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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 Galaxy S4 Super AMOLED display certified as having one of the best colour reproductions on a mobile device

Samsung Galaxy S4 Super AMOLED display certified as having one of the best colour reproductions on a mobile device

Samsung’s Super AMOLED display in the Galaxy S4 has received certification from UL (Underwriters Laboratories — a product compliance tester) for having some of the best colour reproductions on a mobile device. UL said that the display covers 97% of the Adobe RGB colour space which is 30% broader than the sRGB standard. The display has one of the best[Read More…]

by 12:29 pm on June 11, 2013 4 comments News, Phones
Accessory Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 S View Cover

Accessory Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 S View Cover

If you read my piece on why you should get a case from your smartphone, then you’ll have known I purchased an S View Cover for my Samsung Galaxy S4. And now that I have had a few weeks to use it, I thought I might share my thoughts and experiences with the rest of you Galaxy S4 owners to[Read More…]

by 1:31 pm on June 10, 2013 13 comments Accessories, Reviews
Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale at Kogan today for $289, $60 less than Play Store price

Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale at Kogan today for $289, $60 less than Play Store price

Kogan have put the Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale for today only at a price of $289 (+ postage) which puts it $60 cheaper than buying it from the Play Store — postage from both is ~$19. Kogan have placed a limit of 3 per person and they will ship in 2-3 weeks. So if you can wait it[Read More…]

by 11:44 am on June 6, 2013 5 comments News, Tablets
Google Keyboard now available on the Play Store, brings stock keyboard to all devices running 4.0+

Google Keyboard now available on the Play Store, brings stock keyboard to all devices running 4.0+

In a move that brings more of core Android to the Play Store for everyone to enjoy, Google have added the stock keyboard to the Play Store. If you already own a Nexus device, or are running a stock Android ROM, you’ll find the update in the Play Store. For people who are running a skin such as TouchWiz, Sense[Read More…]

by 11:35 am on June 6, 2013 12 comments Apps, News
Samsung announces Galaxy S4 Active, a waterproofed, rugged Galaxy S4

Samsung announces Galaxy S4 Active, a waterproofed, rugged Galaxy S4

After a good month or so of rumour and speculation, Samsung have today announced the Galaxy S4 Active. It’s essentially the Galaxy S4 we’re coming to know and love with a few modifications to make it ‘tougher’. The Galaxy S4 Active is waterproof for 30 minutes in a depth of a metre as well as being protected from dust. The[Read More…]

by 6:45 pm on June 5, 2013 7 comments News, Phones
ASUS Australia: ‘no local availability or pricing information on the products announced’

ASUS Australia: ‘no local availability or pricing information on the products announced’

Yesterday we saw ASUS announce a range of new Android products such as the FonePad Note, MemoPad HD 7, MemoPad FHD 10, Transformer Pad Infinity, and Transformer Book Trio. All devices are impressive in their own right, which makes the news of no Australian availability harder to take. In a press release from ASUS Australia, which outlined the products above,[Read More…]

by 1:40 pm on June 4, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Vine for Android now available for download on Google Play

Vine for Android now available for download on Google Play

Twitter’s six-second video creation app, Vine, is now available for download on Google Play. The once iOS-only app allows you to create six second videos that loop infinitely. You can either record short snippets within the six seconds instead of shooting one entire six second video, although you can do that if you wish.

by 11:50 pm on June 3, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News
ASUS at Computex 2013: Transformer Pad Infinity, NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2560×1600 IPS display

ASUS at Computex 2013: Transformer Pad Infinity, NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2560×1600 IPS display

Perhaps the most impressive product to have come from ASUS’s event at Computex 2013 is this; the Transformer Pad Infinity. This device is an absolute stunner. Powered by a 1.9GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU — which has a 72 core GPU — and features a stunning 10.1-inch WQXGA 2560×1600 IPS display which will undoubtedly look amazing in the[Read More…]

by 6:31 pm on June 3, 2013 10 comments News, Tablets
ASUS at Computex 2013: MemoPad HD 7 — A Nexus 7 with a rear camera, vibrant colours

ASUS at Computex 2013: MemoPad HD 7 — A Nexus 7 with a rear camera, vibrant colours

Next up from ASUS at Computex 2013 is the MemoPad HD 7. This is basically a Nexus 7-ish device that adds a 5MP rear facing camera and replaces the NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with an unnamed Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU. The display is a similar 1280×800 7-inch HD IPS panel that’s found in the Nexus 7. Another inclusion is stereo speakers.[Read More…]

by 6:24 pm on June 3, 2013 2 comments News, Tablets
ASUS at Computex 2013: 6-inch 1080p FonePad Note — Galaxy Note competitor

ASUS at Computex 2013: 6-inch 1080p FonePad Note — Galaxy Note competitor

ASUS is currently unveiling their new products at Computex 2013 and we’re going to give you the good on what exactly we’re seeing from the Taiwanese manufacturer. First up is the 6-inch FonePad Note which features a Full HD (1920×1080) Super IPS+ display, and is undoubtedly a Samsung Galaxy Note II competitor. The FonePad Note is powered by Intel’s ATOM[Read More…]

by 6:16 pm on June 3, 2013 0 comments News, Phones