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Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

After the factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012) Wifi leaked last night, and Google announced that Lollipop was on the way this morning, it appears that the Nexus Factory Images page is seeing some updating right now, with Android 5.0 Factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and Nexus 10 joining the[Read More…]

by 8:21 am on November 13, 2014 12 comments Android Development, OS Update
Google announces YouTube based Music Key streaming service but it won’t be available in Australia – yet

Google announces YouTube based Music Key streaming service but it won’t be available in Australia – yet

Google has seen a fair amount of success with their Google Play Music All Access service. With over 30 Million songs available to stream paired with a locker that allows you to upload 20,000 tracks of your own, what’s not to like? Well, there’s no videos is there? Google is aiming to remedy this defecit by introducing Music Key Beta[Read More…]

by 8:05 am on November 13, 2014 1 comment News
New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

Google has overnight, launched its new Messenger app, seen in the new Lollipop update, onto Google Play for anyone running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above to download to their device. The new app, handles SMS and MMS duties only for those who aren’t quite into the move to Hangouts as the default, all-in-one messaging client. Moving forward it appears[Read More…]

by 7:45 am on November 13, 2014 7 comments Apps
Motorola officially announces Lollipop updates for Moto X and Moto G

Motorola officially announces Lollipop updates for Moto X and Moto G

After releasing the soak test for Lollipop on the Moto X and Moto G on the weekend to selected users. Motorola has today officially announced their Lollipop update will begin rolling out for selected versions of the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola has selected the Moto X (2nd Gen.) “Pure Edition”, Moto G (2nd Gen.) US GSM and Moto[Read More…]

by 7:40 am on November 13, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google advises Android Lollipop is coming

Google advises Android Lollipop is coming

With rumours circulating that Android Lollipop updates will begin today, Google themselves have just announced that Lollipop is on the way for Nexus devices. US Carrier Sprint first tipped the news this morning, and in a tweet from the Android Twitter account, Google has advised that the rollout has started : #AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 13, 2014 1 comment OS Update
Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

According to rumour around the Android World, the Over The Air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will begin today. It’s not a definite, but at this stage with Google silent, as usual on the matter of OTA updates, we’ll take any spark of ‘official’ news we can get. Carriers are generally the gatekeeper for updates, even Nexus updates, and usually[Read More…]

by 7:03 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
LG bringing Burgundy Red and Moon Violet G3 colour variants to Australia

LG bringing Burgundy Red and Moon Violet G3 colour variants to Australia

When LG launched the G3 back in the May, we had a feeling it would be special, something that was confirmed when we reviewed the phone a little earlier this year. At launch, LG announced the phone would come in five different colours: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red. Unfortunately, we only got the Metallic[Read More…]

by 10:06 pm on November 12, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Grab Lollipop for your 2012 Nexus 7 now

Grab Lollipop for your 2012 Nexus 7 now

Sick of seeing your mates with their new devices with Lollipop on, or seeing their developer previews on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 etc while your ageing Nexus 7 (2012) is still chugging along with Kitkat? Despair no longer, Android Police have posted a couple of links for downloading what appears to be a final build of Lollipop for the 2012[Read More…]

by 9:41 pm on November 12, 2014 9 comments News
LG G Watch R — Review

LG G Watch R — Review

We first heard rumours that LG would bring a round Android Wear watch back in August, when the Moto 360‘s release date was still unknown. We already heard from a reader who imported a unit, but still couldn’t wait to get a proper review unit of our own. The mercifully short waiting game ended last week with the Australian release[Read More…]

by 6:14 pm on November 12, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, News, Reviews, Smartwatch
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