Android founder plans to launch new smartphone in UK

Android founder plans to launch new smartphone in UK
The founder of Google's Android platform is reportedly planning to launch a new smartphone in the UK.According to the Financial Times, Andy Rubin's start-up Essential has been in discussions with a number of operators in Britain about a possible launch date.The newspaper understands that EE is among those in the running to partner with Essential on the smartphone, which will retail at around £535.This means…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are ‘made for summer’

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are ‘made for summer’
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets could be ideal for gadget lovers who want to make the most of the summer.According to research by Samsung, smartphone use increases by 42 per cent at this time of year.That makes a lot of sense, as the sunshine will tempt people out more frequently, and of course, many will be snapping and sharing photos while they're on…

4 in 10 Brits used mobile banking apps last year

4 in 10 Brits used mobile banking apps last year
More and more people in the UK are using their smartphones to manage their finances, new research has revealed.According to a study by the British Bankers' Association (BBA) and accountancy firm EY, 38 per cent of Britons used a banking app last year.This is 11 per cent higher than the figure recorded earlier in the year and takes the number of UK adults using their…

More kids can use a smartphone than tie their shoelaces

More kids can use a smartphone than tie their shoelaces
People of a certain age - anything over 21 probably! - can often find themselves amazed when they see kids interacting with technology.Even the youngest children appear to be comfortable and confident using digital devices such as smartphones, more so than we could ever be!But does this mean other life skills are being overlooked?A study by internet security company AVG Technologies, carried out in Australia,…

Over-50s have embraced smartphone revolution

Over-50s have embraced smartphone revolution
Older people are often portrayed as being scared of change or stubbornly intransigent, particularly when it comes to technology.But a new survey by Mobiles.co.uk suggests that this couldn't be further from the truth.According to the study, 49 per cent of over-50s use their mobiles every single day, Mobile News reports.Figures also showed that texting was the most popular activity among older smartphone users (81 per…

Senior citizens embrace smartphones

Senior citizens embrace smartphones
The number of older people in the UK with a smartphone has risen to a record high, new figures have revealed.According to research by Ofcom, 39 per cent of 65 to 74-year-olds were using a smartphone in 2016 - up from 28 per cent in 2015.Similarly, the proportion of over-75s using smartphones has gone up from eight per cent to 15 per cent over the…

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?

Apple iPhone 8: What facts do we have so far?
So far, we don't have any 100 per cent official information about the Apple iPhone 8. As we've said before, Apple are very good at keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to new products.But that hasn't stopped tantalising titbits of information about the upcoming handset leaking out - and some of the sources look a bit more official than others.For instance,…

Apple to make screen repairs easier

Apple to make screen repairs easier
Have you ever dropped your iPhone and picked it up and found that you've cracked the screen?If so, you're far from alone, and plenty of us here will sympathise deeply with your trauma and distress!But it seems the actual process of getting your screen mended is about to become a whole lot easier.Apple has a gadget called the Horizon Machine that fixes cracked iPhone glass,…