Scott is our modding guru – he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you’ll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

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Scott has posted 97 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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OnePlus Does A Willy Wonka

I know that I have already written one piece today on the OnePlus One but I thought I would further disappoint everyone just a little bit more. First it was the lack of availability to Australia but for those who really want this phone that was a mere speed bump in the road to geek heaven (a new tech toy). All we would do is logon to the OnePlus website and buy it, ship it to the US mail forwarder and all is good right? Unfortunately not. OnePlus early on said that they will have a... Continue reading

OnePlus One Countdown Starts

OnePlus have been slowly teasing us with leaks and hints of the upcoming release of their first phone, the OnePlus One. Finally it seems that they have told us all they are going to before release and have started the countdown to the release date. Just hours after announcing Canada and the USA as the final two release countries OnePlus changed the landing page of OnePlus website to show a countdown which demonstrates that the OnePlus will be announced on Wednesday 23rd April at 4pm AEST. They then proceeded to post on their forums (how they do... Continue reading

Review: Not Just Another Car Dock Charger

One of the best things about modern phones in my opinion is the wireless charging via the Qi standard. The ability to easily just place a phone onto a pad and have it charge and then be able to pick it up quickly without being constrained by an attached USB cable or having to disconnect this cable before using the phone is an amazing convenience. Slowly there have been more and more Chinese suppliers coming out with Qi chargers suitable for charging our devices. Way back at the beginning of December last year I reviewed a Car Dock... Continue reading

LG G3 Specs and UI leaked

LG are set to join the party of flagship releases in 2014. So far we have seen the HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. The LG 2014 sequel to their 2013 G2, is rumoured to be announced on May 17 and while we have seen a few rumours regarding its specs the details are few and far between, with the main one being that it totes a QHD display of 2560×1440 resolution. In the past few days we have seen some more details surface. MyLGPhones have unearthed... Continue reading

One Plus One Photo Samples Leak and More

Here at Ausdroid we have been covering the leaks by startup company OnePlus regarding their upcoming release of their first ever phone offering, the OnePlus One. Each day it seems that OnePlus are leaking tidbits about the phone, usually using official social media channels. Today what appears to be samples of photos taken by the OnePlus One with its 13MP camera toting a Sony Exmor IMX214 6-Lens sensor have leaked, unofficially. The photos appear to have excellent colour reproduction and the macro and depth of field photos are also excellent. While the photos are compressed so it is... Continue reading

Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

As Android enthusiasts, we often start wondering what changes will arrive in the next version of the OS once the current version is released. While Android 4.4.2 has been around for a while, a number of bugs remain, leaving us to wonder when the next version would arrive and hoping it would fix each little annoyance. Now, it seems that the release of Android 4.4.3 is imminent. The folks at the Chromium bug tracker noticed a build KTU83. Decoding this as per other Android build numbers reveals that the K represents KtiKat, the T Testing, and the... Continue reading

OnePlus One Slowly Materialising

For those who follow the Android developer community the name Cyanogenmod would be well known. Most likely you would have also heard about how Cyanogen himself, Steve Kondik has turned a hobby into a business by incorporating Cyanogenmod, creating Cyanogen Inc. Cyanogen Inc. is a team of developers (former hackers from the developer community) who make custom software version of Android (ROMs) for manufacturers. Late last year they teamed up with Oppo to produce a ROM for the Oppo N1. Around that time the VP of Oppo, Peter Lau, left Oppo to start his... Continue reading

OnePlus Hits Out

The new company of Pete Lau, former Oppo VP, and new home of Cyanogen Inc, OnePlus has started its campaign for its upcoming phone. The first offering from OnePlus, the OnePlus One, which is due to arrive in the next few months, promises to be an enthusiasts phone, built by enthusiasts just for enthusiasts. OnePlus seem to have taken the route of promotion by attempting to ridicule the opposition. This may seem a bit of a stretch at this point considering they haven't offered up anything themselves. On the other hand the fact... Continue reading

Secure your Device With TimePIN

Android has several lockscreen security options, each with a varying level of security and success. We have the standard slide to unlock, pattern, PIN and password unlock as well as face unlock and of course no lock at all. The problem with the pattern, PIN and password unlock are that if someone sees you unlock your phone they'll know your password, and sometimes an unlock pattern can be inferred from marks or trails left behind on your screen. Let's face it, these are the only options at present - Face Unlock is a gimmick at best. There is... Continue reading

AOKP Founder Defects to Cyanogen Inc., will continue to work on AOKP

Lately Cyanogen Inc. seem to be going from strength to strength on the back of positive news each and every. Just yesterday OnePlus were revealing connectivity details of the new OnePlus/Cyanogen Inc. phone and that it would arrive in the second quarter of 2014. Today it has been revealed that the founder of the second most popular custom rom AOKP, Roman Birg, has been lured over to join the team at Cyanogen Inc. Those who follow the custom ROM community will know that Roman is an incredibly talented developer who has brought many unique and useful features... Continue reading

Sony D6503 Sirius Details Leak, Again

On Sunday we reported on the images and sparse details of a new Sony phone that had leaked via an XDA member. Not long after we received a tip from someone who also had the device confirming the details. The tipster confirmed the 5.2″ 1080p screen with a Qualcomm based MSM8974AB SoC and 3gb RAM. He also confirmed that his version, from November, was running Android 4.3 but being a preproduction model couldn't comment on what version it will release with. Interestingly though, the tipster's device has the board and device codename of... Continue reading

Note 3 Arrives at CyanogenMod, Xperia Z1 Imminent

Those who follow the custom ROM scene for Android know that CyanogenMod already support an extensive number of devices. Now the CyanogenMod stable is set to increase even more. CyanogenMod has grown in leaps and bounds over the last year or so, not only supporting more and more devices but Cyanogen Inc. creation, the CyanogenMod Installer program, the release of a phone that is CTS certified, running CyanogenMod out of the box, and more recently the full partnership with a hardware company to create a phone together show just how big the CyanogenMod... Continue reading

Cyanogen Inc. Finds New Home At OnePlus

Lately Cyanogen Inc. has been making waves for all the right reasons, most recently for having a phone released running their Android ROM directly out of the box, complete with CTS certification - the Oppo N1. The marriage of Oppo and Cyanogen Inc (CI) seemed a perfect fit for the well known modding group in their first forays into the the corporate world and for Oppo a well known Chinese manufacturer trying to become a household name in international markets. Now it appears this was just the first step for CI. Sources tell me about a new company that... Continue reading