Tuesday , May 30 2017

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Android Wear Dev Preview 5 released ahead of full launch in Early February

Google’s delayed launch of Android Wear 2.0 has hit another road mark with the fifth and final developer preview launching today, ahead of an ‘early February’ release of the full version. The fifth and final developer preview includes three major updates including a new tweak to the navigation drawer and …

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Samsung will be releasing a Note 8 after all

After the disastrous aftermath of the Note 7 release, many considered the Note brand to be irrevocably tarnished, but Samsung has announced that they will be releasing a new Note branded phone after all – indeed, the Note 8 will be coming. In an interview with CNet, Samsung’s mobile chief, …

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Samsung’s virtual assistant Bixby is getting ready for launch with IP Australia trademark applications

Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S8 won’t be coming at Mobile World Congress next month, but Samsung is making all the moves to ensure the phone will launch without incident, including trademarking the Bixby virtual assistant. Samsung has applied for trademarks for Bixby in both Europe with the European Trademark …

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Report: LG G6 may be the first ‘non-Google’ phone to include Google Assistant

Google’s decision to retain the Google Assistant as a Pixel exclusive feature has been a source of consternation for some, but a new report out of Business Korea says that the Google Assistant could be branching out to another phone, in particular the LG G6. The inclusion of Google Assistant …

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