Sony's Xperia Z Ultra is an impressive phone - in physical size, style and technical specifications. On paper the phone looks fantastic and has probably attracted the interest of anyone who likes a large phone. But how big is too big? People scoffed at the Galaxy Note when it was released, but it spawned one of Samsung's - and the industry as a whole's - most popular line of phones. Can the Xperia Z Ultra help Sony pull off the same trick? When I first laid eyes... Continue readingSony's 6.4" phablet dwarfs the competition, but is bigger really better?
Google Play. Long Run sees you take on the role of an agent who is escaping from a dangerous high security building, it's a pretty normal state of affairs for the endless runner genre - you'll run, slide and jump to avoid the various lasers, missiles and traps along the route all the while collecting coins and attacking guards. Attack You automatically begin with a Baton, which you can use to beat up the... Continue readingA new game from a new company - 2D Tap, Long Run a new take on a side-scrolling endless running games has just arrived on
Asus has good market credibility in the Android tablet space. With successes like the Nexus 7 and Transformer line of tablets they are probably as well known as Samsung for innovation with larger Android tablets. Intel, on the other hand, are yet to really make their mark with a successful Android product. Reviewing this tablet has been a good opportunity for me to see what these two long time partners in the Windows world could come up with on a new... Continue readingAsus and Intel join forces in this mid range pitch for the large tablet market. The Asus Intel Proposition
The Sero 7 Pro is Hisense's first foray into the ultra-competitive tablet market, and they've chosen to model it on Google's Nexus 7. Since the Nexus 7 proved that there was a viable market for 7-inch Android tablets, almost every OEM out there has been clamouring for a piece of that pie. With the notable exception of Samsung, each manufacturer seems to be in a race to deliver the least skinned UI, while still doing something to differentiate themselves from their competition. Hisense have won this contest hands down, offering a 7-inch tablet with a build of Android so... Continue reading
HTC One Mini as I have very much liked what I have seen from the HTC One and was curious to see if HTC could deliver a similar experience with its smaller cousin. If you need a catch up on Ausdroid's thoughts on the HTC One, check out our review from earlier this year. Being a Nexus fan, the one thing that I wasn't too sure about was using a... Continue readingCan the HTC One Mini stand up to it's bigger cousin? I was actually rather excited to be given the opportunity to review the
Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game is definitely something you should check out. Australian developer Andrew Dittmer has launched Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game from his company Appic Win. Plunder Bros is actually a platform for a variety of these LCD based games. There are two currently available - Sink and Coco Nuts - with a... Continue readingIf you're a fan of the old Nintendo handheld LCD games that were released back in the 80's, which allowed you to do some pretty basic gaming on the go before the good old Gameboy really kicked off the mobile gaming revolution, then
Unequivocally, the most successful Android tablet to date has been Google’s Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. But what would happen if you took the Google out of the Nexus 7, and replaced its NVidia Tegra 3 with an Intel Atom CPU, adding phone capabilities along the way? Well wonder no more, as the Fonepad is exactly that. Intel has yet to break into the mobile market in any significant way, so it’s interesting to put a device that uses an Intel CPU to the test. The trend lately has been towards larger, and larger phones, phablets if you... Continue reading