The BlackBerry Priv is finally here with the Waterloo company making its long awaited debut on Android. And one thing a lot of Android users care about is if and when they'll be getting the latest software updates on their phones.
Thankfully, BlackBerry is on the case with this right out of the gate. In our recent interview with Ron Louks, BlackBerry's President of Devices and in a briefing in...
Now that the BlackBerry Priv is here there's going to be more than a few people who are wondering where they can get their hands on one. And we wouldn't blame you one bit.
Here in the UK we're fortunate enough to be one of the lucky launch markets for the Priv and that means that it's going to be finding its way into peoples hands very soon. Here's where you can get your hands on one.
Why have just one flagship when you can have two or three?
This is the situation we find ourselves in with Sony's 2015 fall line up. Making its debut at IFA this past September in Berlin we now have the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium.
The Premium is still to come but the 'regular' Z5 and its smaller sibling are now available in some regions. On the face of it we're...
Compressing your incoming data isn't without consequence but Opera Mini can save you a bundle of it.
In a world where many of us take for granted high limit or unlimited mobile data plans, it's easy to forget that it's not the same for everyone the world over. Truth is, metered plans are more common that truly unlimited ones. And that can mean being frugal with your data in places.
Popular browser provider, Opera, is today officially launching a bunch of new features for its Android offerings.
Alongside some new company branding, both Opera and Opera Mini for Android are seeing some tasty new additions that have been in beta for a little while now. Opera is getting installable web apps and video compression while Opera Mini is getting a new tabbed browsing experience.
At a recent Honor event in Berlin we heard about a beta of Marshmallow set to push out soon for the Honor 7, without any word on dates for the rest of the range. Thanks to a tweet from the company's Indian division we now know that the roll out is set to commence in February 2016.
Whether you're a fan of Microsoft or not, the company's support of more than just it's own operating systems is something we can all benefit from. This much remains true with the new Microsoft Band, with most functionality still being made available to folks who prefer Android in their pockets over Windows.
With that in mind, our pals over at Windows Central have just posted their full,...
Amazon, Nvidia and Apple are all making serious plays to win over your television, and here we're putting them up against each other.
Perhaps more importantly, these three all represent different content ecosystems. Amazon and Apple both have their own app stores and content delivery services that they'd love you to give them money for, while the Shield TV relies on Google's Android TV and its...
Amazon's latest Android powered set-top box keeps it very much towards the top of the pecking order
The quick take
Amazon was one of the first to provide a set-top streaming box that boasted truly powerful hardware and a whole bundle of software and content providers. And all that at a compelling price point, too. The 2015 update has more competition than ever with the likes of the Android TV...
The Galaxy View was teased by Samsung at Berlin's IFA conference and now the Goliath of a tablet has finally been revealed. It's not your everyday Android tablet and the specs alone don't come close to telling the story.
Nonetheless, here's what's inside it.
Sony isn't known for making enormous changes to its hardware or software between device launches, instead opting to iterate gradually.
The Japanese manufacturer finally made a few changes to its camera hardware for the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact but the software will still be somewhat familiar to anyone who's owned a previous model.
But, whether you're new or not, here are a few tips to...
It's fair to say the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has led a life of criticism, sometimes warranted, when it comes to getting a little hot under the collar. But it's also at the top end of the CPU spectrum for smartphones and so new high-end devices are still using it.
Not all Snapdragon 810s behave in the same way, as pointed out by our own Russell Holly recently when examining the Nexus 6P. But...
If you didn't know it going into your purchase, it's really easy to miss the fact that the Sony Xperia Z5 has a fingerprint scanner.
It doesn't seem to come up during phone set up and it's not obvious where it is on the phone. There's also only a very teeny tiny fingerprint logo on the box that indicates its presence. So, easy to miss.
If you've just got or are about to get a Sony Xperia Z5...
Sony launched its latest flagship smartphone in a variety of flavors again back at IFA, but just what is the difference between the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia
In past years the Compact version has been just a smaller edition of the 'big' Z phone of the year. We're now onto the third Compact after the Z1 and Z3, and the tradition has remained.
So, Xperia Z5 or Xperia Z5 Compact, how...
It's been three years since the world last heard from Adele, and even longer since her last non-Bond related tunes. This past week the Internet has been in meltdown as the first teasers and then official word on the Grammy and Oscar winning artist's forthcoming third album, 25, trickled out.
To end the week, the very first track from the new album, Hello, is now available to buy or stream in a...
The Wileyfox Swift was announced a little while ago as part of a two-phone debut from the new brand. The Swift is now available at the low low price of £129 but that shouldn't set any alarm bells ringing. The budget Android phone arena is getting more competitive all the time and the Swift is a very capable entrant.
On paper at least, it can go toe-to-toe with the current champion, the Moto...
If you're into both mobile gaming and sharing your play sessions with the world on Twitch then you're in luck.
With the Xperia Z5 Sony has made it possible to stream your favorite mobile games directly to Twitch without the need for any third party applications or hardware. While YouTube Gaming allows streaming through its Android app, for Twitch this isn't yet a thing. Fortunately, the...
The Chinese smartphone market is the largest on Earth which instantly makes it of interest. Traditionally dominated by local brands and in recent years, Xiaomi, latest research shows that Huawei has finally unseated the incumbent leader and taken the number one spot there for the first time.
Sony's latest high end smartphone, the Xperia Z5 comes in three flavors but with a mostly common experience across them all.
Whether you're getting yourself a Z5, Z5 Compact or Z5 Premium, here's five things that you should do first with your new phone.
Sony as a company has a good reputation for cameras. While there have been disappointing aspects to their recent smartphones, the new Xperia Z5 uses a new, 23MP shooter and we're excited to get to grips with it.
As we know are a lot of folks who are interested in the Z5.