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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 owners rejoice, your KitKat update is on its way. According to a tip from reader, SN Harden the update hit his Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 this weekend past, updating his Jelly Bean build to KitKat in one fell swoop. The P5210XXUBNH1 firmware update brings many of the KitKat features we’ve loved on other Android devices who’ve seen the update, including the transparent status bar and of course the Launcher chooser in settings. Samsung updates include the ability to add the camera shortcut to the lockscreen, as well as some performance improvements. The update should be available[Read More...]

by 1:55 PM on September 22, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

With rumours circulating of a Nexus 9 launch mid-next month, there’s possibly something in the fact that customers checking stock levels on all variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Australian Google Play store are being told ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’. It could also be nothing, with the tablet having previously gone out of stock, with stock being replenished after a brief time. Though it could be nothing, there’s also signs that stock of the Nexus 7 (2013) is beginning to dwindle at retailers with a number of stores – Dick Smith, OfficeWorks only[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on September 21, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

After launching the Onix branded 3G enabled 9″ tablet for Fathers Day, Aldi must still have some stock left over, with the supermarket chain re-advertising the tablet as going on-sale this Wednesday. The tablet isn’t going to win prizes for high-end specs, but it’s 3G enabled and will satisfy media junkies with a decent enough processor to watch some videos and microSD Card support to really boost the storage and store more videos on. Onix Tablet (AT9-014) 9″ 1024 x 600 TFT 5 point capacitive screen Dual core 1.2GHz CPU 1GB DDR RAM 8GB internal memory 2MP Rear Camera with[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus has been under fire since they launched their first phone- the One, due to their one of a kind (for a phone) system of ordering which requires you to scrounge for an invite to even purchase the phone. The invite system has drawn ire from a lot of fans, but that invite system may be close to ending with OnePlus announcing they will begin taking pre-orders for the phone next month. OnePlus is expecting to open the up pre-orders in late October, with stock being immediately allocated as orders are received, or if there’s no stock on hand orders[Read More...]

by 7:47 PM on September 19, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

The new Moto X is a much sought after item, it’s now on-sale in the US, but when international sales will begin is the next question. As a sign that the launch could be sooner rather than later, you can now check out the website for the new Moto X on the Motorola Australia website. It’s live right now, sort of, with the page not listed from the front-end but is definitely available if you know the right URL – which we do. You can check out the Motorola Australia new Moto X webpage here. It’s essentially a reproduction of[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on September 19, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

It looks like Harvey Norman have finally jumped on board with the popularity of Motorola as they have just listed the Moto G 4G on their website alongside the budget friendly Moto E. The prices are similar to other retailers where the Moto G 4G will set you back $296 and the Moto E (available in white or licorice) will cost you $177. There’s no sign of the new Moto G yet, but who knows, maybe they are getting ready for a shipment along with the Moto 360 and the new Moto X? If you want to know a bit more a[Read More...]

by 7:41 AM on September 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

Officeworks begins selling the new Moto G

The launch of the new Moto G was hotly anticipated and it’s finally been released, with stores in Australia beginning to see stock showing up on docks and onto shelves. So far we’ve seen the GoodGuys begin selling the phone, but our sources tell us that Officeworks are now receiving stock and beginning sales. The phone is selling for $299 at Officeworks stores, but there’s no sign of it on the website as yet – but that’s surely only a matter of time. It’s a slightly higher price than we saw from TheGoodGuys online store during the eBay sale, but[Read More...]

by 6:30 PM on September 18, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Amazon launches two new Fire tablets – now available to pre-order

Amazon launches two new Fire tablets – now available to pre-order

Amazon has today added two new models to their range of Kindle Fire tablets, aiming at the low to mid-range end of the market, launching the Kindle Fire HD6 and HD7. As the name suggests, the Kindle Fire HD6 and HD7 are tablets with 6″ and 7″ 1280×800 resolution screen, which are covered in Gorilla Glass 3. Amazon has included a decent array of hardware specs on-board the tablets with a 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor powering the tablets, exactly which processor is unknown at this stage, with Amazon advising they have ‘3x the graphics performance of the Samsung Tab 4′ for[Read More...]

by 2:59 PM on September 18, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
One Plus scuttles plans to release StyleSwap covers – advises OnePlus 2 will support them

One Plus scuttles plans to release StyleSwap covers – advises OnePlus 2 will support them

One Plus, the company who Never Settles has this morning announced that due to a number of factors they have had to halt production of their StyleSwap covers for the One Plus One. The covers, which One Plus announced in the lead up to the launch of the One Plus One, were to replace the battery cover on the phone. The covers were to be,available in five different textures – Silk, Sandstone, Denim, Bamboo, and Kevlar, but the Bamboo cover in particular has been singled out as a factor in the ‘complicated decision’ to halt production, with One Plus advising[Read More...]

by 9:26 AM on September 18, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
New Oppo N3 render shows another possible body design

New Oppo N3 render shows another possible body design

The build-up to the launch of the Oppo N3 is gaining momentum, Oppo’s social media channel has begun dropping hints at an October announcement in Singapore and the leak of a render of the phone has begun to garner a bit of talk around the traps – not all of it good. The render a few days ago drew positive and negative comments, but it may not be the final design, with a new render cropping up. This is a more familiar design, with the revolving camera module looking more familiar to fans of the original rotating camera phone –[Read More...]

by 5:45 PM on September 17, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
LG launches the LG L80 with 5″ screen, Knock Code and big battery for $299

LG launches the LG L80 with 5″ screen, Knock Code and big battery for $299

LG has listed the third in their current range of L Series phones available in Australia. The LG L80, is again a 3G only phone aimed at the budget market, but comes with features from their higher end phones and a large 5″ display. The phone itself is fairly basic in terms of specs, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor powering the phone and 1GB of RAM. The L80 has got basic storage clocking in at just 4GB, but also carries a microSD card slot to expand that out a bit. The 2540mAh battery though could just about see you[Read More...]

by 1:30 PM on September 17, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

Big W adds the Motorola Moto E to their range

The reach of Motorola is extending, with new retailers adding their phones to their range as time goes by, this time with discount department store Big W adding the budget price Moto E to their range. The phone is available in-stores as of the current catalogue, which begins tomorrow, Thursday 18th of September. The phone will sell for $174 in-store and presumably online, although there’s currently no listing for Motorola products on the Big W e-store. The phone is obviously a fairly decent buy, with Motorola delivering software updates to their phone almost as quickly as Google can deliver them.[Read More...]

by 9:33 AM on September 17, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

Report: Android Silver is on hiatus and possibly about to be dropped

We’ve heard much about Android Silver over the last few months, but according to a new new report from Pay-Walled site – The Information – the program could be dead before Google even announces it. According to the site, the rumoured program which would have seen premium Android handsets released running Android as Google intended (think GPe writ large), has been put ‘on hold’. The reason for the program being on-hold has been attributed to the departure of ex-Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora, who was the driving force behind the Android Silver program. Arora left Google earlier this year[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on September 17, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Rumours