Android 8.0 Oreo in a nutshell

In a recent live stream, Google took us through what exactly to expect from Android 8.0 Oreo. Much like KitKat Android is being named after an actual brand of biscuit instead of a generic dessert type. Whilst most of what Google has updated is small changes to the 11-year-old operating system, they are big changes for the day-to-day running of the operating system and should massive enhance user experience. Here is what to expect:   Accessibility button. Allows you to quickly access the navigation bar accessibility features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility…

Blackberry KeyOne Unboxing

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The Blackberry KeyOne is the latest offering from Blackberry under the flag of TCL. This flagship is possibly the most interesting Android hardware on the market right now as it dares to be different. Keeping Blackberry’s trade mark Qwerty keyboard and making efforts to enhance the software and hardware we are used to the KeyOne is a pleasantly surprising flagship alternative.The Blackberry KeyOne is the latest offering from Blackberry under the flag of TCL. This flagship is possibly the most interesting Android hardware on the market right now as it…

Archos announces stunning new summer smartphone line-up

ARCHOS, the French consumer electronics giant, introduces two new models to its hugely popular Diamond range with Nubia, bringing their manufacturing power and innovation to the new models, enhancing the consumer experience with a particular focus on camera quality. Also available this summer will be two models added to the Sense range. One designed with a borderless screen and the other rugged and built to withstand water, scratches, dust and drops. These lineups illustrate the evolving uses of smartphones: as symbiotic and omnipresent objects, users require ever better screen resolution,…

Samsung’s New Galaxy Book Now Available To Pre-order In The UK

Samsung Electronics today announced that the new Galaxy Book, the next generation of PC, is now available to pre-order in the UK. Combining powerful, PC-level performance with the exceptional functionality of the enhanced S Pen and keyboard, Samsung’s Galaxy Book is the ultimate device for work and play. Available in 12-inch and 10.6-inch models, the Samsung Galaxy Book caters to those always on-the-go, who are looking for a powerful computing device that isn’t tied to the desktop. The Samsung Galaxy Book is lightweight and has a versatile form factor, offering…

ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 Shows Up At Computex

The Android tablet market is a famine of sorts. A few half-baked tablets with nothing, in particular, to recommend to the consumer in the last 24 months. Are things heating up again? Huawei MediaPad seems to be decent, the Samsung Galaxy Tab s3 made a bit of an effort and now the ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 (Z582KL) tablet has been revealed at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. Asus haven’t gone out of the way to officially announce the device and there is no press release in general circulation. Asus seem to…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 making a comeback?

Great news for those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lovers out there, you might be getting a chance to own the device once again through refurbished units and maybe as soon as the end of June. Last year Samsung made headlines when their latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, developed hardware problems resulting in some combustion issues. Samsung was not the quickest to isolate the issue or identify the problem, even going as far as reissuing the phone with a fix only to have the same problem happen again. However, now…

Nokia 6 gets a global release

The Nokia 6 was previously released in China last year and sold in huge numbers. Now the same device is made global debut. The Nokia 6 will cost €229/$240. However, an exclusive variant named Nokia 6 Art Black, for international territories, will cost €299/ $315. The phone comes in five colours will be available: Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper Specifications: Size -154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm (8.4 with camera bump) Network speed – LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps ULNetworks – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8; LTE: Band 1, 3, 5,…

YouTube Go hits Beta

YouTube is a phenomenon that just keeps growing. THE place to online videos online, it is an archive of everything video, from 80’s adverts to pirated content to “I can’t believe someone made a video about that” videos. However, for years it has been an online-only experience, save for a small flirtation with making videos available for offline line consumption a couple of years back that disappeared quietly in the night. Since then Google has been pretty quiet on downloading videos, however, YouTube Go revives the idea enables, somewhat basic, downloading capabilities mixed…

Android Wear 2.0 in a Nutshell

Here’s a brief rundown of the best new features of Android Wear 2.0: Dark design Nothing to do with Star Wars. Gone are the cards and a new flatter approach has been taken. Complications A pretty ambitious inclusion, this allows third-party developers include data from other apps into watch faces. Standalone apps Using a mix of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or LTE apps will not rely on your phone for information, instead, they can operate without assistance. Native Google Play store You can go straight to Google Play on your Android Wear device…

Lenovo P2 Unboxing

Peter takes a look at the newest budget phone from Lenovo, released exclusively to Three in the UK. This £199.99 4G phone has a stunning list of features for such a small price tag: Lenovo P2 smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×080 and a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. A 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor powers the device backed by 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. A…