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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.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Golden, Android flip phone

Samsung announces Galaxy Golden, Android flip phone

Samsung have announced another Android powered flip phone for the Korean market. The phone features two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreens, runs Android 4.2.1, powered by a 1.7GHz Dual-Core CPU, and has an 8MP rear camera. The Galaxy Golden is targeted at the older generation of users with its larger buttons. It also has a pedometer built in to make the[Read More…]

by 10:33 am on August 22, 2013 4 comments News, Phones
Smartwatch: Who do you want to make it and what do you want it to do?

Smartwatch: Who do you want to make it and what do you want it to do?

We think it’s finally happening. Samsung, Sony, and possibly Apple, are all looking into launching smartwatches. They’re nothing new, but the market for them is sure to grow if these major companies all push them to their respective audiences. That got me thinking: what do I actually want from a smartwatch? Who do I want to make it? So here’s[Read More…]

by 9:15 am on August 22, 2013 11 comments Opinion, Smartwatch
Peter Chou said to be HTC’s main problem

Peter Chou said to be HTC’s main problem

It’s no secret that HTC is struggling to stay relevant and competitive in the current mobile market. The company recently spent millions getting Robert Downey Jr on board to help spread their name in North America — the largest mobile market in the world. Whether that move pays off remains to be seen, but it seems the main problem for[Read More…]

by 8:39 pm on August 21, 2013 2 comments News
Google announces ‘Helpouts’ service, lets users get help from others on various topics using Hangouts

Google announces ‘Helpouts’ service, lets users get help from others on various topics using Hangouts

Google is pushing the boundaries of what their Hangouts service can bring to its users. Today they’ve unveiled ‘Helpouts’ (punny) which allows users to lend assistance to other users using Hangouts as the communication medium. These help sessions will cost the user a certain amount with a 20% fee which goes to Google. There are set categories from which you[Read More…]

by 7:16 pm on August 21, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
YouTube app gets an update — New UI, multitasking, lots more

YouTube app gets an update — New UI, multitasking, lots more

Google have given their official YouTube app an overhaul to bring it up to parity with their other official apps that have been updated over the past few months. The update hasn’t yet hit the Play Store so there’s no official list of all the changes, instead Android Police have gone through and found them all themselves. Changes New Icon[Read More…]

by 11:40 am on August 20, 2013 4 comments Apps, News
HTC One Max could come equipped with fingerprint scanner

HTC One Max could come equipped with fingerprint scanner

HTC is yet to formally announce the One Max which means the leaks just keep on coming. This time the leak is from ePrice, and it’s a photo of the rear of the One Max alongside the One and One Mini. The interesting thing? That black square below the camera which is rumoured to be a fingerprint scanner. A potential[Read More…]

by 11:38 am on August 20, 2013 7 comments OS Update
Sony Xperia Honami gets caught on camera, shows off its 20MP 4K camera

Sony Xperia Honami gets caught on camera, shows off its 20MP 4K camera

It looks like we may finally know what Sony have to announce at their IFA event in early September thanks to Chinese website, Digi-Wo. What we’re looking at is the Sony Xperia Honami which, amongst other things, features a 20MP rear camera that can shoot video in 4K. And while that may sound impressive, 4K quality on a mobile device[Read More…]

by 5:49 pm on August 15, 2013 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Sony to hold press conference at IFA, Xperia Z Ultra a possibility

Sony to hold press conference at IFA, Xperia Z Ultra a possibility

The mobile electronics show, IFA, is taking place in Berlin from September 6th to the 11th and amongst the crowds of manufacturers is Sony, and they will be holding an event there to show off some of their new wares. Without confirming a product launch in the above invitation for the event, it has been widely rumoured that Sony have[Read More…]

by 9:29 pm on August 14, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
Samsung to possibly unveil Galaxy Gear smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note III

Samsung to possibly unveil Galaxy Gear smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note III

It’s looking like the Galaxy Note III won’t be unveiled at Samsung’s upcoming UNPACKED Episode 2 2013 event. SamMobile, you have a pretty good track record of all things Samsung, are claiming that Samsung are looking to show off an Android-powered smartwatch dubbed that Galaxy Gear. Not much is currently known about the Galaxy Gear. All we have to go[Read More…]

by 9:03 pm on August 14, 2013 0 comments Rumours, Smartwatch
Key Lime Pie is already running on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4

Key Lime Pie is already running on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4

Although the newly released Nexus 7 is already running the latest version of Android in the form of 4.3 Jelly Bean, a build number — KRS36B — for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 has been spotted on the Chromium bug tracker. For those playing along at home, the latest build number for Android 4.3 on the Nexus 7 is[Read More…]

by 10:06 pm on August 6, 2013 14 comments News, Tablets