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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Android Army

This leaked HTC Desire smartphone could have a higher resolution screen than the One M8

A new HTC Desire smartphone, codename A55, has been leaked. There's a chance it'll be officially announced before the end of February, and that it has a One M8-beating 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen.
Product Review

Gionee Elife S5.1 Review

The world's thinnest smartphone left us wishing for some meat on its bones.
Wearables

Google Glass may disappear for a good long while, hints Google

According to a Google executive, the recently cancelled Google Glass Explorer program lacked impact, and was withdrawn so the team could take a break and rethink strategies.
Home

Don't be fooled, this Pebble-like device could automate and help heat your home better

The Tempo is an environmental monitor that looks like a pebble you picked up on the beach. Not only can it make sure your cigars are in pristine condition, but it can help isolate heating energy waste in your home and act as an iBeacon.
Mobile

This passport lets you use a selfie as the photo, no duck face allowed

Later this year, Ireland will introduce an official passport which uses a selfie as the photo. A smartphone app will be used to apply for the card, through which the snapshot will also be taken.
Mobile

The $200 Jolla Tablet's a crowd-funding hit, proves people-power works

Finnish firm Jolla has announced the Jolla Tablet, which is up for pre-order through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo, and features a 7.85-inch, high resolution screen, an Intel processor, and the new Sailfish OS 2.0 software.
Mobile

The Snapdragon 810 is problem-free says Qualcomm, but one company doesn’t agree

Qualcomm has come out in defense of its Snapdragon 810 processor, saying there are no problems with the chip. However, there is one company that doesn't agree, and is unlikely to use the 810 in its next big smartphone release.
Mobile

This T-Mobile ad is what happens when massive attention-seekers get together

Newsflash: World's most attention-seeking mobile network has signed the world's most attention-seeking woman to produce an attention-seeking TV ad. Watch T-Mobile and Kim Kardashian's DataStash TV commercial here.
Apple

Phablets are not only here to stay, they’re about to take over the world

Big screen smartphones are not only here to stay, but the latest research shows they will gradually take over the industry, and become the standard mobile device.
Mobile

Wave hello to the gesture-controlled ZTE Blade S6, which comes with Android 5.0

ZTE has announced the Blade S6 smartphone, which not only comes with Android 5.0 installed as standard, but also a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor for the full 64-bit experience.
Mobile

The Qmote is a metal bodied, water resistant remote with a 12-month battery

The Qmote is a water resistant, metal-bodied remote control for your smartphone, which can be customized to activate various features, and even linked with IFTTT to control your smart home.
Android Army

Huawei to dump low-cost phones, eyes the mobile high-life lived by Apple and Samsung

Huawei will concentrate on building mobile devices costing $300 or more in the future, in a effort to boost its international sales and separate itself from competitors such as Lenovo and Xiaomi.