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The Marshall London is brought (almost) up to date

The Marshall London is brought (almost) up to date

I’ve been a huge fan of the Marshall London smartphone in the last couple of years. The richest front facing stereo speakers on any phone in the world still, in 2017, by quite a margin. (And yes, I’ve used the ZTE Axon 7.) Stereo microphones that can record the loudest band. A grippy and durable outer skin that has never needed a case. Twin headphone jacks with independent volume controls. A high end DAC for powerful headphone output. A replaceable battery, the list goes on. I reviewed the Marshall London here 18 months ago. And, after an eternity, it’s been updated.

Andy Rubin Teases Essential’s First Smartphone Featuring a Bezel-less Design

Andy Rubin Teases Essential’s First Smartphone Featuring a Bezel-less Design


Andy Rubin, Android co-founder, has been working on a new smartphone, and today, he took to Twitter to tease the device. The tweet from Rubin carries an image that shows the corner of a smartphone that features a bezel-less design, but that’s about it.

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan To Launch His Own Smartphone Brand ‘BeingSmart’

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan To Launch His Own Smartphone Brand ‘BeingSmart’

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will soon be launching his own smartphone brand: BeingSmart. The superstar already runs a chain of clothing and fashion accessories under his Being Human brand.

Kyocera rafre Can be Washed With Hand Soap

Kyocera rafre Can be Washed With Hand Soap

Ever get your phone really dirty, and wished you could just put it under the sink’s faucet, put some soap on it, and clean it up?

Security Expert Fears Trump’s Unsecured Android Phone Could be Used to Listen in on Conversations

Security Expert Fears Trump’s Unsecured Android Phone Could be Used to Listen in on Conversations

Recently, it was reported that President of the United States Donald Trump has decided to break tradition and continue to use his personal, unsecured device on a regular basis.

Donald Trump Reportedly Continues To Use His Unsecured Android Phone

Donald Trump Reportedly Continues To Use His Unsecured Android Phone

While Android and iOS are secure in their own right, they are still not good enough to be used as a daily driver by the President of the United States due to security concerns. However, The New York Times reports that Donald Trump continues to use his unsecured Android phone in the White House.

Best Android Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Best Android Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Six months on from our last Top 10, here’s the Christmas 2016 list, with mainly new content – as you’d expect in a busy smartphone world. And, in terms of variety and value, we’ve never had it so good in the Android world, even if all but one of the top of the line phones are still as eye-wateringly expensive as ever…

Google Pixel XL Review: Premium Android Phone, Premium Price

Google Pixel XL Review: Premium Android Phone, Premium Price

Time to answer a few questions. Yes, this is Google’s headline Android phone for the year. Yes, it goes under the Pixel brand rather than Nexus. Yes, Google’s marketing department has gone into overdrive trying to create a genuine consumer phone that can more obviously match the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. And yes, as a result it’s arguably at least £200 too expensive here in the UK. And similarly across the world. But is the super speedy and phenomenally well put together Google Pixel XL worth the branding premium?

BLU Officially Announces the PURE XR With 5.5-Inch HD Display, 16MP Camera

BLU Officially Announces the PURE XR With 5.5-Inch HD Display, 16MP Camera

Earlier this month, BLU teased the arrival of the PURE XR, the company’s newest flagship smartphone. And now it’s officially official.

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Launches in New Devices This Year

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Launches in New Devices This Year

Corning officially announced Gorilla Glass 4 back in 2014, and now the company’s back with an even more impressive toughened display.

The company has officially announced Gorilla Glass 5, and states that the latest generation of its strengthened panels survives up to four times better than competing glass designs. In its testings, Gorilla Glass 5 survived up to 80 percent of the time when it was dropped face down on rough surfaces, from distances up to 5.25 feet.

Corning states that the new Gorilla Glass is available right now commercially, and that “leading global brands” will launch devices with the new display on built in later this year.

It’s likely that we’ll see quite a few Android devices launched in the coming months featuring Gorilla Glass 5, so it’s good to hear that the drop survivability has gone up quite a bit.

How often do you drop your phone?