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Buzz founded Ausdroid in March 2010, and while he has stepped back from active responsibilities around here to focus on his education, Buzz brings us some of our biggest news stories, reviews and latest rumours. We hope to have him back on board more fully around the end of 2012. Buzz gives our tech savvy readers all the latest news from within the Android world.

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CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store
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CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store

Almost exactly two weeks ago, the CyanogenMod team released their installer app onto the Google Play Store, in a move designed to make switching to the custom ROM a much easier proposition for first-time users. However, while the app is relatively simple — all it does is guide users to enable ADB on their devices — it seems that the[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Play, Modding, News by at 4:15 pm on November 28, 2013
Nexus 5 appears on Telstra’s website, will cost $69/mo
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Nexus 5 appears on Telstra’s website, will cost $69/mo

Well would you look at that, Telstra’s website is now showing the Nexus 5 alongside a minimum price of $69/mo. The link to the device’s own webpage is dead (for now), however, the pre-order link works perfectly fine. There’s no shipping date on the site, but the 26th of November seems likely — in corroboration with information given to us.[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 10:26 pm on November 15, 2013
Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26
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Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26

According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th — a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good to us in the past. Pricing is not yet confirmed for both on-contract plans and any outright costings, however, Telstra has[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 6:23 pm on November 15, 2013
CyanogenMod debuts its one-click installer in the Play Store
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CyanogenMod debuts its one-click installer in the Play Store

In a move sure to bring CyanogenMod to more users, the team have released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on compatible Android devices. Installation seems fairly simple, with users needing a compatible device, Windows PC and a USB cable. The companion app — for Windows only, at this stage — will be available later todayis now available[Read More…]

in Apps, Modding, News by at 10:02 am on November 13, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G launches November 12 on Telstra
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Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G launches November 12 on Telstra

Telstra are looking to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G on November 12 according to a source. The device is identical, in terms of design and most of its hardware, to the Galaxy S4 except the Cat4 4G version supports a faster 4G connection thanks to a newer radio in the device as well as Telstra’s Cat4 4G[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 3:28 pm on November 7, 2013
Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos
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Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos

As many of you may have known, Google+ introduced automatic image uploading a while back, but in an update rolling out to users right now, this particular service is being renamed Google Photos and now has its own icon and a bunch of settings to play around with. The Google Photos app is a direct extension of Google+, but also[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 12:03 am on November 2, 2013
Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’
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Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’

When your Nexus 5 makes it into your hot little hands you will never have noticed the change LG have made to the icon it displays when on a 4G network here in Australia. Instead of displaying ‘LTE’ in the status bar, like it would in the US, it will instead display ‘4G’. Yep, now you know. There’s no real[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 10:46 pm on November 1, 2013