Google expects to have more Android 9 Pie smartphones in 2018 than Oreo in 2017

Google is hoping its latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie, will be available on more devices by the end of the year than its predecessor managed in 2017. The Android operating system is the most popular in the world, used on smartphones and tablets. However, it has a stagnation problem, as each device maker…

HTC hope to revive fortunes with Blockchain smartphone, Exodus

HTC has unveiled its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, the Exodus 1, as the manufacturer looks to shift its strategy to focus on new technology. The Exodus 1 has been rolled out initially for an early access period, currently only available to users who pay in cryptocurrency – either Bitcoin or Ethereum. The Taiwanese firm said it…

Alcatel unveils £200 3V smartphone with 18:9 display

Looking for an affordable Android smartphone with a very wide display? Alcatel has just announced the launch of its new 3V smartphone costing just £200. Key feature is an 18:9 screen aspect ratio which results in a display that is a little bit wider than a typical 16:9 screen. In fact all Alcatel devices launched in…

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now available from Carphone Warehouse for £30 per month

The new Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available at Carphone Warehouse, both in-store and online. Customers can get their hands on the device for £30 per month and £29.99 up-front on Vodafone. The all-new Sony handset, available in Horizon Blue exclusively at Carphone Warehouse, features a 4.6inch 720p touchscreen display. It also boasts a…

Xmas 2016: Top 10 tablets for kids and adults under £100

Looking for a cheap tablet this Xmas? Don't want to spend a fortune on the Apple iPad. Then you really have two options - either get an Amazon or get an Android tablet (there are also Windows tablets of course, but most of these like the Surface Pro 4 are hybrid devices which can also…

Review: Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380C web tablet

Name: Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380C Type: Web Tablet Specs: Click here for full specs Price: From £99 ASUS (officially pronounced ASOOS) may not be a brand you've heard too much about. But over the last few years it has become reasonably well established in the web tablet market, thanks largely to its collaboration with Google…

One in three of us have lost our smartphone photos, reckons Kodak Alaris

More than a third (35%) of Britons have lost photos from their smartphone, according to a study released today by imaging company, Kodak Alaris. People in the UK store an average of 651 photos on their mobile phones meaning that a potential 11.8 billion photos are lost in the ether. Yet they fail to take…

iPhone vs Android debate ends in actual stabbing

We all know that arguing over which is the best smartphone can get a little heated - but who would have expected it to get actually violent? "But Android is more customisable!" According to KTUL, two men from Tulsa, Oklahoma were found covered in blood, stumbling around a parking lot. Apparently…