ALCATEL launch “super-colourful affordable LTE” POP S3 smartphone

In the words of Alcatel – “Make it faster keep it POP”. The POP S3 is the latest 4G phone from Alcatel trying to compete with the iPhone 5c and its colourful design. Weighing only 130g it is pretty light, users can also personalise their smartphone with the colourful battery covers. They are described as … Continue reading ALCATEL launch “super-colourful affordable LTE” POP S3 smartphone

Motorola Moto X review round-up

Under Google’s brief stewardship of Motorola (May 2012 to January 2014), two handsets reached the market: the budget Moto G and the more premium Moto X. The Moto X is the second one to arrive in Britain (in the US, confusingly, the order was reversed) and now reviewers from this side of the Atlantic have … Continue reading Motorola Moto X review round-up

Samsung announces budget 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

In its never-ending quest to bring out gadgets to cover all possible screen sizes, price points and design styles, Samsung has announced a new, slimmer version of the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. The new 7-inch slate is aimed squarely at the budget tablet shopper, putting it in competition with Tesco’s popular Hudl device, among others. … Continue reading Samsung announces budget 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Samsung unveils faster, more powerful, Galaxy Camera 2

With CES just around the corner, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Camera 2, a follow-up to its popular Galaxy Camera, which was the world’s first Android-powered digital camera to fuse smartphone functionality with a point-and-click camera. As you’d expect with any yearly refresh, Samsung has improved up the spec list in several areas – so … Continue reading Samsung unveils faster, more powerful, Galaxy Camera 2

The best features in Android KitKat 4.4

New versions of Android don’t arrive with the same kind of hullabaloo as they used to, nor it would seem the same numerical significance. After Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and Jelly Bean 4.1-4.3, the newest kid on the block is KitKat 4.4 so called thanks to a strange deal struck between Google and Nestlé. KitKat … Continue reading The best features in Android KitKat 4.4

Review roundup: Google Nexus 5 smartphone

Following weeks and weeks of leaks, rumours and speculation the Nexus 5 has finally arrived as the new reference Android smartphone. Can the Google and LG collaboration really provide a proper flagship device at a fraction of the price? Take a look at the whirl of excitement the Google Nexus 5 has created and decide … Continue reading Review roundup: Google Nexus 5 smartphone

Kindle Fire HDX coming to the UK, but is it any good?

Rumours of an Amazon-branded phone continue to swirl around the tech world, but in the meantime the company is focusing on its Android tablet line with its new Kindle Fire HDX range. The competition is fiercer than ever: cut-price slabs from Tesco and Argos are now fighting it out with Google’s better-than-ever second-generation Nexus 7, … Continue reading Kindle Fire HDX coming to the UK, but is it any good?

Tesco enter tablet market with launch of “Hudl”

Tesco’s continued push to capture some of the burgeoning digital entertainment market has seen the supermarket giant launch its own budget Android tablet called Hudl. Presumably pronounced Huddle, the 7-inch tablet retails for just £119 – but despite the credit crunch price tag it actually has a lot going for it. At the forefront of the … Continue reading Tesco enter tablet market with launch of “Hudl”