One of my favourite things about the Nexus 6 is Ambient Display. This is where notifications are displayed on a black background after you turn the device on (or lift it up in the case of the Nexus 6). Unfortunately, Google has left this out of the Nexus 5 Lollipop code, most likely due to the battery hit it may[Read More…]
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Welcome to episode 130 of the Ausdroid podcast! After last week’s CES focus, this week we looked at the Big Phones of the moment – the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, before turning our attention to rumours of Samsung, HTC and Sony’s new flagships, which we’re expecting to see announced at Mobile World Congress 2015.[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 129 of the Ausdroid podcast! We spent a while this week going over all the Android news from CES 2015. It was a big event for Android as the first Android Auto and Android TV consumer devices were shown to the world. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Note: Jason’s microphone wasn’t set up correctly[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 128 of the Ausdroid podcast! As you might guess from the episode title, Scott’s back and he’s unimpressed. And he has a lot to be unimpressed about this week, with Telstra, OnePlus, Cyanogen, Google and a few random Nexus devices all coming in for some well-deserved criticism. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Yes,[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 127 of the Ausdroid podcast! Having had a bit of time to examine our Nexus 9s (which finally arrived, for Dan and Jason), the team gives some thoughts and feelings about the device. We’re also taling about Lollipop, Material Design and the new wave of Android Wear watches! To round things out we’ve a quick discussion of[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 126 of the Ausdroid podcast! There’s palpable disappointment in the air this week as Australia has completely missed out on the Nexus 6 launch, and none of us are very happy about it! With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Nexus 9 ships, Nexus 6 still nowhere to be seen Android Lollipop tour, highlights and[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus[Read More…]
Samsung occasionally offers a few deals with their products and this time around it’s their phone-camera or camera-phone, the Samsung Galaxy K-Zoom which launched in Australia earlier this year. Samsung is offering customers who purchased the device between the 22nd of September and the 15th of November, $50 cash back. To qualify you simply have to purchase the handset from[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 124 of the Ausdroid podcast! We spent some time talking about the phones we’re using this week, because we don’t do it enough. Dan told us about his Android One, Scott’s still using his OnePlus One and Jason’s been taking the Xperia Z3 Compact out for a spin. News? We covered HTC’s Double Exposure event, the latest[Read More…]
Welcome to episode 123 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we had a special appearance by Matt Booth to tell us all about his shiny new Moto 360 and get us jealous. Jason was having none of that though, having decided that Sony‘s new Smartwatch 3 would soon be his next Android Wear device, but a battle royale with Dan[Read More…]