We take a look at the featues of the new BlackBerry 10 OS and the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone that we’d like to see make their way to Android Key Lime Pie
BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, has unveiled the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and two new devices, in a last-ditch attempt to recapture some of the company’s past glory.
The announcement included some interesting news – not least that the OS will run Android apps in an emulated environment. As Android users, we are already familiar with touchscreens and social media integration, but there were some features announced that we would love to see implemented in the Key Lime Pie update.
From the resignation of the Pope to the Grammys, the Umano app for Android will keep you up to date with all the latest news. Find out more in our full review.
The Google Play store is awash with various news-reading apps, and with the likes of Flipboard and Pocket dominating this sector, any new apps looking to make an impact in this area need to do something truly different to have any chance of being successful. The Umano app is without doubt trying something different, and offers one of the most experiences on the Play store today.
HTC’s mid-range Android phone looks to highlight the best bits of the One series. Read on for our full review
HTC’s One series is slowly putting together a formidable library of phones. From the high-end One X, to the budget One V, each and every device certainly has its high points. To fill the gap in between, the mid-range HTC One SV looks to bring the best features from both ends of the market.
The One series is renowned for its sleek design, and the One SV is no exception to the rule. The black fascia includes no notable features, apart from the three physical button embedded at the bottom of the device. Turn the device around and you’ll find a white, removable back plate with an embossed HTC logo in the centre of it.
With the back of the device slightly curved, and the edges of the device also curved, the One SV feels good in hand. Its small, but slightly weighty build, helps the One SV feel like a well put together device. Around the edges of the device are your standard ports; including a microSD slot, 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB port.
Grab free games for your phone with HTC and Playstation Mobile’s new promotion.
If you’re lucky enough to have one of the few devices currently running the latest installment of the HTC Sense skin, then good news, you’re entitled to some free games. HTC have teamed up with Playstation Mobile to offer a free Playstation-based game every week, and all you need to do is make sure your phone is also running Android 4.1, and that you’ve the Playstation Mobile app installed on your device.
The following devices can currently take advantage of the deal:HTC One V HTC One S HTC One X HTC One XL HTC One X+ HTC One EVO 4G LTE
This week’s free game is Cubixx, but make sure to check back every week for a new game!
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 aims to be the ultimate device for people who love the outdoors.
Samsung has announced the most rugged of their devices, the Galaxy Xcover 2, will be making its way to UK shores. The device comes with an IP67-certified water, dust and sand-proof casing, and is aimed primarily at outdoorsy types. The hardened device comes with a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, and also includes a five megapixel camera. You’ll also find 4GB of internal storage, expandable via the microSD slot, as well as Android 4.1 straight out of the box.
There’s no official announcement on pricing, but the Xcover 2 will be available to purchase in March.
EE have announced nine more UK towns who will get full 4G coverage.
4G is slowly making its way through the UK and piece by piece EE, currently the sole 4G provider in the UK, is providing more coverage. Today’s announcement from the mobile network outlines the following towns now have full 4G support:Amersham Bolton Chelmsford Hemel Hempstead Southend-on-Sea Stockport Sunderland Sutton Coldfield Wolverhampton
By their estimation, EE have claimed that they now cover 45% of the population, but not too many have adopted to the new speed, as of yet.