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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales surpass 5 million in just one month

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales surpass 5 million in just one month

9:25 pm on October 30, 2013 in News, Phones
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Samsung CEO, JK Shin, has told reporters that the company’s Galaxy Note 3 has surpassed 5 million sales just one month since coming to market. He said that the response to the Galaxy Note 3 had been greater than that of its predecessors thanks to consumer awareness of the brand. The Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II took five and[Read More…]

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

12:34 pm on October 30, 2013 in Phones, Rumours
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How good are rumours? They give us something to dream about while we wait for devices (*cough*Nexus 5*cough*) to launch. In the rumourmill today are some tidbits about the Galaxy S5; it may be a good 6 months off, but that hasn’t stopped Korean media from reporting that Samsung will aim to put 4GB of RAM into the device along[Read More…]

Facebook Messenger gets a complete redesign, rolling out slowly to users

Facebook Messenger gets a complete redesign, rolling out slowly to users

12:11 pm on October 30, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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Facebook has unveiled a new-look Messenger application for Android which will slowly roll out to users from today. The fresh design is a welcome change from the old cluttered app which most users will be stuck with for the time being. Apart from the cosmetic changes, Facebook has made it easier to see who else is uing the app —[Read More…]

Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

9:57 pm on October 29, 2013 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Rumours
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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google’s acquisition of WiMM Labs will bear fruit within months, with the launch of its own smartwatch centred around Google Now’s at-a-glance services. The Journal’s source indicated that the watch will be able to communicate with other devices such as your phone — this likely for tethering in order to gain[Read More…]

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LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

3:07 pm on October 28, 2013 in News, Phones
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LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there. While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of[Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

6:38 pm on October 27, 2013 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Samsung’s attempt to crack into the smartwatch market may not be as successful as they would have liked. According to a leaked document regarding the roll out of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Gear has been suffering from a return rate of over 30% at Best Buy locations around the US.[Read More…]

Android 4.3 test firmware for the Galaxy Note II leaks out, available for flashing

Android 4.3 test firmware for the Galaxy Note II leaks out, available for flashing

6:24 pm on October 27, 2013 in News, Phones, Tablets

Thanks to an exclusive leak by the team over at SamMobile, you can now flash a test firmware version of Android 4.3 onto your Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100). Being a test release — the full release is due in late November at best — you’re likely to come across a few bugs and inconsistencies, however, it’s worth a shot if[Read More…]

Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

4:15 pm on October 26, 2013 in News, Phones
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Thanks to photos snapped of the upcoming Nexus 5’s battery, it looks to be confirmed that it will have a capacity of 2300mAh. It has previously been rumoured around the internets that the 16GB model — expected to cost $400 — will have the 2300mAh battery whilst the 32GB variant — expected to cost $450-$500 — was said to feature[Read More…]

Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC

Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC

4:03 pm on October 26, 2013 in News
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In a ruling handed down by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission, Samsung has been fined around $355,000 (AUD) for organising an internet campaign to badmouth HTC whilst praising Samsung’s own devices. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like a move worth making for Samsung, the dominator in the Android market, however, HTC has great market share in the home country[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S5 might be powered by a 64-bit Exynos SoC after all

Samsung Galaxy S5 might be powered by a 64-bit Exynos SoC after all

3:54 pm on October 26, 2013 in Phones, Rumours
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Not to be outdone by Apple’s 64-bit CPU inside the iPhone 5s, Samsung is looking to power its next-gen flagship device, the Galaxy S5, with an Exynos 64-bit SoC of their own. Korean media is reporting that Samsung have completed the “most complex tasks of the development process and is now dealing with technicalities and logistics.” This is positive news[Read More…]

Samsung breaks profit records, raking in $9.96 billion last quarter

Samsung breaks profit records, raking in $9.96 billion last quarter

12:09 pm on October 25, 2013 in News
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Samsung have today released their audited financial results for Q3 2013 and they’re very impressive for the leading Android manufacturer. Breaking previous records, Samsung made $9.96 billion (AUD) in profit before tax, up from $9.34 billion (AUD) last quarter. It’s hard to compare these earnings to that of HTC or otherwise because of the sheer amount of other products and[Read More…]

YouTube readying a music subscription service of its own to launch alongside a new YouTube mobile app

YouTube readying a music subscription service of its own to launch alongside a new YouTube mobile app

11:26 am on October 24, 2013 in Apps and Games, Rumours
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According to a report from Billboard, YouTube is readying its own music subscription service with a video component that will be launching later this year alongside a new YouTube mobile app. Just take a moment to let that news sink in. YouTube, a Google owned entity, is launching its own music subscription service that is likely to compete against Google’s[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes the official phone of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes the official phone of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games

11:05 am on October 24, 2013 in News, Phones
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Samsung and the International Olympic Committee have joined forces to make the Galaxy Note 3 the ‘official Olympics Games phone‘ for the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The decision was a part of the initiative to make the Olympics the most wireless, seamless and paperless olympic games ever, and the Galaxy Note 3 is a device that is[Read More…]

Moto G rumoured to be the Motorola DVX, a lower-end 4.5-inch Moto X

Moto G rumoured to be the Motorola DVX, a lower-end 4.5-inch Moto X

10:52 am on October 24, 2013 in News, Phones, Rumours

In September we say a device go through the FCC in America that was rumoured to be a 4.5-inch lower-end variant of the Moto X — a device which still hasn’t found its way to Australia — dubbed the Motorola DVX. Any further news on the device disappeared until recently when Motorola applied for a trademark on the term ‘Moto[Read More…]

Samsung have sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide

Samsung have sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide

9:45 am on October 24, 2013 in News, Phones
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Samsung’s CEO, JK Shin, has reportedly told Korean media outlets that his company has sold more than 40 million Galaxy S4 units around the world since its launch around 6 months ago. This number does not include variants of the device such as the Zoom, Active, and Mini — it does, however, include the 3G and 4G variants of the[Read More…]