and an LTE version, which will be picked up by AT&T. We suspected for a while that the Pad Infinity would come on AT&T, based on an appearance that the slate made on FCC. Now we know for sure. We’ve been told that Asus encountered production issues with upstream suppliers, but they are now solved and all the pieces are falling into place for the TF700 launch. The pad will go for $499 but we are not sure if that’s the price of the WiFi-only version or of the LTE version.

Source Android Authority

Posted by: Gareth

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By June 11, 2012 Read More →

Storage Options announce the Scroll Elite and Scroll Engage – Android 4.0 Tablets

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Storage Options, the UK-based technology brand, has announced two new additions to its 2012 tablet line up and new generation of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices.

The Scroll Elite and Engage have joined the popular and award-winning Scroll tablet portfolio providing a greater variety of features and sizes from which to choose.

As Storage Options’ latest tablets to run on the new Android 4.0 platform, the Scroll Engage and Scroll Elite offer a wide array of new and improved Android OS features. Users of the lightweight and slender aluminium devices will benefit from faster performance and response times across multiple applications.

The Scroll Elite, which is the same size as the hugely popular Scroll Extreme (one of the first Android 4.0 devices available on the UK and Ireland market), boasts a 9.7″ capacitive screen and 16GB of inbuilt memory, expandable to 32GB through a micro SD card. It also boasts the latest IPS (in-plane switching) LCD screen technology which enables the user to enjoy vivid and natural images.

The smaller Scroll Engage has been packed with features and offers a much more portable solution with its 8″ capacitive XGA screen and Cortex A8 1.2GHz, Mali-400 dual core graphics processor. This highly intuitive device supports rich, flash-based content, all major video and eBook formats and even 3D gaming.

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By June 11, 2012 Read More →

Clash of the Titans Part 3: Samsung Galaxy SIII vs HTC One X- Apps and extras

IMG_0250So far we’ve looked at the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X, as well as their respective Android software. For the third part, Samsung’s added value apps will be subject of examination, and whether the One X has got some of its own to match the SIII’s capabilities. The main topics of discussion will be the audio performance and media playback features, and some of Samsung’s homegrown apps such as the much talked about S Voice and more.

See below for more red hot action!

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