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Android Phones

Carphone Warehouse is ecstatic over Galaxy S 4 pre-registration numbers

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Carphone Warehouse is expecting extremely high sales for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 4.  The United Kingdom based retailer offers a special pre-registration page where users can register their interest o…

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Carriers

O2 UK handing out discounts to atone for network outage

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British operator O2 suffered a wide scale network failure last week, leaving many subscribers throughout the UK without access to the mobile web, calling, or texting. The outage was a major inconvenience for…

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Sports

BBC Olympic app delivers news, schedule, and live video – Adobe Flash and Android 2.2+ required

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If you’re in Great Britain and were jealous of the US-only NBC Olympics app announced yesterday, don’t be. Not only are Britons closer to the games and treated to a better network covering the even…

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Lifestyle

Starbucks Android app launches in Canada and UK, adds PayPal, widget, and more

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Just got into the office after making your morning run to Starbucks? You could have used the Starbucks Android app, which got a nice little update today. And it expanded to support Canada and the United Kingdom.…

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Android App Reviews

DealPad displays HotUKDeals offers on your Android phone or tablet [App Reviews]

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Many deals we post on Androinica are for U.S. shoppers only, but we have a decent amount of readers based in the United Kingdom. For Britons who crave new products and services but don’t want to pay full pri…

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Android News

Barclaycard PayTag intros NFC payments using stickers instead of internal hardware (UK only)

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Barclays has introduced its own contactless mobile payment solution. But while most of the NFC products we’ve seen have relied on internal hardware that requires users purchase new phones, Barclays P…

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Travel

London Underground now providing live updates on Google Maps

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The 2012 Olympic Games in London are right around the corner, and the transportation many attendees will use just got a Google Maps update. Google announced today that it is bringing real time service alerts fo…

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Multimedia

Sky Go brings live TV streaming to select HTC and Samsung Android phones in the UK next month

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The Sky broadcasting company will begin letting its customers watch live programming on their Android phones beginning next month. Previously available only on iOS devices, Sky confirmed today that select…

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Entertainment

Netflix comes to United Kingdom and Ireland, Android app included

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Netflix is hoping to bounce back from a rough 2011 and regain some of the momentum the company had when it expanded into Canada and Latin America. You know, before a series of bad decisions and events caused the co…

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Finance

U.S. shoppers geek out over Google Wallet…will Brits do the same? [Video]

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I’ve read a lot about Google Wallet today. Earlier this morning, I saw a report from a research company, reprinted by The Telegraph, that claims most consumers in the UK are fearful of near field communic…

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Lifestyle

Google Books adds +1 for books, support for UK readers, and search

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It is my honour to report that the grey skies that previously fell upon Android in the United Kingdom have turned to a Citeh colour of blue. Google Books now works in the UK. Every time that we write about Google Boo…

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Android

Europe’s top markets see Android usage nearly triple in one year

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In July 2010, Android phones accounted for only 6 percent of smartphones in the five leading European markets (EU5). By July 2011, Android had risen to 22.3 percent of the phones used in France, Germany, Italy,…

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Android OS

Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a devel…

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Google TV

CONFIRMED: Google TV coming to Europe early next year

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Rumors emerged earlier today suggested that Google would introduce GoogleTV to the UK in the next six months. In his Mac Taggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Google Chairman E…

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Carriers

BBC: UK 3G coverage maps have plenty of “notspots” instead of hotspots

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All of the major operators in the United Kingdom claim that they offer fast, widely-available, and reliable coverage – some as high as 90 percent coverage. Yet in a survey conducted by the BBC, which mapp…

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