Been holding off on picking up a new Chromecast? Maybe this will tempt you. Wuaki are offering the second generation Chromecast dongle (in black) together with a digital copy of Mad Max Fury Road for only £26.99 including shipping. Not only that, you can snag £1.05 cashback courtesy of TopCashback too bringing the total cost down to just £25.94. Bargain! Google sell just the Chromecast for £30 plus delivery.
Next Thursday and Friday (29th and 30th October), Droidcon 2015, Europe's largest Android developer conference, is being held at the Business Design Centre in London. The conference, a great way to meet the international Android community (including some of the MoDaCo team), listen to expert speakers, find out about all the latest Android advances and see fantastic new technologies. Tickets for the event are available to purchase priced at £500+VAT for 2 days, but courtesy of event sponsors Honor / Huawei, we have 8 tickets to give away!
Regular readers may recall that we recently launched our new Teclast forum. The Teclast X98 Air II and 3G have been wildly popular amongst enthusiasts due to their ultra competitive price, solid specs and dual boot Windows / Android setup. Both retail for around £125 at Gearbest. They now have a successor however, in the form of the X98 Pro, which bumps the processor to an impressive Cherry Trail X5-Z8500 model and doubles RAM to 4GB. Storage remains at 64GB, seriously impressive specs for ~£170 via this Aliexpress seller. We now have one in the office for review - so we're fielding your questions in this topic in the Teclast forum. Ask away!
So the HTC One A9 has now been announced, and you'll be able to buy it early in November. Once again, the device was much leaked and once again, the leaks were virtually spot on. We've had a bit of time with the device ahead of the official announcement, so read on for our first thoughts on HTC's latest phone ahead of a full review next week.
HTC have just announced the HTC One A9 at their online launch event. The 5" phone with a strikingly familiar design will be the first non-Nexus device to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and includes a new 13 Megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, all powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor. We have posted our initial hands on in this post and you can read the full press release and specs in our post too.
The Tesco Hudl and Hudl 2 devices were great tablets. The first generation over-delivered against people's expectations, despite having a Rockchip processor and plastic build, by virtue of its great screen and extremely competitive price point. The second generation went a step further with the same formula, this time packing an Intel chip and even getting upgraded recently to Lollipop, much to everyone's surprise. I come bearing bad news however - the Hudl project is dead and there will likely be no Hudl 3.
Later today, HTC are holding a virtual launch event for a new 'hero' (range topping) device, which we expect to be the widely leaked 'Aero'. It can't be stressed enough how much HTC needs a blockbuster hit to turn around its fortunes, so current CEO Cher Wang, who replaced long-standing leader Peter Chou earlier this year, will be hoping that the new phone - the first to be realised under her guidance - is the one to deliver. Watch it here with the embedded live stream and let us know your thoughts!
Samsung in their infinite wisdom have decided that in the UK we don't deserve a Note 5. I know right? Outrageous! This means that long-standing Note fans (and I know there are plenty of them on our fair isle) are forced to import a device. To make matters worse, it's not immediately clear which models best support UK LTE bands. Fear not, we are here to help!
Argos are now offering same day delivery, across the whole country, on a vast number of items with the service priced at just £3.95 (or even free on some items!). Orders can be placed up to 6pm and will be delivered in one of 4 predefined slots. We just checked it out and we can get a Nexus 9, delivered today, at the current discounted £189.99 price, with delivery FREE. MADNESS!
Following on from our recent Teclast X98 Air II 'Bargain Watch' post, we now have a new Teclast forum area at MoDaCo, for discussion of all Teclast devices, including the newly released Cherry Trail based X98 Pro. We are currently working on reviews of both the original device and the follow up, as well as guides to updating to the latest version of both Android and Windows.
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