Tablets

Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play

Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play

The long awaited LTE model of the HTC built Nexus 9 has finally hit Australian shores. While you’d think the tablet would be available on Google Play, it’s retailer JB Hifi who’ve done the work here and have brought the tablet to retail first. Ausdroid reader Jonathon saw the tablet at his Brisbane CBD store and let us know, and[Read More…]

by 12:24 pm on January 28, 2015 8 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

It appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wifi) users are seeing an update, bringing their devices up to KitKat. It’s great to see that Samsung are continuing to update their devices, but Note 8 users might be a little disappointed that it’s a KitKat update (to version 4.4.2), and not a giant leap into the Lollipop kingdom that they’ve been[Read More…]

by 4:23 pm on January 27, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Tablets
HP’s Stylus driven Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 will be coming to Australia

HP’s Stylus driven Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 will be coming to Australia

HP’s tablet range have for the most part been lower end generic devices, which haven’t had a huge amount to sing about. But HP is trying to change their image, by going for a new market with their stylus driven HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets. The Pro Slate series are driven by the “Duet Pen” which[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on January 22, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

Announced at the Intel Developer forum last September, the Dell Venue 8 7000 was touted as the thinnest in the world and at 6mm thin, it’s hard to argue. The tablet has been released in the US, appearing at US retailer Best Buy, where it’s selling for US$399, but it’s about to appear down-under as soon as this month. While[Read More…]

by 2:35 pm on January 8, 2015 9 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Palm brand could possibly be resurrected in 2015 with Android

Palm brand could possibly be resurrected in 2015 with Android

Palm was one of the pioneers of the smart device industry, their Palm PDA’s and then Treo Smartphones, were innovative and led the way for many into the hand-held computing database. But those days are long in the past, the company fell into financial trouble in 2010 and was eventually sold off to Hewlett Packard (HP), who halted production of[Read More…]

by 1:48 pm on January 1, 2015 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
Good Deal: Get 15% off when you purchase anything from the HP Australia webstore

Good Deal: Get 15% off when you purchase anything from the HP Australia webstore

HP are having an end of year sale at the moment, adding a coupon to their webstore that will give you 15% off anything in their range. This includes all their tablets, notebooks and accessories. The sale runs from the 26th of December, through to the 11th of January and includes free local delivery. To apply the 15% discount, simply[Read More…]

by 5:09 pm on December 27, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, ChromeBox, Deal, Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony Australia offering discounts on Xperia phones and accessories

Sony Australia offering discounts on Xperia phones and accessories

Boxing Day Sales are here, and Sony is leading the charge offering discounts for purchases from their online store. From Xperia phones, tablets and Walkmans, through to wearables like the Smartband Talk and headphones. The sale is running from now until 10am on the 2nd of January, with up 25% off on a range of products, some requiring codes, others[Read More…]

by 8:18 pm on December 25, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it’s literally the final countdown to Christmas and our major retailers are ramping up their efforts with Android related goodies for you to purchase, should you still remain undecided on what to buy that geeky person in your life. So without further ado, here is the weekly specials this week: Coles Mobiles Telstra Rush Pre-Paid Mobile – $39 –[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 19, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process  – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony has been at the forefront when it comes to reaching out to the developer community when it comes to Android. From providing source and kernels on their SonyDeveloper GitHub repo, through to hiring Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMods FreeXperia team earlier this year. They’ve gone a step further, releasing a video on how to go about unlocking the bootloader on[Read More…]

by 3:30 pm on December 15, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Dell releases the Venue 7 3000 tablet with 3G voice capabilities

Dell releases the Venue 7 3000 tablet with 3G voice capabilities

After launching the Dell Venue 8 tablet on their website back in October, Dell has released their second Android tablet, adding a 7″ model to the range. The Dell Venue 7 3000 has a neat trick up its sleeve too, with Dell offering 3G voice capabilities on the phone. While the specs are pretty low-end, the price is also fairly[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on December 15, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets