Android News U.K. Roundup 09/27/13 - Tesco Hudl, Xperia Z1, EE 4G and More!


Tesco Joins Tablet Retailers With the £119 Hudl


We'd been hearing rumors about this for some time now and in the week, Tesco went ahead and made things official. Tesco will be offering the Hudl tablet for £119 in stores and online. As you might expect, Tesco have done their best to deliver a tablet that cuts a compromise on price and performance. This is not something out of the "Everyday Value" section. In fact, you get a quad-core CPU, a 7-inch 1440 x 900 display, a rear-facing camera and there's even accessories available for it. All-in-all, not a bad deal from Tesco. You can read more here. Let us know whether or not you're looking to get one of these guys.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Now On Sale in the UK


For a lot of Samsung fans, the moment they've been waiting for is finally here; the launch of the Galaxy Note 3. Which you can now purchase unlocked in the UK for the low sum of £649. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Gear is available as well for £299. The Galaxy Note 3 is also available from all the networks too, which means that there might be a pretty good deal out there. Our advice? Do some shopping around and get the best deal you can.

EE Flips Switch on 4G in 12 More Towns and Cities

EE has taken off pretty quickly this past year but, they're showing no signs of slowing down just yet. In fact, they're turning on 4G LTE in some more towns and cities. Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Blackburn, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Halifax, Hinckley, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate should now have 4G LTE from EE. With this, the network can now say they've covered 60% of the UK's population in 4G, which is much more than O2 and Vodafone can say.

Vodafone Adds Xperia Z1 and Galaxy S4 Zoom to 4G Line-Up


Both the Xperia Z1 and the Galaxy S4 Zoom are now available on Vodafone's 4G network. There are various plans available for the two devices and they're both classed as being "4G Ready" which means once their LTE network goes live in your area, you'll be able to take advantage of those new and improved speeds. The Xperia Z1 is perhaps the device that most of you have been waiting for with its 20.7MP camera, Snapdragon 800 CPU and that sleek design that debuted with the Xperia Z.

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