Is the new HTC One M8 the best Android phone to date? Found out in our full review
If you have any interest in Android you can’t fail to have noticed that the original HTC One was incredibly well received at its launch a year ago. Not only that, it has continued to wow with design awards aplenty and widespread industry acclaim both for the device’s hardware and software.
With this in mind, you might assume it has been a roaring success, however while it is HTC’s best selling product by some margin, it hasn’t really turned around the sliding finances of what was once the shining light of the Android world. Samsung continues to dominate.
What we have here is the successor, also called the HTC One but with the ‘M8’ tag – the original One was codenamed the ‘M7’ internally.
We review the HTC Desire 300, a new budget Android phone
HTC currently has three Desire models on the go, and the Desire 300 is the lowest priced of the trio at just £175 SIM free.
At that price it is in a pretty crowded place, and of course the handset it has to fight the hardest and with most gusto is the Motorola Moto G whose 16GB version is a similar price.
It’s a really tough spot to be in, and unfortunately HTC has not come up with a handset that can compete.
With its unique curved design the LG G Flex turns heads – but does this Android phone live up to the hype? Find out in our full review
The LG G Flex is one of the most expensive smartphones you can buy at £650. For that amount of money you should expect top of the range perfection from a handset. What you get with the G Flex is certainly different, but we aren’t sure a purchase would be money well spent.
The gentle curve from top to bottom is the obvious thing that makes this 6-inch screened phablet stand out from the crowd. It brings the handset closer to your mouth when you make calls, which LG marks as one of its strong points.
The curve also means, says LG, a better video viewing and game playing experience. We’re not sold on that, to be honest. And given that the screen’s resolution is just 1,280 x 720 pixels, it is not exactly cutting edge.
The Moto X is a neat handset with some very compelling features. Find out more about this Android phone in our full review
Motorola might have had a very short lived time under the ownership of Google (in under two years Google bought Motorola Mobility, then sold it to Lenovo) but during that period it has turned out a couple of exciting handsets and the Moto X is one of them.
The Moto X is not quite the potential game changer that the low cost Moto G was. The G has given every other budget handset maker a really difficult standard to try and match up to. The X doesn’t quite set the bar as high, but it is still worthy of more than a second glance.
The headline points of note are that this is a 4G handset that runs Android 4.4, and a pretty much unskinned version at that. Access to the very latest Android version comes as a result of that relationship with Google. But there is a lot more to the Moto X than these headlines.
Photoshop 1-2-3 is a new app from Imagine Publishing that makes Photoshop accessible to all. It’s available now for iOS devices.
Imagine Publishing today proudly announced the launch of Photoshop 1-2-3 to deliver inspiration, techniques and tricks to the millions of Photoshop users worldwide. Developed by the makers of Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative and iCreate, and available on Apple’s Newsstand for only $0.99 an issue or $4.99 a year, Photoshop 1-2-3 is about making Photoshop accessible to all.
“Photoshop is used the world over and we wanted to bring a new digital magazine to market that inspires users with creative ideas and then teaches them the techniques, tips and tricks to make those ideas a reality,” said Editor in Chief Dan Hutchinson.
“The great thing about Photoshop 1-2-3 is that it’s fantastic value for money, immediately accessible, and packed full of inspiration for users of all levels.”
Does Cal combine great design and powerful functionality to make the best Android calendar app? Find out in our full review.
Created by Any.do, the developer of the award-winning Any.do To-Do List & Task List app, Cal is designed to be more than just a standard calendar app.
As well as automatically syncing with calendar services on your device – including Google, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL and even iCloud – it can be linked to your Any.do tasks so they show up in the calendar, and to Facebook for friends’ birthdays.
The aim is to help you focus on the important things, whether related to work or home/social.