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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…]

by 6:24 pm on October 27, 2013 0 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Nexus 5 confirmed to have 2300mAh battery

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…]

by 4:15 pm on October 26, 2013 3 comments News, Phones
Samsung fined $355,000 in Taiwan for falsely badmouthing HTC

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…]

by 4:03 pm on October 26, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News
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

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…]

by 3:54 pm on October 26, 2013 7 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung breaks profit records, raking in $9.96 billion last quarter

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…]

by 12:09 pm on October 25, 2013 1 comment News
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

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…]

by 11:26 am on October 24, 2013 3 comments Apps, Rumours
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

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…]

by 11:05 am on October 24, 2013 3 comments News, Phones
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…]

by 10:52 am on October 24, 2013 0 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Samsung have sold 40 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide

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…]

by 9:45 am on October 24, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
Google Now will now sync notifications across Android and iOS

Google Now will now sync notifications across Android and iOS

Google is continuing to push updates to its core services, this time a welcome update to Google Now across both Android and iOS. The new update will allow notifications to be synced across both platforms, so if you were to ask Google Now on your iPhone to remind you to buy milk on the way home, that same reminder would[Read More…]

by 10:54 am on September 27, 2013 0 comments Apps, News