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Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax has released their first Android handset powered by the Cyangogen Inc OS overnight, releasing the Micromax Yureka, the first in their YU line of phones. As we stated the other day, the phone is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon processor and the specs we released were also spot on. The phone will sell as an Amazon exclusive for ₹8,199[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Updated Inbox by Gmail adds improved Assists as well as Android Wear and Tablet support

Updated Inbox by Gmail adds improved Assists as well as Android Wear and Tablet support

Inbox took the world by storm back in October, it introduced a whole range of new functions for email such as reminders, and bringing a little more Google Now to your inbox by showing you assists. Google has announced that there’s been improvements to Inbox and you should be seeing them very soon. The big feature in Inbox is Assists,[Read More…]

by 9:37 am on December 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Services
Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

For those gamers who never owned a Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable, your chance to play GTA: Chinatown Wars has arrived, with Rockstar Games releasing the game for Android overnight to Google Play and the Amazon app store. Hopefully you’ve been saving your Google Opinion Rewards dollars, because the game clocks in at AU$6.49 but it promises hours of fun[Read More…]

by 9:14 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play

Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play

Google have the Android TV Launcher into Google Play, similar to the Google Now Launcher, meaning that they can now release at least some updates for the platform by simply updating the launcher instead of the underlying codebase. Android TV Launcher is optimised for TV, placing content at the centre of your entertainment hub in your home with a ‘leanback’[Read More…]

by and 8:54 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Apps
Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Remember when Google Talk ran Gmail-based chats that used to provide a handy custom status window that provided all your colleagues and pals knew what you were up to? We do here at Ausdroid, but ever since Hangouts replaced Google Talk, the feature had disappeared. Until now, that is. An update has been put through, bringing the status bar back[Read More…]

by 6:48 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Before we begin, full disclosure: this app is geeky. Really geeky. Now that we’ve got that out of the way: Chainfire (aka. Jorrit Jongma, of SuperSU fame) has released a new app to the Play Store today. It’s called LiveBoot, a simple yet fun (and possibly quite useful) concept that replaces your boot animation with a live output of logcat and[Read More…]

by 6:45 am on December 19, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
WW2 Shooter game Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War now live in Google Play

WW2 Shooter game Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War now live in Google Play

World War 2 shooter series Brothers In Arms is back, with Gameloft today launching the third version: Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War onto Google Play. The story takes place in the aftermath of the Normandy invasion and you’ll lead your band of brothers along a path to defeat the enemy in story mode. You can build your team[Read More…]

by 10:42 pm on December 18, 2014 0 comments Apps
Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

In case you have had your head in the sand you will no doubt now know that the Nexus 6 has landed on our shores and can be purchased at your nearest JB Hifi assuming there are any left once your fellow Ausdroid readers are through with them. Several of us here at Ausdroid have popped into JB on their[Read More…]

by 9:13 pm on December 18, 2014 21 comments News
Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today

Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today

Google’s much awaited Nexus 6 has arrived in Australia today, with JB HiFi nation-wide confirming that stock is, indeed, available. We first received a tip on Twitter from Brisbane reader Andrew who told us that he’d just bought a Nexus 6 from JB HiFi’s Brisbane store. A few quick phone calls later, and we’ve confirmed that JB HiFi stores around[Read More…]

by 4:02 pm on December 18, 2014 24 comments News, Phones
Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay

Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay

Samsung is looking at launching its own mobile payment service for future smartphones as a rival to the recently launched Apple Pay which could launch sometime in 2015. According to an unnamed source via Re/code, Samsung is currently in talks with the startup company LoopPay, to utilise their mobile payments technology in at least one of Samsung’s devices. The source[Read More…]

by 12:30 pm on December 18, 2014 2 comments Apps, News