Looking for something fun to play on your Android device? The critically acclaimed Monument Valley, normally priced at £1.49 plus in app purchases, is currently available completely free (including the IAPs!) via the 'Amazon Underground' programme. Monument Valley involves manipulating impossible architecture to guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world (and boy, is it beautiful).
The Swift is the first device from UK based WileyFox, a company that shares a lot in common with fellow phone maker Kazam. Priced at £129, the Swift is the entry level device that sits below the mid-range £199 Storm. It packs a Snapdragon 410 processor, 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, a 5" HD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, dual SIM capability, a soft touch finish not altogether unlike OnePlus' 'Sandstone' and most interestingly - Cyanogen OS out of the box.
Readers of my Twitter feed will have noticed that i'm been tweeting about the X98 Air II / 3G dual boot Windows / Android tablets lately and i've been pretty impressed. So impressed, i'm working on a guide to converting the stock Windows 8.1 / KitKat OS' to Windows 10 and Lollipop. Both tablets are currently on offer in the Gearbest UK warehouse!
HTC have just sent out invites to an event on October 20th to launch a new flagship device (which we assume is the 'Aero', aka the One A9). The event will be held at noon NYC time (5pm UK time)... via the Internet. That's right, there will be no physical event for this launch - it'll all be done online. The proverbial cat has really been let out of the proverbial bag we fear with regards to the announcement but nonetheless, we look forward to seeing the device and hearing what HTC have to say!
As the festive season approaches (sorry, it's inevitable!) the thoughts of parents across the lands will turn to a budget tablet for their little darlings. We've got our hands on the ~£100 Sero 8 Pro from HiSense, a 8", 'retina display', metal bodied tablet that looks to provide an option a little different to the more established players.
Today (29th September) at 5PM BST / 4PM GMT / 9AM PT, Google are holding an event where they are expected to announce the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P (no, seriously, those are the names) and also a couple of other treats, including an updated Chromecast. As always, the event will be live streamed via YouTube for Nexus fans worldwide.
Honor have released Android 5.1 updates for the Honor 6 and 6 Plus. Currently available as full downloads (installed via SD card), the updates will also be available for download in the near future via OTA. The Honor 6 update can be downloaded from - and discussed - in this topic in our dedicated forum, or head on over to this topic in the 6+ area for the larger device's update.
So, you want to import a device from China? I don't blame you, I've done it a fair few times myself and got some cracking deals on some great devices. There are pitfalls however and there are things you can do to smooth the whole process. Let us help you get started!
Aukey's £18.99 EP-B4 Bluetooth Earphones pack Bluetooth 4.1, AptX, a hands-free mic built into the earpiece for calls and come in a lurid green colour just to be super-sure you don't lose them. We're big fans of our wired earbuds... so how do these measure up?
HTC are in trouble, there's no two ways about it. Revenues are shrinking fast, the M9 hasn't been well received by either enthusiasts or the general public and while long term bets like the excellent HTC Vive offer hope, there's no guarantee they'll make a significant impact on HTC's profits in the short term. HTC's new global handset, the One A9 has started leaking - but it is really the phone to save HTC?
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