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Nexus 9 Camera Samples and video hands-on show up

Nexus 9 Camera Samples and video hands-on show up

I`m moving to Vietnam. After we just saw the Nexus 9 and Keyboard Folio case in the wild thanks to a Vietnamese site, another has come forward to show off a video with Android Lollipop running on the HTC built tablet and provide camera samples as well. The video mainly focuses on showing off the hardware, but moves on to show the operator using the tablet to access the menu, various websites and apps. There are sneak peaks at parts of the tablet including an angle which shows that the camera on the tablet appears to have the same raised[Read More...]

by 11:13 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 and keyboard cover show up in the wild looking productive

Nexus 9 and keyboard cover show up in the wild looking productive

The HTC built Nexus 9 has been shown off in renders all day today, but a Vietnamese site has managed to get their hands on the tablet and the coveted folio keyboard case as well. The photos showed up on Vietnamese forum Techrum, where forum user tdiddy-2 posted a bunch of pictures of the tablet which show it off both in and out of the keyboard case. The keyboard folio case, which will act as a smart cover attaches to the rear of the Nexus 9 using magnets and seems to fit in there quite comfortably. Afixing the case to[Read More...]

by 10:47 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 6 will be water-resistant but no IP rating has been attached

Nexus 6 will be water-resistant but no IP rating has been attached

IP rated phones have been a coming thing in Android handset for a fair while. Sony has really championed the whole IP rated phone trend, leading into Tablets now and offering an IP 68 rating that essentially allows you to swim with your device for a long time. Motorola though has also been offering liquid protection on their phones since their Android Razr phones – and the newly announced Nexus 6 will be no different. On the Motorola website which lists the specs of the Nexus 6, Motorola lists ‘Yes’ for Water Resistant alongside the Qi charging that Google also[Read More...]

by 8:38 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Nexus 6 camera pictures surface

Nexus 6 camera pictures surface

When it comes to Nexus phones we are used to receiving camera’s that are sub-par when compared to those from other manufacturers. This year Motorola have included a 13MP IMX 214 image sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, OIS, ring flash with dual LEDs and HDR+. It sounds great on paper but we are waiting to see real world pictures before we make a decision on the competency of the camera. A tester of the device, Duan Dao has shared via his Google+ page some images of not only the device next to an iPhone 6+ but pictures that he took[Read More...]

by 7:46 PM on October 16, 2014 3 comments News
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders and User Manual are live on the Samsung website

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders and User Manual are live on the Samsung website

It’s hard today to remember that other phones are also being released around this time, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is definitely one handset of note (Hah). Pre-sales went up for at least three of the carriers yesterday, and today Samsung has advised their Australian site is also open for pre-orders. Samsung are offering the Black, White and Gold coloured variants of the Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910G) for $949, with Visa, Mastercard or Paypal payment options available through the checkout. Samsung has advised that handsets will ship out on their newly updated release date of the 5th of November.[Read More...]

by 7:46 PM on October 16, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google Translate now available as a Chrome Extension

Google Translate now available as a Chrome Extension

Google Translate is widely used around the world, looking at news sites for breaking stories or for communicating with people who don’t necessarily have a clear understanding of your first language (I know my German, Dutch, Italian and Yittish are all rusty non existent). The announcement via Twitter that there is now a Chrome extension available makes the service even easier to use than it has been in the past. Google announces new Google Translate Chrome extension w/ inline translation support http://t.co/iqW859AM4V — 9to5Google (@9to5Google) October 15, 2014 The use of this extension is as basic as either clicking the “Translate[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on October 16, 2014 0 comments Chrome Extension, Google Services, News
Which Australian carriers will offer the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Which Australian carriers will offer the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

We’ve been doing the legwork today talking to manufacturers, carriers and retailers trying to find out Australian launch information for Google’s shiny new Nexus devices. Earlier this afternoon we received an official statement from Motorola. It’s time to find out what our carriers make of Google’s Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. With Motorola behind the new Nexus 6, and their preference for going straight to retail with their devices, we’re not expecting to see Australian carriers range the Nexus 6. We didn’t expect to see the Nexus 5 either though, and Telstra did surprise us in 2013. HTC on the[Read More...]

by 5:38 PM on October 16, 2014 17 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Tablets
New Messaging app in Android Lollipop is not a Hangouts replacement

New Messaging app in Android Lollipop is not a Hangouts replacement

With Android 5.0 now out in the wild, there’s finally high-resolution shots of the new Android Lollipop interface. We’ve seen an initial build via the Android L developer previews, but there’s a fair bit of buzz about something not included in those builds but present front and centre in the dock on the new Android home screen: the Messaging app. Since Google began allowing their all-in-one messaging app Hangouts to handle SMS, there’s been a lot of chatter about the default SMS app being removed. This chatter was confused somewhat by the appearance of this new message app in screenshots[Read More...]

by 5:34 PM on October 16, 2014 10 comments OS Update
Motorola Australia advises Nexus 6 will be coming to retailers in Australia

Motorola Australia advises Nexus 6 will be coming to retailers in Australia

The launch of the Nexus 6 this morning has left us with some questions, mainly to do with pricing and availability. We know the phone will go up for pre-order in the US on Google Play in late October, but what about Australia? We approached Motorola Australia to find out. Motorola Australia has re-affirmed all the great new hardware in the Nexus 6 and has shared the following statement regarding Nexus 6 availability in Australia. Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order through the Google Play Store in late October. There are two colours to choose from – Midnight Blue[Read More...]

by 3:03 PM on October 16, 2014 24 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Lollipop for all the Nexuses

Lollipop for all the Nexuses

This morning the newsfeeds are out of control with news about Android version Lollipop along with some new Nexus devices. Missing was any mention at all of the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 circa 2012, and the long forgotten Nexus 10. Many assumed that support for them was dropped just as it was for the Galaxy Nexus when KitKat was released. At the time Google stated that the Galaxy Nexus fell outside their 18 month support window. Turned out that it was dropped due to the lack of support from Texas Instruments (the manufacturer of the SOC inside the Galaxy[Read More...]

by 11:47 AM on October 16, 2014 9 comments News
Humble Bundle Mobile 9 updates with two fresh new games.

Humble Bundle Mobile 9 updates with two fresh new games.

The Humble Bundle Mobile 9 went live last week offering a heap of great games for a bargain price. This morning, they’ve added two new games to the list to continue that momentum, the good news is if you paid above the average you’ll get them added to your list. The games added this morning are So Long, Oregon! and Mountain, joining Leo’s Fortune, Out There and First Strike as premium games available if you pay above the average price, which stands at US$3.33 at this stage. If that’s a little rich for your blood, then you can always pay[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on October 16, 2014 0 comments News
Motorola Solutions to announce a ruggedised Android Mobile Computer later this month

Motorola Solutions to announce a ruggedised Android Mobile Computer later this month

The oft-forgotten arm of Motorola: Motorola Solutions, which split from Motorola Mobility in 2011 and concentrates on servicing the government and enterprise market, has begun teasing a new Android device, which they’re set to unveil on October 21st. Described on their website as the Motorola Solutions’ New Mobile Computer, the phone is set to be launched by keynote speaker Ryan Estis and members of the Motorola leadership team at a web event you can sign up to attend on the site. Attendees are invited to learn ‘how our latest mobile computer is the smart way to build more flexible and[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer
PendoPhone 4G now available through the Pendo & Dodo Websites

PendoPhone 4G now available through the Pendo & Dodo Websites

Pendo, better known for their cheap tablets which are available through various retailers and telco’s such as Dodo, have entered the Australian smartphone market with their very own PendoPhone 4.7″ with 4G. The PendoPhone 4.7″ with 4G isn’t going to wow with high end specs but is instead aiming for the mid range budget conscious consumer, does offer some decent specs. The full list of specs include: 4.7″ IPS Display (720 x 1280) Dual Core 1.2GHz processor 1GB RAM 4GB Storage (2GB left for user memory), expandable to 32GB 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing Android 4.2 Radios: 2G: 850/900/1800/1900[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on October 16, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones