Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.

Version 1.0 of Ubuntu Touch for mobile will be ready for download on October 17

Canonical will release the first public version of its mobile operating system, Ubuntu Touch, on October 17. It's not going to be available on a phone though, only as a download for use on Google's Nexus hardware.

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iPhone 5S madness sees online stock levels plummet, as the queues grow ever longer

The Apple iPhone 5S is already on sale online, where demand has seen delivery times quickly slip, while in the UK, queues for the phone outside Apple stores are huge.

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Planning to buy an iPhone 5S this weekend? Good luck with that

Want an Apple iPhone 5S this weekend? Thanks to Apple's decision not to give us the chance to pre-order one, it's going to be chaos on the high street this weekend. Our advice, have patience.

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Jolla confirms rumored specs for its first Sailfish OS phone

Jolla has reopened the order books for its Sailfish OS smartphone, and at the same time revealed further details about the device's spec list. However, it's not quite as technically impressive as some may have hoped.

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Google Glass’ European release may be years away, thanks to a problem with accents

Google has recently taken its Glass smart specs to Europe, where they were demonstrated to regulators, however due to issues surrounding Glass' voice control, they may not be released there for several years.

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BlackBerry releases BBM for Android and iOS, available from September 21

BlackBerry has announced it will release the cross-platform BBM app for iOS and Android this weekend. It's Android up first on September 21, while iOS will follow the day after.

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Verizon snaps up the BlackBerry Z30, says we should look out for it soon

Verizon has confirmed it will be stocking the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the big-screen BlackBerry Z30. The phone goes on sale in the UK and the Middle East next week, but Verizon only says the Z30 is coming soon.

Mobile

Ping helps iPhone email feel more like text messaging

We try out Ping, the latest attempt to reinvent email. This time, it's focusing on mobile, and its innovative method of categorizing messages and conversational message style means it comes pretty close to managing it.

Mobile

Prepare for the Lumia 1520, as Nokia has announced a special event for October 22 (Updated)

Nokia has announced it will be holding an event on October 22, and although the location is still a mystery, it could be for the launch of the Lumia 1520 smartphone/tablet hybrid, running Windows Phone 8.

Mobile

BlackBerry 10.2 update coming in October for BlackBerry Z10, Q10, and Q5

The new BlackBerry Z30 comes with BlackBerry 10.2 installed, and the good news is, owners of the BlackBerry Z10, Q10, and Q5 won't have long to wait until the update arrives on their phones either.

Mobile

Surprise! The BlackBerry Z30, complete with BlackBerry 10.2, is official (Updated)

BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, following a series of leaks concerning the device over the summer. As expected it has a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor, and the latest BlackBerry 10.2 operating system.

Mobile

Jolla boasts its Sailfish OS will run Android apps (Updated)

Jolla has announced its Sailfish OS, one of several new challengers to Android and iOS out this year, will be compatible with Android apps and hardware, opening the software up for both potential owners and manufacturers.

Mobile

Rumor: Nokia pushes its Lumia 1520 launch event to late October

According to several reports, Nokia has delayed the launch of the Lumia 1520 until later in October. The phone is expected to have a 1080p resolution screen and a quad-core processor, which will rely on the Windows Phone GDR3 update being ready.

Mobile

Asus updates the Padfone Infinity with faster processor and Android 4.2.2

Asus has announced a new version of the Padfone Infinity, despite only releasing the first model earlier this year, and has equipped it with a Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.2.2.

Mobile

Rumor: Galaxy Gear sequel coming soon with lower price and wider device support

Samsung is rumored to be working on the sequel to its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and it could be out early next year with cutdown specs, a cheaper price and more device compatibility.

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