Ausdroid Podcast 133 – An embarrassment of Galaxies

Ausdroid Podcast 133 – An embarrassment of Galaxies

Welcome to episode 133 of the Ausdroid podcast! We’ve gone from having no Galaxy S6’s on the team to being inundated with them! This week with Phil in the hosting chair, Jason told us about how much he likes Samsung’s new hotness (and why), and even managed to pique Scott’s interest in the phone. Find out why it’s all about[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones, Podcast by at 1:32 pm on April 19, 2015
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its prepaid line up for $169

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its prepaid line up for $169

Optus has added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line up of devices with the Samsung Galaxy J1, its third prepaid smartphone that takes advantage of the company’s newish 700MHz frequency. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a low end device but that hasn’t stopped Samsung adding their Ultra Power Saving Mode on the J1 like its brother at Optus, the Galaxy[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, Phones by at 9:36 am on April 19, 2015
Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices
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Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices

Sunshine is one of those Swiss Army knives of the Android world that enables a range of tinkering options for popular devices, and with its latest update to version 3.1, support has been added for the HTC One (M9). Not only can it perform a range of actions on the One M9, but it can also now remove SIM locks on the[Read More…]

in Modding, News by at 8:45 am on April 19, 2015
LG Music Flow range expands with a portable option
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LG Music Flow range expands with a portable option

The LG Music Flow range of speakers has a new addition, the H4 Wifi Streaming Portable Speaker. The system which I was impressed enough after reviewing the range to purchase, is a genuine competitor in the streaming speaker market to the giant in the arena; Sonos. The H4 plugs a gap that a number of people have asked me about,[Read More…]

in Accessories, News by at 5:57 pm on April 18, 2015
Google+ Update brings a new look to Communities
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Google+ Update brings a new look to Communities

The latest update to the Google + app that dropped overnight for Australians has brought a pretty cool new look to Google + Communities. Very much in line with the rest of the Google based apps and the material design feel, the header image now dominates and the community will stream like your primary timeline feed. Google + isn far[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services, News by at 1:45 pm on April 18, 2015
Android vs iOS debate gets violent
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Android vs iOS debate gets violent

This is actually unbelievable to me and I must admit to being somewhat hugely amused when I read this the first time, I thought it was a comedy article originally in the style of The Onion but from all reports its actually real. Two room mates, discussing the strong points of their preferred mobile operating system over a “few” beverages[Read More…]

in News by at 1:10 pm on April 18, 2015
Android 5.1.1 rears its head in Android SDK

Android 5.1.1 rears its head in Android SDK

The beautiful thing about Android and other open source is that there’s a great deal of transparency in the delivery, even if the central party (Google in this case) aren’t necessarily being hugely proactive on the information feed. Until the last few days there has been a couple of unsubstantiated murmurs about an incremental update for Android 5.1.1 being in[Read More…]

in Android Development, OS Update by at 1:00 pm on April 18, 2015
OnePlus teases an announcement for what – bet it’s not another Drone.
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OnePlus teases an announcement for what – bet it’s not another Drone.

The first OnePlus phone, the One will reach it’s first birthday this month. In an industry where 12-month life-cycles are standard, that sort of milestone of course means we should be seeing another handset very soon. While OnePlus hasn’t been your traditional company, it seems they have something they want to say – and they’re inviting you to find out[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 4:37 am on April 18, 2015
Howto: Theme your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge out of the box

Howto: Theme your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge out of the box

If you’ve recently bought (or received) a Samsung Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S6 Edge, you might be wondering about how customisable it is. Being Android, of course, there’s a lot of flexibility there, but unlike some other solutions, Samsung’s latest software supports themes out of the box without having to install a third party launcher or anything else. Themes with[Read More…]

by and at 6:22 pm on April 17, 2015
Google updates search results with clearer site names

Google updates search results with clearer site names

Google has announced a second tweak to their mobile search results today. After announcing the introduction of app results to search queries, they’ve also announced that they’ll be improving the presentation of URLs in search results as well. The changes – which are US-only to start with – will show website names to better reflect websites. Instead of using a[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 3:57 pm on April 17, 2015