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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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Nokia scores a preliminary injunction against the HTC One in the Netherlands

Nokia scores a preliminary injunction against the HTC One in the Netherlands

2:44 pm on April 23, 2013 in News, Phones
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The HTC One might be available today here in Australia, but it’s a different story over in the Netherlands thanks to a preliminary injunction brought forward by Nokia against the device. The heart of the issue is that HTC are using a microphone in the One that is manufactured by ST Electronics, however, that microphone was invented by Nokia, and[Read More…]

Kernel source code for international variants of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 now available

Kernel source code for international variants of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 now available

5:44 pm on April 20, 2013 in News, Phones
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Good news for developers and modders alike, with the welcome news of both HTC and Samsung releasing the Kernel Source Code for the international variants of their current flagships — the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. While this has no effect on your everyday user, modders and developers can use this source code when cooking up custom ROMs[Read More…]

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Larry Page: Google Glass does run on Android

Larry Page: Google Glass does run on Android

3:50 pm on April 19, 2013 in Google Cardboard and Glass, News
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During Google’s earnings call, CEO, Larry Page confirmed that Google Glass does indeed run on Android. Whether it is news to anyone or not, the confirmation is great nonetheless. Page noted that it’s great to have Android running across all different kinds of devices — we agree, though I’m waiting on my Android-powered fridge. “obviously, Glass runs on Android, so[Read More…]

Real-time multiplayer gaming coming soon to Google Play?

Real-time multiplayer gaming coming soon to Google Play?

Some exciting stuff going on in the Android world today, folks. The team over at Android Police have discovered some interesting files amongst the new MyGlass app that the Google Glass team launched yesterday. For everyone to fully, or at least kind of understand what’s going on here, a little explanation needs to be done. When Google ship their own[Read More…]

Amazon Appstore will launch in Australia in the coming months

Amazon Appstore will launch in Australia in the coming months

6:36 pm on April 17, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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Today Amazon announced that developers can now submit their apps to the Amazon Appstore — Amazon’s competitor to Google’s Play Store — for distribution to almost 200 countries. Australia is lucky enough to be on that list, although there’s really no large attraction to Amazon’s service over Google’s own Play Store which offers a wider variety of apps. While us[Read More…]

Facebook Home launches, install it onto any device now

Facebook Home launches, install it onto any device now

10:16 am on April 13, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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Facebook have today launched Facebook Home — their replacement launcher for a variety of Android devices (those being: Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, HTC One, One X, One X+). So if you own one of those device, you can try and go to the Play Store and install it (might not work at the moment, as it’s mainly[Read More…]

Early build of Facebook Home finds its way onto the internet

Early build of Facebook Home finds its way onto the internet

9:16 pm on April 8, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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If you’re looking to get your hands on Facebook Home a tad early, then you can now do so. Thanks to a handy leak, the 3 APKs have been uploaded onto the majestic thing we call the internet for everyone to download and install onto their devices. We’re currently unsure of which devices the APKs can be installed on, though[Read More…]

HTC’s profit falls to lowest level on record, One delay to blame

HTC’s profit falls to lowest level on record, One delay to blame

7:30 pm on April 8, 2013 in Bargains, News
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The delay of the HTC One has hit home hard for HTC, with their profits hitting their lowest levels ever at just $2.7 million (AUD) for the last quarter — a decrease of 98%. Bloomberg reports that this is the sixth straight quarter of profit declines for the company, and at this rate it could be their last quarter to[Read More…]

Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia with Snapdragon Series 600 CPU, 4G LTE

Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia with Snapdragon Series 600 CPU, 4G LTE

6:50 pm on April 8, 2013 in News, Phones
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Samsung Australia have confirmed what we already knew, the Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Series 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and it will support 4G LTE on all networks. The Snapdragon 600 CPU has proven to have amazing processing power, as we’ve seen with the HTC One, so the Ausdroid team is pretty stoked[Read More…]

Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod founder, leaves Samsung, has a few words on TouchWiz

Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod founder, leaves Samsung, has a few words on TouchWiz

8:52 pm on March 25, 2013 in News, Phones
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If you’ve had any experience playing around with custom Android ROMs, then it’s likely you’ve heard of CyanogenMod and its founder, Steve Kondik. As you may also know, Steve went to work at Samsung in August 2011. As announced on his Google+, Steve has left Samsung and appears to be headed to greener pastures in the coming months. There’s no[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One, Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One, Sony Xperia Z

11:40 am on March 15, 2013 in News, Phones
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Now that we’re all super excited about the brand-spankin’ new Galaxy S 4 from Samsung, how about we go right ahead and compare with two other brand new phones of 2013.. on paper at least, because we all know real-world performance varies greatly. If you’re a specs person, you’ll appreciate this nonetheless.   Samsung Galaxy S 4 HTC One Sony[Read More…]

Supposed Samsung Galaxy S IV leaked on video, looks chunky

8:17 pm on March 12, 2013 in Phones, Rumours
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What we’re looking at above could well be the Samsung Galaxy S IV and it’s looking as though it’s put on a little weight, which is something we’re all for if it means more battery in the boot. The screen on this thing looks huge, regardless of which device is actually is (c’mon, it has to be the S4). According[Read More…]

Next-generation Nexus 7 could ditch NVIDIA in favour of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro

Next-generation Nexus 7 could ditch NVIDIA in favour of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro

1:29 pm on February 9, 2013 in Rumours, Tablets
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It looks like NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 won’t be making an appearance in the next-generation Nexus 7. At least, according to ZD Net who are citing Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell. So why the change from NVIDIA to Qualcomm? Well, although Tegra 4 is quite powerful, it doesn’t have an integrated 3G/4G modem. Instead there’s a separate modem which will ultimately[Read More…]

HTC Butterfly (X920e) — Review

HTC Butterfly (X920e) — Review

2:41 pm on February 1, 2013 in Phones, Reviews
12 comments

The best display on the market, at the cost of battery life I’ve always had a soft spot for HTC ever since I laid my eyes on the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 way back in the day. They sparked my love for Android and for phone hardware. That was a few years ago now, but even today, their hardware[Read More…]

HTC Velocity 4G just $199 from Dick Smith

HTC Velocity 4G just $199 from Dick Smith

2:27 pm on January 30, 2013 in News, Phones
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The HTC Velocity 4G — Telstra’s first 4G smartphone, if you can recall — is on sale at Dick Smith for only $199 which isn’t too bad for a pretty good 4G device. When we reviewed it a year ago we found it didn’t have the greatest battery life and it runs a bulkier version of Sense than current devices.[Read More…]