UK tech fans speak out on 4G, Android and the next iPhone

We travel to the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham to see what British fans think about the hottest topics in tech.


What do the magnificent British populace have to say on the most exciting happenings in tech? Click play on the video above to hear UK tech fans speak out on all things gadget-related, from 4G to the next iPhone .

Donning our winter cloaks we bravely boarded the Virgin Pendolino and voyaged north to the Birmingham NEC -- home of the Gadget Show Live, and congregation point for the nation's tech enthusiasts.

We asked the assembled crowds what they reckoned to the introduction of 4G, whether EE's pricey tariffs are too much for a wallet to bear, or whether it's worth paying more for faster speeds.

We also wanted to know whether British tech fans favoured Android or Apple -- probably the biggest spiritual divide currently facing our silicon-coated community. Answers varied, with some fans praising the simplicity and familiarity of Apple's iOS , and others enthusing over Android's customisable, easy-to-use interface.

On the subject of Apple's rumoured iWatch , responses ranged from cautious interest to ready dismissal. When asked about the next iPhone, some attendees wanted a bigger screen, while others lusted for more exotic features such as waterproof casing or a Galaxy Beam -esque built-in projector. Oh, and holograms too. Hear that Apple? We want holograms, already.

Opinions remain divided, then, but one thing's for sure -- we are a nation of collectively inspired gadgeteers. Happy shopping folks, and keep those cracking opinions and ideas flowing. 

What do you think about the state of tech? Is 4G too pricey? Has Samsung overtaken Apple? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

About the author

Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.


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