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Yes, Telstra IS now delivering your Nexus update

Yes, Telstra IS now delivering your Nexus update

After being caught blocking Over-The-Air updates to all Nexus devices – even ones not purchased from them – Telstra has seemingly performed a backpedal, and is now allowing updates – at least the recently released Android 5.0.1 update anyway. A number of Ausdroid readers (Adrian, Lester, John, Shano plus many, many more) are reporting that they are now receiving the[Read More…]

by 2:42 pm on December 19, 2014 5 comments News
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it’s literally the final countdown to Christmas and our major retailers are ramping up their efforts with Android related goodies for you to purchase, should you still remain undecided on what to buy that geeky person in your life. So without further ado, here is the weekly specials this week: Coles Mobiles Telstra Rush Pre-Paid Mobile – $39 –[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 19, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony started releasing a minor update for its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact line back on December 11th apparently, but we’re only now finding out what it actually involved. That said, we haven’t actually received the update yet, but at least we know what will be in the update when it does land on Australian devices. The changelog for[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 19, 2014 3 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Remember when Google Talk ran Gmail-based chats that used to provide a handy custom status window that provided all your colleagues and pals knew what you were up to? We do here at Ausdroid, but ever since Hangouts replaced Google Talk, the feature had disappeared. Until now, that is. An update has been put through, bringing the status bar back[Read More…]

by 6:48 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Before we begin, full disclosure: this app is geeky. Really geeky. Now that we’ve got that out of the way: Chainfire (aka. Jorrit Jongma, of SuperSU fame) has released a new app to the Play Store today. It’s called LiveBoot, a simple yet fun (and possibly quite useful) concept that replaces your boot animation with a live output of logcat and[Read More…]

by 6:45 am on December 19, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

In case you have had your head in the sand you will no doubt now know that the Nexus 6 has landed on our shores and can be purchased at your nearest JB Hifi assuming there are any left once your fellow Ausdroid readers are through with them. Several of us here at Ausdroid have popped into JB on their[Read More…]

by 9:13 pm on December 18, 2014 23 comments News
Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today

Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today

Google’s much awaited Nexus 6 has arrived in Australia today, with JB HiFi nation-wide confirming that stock is, indeed, available. We first received a tip on Twitter from Brisbane reader Andrew who told us that he’d just bought a Nexus 6 from JB HiFi’s Brisbane store. A few quick phone calls later, and we’ve confirmed that JB HiFi stores around[Read More…]

by 4:02 pm on December 18, 2014 28 comments News, Phones
Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay

Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay

Samsung is looking at launching its own mobile payment service for future smartphones as a rival to the recently launched Apple Pay which could launch sometime in 2015. According to an unnamed source via Re/code, Samsung is currently in talks with the startup company LoopPay, to utilise their mobile payments technology in at least one of Samsung’s devices. The source[Read More…]

by 12:30 pm on December 18, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Twitter looking to partner with Foursquare to make location more relevant in tweets

Twitter looking to partner with Foursquare to make location more relevant in tweets

Twitter has been focusing quite a bit on its mainstream appeal over the last couple of years, which hasn’t helped when they have ignored aspects of its platform that sorely need some updating. However the company is looking to change things by partnering with Foursquare to utilise its treasure trove of location data, to add some much-needed context to your Twitter posts,[Read More…]

by 11:45 am on December 18, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Todoist Adds Android Wear Support

Todoist Adds Android Wear Support

When Google announced their best apps of 2014 it was of no surprise to Ausdroid staff that Todoist was included. Todoist is a high powered, fully featured, cross-platform task manager. We use it extensively here at Ausdroid for sharing and collaboration of tasks and posts that need to be done and find it an extremely useful app/program that allows integration[Read More…]

by 11:13 am on December 18, 2014 0 comments Apps, News