Monday 20 February 2012


SkyGo comes to Android.... Finally!

   After a devilishly long wait Sky has finally manage to code SkyGo for Android, BUT and it's a very big but, the service is available to only a small number of devices. The devices which have been blessed with the wifi only streaming service are;  HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II. So it's bad news if your device isn't a big seller. The official line is that the app only works on Android 2.2 and 2.3, however the interweb has had some rumours that people have got it to work on SGS2's with the leaked 4.0 ROMS. 

ZTE has some nice looking Android 4.0 goodies.


   It's not just LG who got itchy feet and couldn't wait for MWC to leak out their phones. ZTE has outed pictures of of two phones; the PF200 (right) and the lower-budget N910 (left). The former of these is the most exciting prospect with an unspecified 1.2Ghz processor powering the device along with a 4.3" qHD screen, 8MP rear camera and a front camera capable of 1080p, which is expected to be a 2MP unit.   The handset supports MHL (HD output), DLNA and a NFC chip thrown in for good measure.
   The N910, is a bit of a different entity with a 800x480 screen, a 5MP  rear-shooter and again a 1080p capable front camera and a 1.5Ghz processor. 
   ZTE has specifically said these are the first in a long line of LTE enabled devices they have planned for this year. It looks like they're really trying to up their game, now we just need to see a few Dual and Quad core processors running around the ZTE production lines.

Android 5 Jelly Bean to have a Desktop mode?

   So A few weeks ago I outlined what I thought the future of phones was.... And somewhat amazingly maybe Google thinks the same!
   Slashgear has reported that there may well be a Desktop interface that Android will have for when phones are docked into a bigger screen, in much the same way high-end Motorola phones do at the moment.
   If this is true, it is very exciting and we may see the start of a revolution, but Google does pretty much own Motorola and they have the patents for this so if it takes off it'll be interesting to see how Apple plays it with this one. Keep it locked here to stay updated on this as we here more over the coming months.


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