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£100 Android phone to get Ice Cream Sandwich

The low-end of the Android market is set to receive a new competitor in the form of the Huawei Ascend G300.The touchscreen Android handset was announced by Vodafone, which said it would be the exclusive stockist of the device, on Thursday.

April 12, 2012 by

No data limits? No data!

@3uk Picture this: I’m sat on the train, with my Android mobile tethered to my laptop, eking out my paltry 500MB of data bandwidth from Vodafone by turning off all images in my browser.I spy a poster, a big poster, boldly proclaiming:Goodbye data limits.

February 28, 2012 by

Vodafone introduces operator billing for Android apps

Vodafone's UK and German operations have made it possible for customers to pay for Android apps using their mobile phone account, rather than having to use Google's systems.The move was announced on Friday, with Vodafone saying it marked the first deployment of operator billing for Android Market apps in Europe.

August 19, 2011 by

Vodafone to offer Google Nexus S on one-year contract

Vodafone is about to make it possible to buy a Google Nexus S Android smartphone on a one-year contract.On Tuesday a spokesman for the operator told ZDNet UK that Vodafone was bringing in new 12-month contracts — the last couple of years have seen a major push for 18-24-month subscription terms, making it almost impossible to get a one-year contract on most networks — because it "gives customers greater flexibility".

March 1, 2011 by

HTC Desire HD headed VHA's way

Mobile telco Vodafone-Hutchison Australia (VHA) has secured an exclusive deal with HTC to launch the Asian manufacturer's new Android-based HTC Desire HD handset in Australia, one-upping Telstra's existing control of the original Desire.

September 15, 2010 by

Vodafone to remove branding with Android 2.2

Vodafone has reversed its decision to bring the much-maligned Vodafone 360 services and branding update to the HTC Desire.The branding update, which added a number of irremovable apps to the homescreen as well as a new Vodafone 'splash' screen, started rolling out on 3 August but unhappy customers' comments quickly flooded the operator's own support forum.

August 11, 2010 by

Vodafone foreshadows Nexus One launch

Vodafone Australia's official Twitter account has promised customers more information on an Australian launch of the Nexus One by the end of the week, adding fuel to the fire of speculation that the mobile telco will launch Google's Android-based smartphone in Australia.

June 23, 2010 by

Australia to get Google's Nexus One?

Mobile telcos VHA and Optus have not yet responded to reports and rumours that the pair are planning to launch new handsets based on Google's Android mobile platform in Australia — including a claimed launch by Vodafone of the search giant's own Nexus One phone.

May 11, 2010 by

Google offers 'olive branch' to operators in content spat

Vodafone and other big operators are not Google's best friends right now.They're happy enough to carry Android phones, but Voda and Telefonica want a "Google tax" for the company and other big content providers, based on the load their content represents for operators' networks.

April 28, 2010 by

HTC Hero

The Android platform has come of age in the Hero. HTC's Sense interface is superbly implemented, the device itself is intuitive to use, and the software is largely well thought-out. We'd have liked more internal memory, longer battery life and a better camera though.

August 17, 2009 by

HTC Touch Pro 2

HTC's best smartphone yet features a tilting screen, a good QWERTY keyboard and a responsive touch interface. The high-resolution screen is also superb. Our only real concern is battery life.

June 5, 2009 by

NZ finally gets Android: In June

New Zealanders will finally be able to buy a mobile phone based on Google's Android operating system in June, with Vodafone revealing this morning it had secured a local exclusive to sell HTC's upcoming Magic handset.

May 17, 2009 by

HTC Magic

The Vodafone-exclusive HTC Magic is a well-designed handset that's comfortable to hold, has a responsive touch-screen and should satisfy anyone who is happy to use Google's suite of applications.

May 8, 2009 by

Magic from Vodafone expected on 5 May

The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.

April 23, 2009 by

Magic from Vodafone available May 5

The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that its much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from May 5.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.

April 23, 2009 by

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