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Nexus 6 – Review

Nexus 6 – Review

The Nexus 6 was announced 10 weeks ago by Google and here in Australia it is still a rarity. It is available at JB Hifi and some Good Guys stores if you are lucky. I can tell you from experience that it can be difficult to find one not already reserved. We have all watched our comrades from the US[Read More…]

by 11:54 am on February 2, 2015 2 comments Phones, Reviews
Moto G (2014) with LTE goes live in Brazil

Moto G (2014) with LTE goes live in Brazil

In late December, Motorola Brazil outed a 2nd Gen Moto G with LTE for the South American market and they’ve now gotten round to making it official. The new Moto G (2014) with LTE is now on-sale on the Motorola Brazilian website for R$899 (AUD$431.58) giving the Moto G LTE Gen 2 a hefty premium over the 3G version of[Read More…]

by 8:01 am on February 1, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones
HTC US advises they will not make the 90-Day window for Lollipop updates on HTC One M7 and M8

HTC US advises they will not make the 90-Day window for Lollipop updates on HTC One M7 and M8

Updates to the latest and greatest version of Android are quite the big business, but updating older hardware to a major new version has to be done carefully. Despite promising that the HTC One M7 and M8 would receive an update to Android 5.0 within 90 days back in November, HTC has today advised they will miss the deadline. In[Read More…]

by 10:36 am on January 31, 2015 11 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Nexus 6 (mostly) in stock on the Play Store today

Nexus 6 (mostly) in stock on the Play Store today

We’ve had a few tips on and off for a few days now about Nexus 6 stock, but we’re finally seeing stable stock availability via the Play Store today. At the time of writing, the Nexus 6 is available in Midnight Blue in both 32 GB and 64 GB configurations, and Cloud White in 32GB. For those of you who[Read More…]

by 7:39 am on January 31, 2015 3 comments News, Phones
Yatango Shopping receiving stock of 64GB Nexus 6, shipping next week.

Yatango Shopping receiving stock of 64GB Nexus 6, shipping next week.

For those dedicated Nexus aficionados who’ve remained patient awaiting the arrival of the 64GB version of the Nexus 6, your patience will be rewarded next week, at least those who pre-ordered through Yatango Shopping. Yatango has today begun contacting customers to advise that the phone is now in stock and shipping out to pre-order customers. As you can see from[Read More…]

by 7:59 pm on January 30, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Australian Moto G 2013 is now receiving Lollipop update

Australian Moto G 2013 is now receiving Lollipop update

Great news for owners of the original Motorola Moto G, your Lollipop is on its way. We’ve received several reports from users advising that their handset is now receiving the prompt to download Lollipop. The Lollipop update being delivered is in fact the 5.0.2 update, which includes a number of fixes from the original Android 5.0 release. The update brings[Read More…]

by 3:55 pm on January 30, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Harvey Norman to begin selling the Nexus 6

Harvey Norman to begin selling the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 has so far been in fairly short supply, with the Google Play Store still showing very little stock. Google this morning acknowledged stock shortages, so hopefully that should be sorted soon. In terms of retail, JB Hifi and The Good Guys have been the driving force behind sales, but that is about to grow by at least[Read More…]

by 11:45 am on January 30, 2015 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor

ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor

ZTE has unveiled a new 5-inch mid-range device in its mass-market Blade series. The curiously-named Blade S6 (ahem) will be the company’s first Android 5.0 Lollipop device and the first device to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. The Blade S6’s other specs are pretty standard for recent Android devices – we’re looking at 2GB of ram, 16GB of storage,[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on January 30, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Is this the second generation Moto E?

Is this the second generation Moto E?

Motorola appears to be prepping a second generation of its low-end Moto E handset, according to images obtained by Android Police. The biggest physical change over the original Moto E would seem to be the loss of the lower speaker grille / bumper, but there does seem to be a new hole for a microphone on the rear cover (I[Read More…]

by 10:43 am on January 29, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?

Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?

We’ve been covering the HTC One (M9) (aka Hima) leaks for a while now, and it seems that recently it may all have been a deliberate attempt by HTC to throw people off the scent. Rumours abound that HTC has actually taken a new design direction with the One (M9), and what you’re seeing above (albeit, not in the best[Read More…]

by 6:59 am on January 29, 2015 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours