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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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Editorial: What I’d do if I were CEO of HTC

Editorial: What I’d do if I were CEO of HTC

Note: This post is purely a bit of fun and a dream of a perfect world. No one could realistically expect a 19-year-old to single-handedly reinstate a company to its former glory. Though, if they’d like to pay me to try, I’m open to it. First let’s look at what’s possibly happening to HTC at the moment. Their previous quarterly[Read More…]

by 5:03 pm on June 3, 2013 11 comments Opinion, Phones, Tablets
ARM announces new mid-range Cortex-A12 CPU, Mali-T622 GPU coming in 2014

ARM announces new mid-range Cortex-A12 CPU, Mali-T622 GPU coming in 2014

ARM have today announced a new SoC based on Cortex-A12 architecture that will launch around the middle of next year. Cortex-A12, while quite powerful by any standards, isn’t up there with high-end Cortex-A15 found in the likes of Samsung’s Exynos 5 and NVIDIA’s Tegra 4. What this new SoC does bring to the table is a very low-cost, powerful and[Read More…]

by 4:43 pm on June 3, 2013 1 comment News
AOSP Tech Lead, Jean-Baptiste Quéru, gives a brief history of the Android Open Source Project

AOSP Tech Lead, Jean-Baptiste Quéru, gives a brief history of the Android Open Source Project

At the heart of Android is the Android Open Source Project. It’s the fundamental, barebones Android that, as we’ve seen in the past, can power almost any electronic product under the sun. But it’s also the base of stock Android that we see on Nexus devices, and the base of the skinned versions of Android that we see on almost[Read More…]

by 1:59 pm on June 2, 2013 1 comment News
White Nexus 4 will be sold exclusively in Australia through Harvey Norman from June 6

White Nexus 4 will be sold exclusively in Australia through Harvey Norman from June 6

If you were hoping to scoop up the panda white version of the Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store, then you’re flat out of luck. Harvey Norman will be selling the 16GB white Nexus 4 exclusively here in Australia for $419 with free pick-up through their online and bricks and mortar stores — bringing the total to parity with[Read More…]

by 6:43 pm on May 31, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
App Review: Super Stickman Golf 2

App Review: Super Stickman Golf 2

Super Stickman Golf 2 is not a particularly new app in the grand scheme of things, but what has brought it into the limelight is its use of the new Google Play games services that were announced at Google I/O a couple of weeks ago. There’s no major learning curve involved in SSG2, you just point the guiding arrows in[Read More…]

by 5:55 pm on May 31, 2013 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Reviews
Google to continue making their own Nexus hardware

Google to continue making their own Nexus hardware

Don’t think for a second that Google are giving up on their own Nexus hardware now that HTC and Samsung have stepped up and announced Nexus-like versions of their flagships devices. At least that’s what Android’s senior vice president Sundar Pichai told every at D11 that’s currently taking place over in the US. “The idea with Nexus is to push[Read More…]

by 2:26 am on May 31, 2013 4 comments News, Phones, Tablets
HTC announces ‘HTC One with Nexus User Experience’, US only for $599

HTC announces ‘HTC One with Nexus User Experience’, US only for $599

After being somewhat challenged by Samsung and Android fans worldwide, HTC caved to the pressure and finally announced a version of the HTC One running stock Android 4.2.2 — more up-to-date than their Sense UI version. The device will go on sale through the Play Store from June 26th for US customers only, though importers will sell it here at[Read More…]

by 2:15 am on May 31, 2013 20 comments News, Phones
Sony Xperia SP coming soon to Vodafone Australia

Sony Xperia SP coming soon to Vodafone Australia

In a post on Vodafone Australia’s blog, the carrier outlined their plans to bring the Sony Xperia SP to market. The Xperia SP is a well specced mid-ranged device that is sure to impress if it’s priced accordingly. Sony are attempting to make the phone more ‘personal’ by adding an LED-lit bar to the bottom of the device which can[Read More…]

by 6:31 pm on May 28, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
HTC: No ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One will launch

HTC: No ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One will launch

Earlier this morning, Google’s Hugo Barra announced a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android and covered by the Nexus experience. It’s a pretty big deal, and it’s even more awesome to see Samsung doing it with their flagship device. In the same breath before unveiling the device, he noted the HTC One as being a great Android[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on May 16, 2013 37 comments News, Phones
Coming this winter: redesigned Google Maps for Android

Coming this winter: redesigned Google Maps for Android

Come this winter, it’s not just iOS that’s going to have the nicest looking Google Maps application, Android will finally get a slice of the key-lime pie. At Google I/O it has been announced that Google Maps is getting a redesign and a feature overhaul which will launch this winter. The new Google Maps make it easier to find things[Read More…]

by 4:51 am on May 16, 2013 1 comment Apps, News