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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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Sony Xperia Z stills leaked from promo video, shows us it’s water resistant

Sony Xperia Z stills leaked from promo video, shows us it’s water resistant

2:43 pm on January 5, 2013 in News, Phones
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Sony are expected to make a real splash at CES this year, but that won’t affect the Xperia Z. Why? Because it’s water-resistant (yes, I accept the terrible play on words), at least according to new leaked stills taken from a promo video for the device. As we previously mentioned, the Xperia Z is expected to launch alongside a slightly[Read More…]

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 will be shown off at CES, three times more scratch resistant

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 will be shown off at CES, three times more scratch resistant

11:14 am on January 4, 2013 in Google Cardboard and Glass, News
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There’s nothing worse than getting a scratch on the glass front (or rear) of your brand new Android device, but thanks to Corning’s Gorilla Glass, those incidents are becoming less and less common. Come CES next week, they’ll be showing off their third iteration of the successful glass which they say is 3 times more scratch resistant than Gorilla Glass[Read More…]

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Sony expected to unveil two 5-inch 1080p phones at CES

Sony expected to unveil two 5-inch 1080p phones at CES

5:07 pm on January 3, 2013 in News, Phones
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We’re coming into the start of 2013 and the lead-up to one of the biggest technology events of the year: CES 2013. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is no doubt going to be filled with hopes and dreams, but whether or not they’ll turn into real devices is questionable. These two devices — seen above — from[Read More…]

HTC working on a 4.7-inch 1080p successor to the One X?

HTC working on a 4.7-inch 1080p successor to the One X?

11:08 am on December 18, 2012 in Phones, Rumours
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HTC is no stranger to pushing the technical boundaries early in the product cycle, they were one of the first to implement the 720p display (in the Rezound), and they were one the first to implement a 1080p display in the 5-inch Butterfly. Now it looks like they might be squeezing that 1080p display down to 4.7-inches. Unwired View —[Read More…]

Telstra gives a quick virtual tour inside their device testing lab

3:05 pm on December 4, 2012 in Carriers, News
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Have you ever wanted to see where and how Telstra tests all their devices before they’re brought to market? Well, even if you don’t, it’s super short and interesting. Each device is tested by Telstra before being announced and brought to market, so if it fails the tests they throw at it, then it’s not worth selling to consumers. Telstra[Read More…]

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

12:18 pm on November 22, 2012 in News, OS Updates, Phones
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In Telstra’s most recent public announcement of software updates, they’ve informed users for a range of devices that major updates for their devices are expected to be rolled out before the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G “Ice Cream Sandwich” update is expected to see Telstra approval on November 26th, with roll out soon after. The[Read More…]

The Nexus 10 is real and Vic Gundotra is taking photos with it

The Nexus 10 is real and Vic Gundotra is taking photos with it

11:27 pm on October 26, 2012 in Camera, News, Tablets
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The Samsung Nexus 10 is pretty much confirmed at this point, but it’s now solid thanks to Google’s own Vic Gundotra who has recently uploaded two photos to his Google+ profile that were taken with the device. The photos look to have been put through some type of HDR filter to add extra glow and colour, and are in 3MP[Read More…]

HTC’s 5-inch 1080p phone is real and it’s called the J Butterfly for now

HTC’s 5-inch 1080p phone is real and it’s called the J Butterfly for now

3:45 pm on October 17, 2012 in News, Phones
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Yes! HTC’s epic 5-inch 1080p phone is alive and kicking in Japan and it’s going by the name J Butterfly. The team over at The Verge were lucky enough to get their hands on the device for a quick moment to take some photos. In terms of specs, the display is Super LCD 3 (the One X was Super LCD[Read More…]

LG’s Nexus device to be called the LG Nexus 4? Will come in black and white

LG’s Nexus device to be called the LG Nexus 4? Will come in black and white

8:06 pm on October 10, 2012 in News, Phones, Rumours
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The Verge has been sent a photo from Carphone Warehouse’s inventory which clearly shows a device going by the name “LG Nexus 4” — a seemingly obvious name given the next Nexus from LG is reported to be powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz from Qualcomm. The previously rumoured name for the device has been the LG Optimus[Read More…]

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

6:31 am on October 10, 2012 in Google Play and Services, News

Google have today added the option for free trials for in-app subscriptions so that users can try a service out before forking out any money for it. Free trials aren’t automatically brought in for all subscriptions, instead it’s completely up to developers whether or not they implement the free trials that are a minimum length of one week. For any[Read More…]

HTC’s profits dive to $133 million, down 79% from this time last year

HTC’s profits dive to $133 million, down 79% from this time last year

8:47 pm on October 8, 2012 in Bargains, News
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HTC’s unaudited earnings for Q3 2012 have been made public and they’re not very flattering for the Taiwanese company, with a 79% drop in profits from this time last year. The numerical value of their profits: $133.2 million from $2.4 billion in revenue. This time last year HTC clocked in a healthy profit of $636.5 million from $4.64 billion in[Read More…]

Nikon COOLPIX S800c Android camera now available in Australia

Nikon COOLPIX S800c Android camera now available in Australia

6:07 pm on October 3, 2012 in Camera, News
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It’s finally here, ladies and gents. Nikon has announced the COOLPIX S800c is now on sale here in Australia. The point and shoot camera is equipped with a 16MP sensor and Android 2.3.3. Now you can take some great photos and ruin improve them by running it through an Instagram filter, and then share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.[Read More…]

A quarter of Android devices are running Android 4.x, 55% sitting comfortably on Gingerbread

A quarter of Android devices are running Android 4.x, 55% sitting comfortably on Gingerbread

1:51 pm on October 2, 2012 in News, Phones
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The latest Android Platform Version statistics were released today, and they show that Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich & Jelly Bean) are now running on just over 25% of all devices accessing Google Play. Gingerbread is still a big player at 55%, however, it is slowly beginning to lose share, which is surely a win for developers. With Android 4.1[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note II on sale at Kogan for $699

Samsung Galaxy Note II on sale at Kogan for $699

2:27 pm on October 1, 2012 in Bargains, News, Phones
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If you’re interested in getting the second generation Samsung Galaxy Note, now is a good time to snap one up from Kogan. The online retailer is selling the Galaxy Note II for $699 (plus ~$19 for delivery) with a limit of one per customer. That’s a good $100+ off the normal selling price for this device. Keep in mind, this[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra now available for online purchase

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra now available for online purchase

2:31 pm on September 28, 2012 in Carriers, News, Phones
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It turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra might be arriving a little earlier than we thought. Telstra have launched the online store page for the Galaxy S III 4G, however, delivery is expected within the next 5-9 days — by then it will be available in stores around that October 9th date we reported yesterday.[Read More…]