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Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

Samsung Galaxy Alpha announcement pushed back and specs show up in Antutu

After an August 4th announcement date was put forward yesterday, All About Samsung have apparently received some new information about the both the phone and the upcoming announcement of the new Ḿetal Samsung Galaxy Alpha. All About Samsung has received word that the announcement date for the Galaxy Alpha, has been pushed back till the 13th of August. This puts the announcement closer to the rumoured announcement date of the Note 4, which if previous years are any guide, will be announced at IFA in Germany in early September, something SamMobile posited yesterday was something Samsung was hoping to avoid.[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on August 1, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung is working on round faced smartwatches too

Samsung is working on round faced smartwatches too

The Moto 360 has captured the imaginations of many people looking at the nascent smartwatch product category, mainly by straying from the traditional square face design that’s been the mainstay of manufacturers like Sony, Pebble and now Samsung and LG with their Android Wear, but Samsung may be working on changing that according to designs registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). German site, MobileGeeks found the filings and the associated designs embedded within, which show that Samsung is still very much interested in continuing to incorporate a camera into their smartwatches, which will be used as the[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on July 31, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung’s metal chassis Galaxy Alpha to launch August 4th

Samsung has made their name and gained a massive share of the Android phone market with an array of phones built with plastic. With the release last year of the metal bodied HTC One, the outcry for a metal Galaxy phone began to get louder and Samsung has apparently listened. SamMobiles is advising that Samsung is intending to launch the Galaxy Alpha on August 4th. The Galaxy Alpha is rumoured to be constructed of Metal, but exactly how much is up for debate. Whether it be a metal rear, or a metal chasis isn’t known, but if the rumour is[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on July 31, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

After launching the Xperia Z1 Compact to the approval of many in the tech community, Sony strangely did not follow up with an Xperia Z2 Compact, but fans of phones with flagship specs in a smaller chasis can rest easy, because it appears the Xperia Z3 Compact is readying for a launch at the same time as the full Xperia Z3. Pics of the phone have again shown up to show off for the cameras. We’ve seen the front panel for the phone previously, and also some purported specs, which had the phone coming with a 4.5″ 720P display, 2.5GHz[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on July 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

This morning a lucky customer who pre-ordered an LG G3 from Optus received a notification that an LG G3 was awaiting collection at their local post office. This is a little ahead of the official date for stock to arrive in-store which is expected around the 4th of August. It’s good to see that those that pre-ordered may receive their new phones before they officially go on sale in retail stores. You can still pre-order the LG G3 from the Optus website and receive a bonus wireless charger valued at $69 but you won’t receive the bonus LG G Pad[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on July 30, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

Good Deal: Get a refurbished 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 2012 for under $90 from Expansys

The Nexus 7 (2012) was a pretty decent offering back in the day, and indeed still is. It’s two years old, but it’s a 16GB Tablet that’s still running the latest version of Android. So, if you’re in the market for a new 7″ tablet, then Expansys Australia has a pretty good deal going at the moment for the 16GB WiFi version of the Nexus 7 (2012). For a mere A$65.65 (marked down from $211.99) you can get yourself a great deal, a refurbished – but completely sealed in a new box – 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 (2012). There is[Read More...]

by 11:01 AM on July 30, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

The update to Android 4.4 for the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD has been a long awaited by Australian owners, ever since Motorola announced the KitKat update for US models last November. But the wait is apparently almost over, with the Australian Motorola Support page now showing the update listed as due to receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While the Razr M and Razr HD support page gives no dates for the update, it’s been saying the 4.4.2 update was coming for a while, the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD was also sold on Telstra, and this[Read More...]

by 4:03 PM on July 29, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3

Telstra is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3

Telstra has today announced that pre-orders for the upcoming LG Flagship, the LG G3 are now open. Telstra has chosen to offer the LG G3 in Titan Black colour options only, meaning that only Optus is making the White version available. The Telstra deal for the LG G3, begins at $70 per month. But there’s a range of plans to get the LG G3 on though ranging in price all the way up to $130 per month over 24 months. Telstra plans also include their ‘Peace of Mind Commitment‘ which allocates you an extra 25GB of data to use within[Read More...]

by 1:08 PM on July 29, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Over the weekend, news cropped up about a phablet sized, Motorola built Nexus that was in the works code-named Shamu. There was a little bit of evidence to back it up, including a reference to ‘Shamu’ in the Android L Preview issue tracker, now according to PayWalled site – The Information – at least three new sources have corroborated the existence of the Nexus phablet. According to ‘according to three people with knowledge of the matter’ the Nexus Phablet will definitely be coming – although really, nothing is certain till you can purchase it on Google Play. Sources have also[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 29, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Xperia Z3 manufacturing is ramping up, indicates impending announcement

Xperia Z3 manufacturing is ramping up, indicates impending announcement

The Sony Xperia Z3 has been just about leaked everywhere, but we like the looks of the upcoming Sony device, so why not check out the manufacturing process? That’s what’s happening in this latest round of photos showing the phone in different stages of assembly, with a factory worker showing off the innards and outers of the handset. The leak shows off the phone in a gloss white, although we have also seen the phone in black in previous leaks. The question now, is whether the phone will be joined by the Purple or by the mint colour that Sony[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on July 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Huawei Y530 now available on Telstra Pre-Paid for $129

Huawei Y530 now available on Telstra Pre-Paid for $129

Telstra has added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of devices, with the Huawei Y530 now showing up on the Telstra Pre-Paid website for $129. The Huawei Y530 isn’t going to wow with top line specs, but for an entry level phone, well, it’s not terrible The full list of specs include: 4.5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen display (480×854) 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 320 GPU 512MB RAM 4 GB storage, expandable to 32 GB via MicroSD Card 5 MP rear camera, VGA front facing Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Connectivity: 2G network[Read More...]

by 8:54 AM on July 29, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Kogan unveil the Kogan Agora 4G for $229

Kogan unveil the Kogan Agora 4G for $229

Last night, Kogan began sending out emails to their subscriber list, teasing a new announcement set for 7:40am…timed for an announcement on the Today Show on Channel 9. The announcement is a new phone from Kogan, built in partnership with Taiwanese manufacturer Benq – The Kogan Agora 4G – the phone is the result of the partnership and is Kogan’s first foray into the 4G handset market with an own branded handset. Right from the get-go, Kogan is pushing their phone against actual name brands. The phone they have taken time to take on specifically is the Motorola Moto G,[Read More...]

by 8:35 AM on July 28, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Photos of what could be the Moto X+1 with wooden back leaked

Photos of what could be the Moto X+1 with wooden back leaked

We know the Moto X+1 is coming, Motorola themselves said it would be coming this summer. We’ve seen possible specs for the phone, now Android Police have gotten their hands on what their tipster is calling near-final hardware of the phone. The phone is shown with a wooden back, with a large camera lens at the top and an equally large Motorola logo branded underneath. The front of the phone mainly consists of the 5.1″ screen which is rumoured to up the 720P resolution of the original to 1080P. Design of the phone is remarkably unchanged from the original Moto[Read More...]

by 9:31 PM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones