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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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More HTC Sense 5 screen shots hit the internet, shows redesigned, colourful icons

More HTC Sense 5 screen shots hit the internet, shows redesigned, colourful icons

2:16 pm on January 22, 2013 in Apps and Games, News, Phones
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The closer we get to Mobile World Congress which is happening next month, the more and more leaks of devices and software we’re seeing. This time around we’ve got screen shots of HTC Sense 5 running on the Droid DNA. The software itself was ported over from the soon-to-be-announced HTC M7, and gives us a glimpse of what we’re going[Read More…]

This could be the real HTC M7, not just a silly render

This could be the real HTC M7, not just a silly render

4:10 pm on January 21, 2013 in News, Phones, Rumours
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Boom! Get out the way silly renders, the (possibly) real HTC M7 is in town thanks to the team over at Android Police. The actual device is certainly the second render we saw leaked and not the first, which is a winner in our books. The new cartoon-ish, streamlined UI appears to be real which leads us to believe HTC[Read More…]

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Another render of the HTC M7 leaks, shows Sense 5 home screen

Another render of the HTC M7 leaks, shows Sense 5 home screen

10:01 pm on January 20, 2013 in Phones, Rumours
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A second render of the upcoming HTC M7 has appeared on that cool thing we call the internet, and it’s vastly different to the previous one we’ve seen, which leads us to believe that one of them might not be the real deal. Either way, they’re cool to look at if you’re a fan of hardware design. This render shows[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G now available from Telstra

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G now available from Telstra

3:05 pm on January 18, 2013 in News, Tablets
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Telstra have today launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G onto their network following Optus’s launch in December. The Note 10.1 4G starts off at $53/mo on Telstra’s lowest tier plan which includes 1GB of data a month, all the way up to $108/mo for 15GB of data. It’s a fairly expensive deal to sign into, so Telstra have tried[Read More…]

Samsung have shipped over 100 million Galaxy S devices

Samsung have shipped over 100 million Galaxy S devices

1:18 pm on January 17, 2013 in Bargains, News, Phones
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You may have heard of a little family of devices from Samsung called the “Galaxy S” range. Well, apparently they’re pretty popular, with Samsung shipping over 100 million Galaxy S units in total. Other cool numbers from Samsung include selling 190,000 Galaxy S IIIs each day, and 40 million Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III shipments each. With the[Read More…]

First render of the HTC M7 leaks, shows us it’s all 1080p display

First render of the HTC M7 leaks, shows us it’s all 1080p display

10:53 am on January 17, 2013 in News, Phones, Rumours
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HTC’s 2013 flagship device is expected to be the HTC M7, a 4.7-inch device with an impressive Super LCD3 1080p display, and finally we have a leaked render of what the device is actually going to look like. Unwired View are reporting that the render doesn’t have any logos or branding on it, so the final version make see minor[Read More…]

Commonwealth Bank ‘Kaching’ app updated, faster and slicker

Commonwealth Bank ‘Kaching’ app updated, faster and slicker

6:25 pm on January 14, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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If you’re a Commonwealth Bank of Australia customer then you’re going to want to have CommBank Kaching installed on your Android device for all your mobile banking needs. It was updated today and is now no longer just a mobile site wrapped in an Android app, instead it’s a full-blown native app that’s very slick and easy to use. You[Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z not just for Telstra, likely Optus and Vodafone as well

Sony Xperia Z not just for Telstra, likely Optus and Vodafone as well

5:16 pm on January 9, 2013 in News, Phones
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Gizmodo Australia is reporting that the Sony Xperia Z will not only come to Telstra, but likely Vodafone and Optus as well, according to the man in charge of Sony Mobile Oceania, John Featherstone. The device is expected to launch in March across the carriers. If a Sony device with 4G LTE is your kind of thing, you’ll be happy[Read More…]

Samsung bringing a Melbourne store to Highpoint Shopping Centre

Samsung bringing a Melbourne store to Highpoint Shopping Centre

3:39 pm on January 9, 2013 in News
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Hello fellow Melbournians! Did you know that Samsung is bringing a store to Melbourne, so it’s not just those pesky peeps up in Sydney having all the fun? Well neither did I until this afternoon. Gizmodo Australia has uncovered that Samsung are opening a store at Highpoint Shopping Centre that’s expected to open in mid-March. The store will be a[Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z coming soon to Telstra, registrations of interest now open

Sony Xperia Z coming soon to Telstra, registrations of interest now open

3:17 pm on January 9, 2013 in Carriers, News, Phones
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Sony’s flagship device of 2013 will be coming to our nation’s largest carrier, Telstra. On their Twitter, Telstra announced that the Xperia Z would be coming soon with registrations of interest in the device now open. By registering you’ll receive more details about the device once Telstra release pricing and availability. Update: The Xperia Z will launch in March. To[Read More…]

Sony unveils Xperia Z, Xperia ZL — 5-inch 1080p, 1.5GHz quad-core, 13MP camera

Sony unveils Xperia Z, Xperia ZL — 5-inch 1080p, 1.5GHz quad-core, 13MP camera

5:39 pm on January 8, 2013 in News, Phones
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The previously leaked Sony Xperia Z was finally announced today at CES and it it’s certainly an impressive unit. The Xperia Z is Sony’s 2013 flagship device and its specs are certainly strong enough to hold them up for the entire year, at least it looks that way on paper, we’ll see about real-world use. 5-inch 1080p Reality Display Android[Read More…]

Qualcomm introduces new range of chips; faster, less power intensive

Qualcomm introduces new range of chips; faster, less power intensive

5:17 pm on January 8, 2013 in News
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Today at Qualcomm’s keynote address at CES, they introduced a new range of mobile processor chips that throws away the S3 and S4 moniker that we’re currently using. Instead, the new range is broken down into Snapdragon 200, Snapdragon 400, Snapdragon 600, and Snapdragon 800. Snapdragon 200 and 400 are low-end chips that you’re not likely to find in high-end[Read More…]

NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra 4 is impressive despite no LTE on chip

NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra 4 is impressive despite no LTE on chip

5:45 pm on January 7, 2013 in News
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The other main unveiling at NVIDIA’s event today’s event was Tegra 4 — NVIDIA’s next-generation mobile CPU. It features 4 Cortex-A15 CPU cores, 1 ULP (ultra low power) companion core — same idea as Tegra 3, 72 GPU cores, and although it’s not on the actual Tegra 4 chip, there’s an Icera i500 4G LTE modem that can be purchased[Read More…]

NVIDIA announces Project Shield, an Android-powered handheld gaming unit

NVIDIA announces Project Shield, an Android-powered handheld gaming unit

4:45 pm on January 7, 2013 in News, Other News
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NVIDIA have just announced their plans to bring an Android-powered handheld gaming unit to market in the near future. Unveiled at CES today, Project Shield is a handheld gaming unit that runs vanilla Android (yay!) with NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 doing all the computing work. Google apps are included as well as access to the Play Store, and of course,[Read More…]

MobiCity opens up pre-orders for the 5-inch 1080p HTC Butterfly

MobiCity opens up pre-orders for the 5-inch 1080p HTC Butterfly

10:29 pm on January 6, 2013 in News, Phones
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HTC’s first device with a 5-inch 1080p display, the HTC Butterfly, is now available for pre-order from MobiCity for $849. Not cheap, but that’s the price you pay for being an early adopter to cool new technology. MobiCity are expected to start shipping the phone on the 18th of January. While it won’t support any Australian 4G bands, the Butterfly[Read More…]