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Huawei launch their latest phones, the stylishly refined P8 and massive P8 Max
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Huawei launch their latest phones, the stylishly refined P8 and massive P8 Max

Today at the iconic Old Billingsgate Market in London, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu has introduced two new phones to be released in the coming months – the Huawei P8 and the P8 Max. Huawei P8 The P8 hardware continues the same elegant, luxurious design of previous P-series handsets, which started with the P1 in 2012 and continued[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 1:47 am on April 16, 2015
Watch the live stream of Huawei’s P8 launch right here

Watch the live stream of Huawei’s P8 launch right here

Huawei hasn’t made much of a secret of the fact that they’re about to launch their new P8 phone – or phones, if rumours are to be believed – in London today. Daniel is on the ground in London ready to report live from Huawei’s event, but in the meantime you can watch along with the rest of the planet[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:59 pm on April 15, 2015
Australian bought Sony Xperia Z3 Compact receives Android 5.0 Lollipop update
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Australian bought Sony Xperia Z3 Compact receives Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived for owners of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, although at this stage it appears to be limited to those who bought the handset outright from Sony Experience stores or the like. Former Ausdroid writer Michaela got in touch with us to let us know about the update, and was kind enough to take some screenshots[Read More…]

in News, OS Updates, Phones by at 9:03 pm on April 15, 2015
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE receive Android 5.1 Lollipop
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Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE receive Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.1 is making its way to more and more Nexus devices by way of factory images, with the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE now supported. Now, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done to your device’s firmware, you can restore back to a stock Lollipop image and get the best of what Google intended. The[Read More…]

in News, OS Updates by at 3:58 pm on April 15, 2015
Old Xperia Z? Lollipop could be coming to you very soon
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Old Xperia Z? Lollipop could be coming to you very soon

Like a lot of manufacturers, in the eyes of their paying customers Sony have been a little tardy in their delivery of Lollipop. It wasn’t until the middle of March that users were able to get Lollipop goodness on their Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet and Z2 phones with a similar time frame on the Z3 and Z3 Compact phones.[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, OS Updates by at 11:09 am on April 15, 2015
Google’s in-house carrier project details found in leaked app
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Google’s in-house carrier project details found in leaked app

Everyone knows that industry secrets are generally poorly kept, and eventually, one way or another, details leak out. There’s been a bit of speculation for a while now that Google was working on its own answer to the telcos, and with the release of an app designed for Google’s widely anticipated MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service found in an[Read More…]

in Carriers, Google Services, News by at 10:04 am on April 15, 2015
Chrome makes integration with other cloud service providers just that much easier
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Chrome makes integration with other cloud service providers just that much easier

A small but powerful feature has snuck into the latest Chrome Dev Channel update (v43.0.2357.3) which allows third party cloud service providers (like DropBox, OneDrive and others) to better integrate with ChromeOS. The Files app now sports a new ‘Add new services’ menu option, which opens a window like that shown above, allowing users to select from File System Providers[Read More…]

in Chrome OS, News, OS Updates by at 9:44 am on April 15, 2015
Samsung demonstrates 360-degree speakers, updates Multiroom Audio app to version 2.0
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Samsung demonstrates 360-degree speakers, updates Multiroom Audio app to version 2.0

Samsung hosted a launch event last night in Sydney for its 2015 SUHD TV range. While the TVs themselves aren’t very “Androidy”, the company also launched an update to its Multiroom Audio app and demonstrated its wild new 360-degree speaker. Multiroom Audio 2.0 When I looked at Samsung’s Multiroom Audio system last year, I enjoyed the hardware though I wasn’t[Read More…]

in Accessories, Apps, Manufacturer by at 9:42 am on April 15, 2015
Chrome 42 becomes stable, for Windows, Mac and Linux
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Chrome 42 becomes stable, for Windows, Mac and Linux

The latest version of Chrome has graduated from the beta channel to stable, and with version 42 it brings a new push API, as well as the usual fixes and enhancements. The new update is available for Windows, OS X and Linux users (for Android, we’re still at version 41 for now). The update will arrive on your computer without having[Read More…]

in Chrome OS, News by at 7:27 am on April 15, 2015
Play Store updated to 5.4.12 — changes unknown, but shiny!
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Play Store updated to 5.4.12 — changes unknown, but shiny!

Updates to the Play Store are not often particularly exciting, and this update is really much of the same. Play Store 5.4.12 has been spotted in the wild, and the always-enterprising folk of XDA have grabbed the APK and posted it to APK Mirror for everyone to take a look at. The short version is we don’t know what’s inside[Read More…]

in Google Play, News by at 7:16 am on April 15, 2015