ZTE Grand X goes on sale in UK

ZTE has made the Grand X available in the UK, an Android 4.0 phone. It runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system and is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with dual core and 512 mb of memory alongside four gb of storage. To this can be added a further 32 gb of storage using a MicroSD card. Phones4U has sought a…

Switch TV online to free up mobile spectrum, say Lords

TV should be switched online to free up more bandwidth for mobile operators in the UK, a House of Lords committee has suggested. It has argued that the rise of IPTV broadcasting has created an opportunity for a quantum shift in the way TV services are delivered and can help Britain close the gap on countries with better broadband provision. The report said: "This may…

Sell Your Old Phone & Get a New One

These days, new mobile phones are being released onto the market constantly and in your efforts to keep up with the trends and make the most of what technology has to offer, you could find you’ve built up quite a collection of unused old mobiles. What you might not realise is that you can sell your old phones and get some cash out of them…

4G auction will not involve Sky

Broadcaster and broadband provider Sky has said it will not be involved in the bidding as a possible fourth candidate to run the new 4G network. However, Computing magazine has said BT has indicated that it would bid for the spectrum on offer by telecommunications regulator Ofcom, with the body seeking a fourth potential operator other than O2, Vodafone and Everything Everywhere. Sky told the…

Samsung launches Galaxy Beam in UK

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Beam is now available for sale in the UK. The firm's latest handset was originally unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress, with a key feature being a projector that can beam videos, maps, games and data onto a wall. Using the Android Gingerbread operating system, it will be available at the start of August and can be obtained…

Samsung profits boosted by mobile phone sales

Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit for the three months to the end of June, which was boosted by a surge in sales of smartphones. Operating profit was 6.72 trillion won (£3.8 billion) in the second three months of the year, which is a huge increase of 79 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Samsung has been raised by…

Samsung vows to fix Galaxy S3 update problem

Samsung has admitted that it made a mistake in releasing a software update that removed a search function from its international version of the hugely popular Galaxy S3. It disabled the advanced Google local search function earlier this week and Android Central had reported that this step was taken as a result of patent disputes with Apple. However, the firm said it would be providing…

Google admits less than half of Motorola price was patents

Google surprised many in the technology industry last year when it made the announcement that it intended to purchase Motorola. It argued that the deal would strengthen its patent portfolio. However, in a regulatory filing on Tuesday (July 25th), the search giant said that just $5.5 billion (£3.5 billion) of the eventual $12.4 billion price tag was attributable to "patents and developed technology". At the…