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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 2 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 0 comments 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
HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC are well known for releasing various colour variants of their flagships through the year, mainly as a way to keep interest in the devices while only making a very cosmetic change. Overnight they’ve announced that the previously announced for Verizon in the US Red HTC One M8 variant, as well as a new Pink version will be heading to the UK. Both the Red and Pink versions of the HTC One M8 will go on-sale in the UK on August 7th. The Red M8 will be exclusive to UK based carrier O2, with pre-orders starting on August 5th. The[Read More...]

by 10:09 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 appears to be wanting to compete with the big boys when it comes to leaks, showing up multiple times in leaked photos, and it’s done it again. Excellent source of leaks, Evan Blass has sourced some pictures of the phone, this time without the blurry-cam that seems to have affected previous shots. There’s two pictures, the one below which shows the rear of the phone, which seems to be going with Glass as the material on the rear again as well as the 20.7MP camera lens up the top right. The picture also shows the[Read More...]

by 8:49 AM on July 25, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense has announced the followup to their first Android tablet the Sero 7 Pro, announcing two tablets for the Australian market. Hisense will be bringing a pair of tablets called the Sero 7 and Sero 8, with 7¨ and 8¨ screens to a variety of Australian retailers, and they will be priced to sell. Hisense has advised that the Sero 7 will be priced at $99, while the Sero 8 will be priced slightly higher but still a bargain at $169. Hisense has dived into Android with gusto in Australia, and indeed around the world. While we’re not going to[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on July 24, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

After advising that Android 4.4.4 to their handsets was rolling out to handsets in Brazil and India earlier this month, it seems it’s Australias turn with reports appearing that Australian stock of the Moto G is receiving the update as an Over the Air update now. The update is a sizeable 167MB download, but you’re given options for WiFi or Cellular download. The update includes the updated phone dialler, as well as enabling the ability to download the Motorola Alert app that was introduced on the Moto E. You’ll also receive the ability to pause Video Recording. You can attempt[Read More...]

by 1:08 PM on July 24, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
LG announces a game designed for use with the G3 QuickCircle case

LG announces a game designed for use with the G3 QuickCircle case

The LG G3 comes with a newly designed glanceable case, called a QuickCircle case. The design centres around a circular window which LG is providing a number of widgets and functionality for, as well as opening an SDK for third party developers to make further software for it, overnight they’ve announced a game for the QuickCircle case to show that ‘QuickCircle can be as much about fun as function’. The game is called Puppy Pop, and is a ‘match three’ style game, which you will play through the cover. You basically match three or more puppies by swiping a line[Read More...]

by 8:34 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Apps, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC continues push to Google Play releasing their Clock

HTC continues push to Google Play releasing their Clock

HTC has continued their moves into pushing core apps to Google Play in a bid to make them easier to update, this time moving the HTC Clock to Google Play. The HTC Clock is not terribly exciting in and of itself, but the continued move towards pushing apps to Google Play certainly is. The app gives a basic description and seems to be available for the HTC One M8, though I don’t have any other Sense 6 devices to check. The description for the clock reads : HTC Clock offers better time management functionalities including World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and[Read More...]

by 8:23 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer