Reviews

Dots – Game Review

Dots – Game Review

I love mobile gaming, but most of the games that I have purchased have been relegated to my tablet due to the increased display size, and it is quite rare for me to install a game on my phone now days. The subject of today’s review as an exception to this rule. Dots is a very well designed game that[Read More…]

by 3:16 pm on August 19, 2013 2 comments Apps, Reviews
Hisense Sero 7 Pro – first impressions

Hisense Sero 7 Pro – first impressions

Hisense’s first foray into the tablet market, the Sero 7 Pro, is very similar to last year’s Nexus 7 in looks and specifications – a 7-inch tablet running NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip inside its minimalistic black glass front and soft-touch plastic rear. I received a review unit directly from Hisense yesterday, and after spending yesterday with the tablet, I have[Read More…]

by 6:44 am on August 16, 2013 3 comments Reviews, Tablets
Huawei Ascend P6 — Review

Huawei Ascend P6 — Review

The Huawei Ascend P6 looks the goods, but Ausdroid takes a look to see whether it delivers. When Huawei announced the Ascend P6 back in June, it didn’t exactly jump off the page at us. Sure, the Ascend P6 looks pretty good; in fact, the industrial design is really top notch. A slim (and we do mean slim) handset with[Read More…]

by 5:07 pm on August 12, 2013 8 comments Design, Reviews
Nexus 7 (2013) – First Impressions

Nexus 7 (2013) – First Impressions

When Google announced the new Nexus 7 on July 24, I knew I was going to buy one. Heck, I buy every Nexus – even the ill fated Nexus Q. I feel this allows me to compare the original and the new version properly. Google has unfortunately staggered the rollout of the 2013 Nexus 7. We still don’t know exactly[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on August 8, 2013 3 comments Reviews, Tablets
Oppo Find 5 – First Impressions

Oppo Find 5 – First Impressions

I recently received a brand spanking new Oppo Find 5, with thanks to the guys at Expansys and wanted to get a few thoughts out there before going into a full review of the device in the coming weeks. Lets start with the specs: Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-Core 1.5GHz Processor 5 inch 1080×1920 full HD display at 441 PPI 16 /[Read More…]

by 9:16 am on August 7, 2013 1 comment Phones, Reviews
Google wants to give you free swag for adding reviews on Google Maps

Google wants to give you free swag for adding reviews on Google Maps

Google has introduced a program which involves asking people to review local places and become what they’ve deemed ‘City Experts’ in return for some freebies. The program has been running somewhat un-officially via the @googlelocalsyd twitter account. According to the signup page, to become a City Expert you have to live in one of the following cities : Austin, Birmingham[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on August 3, 2013 5 comments News, Reviews
Samsung Music Hub Australia — Service Review

Samsung Music Hub Australia — Service Review

As a big listener of music and a big lover of tech, I’ve found that unlimited music streaming services suit me over buying songs and/or albums individually. With a streaming service I can search for the artist, song, or album I like, then listen to it instantly without having to fork over more money. It sounds ‘cheap’, however, its ease[Read More…]

by 11:30 am on July 29, 2013 1 comment Apps, Reviews
HP Slate 7 — Review

HP Slate 7 — Review

Does HP’s budget-friendly Android tablet make a splash in a crowded market? Hewlett Packard’s first entry into the tablet market was at least memorable, if not entirely successful. After acquiring Palm and its mobile operating system WebOS in 2009, HP launched the TouchPad in July 2011. While the TouchPad was originally running WebOS, users found that they could quite easily[Read More…]

by 1:05 pm on July 18, 2013 1 comment Design, Reviews
Jacobs Portal 9.7″ Tablet — Review

Jacobs Portal 9.7″ Tablet — Review

A sub $200 10 inch Android tablet usually spells danger, but does the Jacobs Portal 9.7” device deserve the stigma? As I stated in my recent review of the Leader Tab, there’s two distinctly different segments when it comes to 10-inch tablets. There’s the performance devices, which includes the Nexus 10 and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z; and the “budget[Read More…]

by 2:30 pm on July 14, 2013 1 comment Design, Reviews, Tablets
Accessory Review: Pebble smartwatch

Accessory Review: Pebble smartwatch

This may not be a traditional accessory review but I thought that would be the best way to tackle this device on Ausdroid. It is not an Android device but it complements your existing Android phone, and that fits my definition of an Android accessory review. For those of you that don’t follow all of the tech news, Pebble is[Read More…]

by 12:32 pm on July 14, 2013 6 comments Accessories, Reviews, Smartwatch