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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 9 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
Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

It seems a little out there, but Motorola is actually telling you to get a tattoo! Its Ok though, you’re not expected to actually go under the needle for this one, with Motorola letting people know about a new temporary tattoo which will unlock your Moto X with a tap. The digital tattoo is based on a talk given by Regina Dugan at the All Things D conference last year, where she spoke about new digital tattoo technology. In this day and age though, the future is here sooner than you think and the temporary digital tattoos, which have been[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
Moto E now available at JB Hi-Fi whilst the Moto X gets a price cut

Moto E now available at JB Hi-Fi whilst the Moto X gets a price cut

Motorola’s next effort at the low end of the market, the Moto E is now available at JB Hi-Fi for $189. At launch, the only retailer showing the Moto E was the Good Guys, but it’s now showing on the JB Hi-Fi website. The Moto E is only available in black and is available to purchase online or through your local JB Hi-Fi Store for $189. Browsing the JB Hi-Fi website it appears that the Moto X, which launched in Australia in April and is approaching its first birthday, has received a price cut of nearly $100 since it launched[Read More...]

by 7:39 AM on July 24, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

Samsung posted a new advertisement recently on its Samsung Mobile USA YouTube channel in which two friends, an iPhone user and a Galaxy S5 user speak to each other about the next iPhone possibly having a larger display. “Dude, iPhone might be getting a bigger screen” excitedly states the iPhone user  “That hasn’t happened yet?” slyly responds the Galaxy S5 user. Check out the video below. It’s not the first time Samsung have taken a shot at Apple and the iPhone. Back in February this year they also posted this video among others comparing the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I’m sure[Read More...]

by 7:39 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Which version of the LG G3 will you be getting?

Which version of the LG G3 will you be getting?

The LG G3 is about to launch in Australia, pre-orders for all three major carriers are now open and the phone is expected to be in-stores on the 4th of August(5th of August for Telstra). There has been some (ok, a lot) of discussion every time we’ve posted on the LG G3 as to which version will be coming to Australia. To start with there are two major hardware variants of the LG G3 handset. There are sub-variants with different radios, but by and large, there are only two differences in the models available. The first model, which we will[Read More...]

by 6:18 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

After what seems an age since it was first announced, LG are bringing their 10.1″ G Pad tablet to Australia. Like the LG G3, the tablet is due to hit Australian stores in early August where it will set you back $399 (Cough, it’s $249 in the US). The G Pad 10.1 comes with a 10.1″ 1280X800 resolution IPS display in Black and Red colour options, although the red has been tied up in an exclusive with Harvey Norman for at least 6 months. The Black G Pad 10.1 however, will be available through Aussie retailers such as The Good[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on July 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

Just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8, HTC began following the lead of both Google and Motorola and moved some of their apps into Google Play. Today they’ve also released the Sense Keyboard – known as HTC Sense Input – to Google Play. The keyboard release is the latest in the trend of moving apps to Google Play, which allows HTC to push updates more quickly than having them built into the system, and therefore requiring an OS update with all the carrier approval rigmorale that goes with it. HTC did announce that they would bring Blinkfeed[Read More...]

by 12:01 PM on July 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer
NVidia officially launches the Shield Tablet – still not available in Australia

NVidia officially launches the Shield Tablet – still not available in Australia

NVidia has been making great strides with Android gaming, their Tegra Zone games, paired with processors built with gaming in mind, while somewhat fragmenting the Android experience has garnered them quite the following. The NVidia Shield hand-held gaming system, is quite the feat of engineering with solid hardware and interesting software features like GameStream (their PC Streaming service), has now been turned into a tablet – the Shield Tablet. The NVidia Shield Tablet isn’t their first attempt at the tablet market, with NVidia launching the budget minded Tegra Note reference platform last year. What the Shield Tablet is, is NVidia’s[Read More...]

by 6:23 AM on July 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

If you’re in the market for a mid range smartphone that won’t break the bank and offer some decent specs for your dollar, then Harvey Norman may have the smartphone you desire. Harvey Norman are offering Sony’s newest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2 for $363 (+ Postage & Handling). Sony announced the Xperia M2 during MWC in Barcelona earlier this year, with the company stating that the Xperia M2 would be available from April locally through major telco’s and retailers, now July it’s taken a while, but it’s now here. While the Xperia M isn’t aiming to offer flagship, top[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on July 22, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

Alleged successor to the Moto G outed in the wild

The successor to last years successful Moto G smartphone, which caused quite a stir at launch due to its low price, and excellent user experience, it was also named as Motorola’s most successful phone for Motorola since Google took over the company. It now seems Motorola is working on follow up to the Moto G, and thanks to the guys over at Mellando no Android, we’re getting the dirt on the specs as well as what the phone currently looks like. The phone, which will allegedly be officially launched as the Moto G2, with the model number XT 1068 (the[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours