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  • Android 4.4 images leak, showing off early KLP build and features
    Phones

    Android 4.4 images leak, showing off early KLP build and features

    By 3 October 2013

    Another day, another leak. This time it's of an early Android 4.4 build. Gadget Helpline has published some images of the build with obvious Key Lime Pie markings. That's the codename for Android 4.4 before the official KitKat name. The build is for...

  • Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone
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    Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

    By 3 October 2013

    There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the...

  • Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board
    Gadgets

    Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board

    By 3 October 2013

    Google may soon be adding a wave of the hand to its products. Start-up Flutter, known for gesture recognition technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition could have big implications for future additions to Google Glass,...

  • Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it
    Phones

    Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

    By 2 October 2013

    When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned...

  • It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private
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    It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

    By 1 October 2013

    Dell has just announced that it has completed all of its pre-merger regulatory clearances, meaning the deal to go private in 2014 is now done and official. The clearances were for the consummation of the merger transaction in which Michael Dell, Dell’s...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
    Phones 5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

    By 1 October 2013

    Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show...

  • LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'
    Phones

    LG Nexus 5 leaks again: 'Feels like the Nexus 7' and screen is just 'ok'

    By 1 October 2013

    As the launch of the new LG Nexus 5 approaches, more details continue to leak about the unannounced handset. The latest comes from "weespeed", a member of the MacRumors forum who claims to physically have had his hands on the Nexus-branded handset. The...

  • Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October
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    Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October

    By 25 September 2013

    The Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 have just been announced by Sony Japan. The NW-ZX1 is a premium Android MP3 player while the NW-F880 comes in three colours. Both devices run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sport 4-inch 480 x 854 Triluminous screens and...

  • CloudOn browser web editor now available, alongside CloudOn Pro paid service
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    CloudOn browser web editor now available, alongside CloudOn Pro paid service

    By 24 September 2013

    CloudOn has just expanded from mobile-only to web. The two-year-old productivity service, which allows you to open, edit and use Microsoft Office documents on Android and iOS mobile devices, launched a web version of its document editor on Tuesday. All...

  • FIFA 14 for iOS and Android free to download and play now
    Gaming

    FIFA 14 for iOS and Android free to download and play now

    By 24 September 2013

    Alongside the full-fat console version of FIFA 14 EA has launched an app of the game. But don't think it scrimps - this is a full 1.27GB download that adds new controls to fantastic graphics and immersive gameplay. The app, which is free to download today,...

  • Archos GamePad 2 leaked with higher res screen and better quad-core grunt
    Gaming

    Archos GamePad 2 leaked with higher res screen and better quad-core grunt

    By 24 September 2013

    The 7-inch Archos GamePad, which landed last year for Android gaming fans, is getting an upgrade. According to a leaked FCC document and an accidental online retailer leak, this is what the Archos GamePad 2 will look like. Nice screen, we hear you say....

  • Moto X update brings improved camera functionality, enhanced Touchless control
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    Moto X update brings improved camera functionality, enhanced Touchless control

    By 23 September 2013

    Motorola has begun pushing an update to T-Mobile US Moto X owners, bringing much needed enhancements to the handset. Most notably, camera quality has been improved, something we noted as desperately needed in our review of the Moto X in August.  Motorola...

  • Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider
    Tablets

    Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

    By 23 September 2013

    Tesco has announced its own tablet, the Tesco Hudl, a 7-inch Android device priced at £119, looking to steal some of the action from other slates in this portable yet practical size. The Tesco tablet is one of the most affordable out there, for which...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks
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    Android 4.4 KitKat user interface allegedly leaks

    By 22 September 2013

    We know Android 4.4 KitKat is definitely on the way, thanks to Google spilling the chocolatey name in early September. As we wait in anticipation for new features that have been kept under wraps by the company, 9to5Google conveniently scored a few shots...

  • iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day
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    iOS 7 adoption eclipsed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in less than a day

    By 19 September 2013

    Online advertising network Chitika says Apple's latest mobile endeavour iOS 7 has reached 18 per cent of all iOS handsets and tablets in a 24-hour period since release. The numbers aren't official from Apple, but provide an overreaching look at how effective...

  • Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October
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    Nestle's Facebook page says Android 4.4 KitKat is launching in October

    By 19 September 2013

    Nestle's Facebook account in Germany has taken to the comment section of one of its photos to say Android 4.4 KitKat will launch publicly in October. "Kit Kat Hi Tim, Android 4.4 KIT KAT ist ab Oktober verfügbar," the eager employee writes.  Word of...

  • Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset
    Phones

    Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

    By 17 September 2013

    Google has released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology to download the app. Google Wallet is now available on Google Play for all Android phones running...

  • Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch
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    Nexus 4 completely sells out ahead of suspected Nexus 5 launch

    By 17 September 2013

    Google's flagship Nexus device - the LG Nexus 4 - has sold out on the Google Play Store, following various price drops for both the 8GB and 16GB versions. "We are out of inventory," Google Play states. "Please check back soon." It's not clear if Google...

  • LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen
    Phones

    LG Nexus 5 leaked from a bar, shows Android 4.4 KitKat boot screen

    By 16 September 2013

    New images of what is believed to be the upcoming LG Nexus 5 have leaked, this time from a bar (reminds us of Apple's iPhone 4), and not the FCC. The images, provided by 9to5Google, confirm what we've been seeing over the past few weeks: what looks to...

  • LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?
    Phones

    LG Nexus 5 launching with Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October?

    By 14 September 2013

    We've seen plenty leaked about the LG Nexus 5 thanks to a Google employee and the FCC, but now, we also have an unverified launch date. According to Ausdroid and several other publications around the net, LG and Google will officially be taking the wraps...

  • LG G2 video review
    Phones

    LG G2 video review

    By 13 September 2013

    For our full, written opinion of this amazing little phone, head over to the LG G2 review. 

  • LG G2 review
    Phones 5 out of 5

    LG G2 review

    By 13 September 2013

    If LG is going to make a success of its premier G2 smartphone, complete with 5.2-inch screen, it's going to need to battle it out hard with Samsung, Apple and Sony while trying not to make the same mistakes as HTC - like not spending enough on good quality...

  • Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta
    Apps

    Twitter for Android given major UI revamp in latest beta

    By 12 September 2013

    The beta version of Twitter for Android has been given a major user interface revamp as it hits version 5.0.  Upon first firing up the app, you'll notice the top bar now includes Home, Notifications, Messages, Activity and more, in a revamped look. No...

  • Samsung Galaxy NX review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy NX review

    By 10 September 2013

    At last, a company's broken ranks. We're big fans of compact system cameras, but other than upping the pixels and widening out the choice of lenses, few of the leading lights have done anything truly radical since the format first appeared back in 2008....

  • How to replace your Android phone keyboard
    Phones

    How to replace your Android phone keyboard

    By 10 September 2013

    In this video, we show you how to replace the standard Android keyboard that comes with your phone, with a much improved replacement - often for free.