Android News U.K. Roundup 09/20/13 - My EE, Emergency Alerts, Nexus 7 LTE and More!


UK to Test Emergency Mobile Alerts

In the UK later this year, tests will be run to see if emergency mobile alerts could be useful in times of flooding, terrorist attacks, crime or even powercuts. As BBC News reports Government pilots in Easingwold, in North Yorkshire, Leiston, in Suffolk, and Glasgow city centre will affect 50,000 people. The tests will be run in conjunction with Vodafone, O2 and EE. A report will be run (as always) in 2014 to see whether or not the service should be rolled out nationwide. Both traditional text messages and Cell Broadcast messages will be used. What do you think about this?

Xperia Z1 Now Available Unlocked in the UK


The successor to Sony's Xperia Z is now available to purchase in the UK, unlocked. Of course, it's not going to come cheap. At £550 and up, the Xperia Z1 is definitely a premium handset. Of course, the 20.7MP camera and quad-core Snapdragon 800 already determine that. Going further though, and this builds on the already great build that the Xperia Z had and its sleek design. You can buy the Xperia Z1 from Clove UK or Digital Phone Co.

Tesco Tablet Could Launch Any Day Now


We've been hearing whispers of a Tesco tablet for some time and now, the Guardian has word that it could be launching very shortly. Hitting the £99 price point, the device is set to be a 7-inch Android tablet with limited storage, something like 16GB. Performance isn't going to be great but, where Tesco hope to gain attention is through bundling all of their services with the tablet, that could be called the "Hudl". Being able to use your Clubcard on a tablet doesn't sound that great to us but, what about you guys?

Samsung Launch "My Galaxy" App for UK Samsung Users


For Samsung fans in the UK, the South Korean giant has just launched a new app. Called My Galaxy, the app gives Samsung devices access to all of the exclusive deals that Samsung has worked out over the years. Not just that but it tells you places to get accessories and more. Basically, this is a one-sop Samsung fan's dream. Those using a Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note, Note 2, S3 Mini or Galaxy Fame will be able to follow the link below to get the app on their device.


Nexus 7 LTE Launches in UK Play Store

At long last, the LTE version of the device is finally available to purchase in the UK. Coming in at £299, you get the same Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage and 3G/4G LTE support across the UK's network. For such a portable tablet, that's not a bad deal when you think about it. You can read our review of the Nexus 7 (WiFi only) here and you can purchase one for yourself from the link below or, directly from O2 UK.

My EE App Gets Updated in Google Play


Those on EE, T-Mobile or Orange will now be able to enjoy the new "My EE" app that recently got an update. It was in need of updating for sometime and finally, it's available for all customers on the network. With the usual ability to get access to your bills, remaining allowance and such, the My EE app is a fairly useful to have install, especially if you're prone to going over your monthly limit.

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