Huawei are one of the biggest telecommunications equipment companies in the world. They are huge in China although their kit is used the world over. Chances are if you are a BT Broadband customer you are using modems build by them. Huawei make no bones about their desire to become one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and a couple of years ago they started their assault on the European market. I reviewed the G300 and found it to be a stunning budget range phone. The Huawei Read more [...]
29 days with Android chronicles the story of one person's trials and tribulations, letting go of the iPhone and embracing the HTC One X. The Verge forum posting is very interesting because, as the poster Silellak states, it is not a "why Android is better than iOS" rant. The robotic temptress in play was HTC’s fabulous One X handset and in the good ‘ole U.S. of A the poster spend 29 days with the phone (29 days is the time limit to return a handset if you are not happy with Read more [...]
Is nothing sacred? Certainly that must be what Samsung is thinking after finding the Galaxy S III answer to the iPhone’s Siri leaked to the internet. Naturally Android geeks have jumped on the opportunity but most will find the app will not work. Firstly, you need root access to drop the downloaded apk file into your system folder. Secondly, it appears that if you currently have a Samsung device with Ice Cream Sandwich chances are it won’t work. Whether there is an incompatibility with using Read more [...]
One of the announcements from last week's Samsung Galaxy S III involved Flipboard, an app previously exclusively of the iPhone domain. Despite the SGSIII not even being available yet, and an apparent "exclusivity" license for the next few months form Samsung, a leaked version has popped up on development hub XDA. The app works and looks beautiful and first impressions are more positive than that of Google's similar Currents app. It also works well on aged hardware, Read more [...]
As I prepared to go to bed last night, a saucy email arrived that tickled my app fancy. ‘Instagram is out on Android’ it proclaimed, and I got excited. I was not the only one with over 3 million downloads from Google Play in mere hours of the app going live. Which then upset a bunch of iPhone users, some of which resorted to unsavory language to express their chagrin. Fanbois, eh? Having never had the iOS privileged version, I bought into the whole “Instagram has changed photo sharing forever” Read more [...]
Surely it is the less well off who could do with a helping hand before they…ahem….help their hands to unprotected aspects of the opposite sex? After all, the “haves” already have “Nannys” and other child rearing aids, do they not?
In a recent question and answer session regarding the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, Matias Duarte, Director of Android OS User Experience for Google contrasted their approach to Apple. More specifically, that Apple was like Star Wars while Google was more Star Trek in their implementation of voice driven commands to the device. He was being quite matter of fact, but did manage to get in that the likes of C3PO were there for comic relief (a la Siri) opposed to the utilitarian Read more [...]
If there’s one thing about Apple’s design choices, it is that they usually look very good. Smooth lines, front and back encased in glass. “Glass? Like the stuff they make into windows?” “Yes, the very same.” “Fragile glass? Breakable glass?” “No! Don’t be silly! Apple have invented a new form of glass that defies common principals of physics and engineering.” “Really? What about these two guys?” “Oh.” Read more [...]