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Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

After launching in November last year, the Motorola Moto G became the best selling phone for Motorola, so it’s only natural that Motorola is working on a successor, most likely due to launch around the same time as the original did last year. It seems that Motorola are pretty far along with testing the new phone with a new entry appearing in GFXBench claiming to be the Motorola Moto G2 – or at least the XT1063. The Moto G is listed under model # X1032, and if this entry is the Moto G2, then it will be the XT1063, but[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on August 6, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Pebble releases three new colour choices for their smartwatch

Pebble releases three new colour choices for their smartwatch

What do you do if you see a new platform emerging to take on your product? Announce new colours!! Pebble has this morning announced three more colour choices for their Pebble Smartwatch. The new colours are described as Fresh, Hot and Fly! Which are more vibrant and eye-catching than their more staid colour choices of Black, Orange, Red, White and Grey. There’s Fly Blue, Hot Pink and Fresh Green on offer for the same price as you’ll pay for a normal Pebble (US$150). Shipping from the GetPebble website to Australia is free – if you don’t mind waiting several week,[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Smartwatch
Are you getting an LG G3 this week? Try some of these accessories.

Are you getting an LG G3 this week? Try some of these accessories.

If you’re getting one of LG‘s most anticipated phones this week, the LG G3, then you should give some thought to whether your new toy needs some accessories to go with. Over at the Ausdroid Gadget Store, we’ve got some pretty neat things to go with your G3, and at pretty decent prices as well. Some of these have been selling like hotcakes. LG Wireless Charging Pad – $69.95 This is the official wireless charging accessory from LG. It’s not only an elegant desktop dock, but it also wirelessly charges your G3. It’s portable, easy to set up, and provides[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on August 6, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back. For the sixth time, the folks over at the Humble Bundle have packed together some great games for you to purchase, with an option to pay whatever you want for three games, or pay over the average price and grab 6 games, with more games to be added down the track. The three games available for whatever price you deem worth include Eliss Infinity, as well as the Android debut of Duet Premium, and Combo Crew Special Edition, which features special unlocked content exclusive to Humble Bundle. But, if you want to pay more than the[Read More...]

by 6:58 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, Charity
LG G Watch Cradle now available to purchase from Google Play

LG G Watch Cradle now available to purchase from Google Play

Early adopters of the LG G Watch have been limited by the proprietary nature of the G Watch’s charging cradle, if you stuck it to your bedside table, the thought of trying to peel it off to take away with you on a trip has sent shudders down many a spine. The good news is, as of this morning the LG G Watch Charging Cradle is now available to purchase from Google Play. Samsung Gear Live owners will have to wait a little longer for a spare dock for their Android Wear watch, as nothing is showing in Google Play[Read More...]

by 6:44 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Android Wear
New stylus toting LG G3 model, unsurprisingly called the G3 Stylus shown off in new video from LG

New stylus toting LG G3 model, unsurprisingly called the G3 Stylus shown off in new video from LG

The LG G3 has only just rolled into stores in Australia, but that seems to be just the start, the G3 Beat was recently announced with decidedly lower end specs, and now a new model has appeared in a product video for the G3 Beat on the LG Mobile Global YouTube page. Like the G3 Beat, the G3 Stylus may be a lower end offering designed to perhaps replace the LG Optimus Vu, their other stylus driven mobile offering. The LG G3 Stylus is shown off with the stulus tucked into the phone at the top on the right hand-side,[Read More...]

by 9:30 PM on August 5, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

One of the benefits to consumers of having Google purchase Motorola, was that their phones began receiving updates to the latest version of Android fast, in some cases even faster than Nexus phones. This speedy update of phones seems set to continue even with the impending sale to Lenovo. Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility has off-handedly confirmed that the Moto X will receive the upcoming Android L release when it’s finally released by Google later this year. The confirmation came in a roundabout way after Google+ user simply tagged Punit Soni in a post asking if the[Read More...]

by 7:41 PM on August 5, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
WhatsApp adds Android Wear support with voice reply and stacked notifications to their ‘Beta’ app

WhatsApp adds Android Wear support with voice reply and stacked notifications to their ‘Beta’ app

There’s no getting away from the fact that Android Wear is just hot right now. Android Wear releases are coming thick and fast due to an easy to implement update to existing Android apps, the latest to join the Android Wear revolution is the now Facebook owned chat platform WhatsApp. WhatsApp is without doubt a massively popular cross platform chat app, with 500,000 users it’s certainly got the numbers to make a claim for one of the most popular chat programs in the world. Of course with Android now claiming to be on 85% of mobile devices, it’s natural to[Read More...]

by 6:07 PM on August 5, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Samsung Galaxy Alpha in white shown off  with metal frame

Samsung Galaxy Alpha in white shown off with metal frame

With an expected launch sometime this month, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, has captured the imaginations of many Samsung fans, not because of its high-end specs – it’s decidedly a mid-range phone – but because it’s been described as one of the first Samsung Galaxy phones with a metal frame. Now, pictures of the phone have surfaced on Chinese social media site Weibo ahead of the announcement. The phone appears to have taken more than a couple of design cues from the iPhone, but still retains Galaxy stylings such as the familiar oval home button sitting directly beneath the screen with[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on August 5, 2014 3 comments News
Google Play refund window unofficially increased to two hours

Google Play refund window unofficially increased to two hours

The timeframe for having apps refunded on Google Play was lowered to 15 minutes back in December 2010. But that seems to have changed, the guys over at Android Police running a series of tests which shows that a majority of Apps and Games on Google Play now have a 2 hour window for refund. The team tested the window on several apps, and it appears to be a fairly reliable 2 hour window now. It hasn’t been officially acknowledged by Google as yet though, the official Google Play support page for refunds still lists the window for refunds at[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on August 5, 2014 5 comments Google Play
HiSense Vision TV — Preview

HiSense Vision TV — Preview

As you can see, we’ve got a new toy in the Ausdroid office this afternoon, and its a doozy. Readers, I’d like to introduce you to HiSense’s latest Vision range of televisions, and this one’s a (meagre?) 50″ large. They come in sizes up to 80″, and they’re razor thin, but that’s not the coolest thing. You see, the HiSense Vision runs Android. We’ve taken a look at the HiSense Vision earlier this year, and now we’ve got one to play with, and first impressions are pretty good. Hardware and Setup The HiSense Vision 50″ (HV50 from now on) was[Read More...]

by 4:37 PM on August 5, 2014 15 comments Accessories, Android TV, Mini Reviews, News
Motorola Moto E — Review

Motorola Moto E — Review

When I attended the Motorola breakfast announcing the Moto E and Moto G 4G back in May this year, I had to say that at least in relation to the E, I didn’t have high hopes. By that stage, I’d already reviewed the Moto G, and while it (then) lacked a 4G option, it seemed to me to be the quintessential ‘budget’ phone; a price-tag under $300, and features that knocked many phones out of the park even up to the $500 mark. It was the right size, the right feature set, and the right power for the market. The[Read More...]

by 3:54 PM on August 5, 2014 4 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Google assist police to arrest a man for child abuse after locating explicit images in his Gmail account

Google assist police to arrest a man for child abuse after locating explicit images in his Gmail account

Google has assisted law enforcement in the US to arrest a man by sending a tip to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The information was obtained from the suspect’s email account, according to a report from Business Insider Australia. The man, already a registered sex offender, was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 1994. According to Business Insider Australia Channel 11 News in Houston, Texas reported: “He was keeping it inside of his email. I can’t see that information, I can’t see that photo, but Google can,” Detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children[Read More...]

by 6:16 AM on August 5, 2014 7 comments News