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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.

Buzz has posted 1436 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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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…]

in News, Phones by at 6:16 pm on June 3, 2013
Editorial: What I’d do if I were CEO of HTC
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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…]

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

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

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

in News, Phones by at 6:43 pm on May 31, 2013
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…]

in Apps, Google Play, Reviews by at 5:55 pm on May 31, 2013
Google to continue making their own Nexus hardware
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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…]

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

in News, Phones by at 2:15 am on May 31, 2013
Sony Xperia SP coming soon to Vodafone Australia
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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…]

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

in News, Phones by at 12:00 pm on May 16, 2013