Ausdroid Podast 109 – The fifth galaxy

Welcome to episode 109 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we talked with Geoff about his shiny (shimmery) new Galaxy S5, and his first impressions of his new phone. Scott also talked about his recent car mount charger review, and Jason talked about recent developments with Sonos. We ended with a bit of a discussion about use of password managers in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Geoff Fieldew and Scott Plowman. Topics: Galaxy S5 First Impressions Not just another car dock charger Sonos Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Welcome to episode 108 of the Ausdroid podcast! With special guest Phil Nickinson joining us this week, we had to work out the best way to address both Phils. I'm not sure we succeeded on that front. We took a look at this week's Android TV rumours and picked Phil's brain with a quick snog/marry/avoid roundtable on the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8. Spoiler: They're both pretty good phones! There's also some local news and a bit of rumour-mongering to round out the show. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson, Phil Tann and special guest Continue reading

No podcast tonight…

We deeply regret the announcement that due to a number of factors, there will be no Ausdroid Podcast tonight. However! You can join us tomorrow night for the usual chatter about the latest news in the Android world as Jason, Dan and myself welcome our friend; Phil Nickinson from Android Central to the show once again. We'll be discussing a whole bunch of Android related news and gossip and comparing notes on the latest flagships from HTC and Samsung; the One (M8) and the Galaxy S5. So don't despair, we've not abandoned you; we're just... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Welcome to episode 107 of the Ausdroid podcast! With local launches for the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 past, we could finally discuss some Australian specifics like carrier pricing. As both Dan and Jason have the One M8 in hand, we also gave some early thoughts on the device. There's also a quick roundup of some other notable devices hitting local stores and carriers, and a software update for an old friend. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson and Phil Tann. Topics: April Fools pranks Galaxy S5: Launch, Carrier pricing and SK Telecom... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 106 – Fashion-forward Android Wear

Welcome to episode 106 of the Ausdroid podcast! It's local launch week for the Galaxy S5 and All New HTC One this week, so while we don't have much of an update on either device, there was plenty of news this week in the wearable space as Google charged headlong into the battle for the wrist. We took a look at the Android Wear announcement, the first two announced Android Wear products (the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch as this week's focus. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 105 – Flagship showdown

Welcome to episode 105 of the Ausdroid podcast! In the couple of weeks we've been off the air we've received confirmation of the Moto X coming to Australia (everyone, ready ... "FINALLY") and took a look at the state of the other high profile launches happening here in the next month. We also checked in with a few rumours about the next Nexus phone, Acer's new Chromebook and Chromecast! Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and (for the most part) Dan Tyson. Topics: Latest news on the Samsung Galaxy S5, All New HTC One and Moto... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 104 – Wearing out the wearables

Welcome to episode 104 of the Ausdroid podcast! We only managed to cover Nokia's and Samsung's announcements from Mobile World Congress in episode 103, so this week we covered other announcements and - of course - the news of the week. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Adam Ricket. Topics: TV shows now available on Google Play in Australia Sony: Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet LG: F Series (and don't forget the L Series III) HTC: Desire 610, 816 Huawei: Mediapad Tablets, Ascend G6 Wearables at MWC: Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 103 – Nokia and Samsung at MWC

Welcome to episode 103 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we saw a number of high profile news stories break at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The biggest stories of the week came to us courtesy of Nokia and Samsung, so we spent the podcast discussing those big stories. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson Geoff Quattromani. Topics: Nokia X Galaxy S5 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or leave a comment below. Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 102 – Nokia’s Sad Trombone

Welcome to episode 102 of the Ausdroid podcast! After taking a week off to get over the loss of Flappy Bird this week saw Jason and Dan joined by TechGeek's Terence Huynh to take a look at the latest news from the Android world - although we ended up talking about a LOT of rumours. Topics: Nokia Normandy Xperia Tablet Z2 Galaxy S5 Rumours The All New HTC One (please don't let it be called that, OK?) Chromebooks and Chromeboxes Happy Birthday for the HTC Dream Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Welcome to episode 101 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Geoff and Dan took a look at the latest news from the Android world. Topics: Motorola purchased by Lenovo for $2.91b Google opens Chromecast SDK up to all developers Pebble App Store now live, just not for Android (but it's OK because it's now in beta?) HTC Rumours: M8 on-screen buttons, Late March launch in NYC Samsung Rumours: Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Congress may see Galaxy S5 launch Red Nexus 5 Rumours: Heading to Google Play on Feb 5 (hey, that rumour turned... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 100 – Lucas still has his Xperia Play

Welcome to the 100th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! 100 episodes. We'll just let that sink in there. Our little podcast has grown up so fast! This week Lucas joined us to celebrate our milestone along with Jason, Geoff, Phil and Scott took a look at the news from the first Ausdroid podcast as well as some more current events. Topics: Ausdroid Podcast 001 - Is that a train I hear? Samsung: Oops, we did break third-party accessories AOKP founder defects to Cyanogen Inc HTC rumours: Telstra testing new phone, >colourful new phones, and the... Continue reading

Android 4.3 rolling out to Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note II – other carriers to follow soon

Seems that the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has begun rolling out to handsets, at least Telstra branded handsets for the time being, with other carriers promising the update should begin shortly. At 946.94MB it's not a small download so you may want to hit up a WiFi connection before you begin - there's no word on whether it's counted against your data plan - but it includes all the features you'd expect, including Knox update for consumers, Galaxy Gear compatability and improved UI and performance : The update is due to hit both Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Welcome to the 99th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Dan and Geoff took a good close look at the news and made sure everyone knew how the felt about it. Those communication classes are clearly helping! Topics: Motorola Moto G: Review and launch details Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite LG G Flex exclusive to Harvey Norman Accessorise your Nexus Rumours: HTC M8 Rumours: LG G3 Rumours: Sony Sirius (and another rumour a couple of days later) Samsung Galaxy S5 Pocket Weather 4.0 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast Continue reading