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Can I upgrade to a newer version of Android?

Can I upgrade to a newer version of Android?

On: Monday, 25 January, 2021
When T-Mobile released their G1 in October 2008, few people paid much attention to the operating system installed on it. This was an age when every smartphone manufacturer offered their own OS, including Apple, whose iOS platform had debute...
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The best new smartphones of 2020

On: Friday, 18 December, 2020
With 2020 almost over, the internet is awash with that-was-the-year-that-was reviews. And most of them will be unutterably depressing. With that in mind, let’s turn to something more positive – a rundown of the best new smartphones of ...
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Why USB-C is changing the smartphone market

Why USB-C is changing the smartphone market

On: Thursday, 12 November, 2020
Few of us pay much attention to the connectors and cables we use on a daily basis, but one type of plug has become increasingly ubiquitous in recent years. The USB-C connection is increasingly the default method for connecting and powering ...
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Pairing wearable tech with your smartphone

Pairing wearable tech with your smartphone

On: Wednesday, 11 November, 2020
The importance of smartphones is reflected in how their uses have expanded far beyond the basic functions they’re theoretically meant to provide. Today, we use our mobiles as mobile data hotspots, tethering them to computers for impromptu...
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Do we need 6G?

Do we need 6G?

On: Sunday, 1 November, 2020
It’s fair to say 5G hasn’t been the game-changing event smartphone manufacturers and network operators had expected. A combination of conspiracy theories, Covid-19 restrictions on personal movement, a lack of compatible devices and the ...
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What's new in Android 11?

What’s new in Android 11?

On: Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Since its debut in 2008, the Android operating system has been through numerous growing pains. Place an operating system running Android 1.0 in front of a modern smartphone user, and they might react with incredulity at the original platfor...
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Tips for selling a second-hand smartphone

On: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
The drop in value experienced by smartphones can be quite shocking, especially if you’re hoping to sell a relatively new device. The annual musicMagpie Phone Deprecation Report makes depressing reading for early adopters, and anyone who f...
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