Articles by: Lucas Burnett

Lucas manages the Ausdroid podcast, and is responsible for much of the graphic design around the place. Without his work, we’d look and sound a bit dull. When he’s not making everything more aesthetically pleasing, he is hosting and editing the Ausdroid Podcast to keep your ears up to date with everything Android.

Although Lucas has stepped away from writing full-time due to time constraints, he is still about and an active member of the Ausdroid Team.


Current Phone: Galaxy Nexus
Current Tablet: HP TouchPad

Lucas has posted 190 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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Kogan Mobile — Review

Kogan Mobile — Review

Late last year, Kogan entered the Australian telecommunications business as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, offering a number of attractive plans that promised to deliver services to Australian consumers at a rate befitting the company’s name. Could Australia’s disruptive entrepreneur, Ruslan Kogan, break into one of the toughest spaces and make a name for himself? The service was unique at the time – while other MVNOs piggybacked on Optus or Vodafone’s networks, Kogan was one of the first companies to purchase access to Telstra’s wholesale 3G network – this isn’t the same network that runs Telstra’s Next G service, though,[Read More...]

by 11:20 AM on May 6, 2013 30 comments Carriers, Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 066 – 30/04/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 066 – 30/04/2013

Featuring: Lucas Burnett, Geoff Fieldew and Jason Murray. Topics: Samsung Galaxy S 4 — First Impressions Optus stores will have Samsung Galaxy S 4 stock tomorrow, despite online sell-out Telstra opens pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S 4 – shipping May 2 Achievement Unlocked: Galaxy S4 Rooted Root Google glass? Easy says hackers Google Glass Spec (Teardown) Twitter Glassware being developed Google Glass Gestures – powered by magic? Have you found your perfect Android phone? Apps: Jason: Zello Lucas: Vector, and Stocard Geoff: MyMovies – Movie Guide Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS[Read More...]

by 11:59 PM on April 30, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Ausdroid Podcast 063 – 09/04/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 063 – 09/04/2013

This week we hit HTC’s new Facebook phone the First and of course the launcher at the centre of the handset, Facebook Home. We also broke down the latest from Samsung and their Galaxy S4, Virgin Mobile and Australia and of course the new Auschrome and Ausdroid Merchandise. Hosts: Lucas Burnett, Phil Tann and Geoff Fieldew, with an appearance by Jason Murray. Topics: HTC First and Facebook Home announced Australian Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch set for April 23 Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience Want to wear some Ausdroid gear?[Read More...]

by 12:01 AM on April 11, 2013 3 comments News, Podcast
Ausdroid Podcast 062 – 26/03/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 062 – 26/03/2013

Not a massive week news wise but we broke it down like only Ausdroid can. We get into Google’s new Keep app as well as the rumoured Babble Unified Messaging app. We hit Samsung Hosts: Lucas Burnett, Graham Bae, Phil Tann and Darren Kemp Topics: Google Keep Note taking service is live – Android App available Is this what Google Babble will look like? Google Play redesign apparently on the way – video walkthrough leaks Samsung Galaxy S 4 to ship with Quad-Core Snapdragon CPU in Australia Google reportedly working on a Smart Watch Eric Schmidt advises Chrome and Android[Read More...]

by 11:05 PM on April 2, 2013 1 comment News
Xiaomi Mi-3: The Chinese 5″ 1080P race is on

Xiaomi Mi-3: The Chinese 5″ 1080P race is on

Once again Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is throwing down the gauntlet to the major manufacturers – this time with the Mi-3, the follow on from it’s successful and also well spec’d Mi-2. The Mi-3 is not yet official — we understand that Xiaomi is waiting for Google’s I/O event which should see the announcement of Android Key Lime Pie, the Android version the Mi-3 is supposedly launching with. Taking a few design cues from HTC’s new flagship handset the HTC One the Mi-3 boasts an impressive 5″ 1080p FHD screen running under a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocking in at 2.4GHz. Also[Read More...]

by 11:39 AM on March 23, 2013 11 comments News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 060 – 12/03/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 060 – 12/03/2013

Welcome back to the Ausdroid Podcast – this is episode 60! It wasn’t a huge week of news except for some Samsung Galaxy S IV leaks and videos. The Motorola X Phone was in the news again and we talk about the HTC One and Samsung’s turn to a more Apple-like company. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV.

by 11:28 PM on March 14, 2013 1 comment Podcast
CyanogenMOD 10.1 M2 is out and ready for your consumption

CyanogenMOD 10.1 M2 is out and ready for your consumption

The next stable release of CM 10.1 has now hit their servers and is ready for you downloading pleasure. Based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the builds are still marked as Experimental, so as always there are bugs and things could go wrong or not work. There are a slew updates in M2 including Quick Settings changes, Status Bar additions and more. The list of devices has also grown since M1, check below to see if your device is on it: Google Nexus S (crespo, crespo4g) Google Nexus 7 (grouper, tilapia) Google Galaxy Nexus (toro, toroplus, maguro) Google Nexus 4[Read More...]

by 10:25 AM on March 6, 2013 8 comments Modding, Phones
UMI X2: A 5″ 1080P smartphone for $260

UMI X2: A 5″ 1080P smartphone for $260

One thing that Android brings to the table other than an awesome operating system in its own right, is of course its open source and free to use model. This allows smaller players in the game to create a handset and compete purely on specs and of course price. This is where loads of Chinese manufacturers – both small and large – come into the fold, players like Huawei and ZTE and of course smaller ones like Meizu and Oppo. However there are many other manufacturers that we haven’t heard of that are starting to make waves, Xiamoi and UMI[Read More...]

by 2:04 PM on February 28, 2013 17 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 058 – 26/02/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 058 – 26/02/2013

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is the Ausdroid Podcast. We are hitting the airwaves or video waves whatever you want to call it with another killer show. This week’s show featured a special guest appearance by Russell Ivanovic of Shifty Jelly, creators of Pocket Casts and Pocket Weather AU, on the eve of the launch of Pocket Casts v4. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. You know the drill…

by 11:04 AM on February 27, 2013 1 comment Podcast
Ausdroid Podcast 057 — The Future of Android — 12/02/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 057 — The Future of Android — 12/02/2013

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is the Ausdroid Podcast. We are hitting the airwaves or video waves whatever you want to call it with another killer show. This time it’s all about Android’s future as not just a mobile OS but a platform for connected devices. We break it down in only the way Ausdroid can….Chaotic. Sit back and relax cause it’s about to get messy. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. You know the drill…

by 11:19 AM on February 18, 2013 0 comments News
Ausdroid Podcast 055 — The Nexus Returns — 29/01/13

Ausdroid Podcast 055 — The Nexus Returns — 29/01/13

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is the Ausdroid Podcast. We are hitting the airwaves or video waves whatever you want to call it with another killer show. Sit back and relax cause it’s about to get messy. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. You know the drill…

by 2:35 PM on February 6, 2013 1 comment Podcast
Ausdroid Podcast 054 — It’s A Crowded One — 22/01/13

Ausdroid Podcast 054 — It’s A Crowded One — 22/01/13

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is the Ausdroid Podcast. We are hitting the airwaves or video waves whatever you want to call it with another killer show. Sit back and relax cause it’s about to get messy. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. You know the drill…

by 2:20 PM on January 28, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Ausdroid Podcast 053 — New Year, New Gear — 15/01/13

Ausdroid Podcast 053 — New Year, New Gear — 15/01/13

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is the Ausdroid Podcast. We are hitting the airwaves or video waves whatever you want to call it with another killer show. Sit back and relax cause it’s about to get messy. The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. You know the drill…

by 8:57 PM on January 20, 2013 0 comments Podcast