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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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Telstra could launch the Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th

Telstra could launch the Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th

7:14 pm on September 27, 2012 in Phones, Rumours
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We have received some information that suggests Telstra will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th. That’s a good week and a half away, and a Tuesday, which is when Telstra usually launches new devices. The date is yet to be confirmed publicly by Telstra, and they are also yet to announce what their pricing options[Read More…]

Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

4:46 pm on September 26, 2012 in Apps and Games, News
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While that other mapping service might not be able to show you were a hospital is, Google has been pushing their mapping service, Google Maps, to make it more in-depth. This time they’ve taken that literally; going to the depths of some of the coolest oceans and reefs in the world. There are 12 underwater areas that you can peruse[Read More…]

HTC Desire X launches exclusively to Optus, $0 on $35 or $299 outright

HTC Desire X launches exclusively to Optus, $0 on $35 or $299 outright

1:04 pm on September 26, 2012 in Carriers, Exclusive, News, Phones
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HTC and Optus have today announced that the HTC Desire X will launch exclusively on Optus. The Desire X — as its name gives away — is a mixture between the high-end One series and the familiar Desire series of devices. The stylish looking device doesn’t hold back on specs, with some quality hardware alongside a fairly affordable pricetag: $0[Read More…]

Video: This is what happens when you run the USSD exploit on the Samsung Galaxy S II

Video: This is what happens when you run the USSD exploit on the Samsung Galaxy S II

11:20 am on September 26, 2012 in News, Phones
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If you wanted to see if that factory reset from the browser exploit is actually a thing, then watch the video below — it’s kind of mind blowing to think this is possible. The issue is clearly there on the Galaxy S II, however, the Galaxy S III is immune from this exploit from within the browser, but can happen[Read More…]

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Telstra scores exclusive on white HTC One XL, arrives October 2nd

Telstra scores exclusive on white HTC One XL, arrives October 2nd

11:10 am on September 26, 2012 in Carriers, News, Phones
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Telstra first scored the exclusive on the original grey HTC One XL — the 4G cousin of the One X — earlier this year, and now they’re adding another One XL family member in the form of the white One XL. Specs wise, both the grey and white One XLs are exactly the same. You’ll be getting the 1280×720 4.7-inch[Read More…]

Exploit: Samsung Galaxy S II and III can be factory reset from the browser, dialer via USSD code

Exploit: Samsung Galaxy S II and III can be factory reset from the browser, dialer via USSD code

10:52 pm on September 25, 2012 in News, NFC, Phones
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Update: Don’t go to strange links on either device, kids. Woah, we’ve got some crazy news here that’s just come from the depths of the internet. The Samsung Galaxy S II can be exploited super easily allowing anyone to possibly factory reset your device from inside the browser using a USSD code. Basically, what can happen is you can be[Read More…]

Was this photo taken by the next Nexus device?

Was this photo taken by the next Nexus device?

11:39 pm on September 24, 2012 in Phones, Rumours
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Remember the Samsung GT-i9250? Y’know, the Galaxy Nexus? Well its possible successor, the GT-i9260, has been floating around the blogosphere for almost a month now, but for the first time we have something that may have come from the device: a photo. It might not be much, but it could be the start of the rumour-force behind the Nexus series.[Read More…]

Matias Duarte feels he’s only a third of the way done with Android’s polish, consistency and responsiveness

Matias Duarte feels he’s only a third of the way done with Android’s polish, consistency and responsiveness

8:16 pm on September 19, 2012 in News

Android’s lead designer, Matias Duarte, has commented on a Google+ post which celebrated his recognition as being one of the 50 designers shaping the future. He stated (as shown above) that he feels as though he’s only a third of the way to where he’d like Android’s polish, consistency and responsiveness to be. That comment is music to our ears,[Read More…]

Kogan offering 8GB, 16GB Nexus 7 for $30 less than Google Play until midnight (update: finished)

Kogan offering 8GB, 16GB Nexus 7 for $30 less than Google Play until midnight (update: finished)

8:50 pm on September 18, 2012 in Google Play and Services, News, Tablets
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If you were waiting out for a deal on the 16GB Google / ASUS Nexus 7 then you’re in luck. Thanks to today’s free shipping over at Kogan today, you can get the 16GB Nexus 7 for $289 instead of the $319 it costs over at Google’s Play Store, and the 8GB model for $239 instead of $269 that it[Read More…]

Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

7:12 pm on September 18, 2012 in News, Phones
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Motorola and Intel have today announced a device that they’ve called the biggest device since the launch of the original Motorola RAZR — wow, what a call. The Motorola RAZR i features 4.3-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display with zero touch-response time. The device is powered by a — as far as we can tell, it’s single core — 2GHz Intel CPU[Read More…]

Galaxy S 4 rumours debunked by Samsung: “this is not true”

Galaxy S 4 rumours debunked by Samsung: “this is not true”

6:06 pm on September 18, 2012 in News, Phones, Rumours
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There has been a rumour floating around the blogosphere the past day or two regarding the possible launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (or IV, depending on what conventions Samsung would go with) early next year. While that may well and truly happen, Samsung have put it on record that this isn’t happening — at least not just yet.[Read More…]

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab

5:49 pm on September 18, 2012 in Carriers, News, OS Updates, Tablets
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While the Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not bring with it every that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer, it will give you an experience that is semi close. Performance will increase; you’ll get face unlocking; menus have been arranged to that of Android 4.0. So really, it’s better than no[Read More…]

Vodafone: Android 4.0.4 update for the Sony Xperia Ray is now available

Vodafone: Android 4.0.4 update for the Sony Xperia Ray is now available

5:36 pm on September 18, 2012 in Carriers, News, OS Updates, Phones

As we reported last week, the Sony Xperia Ray would be getting Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich” in the near future, and that near future is now. Vodafone have just announced the availability of the update over on their blog this afternoon. To get started with the update, you’ll need to download Sony’s PC Companion software (link) and connect your[Read More…]

Box users in Australia will see upload speed increases thanks to Box Accelerator

Box users in Australia will see upload speed increases thanks to Box Accelerator

11:25 pm on September 17, 2012 in Apps and Games, News
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While cloud storage service Box might not be as widely used as competing services such as Dropbox, it’s still a massive player in the cloud storage industry, with many large scale businesses using it and between 1-5million Android users according to its Google Play page. Now all Box users will notice large upload speed increases as Box rolls out a[Read More…]

Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

1:31 pm on September 16, 2012 in News, Phones
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If you were hoping to get your hands on the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD — the extra battery loaded RAZR HD — then you’re all out of luck for the time being. Motorola Australia has announced that the device won’t be launching here in Australia due to incompatible frequencies, which really means that no carrier here was that interested in[Read More…]