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Nexus 7 LTE UK release date confirmed by O2

We recently learned the Nexus 7 LTE would be heading to Japan in mid-September and as of today it looks like a date has been announced for those in the UK. The UK details come by way of O2 who have revealed a release date as well as the price. Without any further adieu, O2 expects to have the Nexus 7 LTE (4G) available on September 13.

O2 unveils “Fit for 4G” thumb-centric fitness program

The increasing use of smartphones, especially full touchscreen models, has increased the strain on our hands, especially the thumb, which now has to reach for parts of the device it didn't need to reach for before. Be it games, social media, Internet browsing, or just messaging, thumbs have become overused and worn out. This is causing O2 some concern and it has just the right solution to fix it.

O2 Refresh lets you get a new phone whenever you want

O2 has announced a new monthly tariff for customers in the UK that want to be able to get a new smartphone whenever they want. The plan is called O2 Refresh and it will be available in all of the company stores across the UK starting on April 16. The company says that this is the first 24-month tariff that separates the cost of the phone from the cost of calls, texting, and data.

Samsung recommended more than Apple by UK retailers

Given the steep cost of a new smartphone, picking one that's perfect for you can be a pretty daunting task. We often turn to retailer employees when it comes time to pick a new handset, asking them for suggestions about which phone would be ideal for our lives. As it turns out, employees at some of the biggest phone retailers in the UK seem to suggest Samsung handsets over Apple's iPhone line more often.

LG Nexus 4 coming to O2 UK November 13

The LG Nexus 4 will be making its way to O2 on November 13, the carrier has announced. Not only that, it is going to be exclusive to the carrier, so if you're in the UK and you want a Nexus 4 without spending the no contract price, O2 is going to be your only options. Google will be selling the phone unlocked, but if you don't want to drop £239 for the 8GB, £279 for the 16GB, O2 is your choice.

O2 exposes customer phone numbers before plugging security hole [UPDATE]

UK citizens who use O2's wireless network got a nasty shock this morning, when reports around the web claimed that their phone numbers were being exposed to any website they visited from their mobile phones. While not a malicious attack, a setting in O2's network was broadcasting its customers phone number in addition to standard browser data like user agents, device type and screen size. This morning Android phones and other O2 devices stopped broadcasting mobile phone numbers, indicating that the security hole has been patched. O2 still hasn't spoken publicly on the issue.

Verizon and Rogers don’t use Carrier IQ, Vodafone and O2 “don’t collect info”

The media storm over Carrier IQ's implicit privacy and security violations continues. Yesterday we contacted Verizon Wireless about the intrusive logging software, and a representative told Android Community that the company does not use Carrier IQ software in any of its products. Canadian carrier Rogers joins them today, also stating that Carrier IQ is not present on any of its devices. A company spokesperson confirmed on Twitter that none of the phones or tablets in their lineup use the software.
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