WATCH: What will Google call Android L?

The next version of Android - version 5.0, codename "L" - is due for release rather soon indeed, and the promotional campaign has already started. Following in Android's (sugar) rich tradition of naming releases after snacks, Google has made the video below of the naming "auditions". What do you think it will be called? Give…

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James O'MalleyWATCH: What will Google call Android L?
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Tesco announces Hudl 2 tablet

Tesco this morning has officially announced the Hudl 2 - a follow-up to its well received budget tablet last year, which has apparently sold 150,000 units. Read on for all of the details. At the launch Tesco's Michael Comish explained how the tablet has received a "complete redesign" in terms of hardware, software and user…

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“Android L” to be officially known as “Lollipop”

It seems that the next version of Android will be known as "Lollipop", at least if this massive hint by the company is anything to go by. As spotted by our pals at ShinyShiny, Google posted the above image of a birthday cake to celebrate its 16th birthday... but with the cake adorned with not…

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WATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6

Its always fun when tech heavyweights make fun of each other - and this series of adverts by Samsung is no different. Promoting the recently announced Note 4, the two actors try to point out that on many features, Samsung got there first. It even makes fun of the terrible live stream we experienced on…

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6
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HTC unveils new Desire 510 with 4G LTE

HTC has launched what it says is its most affordable smartphone in the Desire lineup to support 4G LTE. The Desire 510, the successor to the budget Desire 500 launched last year, features a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 480x854 pixels, is powered by a Qualcomm quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, has 8GB of…

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LG to unveil G3 Stylus

Korean manufacturer LG will officially launch its new G3 Stylus budget Android smartphone at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week. The stylus-equipped LG phone features a 5.5-inch screen with a 960x540-pixel resolution, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a 3,000 mAh battery, has 8GB of onboard storage and 1GB RAM, a…

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Google releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy, HTC or an LG Android phone then you're getting an Android experience, but perhaps not the exact one that Google intended. If, however, you'd like to get a taste of what Nexus users have, then now you can simply download the Google Now launcher from the Google Play Store.…

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James O'MalleyGoogle releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that's almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile's security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah…

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LG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league

If you think of high-end Android phones, then you’ll probably think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Both devices were accompanied by huge buzz and marketing campaigns, so you can be forgiven for thinking they’re the best of the best. But there’s another challenger for the Android crown out there. LG…

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James O'MalleyLG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league