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.
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Mobile

How Google subverted the world’s largest mobile trade show with 124 tiny Android Pins

One thing took Mobile World Congress by storm this year, and it wasn't a phone, tablet or smartwatch. It was Android pin mania, and a crazy-but-amazing collectors culture sprung up around them almost instantly.
Wearables

One of the first apps announced for the Apple Watch is a virtual pet

It may end up being one of the most technically impressive smartwatches yet released, so why wouldn't you want to turn the Apple Watch into a virtual pet? Don't worry, with Hatchi, you can!
Cool Tech

In the future, it may be possible to print your own Will.i.am, says Will.i.am

Singer, entrepreneur, and creative officer at 3D Systems Will.i.am says in the future, we'll be able to 3D print people. Is this ridiculous hyperbole, or does Will.i.am raise an interesting point using an out-there proposition to do so?
Wearables

This smartwatch may be fully charged in the time it takes you to clean your teeth

A leak has said Oppo is working on a smartwatch that will have a super-fast charging system, which may see the battery recharged in just five minutes. It sounds impressive, and judging by Oppo's work on smartphone recharging, it's more than…
Android Army

Hands on: Nokia N1 tablet

The Nokia N1 is the famous company's return to the mobile world, although it's not a smartphone, but an Android tablet. Nokia has installed its own Z Launcher, which learns how you use the tablet and adapts it to make the experience faster…
Mobile

We saw 100 of Yezz’s wildest ideas for Project Ara modules (and they’re hilarious)

Project Ara is Google's modular phone, which relies on other companies building compatible modules to power it. One company is Yezz, and we got to see some of the wild ideas it has for Ara in the future.
Mobile

Gionee decides the Elife S7 is slim enough, packs on a little muscle mass

The Gionee Elife S7 isn't the company's slimmest phone, but it is it's best looking. Shifting focus means Gionee's concentrating on the things that matter - lots of power, a great camera, a long-lasting battery, and an improved user…
Mobile

Ubuntu finally has the phone it deserves. Now it just needs the apps to match

Ubuntu Mobile has found an interesting partner in Meizu, the smartphone brand that has installed the OS on its MX4, which previously ran Android. It has got the hardware, but the software's still not quite ready for the primetime.
Mobile

Stare to unlock: ZTE’s Grand S3 brings retinal scanning to your phone

Plenty of phones can read a fingerprint to unlock them, but what if you could simply look at your phone to unlock it? The retinal scanning in ZTE’s new Grand S3 makes it possible.
Android Army

LG's Watch Urbane adds some needed class to the world of Android Wear

We put on the Watch Urbane, LG's latest Android Wear watch, which shares the exact same guts as the G Watch R.
Wearables

HTC joins the virtual reality race with Vive VR headset

HTC has announced the Vive, a new virtual reality headset designed to take on the Gear VR, and the Oculus Rift. It has partnered with Valve to use the SteamVR platform.
Health & Fitness

HTC's first wearable is for fitness freaks, but you may like it too

We go hands on with HTC's first wearable (and first fitness band). The HTC Grip is made in coordination with Under Armour, and packs a