Clove’s top 10 smartphones of January 2015

We are at the start of another year and no doubt 2015 will be just as big a year in tech as 2014.  What can we expect?  Who really knows, but it is a pretty safe bet that we will see the next generation of wearables, battery life will become ever more important and it is quite likely that the integration of services for a simplified connected life will play a big part too.

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the USA begins this week and is the first insight into 2015 technology.

Little has changed in terms of our smartphone top 10 from December, so read on to find out what our list looks like.

10. LG G3

LG G3With a quad HD display the LG G3 is an absolute stunner when watching back some media on the handset, but is the mobile world ready for this yet, a lot of feedback would suggest not quite.

It is an absolute power house and considering its size of screen it does not feel as big as the Note 3 and not much bigger than the Sony of HTC counterparts.

LG have learnt from the G2 and Nexus handsets and put all of this into the G3 to make it what it is today.

It has a higher PPI than the human eye can really detect, but is that not just a reason to have it, because more pixels are better?

At under £400 including a FREE Bluetooth Headset this is a simply outstanding product bundle for the price!


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Nexus 6, 9 and Lollipop are official


Update: We have now announced Nexus 6 pricing.

Google have today announced the Nexus 6 from Motorola, the Nexus 9 tablet from HTC and Android Lollipop, the new version of Android. Rumours and leaks have been plenty on all three fronts as they usually are when it comes to new phones, tablets and OS versions and as usual, people haven’t been all that far off.

First up is the nexus 6, a 6 inch device from Motorola that sports specifications including a 13 megapixel rear camera,  a contoured aluminium frame and a 6-inch Quad HD display. What will be of great interest to many people I know are the front facing stereo speakers which

Register your interest in the Nexus 6 on the Clove Technology website

Next up Google have worked with HTC to bring their new tablet. The Nexus 7 from ASUS was a huge hit and no doubt a HTC tablet will do just as good. The Nexus 9 boasts a 8.9-inch screen that is perfect for both work and play and of course a great addition to your nexus 6.

The nexus Player is a the Google way of playing games and watching TV. This is made in conjunction with ASUS and will allow you to stream TV, film and you’ll also be able to play games on your TV.

Lollipop Forest

What has had many people guessing is the name for the next version of Android. I know that Lego isn’t a pudding or sweet but I was thinking that Google might have moved away from food stuff, Android Lego does have a good ring to it and I’m sure Google could have had some fun with Lego.

Instead we have Android Lollipop and some of you may have seen this in one of  their latest adverts for Google Search, a shop in New York that sells Lollipops had the red microphone you see when doing a voice search in place of a lollipop in their shop window.

Who’s going to be getting what and what do you reckon to the new line of Nexus devices?

More info can be found about the new nexus range over on the Android Blog.