Profile

Cover photo
Android UK News etc
75,857 followers|5,115,407 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Galaxy S6 on Vodafone Carphone Warehouse have an impressive deal on the Samsung Galaxy S6 when connected to Vodafone.

With a monthly cost of £39.99 and an upfront cost of £29.99 you get unlimited calls and texts plus 6GB of data. This will usually incur an upfront cost of £79.99 but the offer code SMARTSAVE50 sees it knocked down.

Connecting to Vodafone also sees you get three months of unlimited data through their Data Test Drive scheme that allows you to use as much data as you like at no extra cost. Keep in mind though that you'll need to pay if you think the data in your plan isn't enough.

Take a look here - http://goo.gl/62o90Q

I reckon 6GB should be fine shouldn't it?

#Vodafome #GalaxyS6
Compare great offers and contracts on the widest choice of networks for mobile phones and tablets from Carphone Warehouse.
1
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
No more SMS alerts from Google Calender As of June 27th Google will be pulling the plug on SMS notifications. It may well be of use to a  select few who have a dumb phone but Google might just be looking at the cost incurred.

Can't say i've used the SMS service myself,. Here's the word from Google:

 *Important: SMS notifications not available after June 27th*

Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experiences on your mobile device, even offline.
To receive notifications on your smartphone, you can use the calendar app that came with your device, or install Google Calendar for Android or iPhone. Learn more about notifications.
Note: This change will not affect Google Apps for Work, Education and Government customers.

#Android   #GoogleCalender  
1
Matt Treasure's profile photo
 
Definitely a legacy service and not really necessary these days.
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
App update - Netflix

A new feature rolling out to Android devices is the ability to let apps sign in with s login details that you've signed in with on Chrome or your Android phone and tablet.

The new Smart Locks Password feature is rolling out to Android devices now and Netflix is one of the first apps to take advantage of the feature.

You'll need to be signed in to your Google account for it work and will be particularly handy if you get a new device.

#Android #Netflix 
Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episode...
1
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Content Ratings on Google Play You may have seen content ratings appearing against apps on Google Play that should help parents or guardians decide what content to download to devices that belong to sensitive eyes and ears.

Dead Trigger 2 has a PEGI 12 rating and advises that the game contains moderate violence and horror. Peppa Pig on the other hand has a PEGI 3 rating which tells you that the content of apps wit this rating is considered suitable for all age groups.

The link below takes you to a support page where each country or region has a drop down menu to explain how the ratings work there. In South Korea for example a 3 rating doesn't necessarily mean an app is designed for children.

It's down to what you think is appropriate for your children to have on their devices so these ratings are there as guidelines only. The ratings also advise you if you need to be worried about money being spent. YouTube advises Parental Guidance as content can be purchased.

The /"Read more" section on an app's details page tells more about the app's interactive features. This will advise you it it has the ability to share a location and if it can share information with a third party app.

More can be found here - https://goo.gl/qSGE4l - and Orange Is The New App is a good example of an app that would probably make you think twice about downloading to your child's device.

#Android #GooglePlay
Orange Is The New App, yo.This free app from Netflix lets you be Alex's lit...
2
1
Wayne Burgess's profile photo
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Google Photos & Google+ Goggle Photos is born and Google+ isn't dead.

#Android 
3
Bazz Freeman's profile photo
 
Until I can get a permalink to a picture as easily as I can in DropBox, I won't be putting many photos in Photos.

It used to be reasonably easy in the old g+ photos to get the hosting link. That's gone in the new version.

I DropBox I just stick the picture in my Public folder, right-click it and select Get Public Link. Done. I can put that on a Forum, in Twitter or an email. 
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Google Photos will be available across Android, Web and iOS. The link below gives you a run through about what to expect and how it will work.

It's been a long time coming and what's more you get free unlimited backup with a 16 megapixel resolution limit for photos and 1080p for videos.

I like the ability to search via day, week, month, or even year simply by using a pinch gesture and if you want to share your pics or videos the usual sharing methods are available.

#Android #GooglePhotos +Google+ Photos​​​​ 
7
1
Barry Ward's profile photoChristopher Spackman's profile photo
 
I selected to use the full size of photos and use up the capacity on my Drive, but my photos are 13MP which is now under the new max for free storage, 16MP. So I wonder if it will now give me the storage back those photos have been taking up, if they're under that limit.
Add a comment...
In their circles
107 people
Have them in circles
75,857 people
Nihal Singh's profile photo
kenny bautista's profile photo
JUAN “DIABLOJP696” MUNOZ's profile photo
Aubrie Mitchell's profile photo
Nitin Singh's profile photo
Elder Janice Thompson's profile photo
lindsey Alicandro's profile photo
Parth Soni's profile photo
Satyesh Kumar Singh's profile photo

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
App update - Sky News

Sky News have today pushed an update out and if you don't install it you'll no longer be able to watch video as of today. This is due to a software update to their video processing.

It's all of 4.58MB and can be had via the link below.

#Android +Sky News​
The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big bre...
1
Android UK News etc's profile photoMatt Treasure's profile photo
4 comments
 
+Android UK News etc Not for AndroidTV, seems to be just the mobile version
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hands Free Payments What's that all about Google?
Introducing Hands Free payments, from Google.
2
Steve Troman's profile photo
 
After the EU get's involved, I doubt we will see it
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm hitting retry over and over

Google Photos for Android - https://goo.gl/tQCJM4
7
2
Alan Youngblood's profile photoChristopher Spackman's profile photo
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Family Star An easier way to find a movie, a book or app that is family friendly. Tap the Family button on Google Play and Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer and more family oriented content is just a click away.

Google Play well also give parents now control over what content is downloaded so parents can restrict downloads, purchases or streaming.

The updated Google Play should be rolling out over the next couple of weeks but you can read more via the link below.

#Android #GooglePlay
2
1
Christopher Spackman's profile photo
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
Inbox now available to everyone Along with being open to all there are also a few new features including at long last the good old fashioned signature.

Check out all the new additional features and more about Inbox from Gmail below.

#Android #Inbox
2
Add a comment...

Android UK News etc

Shared publicly  - 
 
The only place you need to be to watch Google I/O if you won't be there in person.

I'm hoping for the new Pictures app and I'm very intrigued about the possibility of a new smaller Nexus as my wife will soon be needing a new phone.

It all kicks off at 17:30PM here in the UK. You can turn in via the link below. Think I'll whizz it via my Chromebook to my TV this time round.

#Android #GoogleI/O
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015. #io15
17
2
Matt Treasure's profile photoLee Griffiths's profile photoYehudah Christian (YaWhoDah)'s profile photo
 
I have the app installed and a date with the settee and YouTube from 21:00hrs tonight!!
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
107 people
Have them in circles
75,857 people
Nihal Singh's profile photo
kenny bautista's profile photo
JUAN “DIABLOJP696” MUNOZ's profile photo
Aubrie Mitchell's profile photo
Nitin Singh's profile photo
Elder Janice Thompson's profile photo
lindsey Alicandro's profile photo
Parth Soni's profile photo
Satyesh Kumar Singh's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
Android news for the UK, all things Android in the UK
Introduction
UK based Android blog hoping to bring all the news for Android users here in the UK. You won't find us on a website, after a trial with Google + we have decided to use what has to be a more fun, interactive and easier way to post. Most of my 'blogging' will be done using nothing more than a Nexus 7 3G tablet, great for posting on the go and takes full advantage of all the services Google has to offer. I may also use the super Nexus 4 to add content, 

Please feel free to get in touch if you have anything you'd like shared with our followers


If you circle us, please do say hello. 

A few important messages:

Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by the Android Open Source Project and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution License

Our profile picture was designed by the very talented people at Design Rifts

I try and credit where any stories may originate, if you find something that I haven't credited either to you or someone else please accept my sincere apologies and do let me know. I do not get paid for this work, all views on apps or otherwise are purley based on my own opinion.