Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Review

Multi-tasking genius? Or just another Android Tablet? Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is a device that has been eagerly awaited and surrounded by much speculation as to just what it was going to be able to do. Being targeted as a “Content Creation” device, rather than a tablet aimed at media consumption, the idea is that you can create and share on the go with ease. Increasing productivity, creativity and learning capability -Samsung I was very excited to be asked to review this device. After unboxing the device, and finishing up my... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Unboxing and First Impressions

I was lucky enough to receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to review.  I decided to share the unboxing, because who doesn't love a good tech preview?  I also share my first impressions of the build of the latest from Samsung. I hope you enjoy it!  Keep an eye on Ausdroid for my follow up article and full review on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 soon! Continue reading

Nexus 7 — Mini Review

Aside from being a bit of a gadget freak, the tech in my life needs to be useful and used, otherwise it's just clutter. When the Nexus 7 was announced I could feel my inner gadgetgrrl sqee-ing at the thought of a device that had the potential to be complete awesomesauce. That's when my Sensible side spoke up and asked "Is this a USEFUL device?" For the next week I searched the interwebs for as much info as I could get my hands on. (more…) Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 — Review

So good that I bought one for myself The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 really proves the statement that good things come in small packages, with some significant advantages over the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and many other tablets on the market in an ideal 7.7 form factor. Our review unit is the 16GB silver 3G model kindly provided by Mobicity and I’ve been using it daily for the past few weeks on my commute to work. The Tab 7.7 looks impressive with a silver metal (or white) rear and a gorgeous 16:10 1280x800 Super AMOLED... Continue reading

Sony Tablet S — Review

The Sony Tablet S is more than just the typical rectangle slab of tablet which is all too commonly seen lined up at your favourite electronics retailer. The unique ‘wedge’ shape of the Sony Tablet S sets it apart from its competitors, as do a number of its other features. The Sony Tablet S was the highest selling Android tablet for October in the UK with 26 percent of the market, a surprising result considering the press attention the Galaxy Tab has garnered – we took a look at why the Tablet S is so... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note — Review

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Note as my primary device for 2 weeks now. It was clear that Samsung didn't quite know how to market this device or even who their demographic was, we can see this by their confused ads. I now feel like I've spent enough time with the Note to say that although it is a very large device it is definitely comfortable enough to be a phone and is too small to really take the title of a tablet. As for the demographic, this phone is all about consumption, whether it is Internet content, books,... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note – First Impressions

So I managed to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note or as some are calling it The Phablet. I've only had the phablet for a day now and I can safely say, that it is more phone than tablet and has the feel of a larger Samsung Galaxy S2. It's large 5.3 inch screen size makes it hard-ish to hold one handed, but not impossible. It fits fine in my jeans pocket with a slightly noticeable flat rectangular bulge. The phone itself is actually fairly light considering its size and it has a typical Samsung look to it. ... Continue reading

Asus Eee Pad Transformer — Review

Editor's note: This guest review is written by Irwin Proud whom is on our Podcast Team The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is Asus' first foray into the Honeycomb Tablet market. The device packs all the bells and whistles that current Android 3 devices are coming with. I picked up the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 32GB Wi-Fi only version with the included Keyboard Dock and have been using it for just under 2 weeks now. This is my first time using an Android Tablet and I am finding it to be an immensely pleasurable experience. Within the first 2 days of... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v — Review

This is the one tablet I've had my eyes on since it was announced by Samsung a few months back, it was then half killed-off by Samsung in favour of their thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1. I say half killed-off as the Galaxy Tab 10.1v was picked up by Vodafone in a number of countries including Voda Australia. Lucas, Geoff and myself all purchased the tablet for $729 so don't think this review is going to have any bias towards either Samsung or Vodafone, not that we take part in that crap anyway. Hit the break for the full... Continue reading

Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Review

  When you think of Android, Acer might not have the brand name clout of the bigger names such as HTC or Samsung, but where they have been strong is in the Netbook sector. Perhaps it is that success that has brought Acer's first Android Tablet offering to market, with the Acer Iconia A500. Surprisingly this is no second rate offering and is easily comparable to the Xooms and Galaxies of this world, but without the $900+ price tag! Read on after the break for the review. (more…) Continue reading

Hands on with the Motorola XOOM — First Impressions

I’ve been using the Motorola XOOM for just over a day now, and I thought I’d share my initial thoughts. Which coincides nicely with Telstra’s confirmation that this bad-boy is launching through them next month. First off, the XOOM is quite heavy as it weighs 730grams, which is 130grams more than its main rivals: the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1v. The build quality is top-notch with no cheap plastic to be felt on the device. HDMI playback onto the TV is extremely nice, especially as the browser feels just like a full desktop browser so... Continue reading

What’s happening in December.. Besides Christmas

So we've made our way to the last month of 2010, December. Overall I think it's been a great year for Android in this country, a few exclusives here and there as well as a few secret launches throw in to keep us on our toes. Now it's time to wrap up the year with some (not much) of the stuff that should, would and could be happening this month. Hit the break to check it out. (more…) Continue reading