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Top 10 Christmas gifts for Android lovers

We pick out the best presents for fans of Google's mobile software
Fri Dec 21 2012, 12:00
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IT'S CHRISTMAS, and you have no idea what to buy your Android-loving friend - mainly because they're too busy being glued to their smartphone to give you any clues.

That's where The INQUIRER comes in. We've put together a list of the top 10 gifts to buy your Google mobile-obsessed mate, to save you buying novelty socks for yet another year.

10. Android plush
Assuming the Android fan you're buying for isn't too macho, why not buy them an adorable Android plush toy?

Android plush toy

Ideal for Android fans who like a cuddle (or, as Firebox puts it, Apple fans in need of a cushion), a 12in Android plus toy is undoubtedly a great (cheap) gift. It can also act as an Android fan's night time companion when their Android phone finally has to be prised from their fingers. Basically, it's a bloody teddy. 

You can buy an Android plus from Firebox for £9.67

9. Google Play gift card
Google has finally followed in the footsteps of Apple, and has started selling Google Play gift cards.

Sure, some may see a gift card as a bit of a cop-out present, but what better gift for an Android fan than free cash to spend on apps, music and movies from the Google Play store. Well, it's at least better than a scabby Christmas jumper or a Boots gift set, right?

It seems the gift cards are only available in the US right now, but hopefully Google will pull its finger out in the UK soon. 

8. Google Nexus 4 smartphone
We know what you're thinking: "I'm not spending £500 on a Christmas gift."

Google LG Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Well, you don't have to with the Google Nexus 4. Despite being Google's latest flagship smartphone and boasting all of the latest specs, it has been priced from just £239 in the UK, undercutting its rivals price tags by almost £300. 

Great for those who like making it look like they've spent more than they actually have, the Google Nexus 4 is sure to wow Android fans with its vanilla user interface, not to mention its 4.7in HD screen, quad-core processor and top-end glass coated casing.

The Google Nexus 4 is available to buy from £249 from the Google Play store.

7. Sony Smartwatch
The Sony Smartwatch is great gift for Android fans who don't want to miss a single notification - as long as they own a Sony Smartphone, that is.

Designed to stop Android fans from missing a call or text message, the device - which strangely enough looks like a watch - brings up notifications on your wrist, saving you have to wield your mammoth-screened phone at all times. 

That's not all it does either, as the watch will also make you aware of Facebook and Twitter notifications, emails and instant messages, and will even show you the time. Mind blow. 

The Sony Smartwatch is available to buy for £89.99.


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