Please view the video and screenshots below to see what languages come pre-installed on the KAZAM Trooper X5.5 smartphone.
One of the most frustrating parts about getting a new phone used to be the conversion process. Getting all of your contact’s numbers & details, as well messages & other media such as music files onto a new handset can be quite the undertaking and daunting to many.
For Android users, the blow has been softened somewhat in the last few years if you regularly back up with Google. Just signing into your account on a new device gives you the option to download any compatible apps you have installed in the past and also ensures your contacts are up to date.
Google doesn’t do everything you might want for you though, plus if you’re making the switch from iPhone to a new Sony Xperia then you could be forgiven for thinking you need to start from scratch.
Sony have recently made the new Xperia Transfer Mobile app available on Google Play.
This is designed to allow certain devices to connect to a new Xperia and sent across close to everything you could ever want, including SMS messages, full contact cards, ringtones, video & audio files and even browser bookmarks where compatible.
The full list of everything that can be transferred depends on the exact device you are sending from, and the apps you have used on your device (for instance bookmarks from a different browser on your old device won’t transfer into Chrome on your new Xperia).
Supported data includes: Contacts, Calendar, SMS, MMS, Bookmarks, Notes, Photos, Music, Videos and Apps (iPhone only).
When using Xperia Transfer Mobile, the receiving device must be a Sony Xperia handset running Android 4.3+.
The sending device must be either an Android device running 4.0+ (tested with Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, ZTE and Motorola handsets), or an iPhone with iOS 4.0+. For older Android devices and BlackBerry handsets then you will need to use the existing desktop software suite explained at the end of the article.
Pairing the the devices depends on whether you are sending from an iPhone or an Android. With an iPhone you will need to use a USB host cable; one is included with the new Xperia Z1 Compact and Z2, you can purchase one from Clove at the previous link should you need one. If you wish to transfer and cannot obtain the cable, then use the desktop software suite explained at the end of the article.
Once paired, you can remove the USB host cable and transfer over a common network via WiFi, although this will be slower (approx. 5.8 Mbit/s compared to 19 Mbit/s).
*The transfer will pause if your iPhone is not connected to power and the screen goes dark. Wake the screen or connect to power to continue transferring
**Many apps from iTunes have a free equivalent in Google Play. Xperia Transfer Mobile will only suggest free Android apps that match your iTunes apps
Transferring with Android devices is done using Wi-Fi Direct so can be completed without a common network. Pairing can be done either via NFC or by PIN code generated by the Xperia Transfer Mobile app.
*The option for sender/receiver will not be available on non-Sony devices
Sony have also long provided the Xperia Transfer tool through their PC Companion (PC) and Sony Bridge (Mac) software suites. Using the Xperia Transfer tool in these suites is comprehensive and will allow you to migrate much of what you could ever need from an old Android, iPhone or BlackBerry.
Xperia Transfer on a PC is more comprehensive and caters for the following OS versions:
Transferring via PC will hand over the same content, however you will need to keep both your new and old devices connected to the PC for the duration of the process.
Once it was enough for builders, roofers, farmers, rig workers or anyone else used to working in, or regularly passing through extreme or outdoor environments, to make do with an affordable and replaceable phone should it ever break.
Nowadays though, most regular consumers have been widely exposed to a smartphone revolution that includes email, instant messaging, shopping, GPS navigation and gaming right at our fingertips. Such power, complexity and convergence of technology makes for relatively expensive gadgets. Without sacrificing a lot of functionality, smartphones are not cheaply replaceable.
Now ever since this popularisation of the smartphone, a number of manufacturers have been trying to corner the market for rugged and resistant devices that can survive drops, dunks, dents and all other denizens of damage. Many have attempted and some have succeeded in producing popular handsets that make the grade, now it’s time for the Defender.
The Desire 816 is HTC’s new mid-range handset for 2014 and a great choice for anyone wanting a combination of style, performance and up to date features without breaking the bank.
First spotted at MWC back in February, the Desire 816 continues the long-loved brand’s tradition of affordable quality by leaning on the 2013 HTC One for design inspiration. You will find the now familiar dual-fronted speakers adorning the front panel and key HTC features including BoomSound audio enhancement and HTC Zoe camera augmentation.
What also makes the 816 such great value for money are the specifications that matter most to many of our customers. The 5.5″ 720p screen is large but not totally unwieldy, whilst the 13 MP main- & 5 MP front-facing camera combination is a budding mobile photographer’s dream.
Adding to the impressive exterior is up to date support for 4G LTE in the UK & Europe, as well as all the other connectivity mod cons you expect from a new smartphone.
Clove are now taking paid orders for the WHITE version of the Desire 816 – you can place yours HERE for £295.00 (£245.83 ex VAT) – due early May.
The black version is currently still on pre-order (no payment taken) whilst we await an arrival date. You can also register your interest for the green & orange versions as we wait for more information on these.
There is a current trend to create compact or mini versions of the most popular phones. The HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z1 all have smaller counterparts.
LG’s G2 now joins the gang with the LG G2 Mini.
Unlike the Z1 Compact though the G2 Mini does have inferior specs to it’s big brother but there is still a lot to like.
The G2 Mini which will be available at the end of this month for £249.99 including VAT has the following headline specifications:
Defining what makes the smart home will be very different in many people’s eyes.
From a construction company or property developer’s perspective, a smart home may be one that is fitted with all mod cons, has a streamlined, simple construction and perhaps comes with items pre-fabricated off site.
To a gardener, a smart home may be one that has sprinklers built into the lawn and borders that can be controlled remotely.
To most people reading this on the Clove Blog, a smart home will probably mean a house full of electricity hungry, screen rich gadgets that intercommunicate.
If you’re anything like me, your home is well on its way to being filled with lots of these products already, but just how smart are they?
Independently they may be very clever and contain some brilliant functions, but what about when it comes to connecting and integrating?
Take the simple scenario of having one central location that stores all of the photos and media captured on the variety of mobile devices used in your home. You may have a slick solution and set-up, however I bet it took some time and plenty of learning to get there. Or it may still be a nightmare, especially if you have a variety of platforms in use that don’t communicate well with each other.
Now whilst I don’t have the perfect solution for anyone who may have the above issue; this is just one example of how our individually sophisticated pieces of tech can be much more complicated and cause unforeseen problems further down the line.
ARCHOS are a known brand, most recently for their tablets and previously for personal media players, although they have perhaps always been seen as second class to the likes of Samsung, Apple and Sony.
I’d hope this attitude should start to change soon though when you see what they are bringing to the market.
Back in January, ARCHOS announced their Smart Home and Josh covered all of the products which were showcased. The whole concept was in connecting the products in your home with ease.
I can speak first hand about how connecting your home isn’t that simple as I am currently trying to make my own home smarter. Honestly though, there are so many products with different purposes that do not communicate well that the process is arduous. Unless I or anyone else is willing to spend big bucks on a brand new integrated system from scratch, the task is going to be difficult and lets face it, few of us can afford to do this.
ARCHOS are looking to change this; essentially giving you, me, your mum, gran or next door neighbour an equal opportunity to have a more connected home. You need not have a big budget or have to re-build your entire home’s wiring and other systems.
ARCHOS’ current vision for the Smart Home, possibly even an automated home (depending on your take) is quite clear. They want to provide the opportunity to monitor surroundings and perform actions that previously we would have had to buy lots of expensive and separate kit for.
Have you ever wondered whether your kids have been rummaging through your change pot? Perhaps if someone keeps turning the heating up when you have gone to work? Did that tradesman really spend as long on the job as they said they did? What if your teenage son is raiding the liquor cabinet?
I surmise that most can readily relate to these or similar situations.
With that in mind, imagine if for around £200 you could have a kit that included 2 cameras, 2 environmental sensors and 2 motion sensors, along with a main control unit.
Imagine then that when you had gone to work, you could remotely login to see what the temperature is in your house an hour after you left for work.
Suppose you could record and watch the tradesman at your home whilst you were at work.
Imagine knowing and recording, complete with graphic evidence that your kids did ‘borrow’ those few coins from your change pot.
Finally, think about receiving an email to inform you that a certain drawer, door or cabinet had been opened…
The ARCHOS Smart Home will allow for all of this.
Due to be available very soon, the kit will include all of the aforementioned functionality along with the ability to expand your system further.
The components themselves are separate (and have been covered in depth HERE), although they all communicate seamlessly over Bluetooth and your home WiFi network. The Smart Home Tablet pictured above is the central hub and you can also access all the data remotely from your smartphone via an ARCHOS app.
The scene has been set as to what you can have. Follow the Clove Blog and the story of the ARCHOS Smart Home here as we bring you more news, information and details on how the smart home works and how it could make your home smarter.
Motorola’s David Schuster has confirmed on Google+ that the 4.4 KitKat update for the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M should arrive within the next few weeks. Hopefully this means that the update for the UK equivalents — the RAZR HD and the RAZR i, which we ranged here at Clove — won’t be too far behind.
Although Schuster’s update on Google+ only refers to the US handsets, Motorola has already confirmed that the RAZR HD and the RAZR i (the UK variants) will receive the update at some point. This is also stated on the Motorola Support website, which you can visit here. This is the message that is currently displayed for the RAZR i:
We’ll keep an eye out for any further developments with the UK updates and post a follow up here on the Clove Blog once more info is available.
Via Android Central
Over the past few weeks we’ve been providing in depth coverage of the latest Sony flagship handset; the Xperia Z2.
Now we’ll be taking a look at the new tablet from Sony, the rather similarly named Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. There isn’t that much competition in the high-end Android tablet market so Sony could be forgiven for just putting any half decent attempt out there and being done with it.
That wouldn’t be their style though and by sharing a name with the freshly released flagship phone, this new tablet has a lot to live up to.
With the Z2 Tablet, Sony have provided the market with what could possibly be the best all round 10-inch Android tablet you can buy right now. This may be seen as a very bold statement, however it’s one that I intend to back up and convey to you.
Over the course of our story we will take a look at both the outside and probe deep inside to find out why this is another example of Sony brilliance and a worthy successor to last year’s underrated and often overlooked original Z Tablet.
UPDATE 15/4: We have further unfortunate news to share on the release of the SIM free stock of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Stock was expected to arrive later this week after an initial delay; but today we have been notified that the earliest we can now expect units is next week.
This coming weekend is Easter Bank Holiday in the UK, meaning our offices and Samsung’s distribution will be closed from Friday 18th through Monday 21st.
The Galaxy S5 stock will therefore arrive during the latter part of next week. We do not have an exact arrival day as of yet.
We will update you next week when we know more.
We share your frustration and disappointment at the extended delay. To the best of our knowledge, this applies to all SIM free sales from UK retailers. The supply of SIM free stock is ultimately in the hands of Samsung; currently all UK Galaxy S5 stock is to be sold directly by them or their chosen partners with carrier contracts.
We continue to await a shipment from their official distribution partners in the UK. As soon as any units arrive we will process and dispatch orders as quickly as is possible to avoid any further delays.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 official launch date is today, Friday 11th April. Stock was expected to arrive from Samsung and begin shipping today. However Samsung have delayed the arrival of the SIM free stock to online retailers including Clove Technology. As a consequence any order placed with Clove will not be shipping today and will do so when stock arrive. This is extremely disappointing and we can only apologise, but this delay is out of our control. At this time we do not have a confirmed arrival date for the stock, but have been told we can expect units next week – week commencing 14th April. Once we have more information we shall update you and of course ship your order as soon as is possible.
On a slightly more positive note, Android Central have confirmed that the S5 is still subject to a region lock, but they have made it clearer how to remove this.
There is a label on the box that reads:
European Model: This product should be activated with a SIM card issued from a mobile operator within Europe (as defined EU/EEA, Switzerland and the following Non-EEA countries Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.) To use SIM cards from other regions, a cumulative call over five minutes must first be made with the SIM card from European operators.
If you are ordering from Clove to a country outside of the intended region, you will be asked at the checkout to confirm your acceptance of this limitation as well as your consent for the box to be opened and the device activated on your behalf.
Nokia has recently announced a new range of Lumia smartphones. These include the Nokia Lumia 930, 635 and 630, with the first being a new potential flagship product for the company. The look and specification of these Windows 8.1 phones is certainly impressive, with their being many great features. Nokia is known for integrating high-quality cameras into their smartphones and the Lumia 930 is no exception. With it benefiting from a 20 MP which uses a 6-lens optics configuration for producing stunning photos every time. Qi wireless charging also makes a return with it once again being integrated into the phone and not requiring any add-on. With the latest 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 1080p high-definition 5″ display you have high-quality components for enjoying the latest apps, games and all of your media content.
The Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 are also great looking smartphones, with Nokia’s design flare showing through. If you enjoyed the ability to exchange covers with older Nokia products you will like the fact that you can exchange the shell of these smartphones and choose from a wide choice of vibrant colours. They offer you the performance needed to keep in touch with everyone in your life and play the odd game when the mood takes you. The Lumia 635 additionally benefits from 4G connectivity being included so you can quickly download the latest app, games and browse the web like never before.
The specifications of the Nokia smartphones are as below:
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 630/635
For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 930 Click Here
For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 635 Click Here
For further information and purchasing of the Nokia Lumia 630 Click Here