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HTC Australia has advised a fix is now on its way to HTC One (M7) owners experiencing issues after latest update

HTC Australia has advised a fix is now on its way to HTC One (M7) owners experiencing issues after latest update

Owners of the original HTC One have apparently been experiencing issues with their handsets after the latest update pushed out to their phones. Apparently some customers were experiencing audio issues when making calls – with some customers unable to make any calls at all. It seems that HTC has issued a software patch and it should be rolling out to[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on December 20, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

Motorola’s 2nd generation Moto G, dubbed the Moto G 2, appears to be the first non-Nexus (or non-Google Play Edition) device to receive the update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The build shows up on the system as version 22.21.25, with build number LXB22.46-25. Obviously, Australian phones will show slightly different details when the update is received here. Rumours are also in the[Read More…]

by 8:53 am on December 20, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
All Australian Motorola Nexus 6 phones will arrive without the Turbo Charger until next year.

All Australian Motorola Nexus 6 phones will arrive without the Turbo Charger until next year.

The quick flurry of Nexus 6 purchases at retail on Thursday brought one previously unknown fact into the light, the fact that the phones were shipping without the much vaunted Turbo Charger. The Motorola Turbo Charger offers ‘up to 8 more hours of battery life’ on just ’15 minutes of charging’ on the latest Motorola phones using the Qualcomm Quick[Read More…]

by 9:29 pm on December 19, 2014 15 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones
The Good Guys are also selling the Nexus 6 – and you can get 10% off for a limited time

The Good Guys are also selling the Nexus 6 – and you can get 10% off for a limited time

The Motorola built Google Nexus 6 is currently randomly showing up on Google Play, as well as hitting JB Hifi stores, but you can now also grab one from The Good Guys – and if you’re quick you can grab one for 10% off with in-store pickup. The 32GB Nexus 6 (XT1100BL) is showing now – in Midnight Blue colouring[Read More…]

by 2:25 pm on December 19, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
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 2 comments 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 4 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax has released their first Android handset powered by the Cyangogen Inc OS overnight, releasing the Micromax Yureka, the first in their YU line of phones. As we stated the other day, the phone is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon processor and the specs we released were also spot on. The phone will sell as an Amazon exclusive for ₹8,999[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on December 19, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones
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 30 comments News, Phones
Google confirms that Nexus 5 will continue to be available

Google confirms that Nexus 5 will continue to be available

See that phone in the middle there? That’s last year’s Nexus handset, the Nexus 5, and recently it looked as if it had finally ceased production with the red and white colour options disappearing from the Play Store entirely, and the black units being marked out of stock. We wrote to Google and asked about this, because while it’s a[Read More…]

by 8:26 am on December 18, 2014 3 comments News, Phones
Micromax YU with CyanogenMod to come with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor

Micromax YU with CyanogenMod to come with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor

Indian manufacturer Micromax began inviting the press to a hardware launch this week, where the Micromax YU line will be announced. As almost everyone is aware after the last weeks worth of back and forth, the phone will be powered by CyanogenMod software. The first phone in the YU line which will be launched this week is expected to have[Read More…]

by 3:55 pm on December 15, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones