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

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…]

in News, Smartwatch by at 6:38 pm on October 27, 2013
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

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…]

in News, Phones, Tablets by at 6:24 pm on October 27, 2013
Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery
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Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

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…]

in News, Phones by at 4:15 pm on October 26, 2013
Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC
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Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC

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…]

in Manufacturer, News by at 4:03 pm on October 26, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S5 might be powered by a 64-bit Exynos SoC after all
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Samsung Galaxy S5 might be powered by a 64-bit Exynos SoC after all

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…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 3:54 pm on October 26, 2013
Samsung breaks profit records, raking in $9.96 billion last quarter
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Samsung breaks profit records, raking in $9.96 billion last quarter

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…]

in News by at 12:09 pm on October 25, 2013
YouTube readying a music subscription service of its own to launch alongside a new YouTube mobile app
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YouTube readying a music subscription service of its own to launch alongside a new YouTube mobile app

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…]

in Apps, Rumours by at 11:26 am on October 24, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes the official phone of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes the official phone of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games

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…]

in News, Phones by at 11:05 am on October 24, 2013
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

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…]

in News, Phones, Rumours by at 10:52 am on October 24, 2013
Samsung have sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide
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Samsung have sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide

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…]

in News, Phones by at 9:45 am on October 24, 2013