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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 Music Hub Australia — Service Review

Samsung Music Hub Australia — Service Review

As a big listener of music and a big lover of tech, I’ve found that unlimited music streaming services suit me over buying songs and/or albums individually. With a streaming service I can search for the artist, song, or album I like, then listen to it instantly without having to fork over more money. It sounds ‘cheap’, however, its ease[Read More…]

by 11:30 am on July 29, 2013 1 comment Apps, Reviews
Bandwidth-saving ‘server-side compression’ feature rolling out to select Chrome for Android users

Bandwidth-saving ‘server-side compression’ feature rolling out to select Chrome for Android users

Users of Chrome for Android — not Chrome Beta, where this feature is already available — are slowly beginning to see a limited roll out of Google’s new server-side data compression proxy which can theoretically reduce bandwidth by 50%. We were just given an invite to the feature and have found that depending on the site and its size and[Read More…]

by 12:18 pm on July 19, 2013 6 comments Apps, News
Foxtel Go now available on the Samsung Apps store for Galaxy S3, Note II, Note 10.1

Foxtel Go now available on the Samsung Apps store for Galaxy S3, Note II, Note 10.1

After a few delays, Foxtel Go’s Android app is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II and Note 10.1 running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) or above. Officially no other Samsung devices — and non-Samsung devices — are supported, but once the APK is ripped, that could soon change.. Foxtel Go is a 48MB download so be sure to connect[Read More…]

by 1:38 pm on July 16, 2013 15 comments Apps, News
Google slowly rolling out new version of Google Maps with refreshed UI, download it here

Google slowly rolling out new version of Google Maps with refreshed UI, download it here

Google has today started a slow roll out of a new version of Google Maps which includes a refreshed UI similar to that of the Google Maps Desktop Preview and the latest version on iOS. It’s very clean and, so far, simple to navigate around. There’s nothing really groundbreaking to tell you about, so we recommend you just download it[Read More…]

by 3:44 pm on July 10, 2013 12 comments Apps, News
Nexus 7 (32GB Wi-Fi) on sale at Dick Smith today for $199

Nexus 7 (32GB Wi-Fi) on sale at Dick Smith today for $199

If you’re after an affordable tablet that’s going to get future updates for Android super quick, then hit up your local Dick Smith (or online). Today they have the 32GB Wi-Fi model on sale for $199 — a full $100 less than the Play Store, and $60 under Kogan’s pricing. As far as we know the sale is limited to[Read More…]

by 1:43 pm on July 10, 2013 3 comments Google Play, News, Tablets
LG Optimus G2 gets shown off early in semi-clear photos and video

LG Optimus G2 gets shown off early in semi-clear photos and video

LG’s upcoming flagship device, the Optimus G2, has found its way onto the internet in some new kind-of-clear photos and a video. They show a very large display, rumored to be 5.2-inch thanks to its small bezel. LG have opted for on-screen buttons which is all well and good, but they appear to have a menu key instead of a[Read More…]

by 1:37 pm on July 10, 2013 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Google has provided OEMs with a fix for the 99% vulnerability

Google has provided OEMs with a fix for the 99% vulnerability

You may recall all the kerfuffle about the possible vulnerability found by security group Blue Security that allowed malicious apps to circumvent the app verification process. So it can change the contents of an app while leaving a pre-existing app signature intact. The harm being that a well known app could be changed by hackers and side-loaded onto peoples Android[Read More…]

by 1:23 pm on July 10, 2013 1 comment News
Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

What you’re looking at above is the official UAPROF (User Agent Profile) for the Samsung Galaxy Note III. A UAPROF is used by content providers on the web to create content suitable to that device. So in the UAPROF for the Galaxy Note III we find that it will indeed have a 1920 x 1080p display. As for the size[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on July 10, 2013 0 comments Phones, Rumours
Moto X won’t be unveiled at July 11 event

Moto X won’t be unveiled at July 11 event

While it was rumoured that on July 11th Motorola would unveil the new Moto X, Google has stepped in to squash those rumours, telling Android Police that a select 50 or so ‘friends’ of Motorola employee Guy Kawasaki are attending a private function. So it turns out we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see exactly what[Read More…]

by 1:51 am on July 10, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
HTC’s financial results for second quarter 2013 aren’t pretty, profit down 83% from last year

HTC’s financial results for second quarter 2013 aren’t pretty, profit down 83% from last year

HTC have released their second quarter results from 2013, and things aren’t looking great, but it could have been much, much worse. HTC have reported a profit of AUD $44 million after tax from revenue of AUD $2.57 billion. This news is much better than last quarter in which HTC reported profit of $2.7 million from revenue of $1.58 billion.[Read More…]

by 10:25 pm on July 5, 2013 6 comments News