Tablets

Kogan begins taking orders for the Nexus 9 asking less than the Google Play pricing  – ships in 1-2 weeks

Kogan begins taking orders for the Nexus 9 asking less than the Google Play pricing – ships in 1-2 weeks

Unlike the elusive Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 is now shipping and available to purchase from Google Play. If you’re willing to wait though, you could save yourself a couple of dollars by purchasing from Kogan, who have now listed the Nexus 9 on their website for slightly less than the Google Play pricing. There’s no sign of the LTE[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on November 23, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Tablets
Nokia announces the N1 tablet running Android 5.0

Nokia announces the N1 tablet running Android 5.0

After selling their mobile devices division to Microsoft earlier this year, Nokia has been hard at work building out their other revenue streams such as their established LTE radios division, Here Maps service and dabbling in Android with their Z Launcher. But tonight, Nokia has stepped further into the Android eco-system, by neatly skirting the ban on producing smartphones and[Read More…]

by 9:45 pm on November 18, 2014 15 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Lenovo Yoga 2 — Review

Lenovo Yoga 2 — Review

Lenovo is a market leader when it comes to PC, and surprisingly to most Australians, the Mobile Phone markets, but while they haven’t introduced Lenovo branded phones to Australia yet, they have brought tablets here. Their initial offerings tended towards the familiar black slabs, but with the launch of the Yoga line, Lenovo embarked on a new design, which has[Read More…]

by 10:34 am on November 17, 2014 4 comments Design, Tablets
Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Google’s Project Tango, from Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects(ATAP) group is a project which aims to use a combination of specially built hardware and customised Android builds to make 3D maps of the real world. A phone was announced when Tango was first unveiled, but it’s the Tango tablet which seems to have gained a lot more press of late,[Read More…]

by 12:02 pm on November 14, 2014 1 comment Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Android Lollipop OTA updates start appearing – download links here

Android Lollipop OTA updates start appearing – download links here

With Android 5.0 pushed to AOSP and factory images now appearing, it’s time to turn our attention to the over-the-air (OTA) updates that should soon be winging their way to our devices. You can of course wait to receive your update in due course, or you can download the update and install it yourself via the sideload method. Here’s the[Read More…]

by 3:38 pm on November 13, 2014 55 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Huawei is on a bit of a roll this week, starting off with the launch of a sub-$100 4G compatible phone on Vodafone, followed by the Ascend Mate 7 launch last night. Now Telstra has just announced that they are now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0, which was launched all the way back at Mobile World Congress in February.[Read More…]

by 6:08 pm on November 12, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
Expansys adds the 16GB Indigo Black Nexus 9 to their range – Lunar White and 32GB  models coming soon

Expansys adds the 16GB Indigo Black Nexus 9 to their range – Lunar White and 32GB models coming soon

A little late to the party, but still an option, Expansys Australia has just added the HTC built Nexus 9 to their range, accepting orders as of today. The stock is limited to the Indigo Black model, with Lunar White still only available for pre-order. The 16GB model will set you back $479.99, a shade more expensive than Google Play[Read More…]

by 1:43 pm on November 12, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Chromecast dongles are fairly cheap as a device, but with quite a lot of utility. With such a low price, it’s surprising that more retailers aren’t using them as a sweetener when purchasing the higher end devices. We saw last week the Good Guys do a special, offering the Chromecast with a Moto G Gen 2, and now Dick Smith[Read More…]

by 11:47 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, Tablets
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact available from today for $499 from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact available from today for $499 from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online

After we posted the price of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact over the weekend, Sony Australia has today advised that the tablet is now available. The tablet will only see limited availability, with Sony advising the tablet will only be available from Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks and Sony Store Online, but Sony themselves seem quite excited about the tablet, with[Read More…]

by 9:57 am on November 10, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact gets priced – still no release date

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact gets priced – still no release date

The release of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has been the hot topic for a number of readers, disillusioned over the lack of Australian availability of the NVidia Shield tablet and the higher than expected price of the Nexus 9. Sony appears to be gearing up for the launch, last weekend asking you to register your interest in the tablet,[Read More…]

by 8:53 am on November 9, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Tablets