O2 Stories July 27, 2015

HTC Desire 626 landing in the UK soon


HTC announced this morning that its mid-range Desire 626 will be landing on UK store shelves very soon. The manufacturer has partnered with O2, Three and Carphone Warehouse to launch the budget-friendly Android smartphone in White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Purple Fire and Dark Grey color options. No pricing or specific launch date was revealed.

O2 Stories December 4, 2014


The launches of Google’s new Nexus devices have been kind of a mess to say the least, and while more people have gotten the opportunity to purchase them because they’re being launched on more carriers, this also means that the rollout wasn’t as simple as just listing them on Google Play. But as of today, some amount of progress is being made, and those in the UK now have a chance to get their hands on the Nexus 6 via O2. Sadly, though, the launch of the Nexus 9 on T-Mobile in the U.S. has hit a bit of a snag, being delayed for an unknown amount of time.

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O2 Stories November 4, 2014


If you live in the UK and have been feeling left out of all the Nexus 6 madness over the last few days, your wait appears to be almost over. According to mobile retailer Mobiles.co.uk, the Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in the UK on November 18th. Retail availability will be December 1st, with pre-ordered devices hitting customer doorsteps on that same day.

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O2 Stories October 2, 2014

Moto 360 now available from O2 for £199.99, ships next day

UK Carrier O2 is officially offering the Moto 360 smartwatch via its website for £199.99. Currently, the device is listed as shipping next day, but as anyone who has followed the Moto 360 release knows, the device has been hard to come upon, repeatedly going in and out of stock in the United States. We wouldn’t recommend wasting too much time on pulling the trigger, O2 customers.

O2 appears to only be offering the Moto 360 in black, but we’ve already told you how to get a steel band for device on the cheap. In our review of the Moto 360, we praised the device’s design and even its battery life. We called it the “best smartwatch you can currently buy,” as well.

O2 customers can order the device on the carrier’s website right here.

O2 Stories June 17, 2014

Google Play carrier billing now available to O2 customers

The UK’s second largest wireless carrier now gives subscribers the option to bill Google Play purchases directly to their monthly bill. Whether purchasing an app, music, movie or game from the Play Store, O2 customers have the option to pay for it upfront or they can choose between “charge to mobile” or having the purchase deducted from their prepaid balance.

O2 Stories October 25, 2012

Google is set to take the stage this Monday in New York City for what many expect will be the launch of the new LG Nexus 4, among other things. Just a few days before the event, U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse is now listing the device, specs, and more, as well as accepting pre-orders with a delivery date of Oct. 30. The phone is listed as being free with a two-year contract through Vodafone or O2 UK. This isn’t the first time the retailer has leaked a device prior to launch, but it’s always a possibility the details will change.

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Many of the specs listed on the retailer’s website seem to line up with previous leaks, including: 2GB of RAM, a 320ppi HD display similar to the Optimus G, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, and 8-megapixel camera. The website lists the device as shipping with Jelly Bean rather than Key Lime Pie, but the new OS is expected to be unveiled during Google’s media event on Monday. Other specs listed include 8GB of storage, 1080p@30fps video, and NFC. There is of course no telling how legit this, but the retailer does appear to be pretty confident. U.K. readers can pre-order the device now through Carphone Warehouse, with an expected delivery date of Oct. 30. We’ll be on hand in New York on Monday to bring you live coverage of the event.

O2 Stories November 17, 2011


Today is the day that UK customers can finally get their hands on the Galaxy Nexus, with Google updating the device’s page to include links to retailers and carriers including Phones4U, Three, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, and O2.

Earlier Samsung sent out a tweet of Alex Ioannou, the first customer to purchase the device this morning. However, it looks like Ioannou  might not have had the best of luck, as Engadget reports the man got home only to find a pre-release developer build of Android with a bunch of developer tools including “Report a WTF condition”. Needlessly to say, Ioannou has since replaced the device, which somehow must have slipped through the cracks without getting the final ICS treatment.

Google has also posted a bunch of videos to their Nexus YouTube account showing off some of the new ICS features of the Galaxy Nexus including multitasking, face unlock, camera and panorama, and Android Beam. One video, entitled “Getting Started (US)”, shows the US version of the device with “Verizon 4G” branding and all. You can check out a selection of the videos below. expand full story

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