Message in a Bottle

I’m old. I have grey hair, and at least two small people call me ‘Grandad’. When I say ‘old’, I mean ‘old compared to you’ – who almost certainly can’t remember when SIM cards were the size of credit cards, T9 was mind-blowing witchcraft, and when you had to pull your ariel out for better reception. In short, I remember when SMS text messages w...[Read More]

HTC One after a week of heavy use

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of reviews of the HTC One on the web – but that’s not what you’re looking at here. What I’m hoping to do is give those of you who are on the fence about the HTC One a shove in one direction or another. So, what were my concerns BEFORE I bought my HTC One? Will the battery be good enough? This was the main reason I sold my Nexus 4. I ...[Read More]

Google I/0 2013. What are you most looking forward to? (Poll)

 Google I/0 2013 Google I/O is just under a week away and the rumour mill is at warp speed. Everyone’s guessing, some sites are posting silly stuff, some sites are making educated guesses and some sites are taking .apks apart and finding some good clues. A full schedule can be found on the link above for various events and sessions, times, sandboxes, etc etc. Just today the official Google a...[Read More]

Your Feedback, MyTrendyPhoneUK (Sponsored Post)

Have you ever visited our website and made a purchase? Are you satisfied with MyTrendyPhone? Is there anything you would like to see different? Browse through our online shop and have fun while you’re looking for products you can enjoy! In order to make the shopping experience on www.mytrendyphone.co.uk even better, we decided to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think of us.   Hel...[Read More]

Google Keep

For the last couple of years, I’ve been using 2 different apps to create & store my notes.  In Android, it’s Gnotes.  In Chrome, it’s Scratchpad.  Gnotes syncs with my Google account. The notes can appear in 3 places: The app, the web app, and in Gmail within a folder called Notes. The Scratchpad Chrome app is a bit different. Notes made here appear in Drive, which is where t...[Read More]

Did Google Ever Really Believe In Google Reader?

It’s been a few days now, since Google announced they would be shutting down a few of their services in order to focus on fewer products.  One of those was Google Reader. It was a service used by many on a daily basis, ranging from amateurs to professionals.  From all the articles, forum threads, and social network posts over the last few days, one may assume that Google Reader had a much la...[Read More]

First Impressions Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Opinions will undoubtedly vary with the Droid Horizon team, but this is my personal take on the yesterday’s Samsung unveiling of the Galaxy S4. The Hype and Unpacked Event The teaser videos with that Jeremy Maxwell kid and his glowing box was beyond lame.  This kid is Samsung’s Wesley Crusher or Jar Jar Brinks (depending on your preference).  After watching this kid on stage and listen...[Read More]

[App] Pocketcasts- Updated UI With Multi Device Sync

  Guys, if you dig podcasts like me, then you’ll definitely want to check out the app.  Pocketcasts is a full featured podcatcher app.  It was recently updated in the Google Play Store and now offers multi device sync, so no matter which of your Android devices you’re using, you can enjoy the convenience of being able to seamlessly pick right back up where you left off on the previous ...[Read More]

[APP] App Lock- Added Security For Your Device

    I’ve been on the fence about securing my device.  On the one hand, of course I want security.  But on the other hand, I want convenience.  Think about how many times a day we check our devices.  For me, that could be a hundred times or more!  Sometimes, a main lockscreen just gets in the way.  App Lock allows you to lock individual apps.     Sometimes I let others use...[Read More]

DroidHorizon and Tha Phlash.

You may have noticed some changes around the site recently and across our social networks. We approached Tha Phlash for some fresh and clean artwork that fits what we are trying to achieve here.( A nice place to visit and interact with, maybe, some news, information or review that is relevant and people will enjoy.) I think we are getting there now and welcome any visitors to come along and join i...[Read More]

Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap AND Good

This editorial is a response to a couple of articles that have been published in the past 24 hours, basically saying that the reason Android has become hugely popular is because it’s cheap. Gismodo published the article entitled “Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good“.  TechCrunch then published a follow-up article “The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap,...[Read More]


Wise TIVI specifications: OS: Google Android 4.2 CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 1.6Ghz GPU: Quad-core ARM Mali-400 MP, supports OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 Memory: DDRIII 1GB DDR3 Flash: Nand Flash 4GB (up to 16GB) WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n HDMI: up to 1080p Micro USB (DC port) USB 2.0 Micro SDcard slot (up to 16GB)   The Android TV ‘stick’ is a potential minefield at the moment. Yes ...[Read More]