Articles by: Adam Ricket

Adam has been a massive fan of android since he got his hands on his first Android phone, the trusty HTC Desire. Adam has worked in IT Retail for the past 4 years, as well as studying multiple IT courses through TAFE and University. His passion of Android has led him into becoming an Android Developer, where he hopes to create a range of intuitive and unique applications.


Current Phone: Sony Xperia Z1
Current Tablet: Galaxy Note 10.1

Adam has posted 54 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

That’s right, HTC may be working on a 5.5″ Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) brother to the One M8, which is currently going by the name “One M8 Prime”. This rumour that was leaked to HTCSoku, includes a number of unconfirmed specifications that may be featured in the final device. This rumour also suggests that the One M8 Prime will be[Read More…]

by 5:38 pm on May 7, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours
Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Last month we saw Sony starting to roll out the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update to the unbranded Xperia Z1, and now it looks as though the carriers are finishing their testing and are starting to roll out the updated version to their customers. According to their respective update blogs, Optus and Telstra customers should start to see the update now[Read More…]

by 4:13 pm on April 10, 2014 5 comments News, OS Update
Sony QX100 Lens-Style camera — Review

Sony QX100 Lens-Style camera — Review

The QX100 Lens-style camera that can be attached to your Smartphone, but is it worth a shot? Manufacturers have been including cameras in mobile phones for over a decade and as phones get more powerful and portable, so have the built-in cameras. With these advances in camera technologies, consumers want to be able to take high quality photos from a[Read More…]

by 9:11 am on April 2, 2014 11 comments News, Reviews
Google to unveil a Nexus Smartwatch and Smartwatch OS next month

Google to unveil a Nexus Smartwatch and Smartwatch OS next month

According to a new report by cnet, it looks as though Google will be unveiling plans for a Nexus smartwatch next month – prior to its official launch at Google I/O in June. Like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, it seems that LG might also be manufacturing the Nexus smartwatch. Fortunately, it’s probable that Google will continue with their[Read More…]

by 8:55 am on February 27, 2014 2 comments News
[MWC 2014] Sony unveil their new Xperia Z2 flagship

[MWC 2014] Sony unveil their new Xperia Z2 flagship

The Sony Xperia Z2 has just been unveiled by Kunimasa Suzuki, the CEO and President of Sony Mobile Communications. The new bigger brother to the Xperia Z1 doesn’t have a large hardware improvement over its predecessor, although there are a few noticeable differences to refresh our thoughts on what a flagship phone should be able to do. So let’s get[Read More…]

by 10:00 pm on February 24, 2014 22 comments News
Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Camera phones have been around for more than a decade, and not a lot has changed with their overall function in this time. Modern smartphones may have more advanced specifications compared to the early camera phones, but they still function like a simple point and shoot camera. Now Sony is trying to change our views on how smartphones interface with[Read More…]

by 3:18 pm on February 13, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Reviews
Sony QX Lens Style Cameras updated to support Full 1080P and more

Sony QX Lens Style Cameras updated to support Full 1080P and more

We’ve talked about Sony‘s QX10 and QX100 “lens-style cameras” a lot in the past, and it’s nice to see Sony committing to keeping the cameras up to date with new firmware. Sony’s January update introduced a few new features: Users now have the ability to change the ISO setting, an increased video recording resolution from (up from 1440×1080 to 1920×1080,[Read More…]

by 6:37 pm on February 5, 2014 0 comments Camera, News
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Late last year we mentioned that Samsung have been rumoured to be working on a lower-powered follow-up to the Galaxy Note 3. According to the leaked specifications at the time, the Note 3 Lite (now known as the Note 3 Neo), would be the lower powered brother to the Galaxy Note 3. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, GSMArena have recently[Read More…]

by 6:13 pm on January 10, 2014 7 comments News, Phones, Rumours
LG launch HomeChat for users to communicate with their Home Appliances

LG launch HomeChat for users to communicate with their Home Appliances

Are you a fan of LG Home Appliances and enjoy sending messages to your friends? This morning at CES 2014, LG’s President and Chief Technology Officer Skott Ahn launched a new Home Appliance control application called HomeChat. Homechat is built ontop of the popular Japanese messaging App Line, it will allow users to directly control almost all LG home appliances[Read More…]

by 4:28 am on January 7, 2014 4 comments News
Dropbox updated to include invites to shared folders and in-app purchases

Dropbox updated to include invites to shared folders and in-app purchases

The Dropbox app for a while has allowed users to share an existing folder with anyone, so long as they have the shared folder URL. Unfortunately the contact that the folder would be shared with, could not make any changes to any files within that folder. In this new version of the Dropbox app, users now have the functionality to[Read More…]

by 7:23 pm on December 18, 2013 0 comments Apps, News