MWC 2012 was a massive success, and we’re expecting even better things from this year’s event. We’ve rounded up all the rumours, hype and predictions to try and figure out what we can expect to see at MWC 2012.
February is arguably the best month to be an Android fan thanks to the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. In 2012, HTC took centre stage by unveiling their One series, Huawei announced the Ascend D Quad, and Sony launched their Xperia P and U devices. But with the Android ecosystem constantly changing, and the tech behind devices consistently improving, MWC 2013 will hopefully be an event to remember. So read on as we round-up all the hype, rumours and promises from Samsung, Sony, HTC and the rest for what they’ve planned for MWC 2013.HTC at MWC 2013
HTC had a tremendous year at MWC 2012, with their One series stealing the show. This year will hopefully see HTC finally unveil the HTC M7 phone – a 5″ behemoth that includes a 13-megapixel camera and quad-core processor. There’s also a small chance we’ll see a few details announced about an updated version of the Sense user interface as well.Samsung at MWC 2013
Last year’s MWC wasn’t a big thing for Samsung, and they instead put together their own event to launch the Samsung Galaxy S3. Chances are we’ll see exactly the same this year with the Galaxy S4 as well. That isn’t to say it’ll be a no-go area for them, and we expect to see a few smaller devices unveiled from the current kings of the Android universe.
Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks 5 is now on sale
The new fifth volume of Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks is the most comprehensive yet. Its in-depth masterclasses cover everything you need to know to get started with your Android device, from using the phone’s camera to managing battery life and more. For those looking to expand the functionality of their Android and start using some of the cutting-edge apps and services, the Tricks section is a real treasure trove with an abundance of step-by-step tutorials. And, for the adventurers among you, the definitive guide to hacking is finally here; from flashing a Jelly Bean ROM to your phone to freezing unwanted apps. Plus there’s a comprehensive guide to all the essential apps you simply must download.
Andy Betts, Editor of Android Magazine, said: “Android Tips, Tricks, Apps and Hacks Volume 5 is an indispensable guide for all Android enthusiasts. If you’re new to the system and looking to discover what makes Android so great, or an experienced user who wants to learn how to hack and tweak your device then you will not find a more comprehensive book.”
Too good to miss, Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks 5 is available now (24/01/13) at www.imaginebookshop.co.uk and all good retailers for £9.99.
Packed with tutorials and app reviews the all new Android Book Volume 2 is the perfect companion for Android enthusaists.
Whether you’ve got an HTC, Samsung, Nexus 7, Sony, LG or any other Android device, this is the book for you.
Dedicated to showing you how to get the most out of the best apps on your smartphone, The Android Book 2 offers a wealth of features and guides to help you extend the functionality of your device. With overviews of all the default and best third-party applications and tutorials focusing on lifestyle, productivity and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.
Andy Betts, Editor of Android Magazine, said: “The Android Book 2 is a fantastic resource for all Android users. From those just starting out on the platform to seasoned users, the guides on offer are suitable for everyone. The book will not only help you get more productive with your Android, but also show you how to turn your phone into the ultimate entertainment device.”
In the brand new issue of Android Magazine we feature the definitive review of the Nexus 7. Is it the world’s best tablet?
Issue 15 of Android Magazine has gone on sale. Inside this month we present the definitive review of the Nexus 7. What are its best features, how does it does it compare to the iPad and Kindle Fire and, most importantly, at as little as £159 what is the catch? Our complete guide tells you everything you need to know.
Also this month we look at the world’s most powerful Android apps and games, review the Orange San Diego, the first Android phone with Intel inside, and look at how you can enhance your phone with some essential accessories.
A first look at Jelly Bean and a massive troubleshooting guide are among the highlights of issue 14 of Android Magazine.
Issue 14 of Android Magazine has gone on sale.
Inside this month we take a look at the best features of the new Jelly Bean OS, and explain why it is a more important update than you might expect. We show you why you need it, and when you might get it.
We’ve also got a massive troubleshooting guide that solves 50 problems most frequently encountered. This essential reference guide will help keep your phone running as smoothly as ever.
We review the HTC One V, a compact mid-range Android smartphone.
HTC’s 2012 smartphone lineup numbers three handsets as we write this. The One X is the flagship, with its quad core processor and generally blistering specifications. The One S is a smaller, more pocketable offering. And the One V is the baby of the bunch in size terms, has received less publicity, and may perhaps be ideal for many people.
The HTC One V looks very much like the old HTC Legend and its predecessor, the HTC Hero. Both older handsets had a little upward curving lip along their bottom edge, and that is replicated here. It’s distinctive, and while it does mean the One V sits a little awkwardly in tight pockets, we like it.
In general the build is pleasing and the notification light that’s a tiny teeny strip on the top edge is rather distinctive. Still, we do have a major niggle. There’s a solid aluminium backplate that can’t be removed – so you can’t get to the battery.