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OnePlus 2 certifications and benchmarks start cropping up ahead of July 27th launch
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OnePlus 2 certifications and benchmarks start cropping up ahead of July 27th launch

OnePlus 2 will be announcing their next flagship later this month. On July 27th, OnePlus are inviting the world to see what they’ve got up their sleeve for their so-called ‘follow-up album’. With that date looming, there’s sure to be finished, or close to finished product being used and the leaks are starting to appear. We say leaks, but well,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 9:00 am on July 3, 2015
Samsung files trademark for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung files trademark for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Not content with just two phones in the current Galaxy S6 lineup, it seems Samsung is on the move, registering a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, depicted also as S6 Edge+. It seems there have been some rumours about the existence of such a phone, but we really haven’t paid too[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 4:42 pm on July 2, 2015
Motorola announces the Moto X (2013) should now be receiving Android 5.1 in Australia
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Motorola announces the Moto X (2013) should now be receiving Android 5.1 in Australia

Motorola’s first phone produced fully in co-operation with Google, the Moto X 2013, began receiving its Android 5.1 update last week in Canada, the US and Brazil. But today, Senior Director, SW Product Management, Motorola Mobility David Schuster has announced on Google Plus that fourteen more countries will be getting the update and Australia is one of them. The update[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones by at 8:58 am on July 2, 2015
LG G4 S renders leak online, with details on 1080p display, octa-core processor
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LG G4 S renders leak online, with details on 1080p display, octa-core processor

The LG G4 hasn’t even arrived in the hands of consumers in Australia (that comes in a week or so), and already it looks as if development of a follow-up┬ádevice could be well underway. What you’re seeing above is a render of a supposed LG G4 S variant, which is said to feature a 5.2″ 1080p display using In-Cell Touch[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 8:09 am on July 2, 2015
Motorola Moto E Gen 2 is here in Australia, so which model is it and what LTE bands does it support?
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Motorola Moto E Gen 2 is here in Australia, so which model is it and what LTE bands does it support?

The Australian launch of the Moto E gen 2 is under way, and just as they did in the US back in February, they’re sending media these neat packaged review units. The review unit box comes with a Moto E inside, and when unpacked it opens into a neat theatre like you’d see at an actual press launch, with CEO[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 10:26 am on July 1, 2015
Oppo launches new partnership with Dick Smith Electronics, Oppo R7 arriving end of July
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Oppo launches new partnership with Dick Smith Electronics, Oppo R7 arriving end of July

Oppo Australia has today announced a new partnership which will allow them to get their devices in front of a wider audience. The company has partnered with Australian technology retailer Dick Smith Electronics to sell their full range of Oppo smartphones and accessories. Oppo launched in Australia last September with a minimal four handsets, and only selling through their oppomobile.com.au[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:54 am on July 1, 2015
ZTE launches a budget 3G phone with the ZTE Blade G Lux Dual-SIM smartphone

ZTE launches a budget 3G phone with the ZTE Blade G Lux Dual-SIM smartphone

ZTE has added another budget conscious 3G mobile phone that is being marketed as a ‘slim & fashionably designed Android handset’ which is available unlocked from Coles and Australia Post for $149. The ZTE Blade G Lux has been designed to be affordable for budget conscious people who are looking for a stylish design without the huge price tag that[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:12 am on July 1, 2015
LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman
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LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman

From today, you can pre-order an LG G4 through a number of retail channels, and to celebrate the availability of the new flagship handset, LG (and its partners) have announced a number of exclusive offers for early customers. First up is the exclusive with Optus, which we wrote about last night; the first 100 customers to pre-order the LG G4[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 8:47 am on July 1, 2015
Google has a robot that measures latency on Chrome and Android devices
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Google has a robot that measures latency on Chrome and Android devices

If you were in any doubt after their purchase of Boston Dynamics that Google loves robots, then this video of a robot commissioned by Google to test screen lag on Chrome and Android devices should dispel any lingering doubt. The video, which was shared by Chrome advocate Fran├žois Beaufort shows the awesome robot built by Finnish company OptoFidelity. In the[Read More…]

in Other, Phones, Tablets by at 9:19 am on June 30, 2015
OnePlus rolls out one more spec: A Fingerprint scanner
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OnePlus rolls out one more spec: A Fingerprint scanner

The inexorable roll towards their July 27th launch continues with a new specification announced for the One Plus 2, this time announcing a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner for the OnePlus 2 won’t just be a ‘tacked on’ extra either with forum regular Pete announcing that it will be fast and ‘done right’. How fast?: With the OnePlus 2, the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:55 am on June 30, 2015