Reviews & hands-on

  • Cars

    Hands-on with Mercedes Pebble and Mercedes Google Glass app

    By 9 January 2014

    Mercedes is starting to experiment with a range of different wearable technologies in its cars by teaming up with companies like Google and Pebble. Announced at CES, the German car maker is to launch a Pebble smartwatch app that connects with your car...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Chromebook pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Toshiba has unveiled its first Chromebook and it's a bold effort, with a 13.3-inch screen aimed at those who want a little more real estate for their online shenanigans. The screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution and naturally, being a Chromebook, comes with...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nexus 5 review

    By 14 November 2013

    For many Android fans, the Nexus line is the ultimate expression of Google's mobile ambitions: affordable, powerful and unfettered with manufacturer customisation, the Nexus offers the purest Google Android experience you'll find. It's no surprise, then,...

  • Phones

    Hands-on Motorola Moto G review: A Nexus by stealth

    By 13 November 2013

    Motorola has announced a new handset, the Moto G, that's designed to deliver a premium experience at a price that all can afford. Launched at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the new handset is looking to avoid the pitfalls of current budget handsets, by...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

    By 1 November 2013

    Google has sent it’s flagship handset to fat camp, and it’s come back thinner and better looking than ever before, and we've already played with the new device ahead of the official announcement. Huzzah. The new handset, which goes on sale in the...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    HP Chromebook 11 review

    By 17 October 2013

    The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite...

  • Phones

    Google Android KitKat hands-on, literally

    By 6 September 2013

    Google announced Android KitKat this week, or Android 4.4, if you're taking the technical name, the latest version of its Android operating system. The KitKat moniker follows a long line of sweet or desert-based names for the operating system and follows...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Motorola Moto X review

    By 8 August 2013

    There are only a few smartphones that release every year and actually turn heads, and the Motorola Moto X is supposed to be one of them. It's Motorola's first flagship since becoming a Google-owned company, so people are watching closely and eagerly....

  • Phones

    Motorola Moto X pictures and hands-on

    By 1 August 2013

    Motorola has just unveiled its first flagship device since becoming a Google-owned company, and it's a beauty. The Moto x has a two-part shell construction that's curved, so it fits into the palm of your hand nicely, while the back feels cushy, rubberised...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Nexus 7 review (2013)

    By 1 August 2013

    People claim to buy different tablets for different purposes. Some want a brilliant display and powerful chip for gaming, while others want a smaller display and decent specs for simply reading eBooks. However, there is also that group of people who just...

  • Tablets

    Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

    By 24 July 2013

    Google has updated the Nexus 7, acknowledging Asus as the manufacturer but taking the approach that this is very much a Google product, one of the Nexus family, a true follow-up to the most popular Android tablet to date. Pocket-lint was at the Google...

  • Gadgets

    Google Glass comes to London, we go shopping for ice cream

    By 17 July 2013

    "OK, Glass… Get me directions to Scoop Gelato." After months of American commentary on Google Glass, two have finally made it to Google HQ in London, and Pocket-lint is one of the first publications to put the technology into action on the streets of...

  • Apps

    App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

    By 6 June 2013

    It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd...

  • Phones

    White Nexus 4 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 June 2013

    "If you are thinkin' about my baby, it don't matter if you're black or white," as Michael Jackson sang, and that would be a good job too because as we found out with the white Nexus 4 just announced by LG and Google, it's white, but also black too. ...

  • Online

    Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review

    By 17 May 2013

    It was no surprise when Google announced Google Play Music All Access during its keynote at Google I/O on Wednesday. Set to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and other streaming services, All Access is available on the web and Android for $9.99 (£6.50)...