Motorola Moto X now available on JB Hifi website for $499

The Moto X, the phone that we've heard about non-stop for the last eight months from tech sites in the US is finally here. Announced for the Australian market two weeks ago starting at $549, the phone has finally reached a retailer - JB Hifi and it's dropped $50 in price since the announcement being advertised at $499. The phone is available on the JB Hifi website in Black or White. As we originally said at the time, there's no Moto Maker option to customise the phone at this time unfortunately. JB Hifi is pushing... Continue reading

LG G Flex now available from Optus

The G Flex is one of the most intriguing products available from LG at the moment, with a 6", flexible, curved display it's got that 'certain something' that people around you will instantly want to check out when you pull your phone out. Previously only available outright through Harvey Norman, it's now available exclusively from Optus. The plans for the LG G Flex start at $35, with a $24.75 handset repayment (minimum Total Cost is $1,434.00 over 24 months), which includes 500MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time, as well as unlimited SMS and MMS in Australia. Or... Continue reading

Get a first look at Cyanognen Mod on the upcoming OnePlus ‘One’

The OnePlus debut phone, the 'One' is coming together slowly, with the company slowly releasing information and specs in dribs and drabs over the last few months. The latest piece of the ongoing puzzle that's come out in the leadup to the April 23rd launch is in the form of an unofficial leak to Engadget which shows off the CyanogenMod software. Firstly, the OnePlus CyanogenMod software variant will be called - 'CyanogenMod 11S'. This variant of CyanogenMod will be based on Android 4.4.2, although a rumoured Android 4.4.3 update apparently coming soon, will be great test of how... Continue reading

Offtopic: A sincere thank you from Phil

Aside from my love of the OS this post is completely unrelated to Android. I wanted to take a few minutes to post a huge thank you to all of the readers, media relations, PR staff, Ausdroid Team members and suppliers who have taken the time over the last 15 months to make contact and send their best wishes during what has been a harrowing journey for my family and I. For those of you who have been following our journey it's been up and down since my son Alex was diagnosed with a Cancerous Brain Tumour on the 3rd... Continue reading

Chromebook 2 listed on Samsung’s Canadian website

Earlier this month, we saw Samsung announce the Chromebook 2, a rather nice-looking Exynos-based system available in 11.6 and 13.3-inch variants. The catch? The launch was for the US market, and it's still not actually available there yet. Today we've seen a detailed product page for the Chromebook 2 added to Samsung's Canadian website, so we're expecting it'll make its way there soon, although the dealer locator seems to indicate that there aren't any stores currently stocking the device. A closer look Now that there's a full product listing, we've been able to glean some additional information from the... Continue reading

Google April Fools Pranks – 2014

Google are the kings of April Fools Day, they often deliver a multitude of pranks starting in our time-zone and continuing on into their own. As there's usually a few, we'll be adding them into this article as we find them - and encourage you to update the comments with any good ones you find (with screenshots) so we can add them as well. First Up: Google Maps now lets you find and catch wild Pokémon. Google has kicked off April Fools day in Japan, with Pokemon - Gotta catch 'em all!! The feature is live now in Google Maps on... Continue reading

Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

In the first of what is sure to be many competitions centred around the latest generation of flagship phones, Telstra is offering you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S5. All you have to do to enter is take a selfie showing Telstra your new phone feeling - in whatever form that may take - and upload it to social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) with the associated hashtag on Twitter, tagging the @Telstra accounts. You've got until April 14. It's really not much to ask to get people to post a selfie of themselves looking excited for the... Continue reading

Nokia X – now in-stock at Mobicity

Nokia's Android powered phone has made its first appearance for sale in Australia, with Mobicity advising that the Nokia X Dual-SIM is now available for sale and is in-stock for immediate shipment. The phone is available to purchase in four colours - Black, White, Red and of course Green - for $169.95 + Delivery. There's no sign of the Cyan or Yellow colour options that the Nokia X reportedly comes in, in other markets, with Mobicity advising there's no news on these colour options. EDIT: Looks like the Green and Red are $10 more expensive than Black or White at $179.95each... Continue reading

Virgin Mobile Australia kicks off the April Fools Day madness with a new product

Hold onto your hat folks, the next two days will be rough. Tomorrow marks the beginning of April Fools day, which is traditionally a pretty busy time for a number of companies who like to join the madness by announcing some weird products - but never forget GMail was announced on April 1st. Virgin Mobile Australia has kicked off early announcing that their latest product will be available from tomorrow Virgin Rice®. Rice has definitely almost attained the status of a mobile phone accessory. Rice's ability to act as a dessicant to soak up moisture in a phone/tablet/electronic device that... Continue reading

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they've un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that'd be you lot), they'd release the update anyway. The update will begin rolling out to Vodafone Galaxy Nexus users from April 8 - only a week away now. This is obviously great news for users who are still snuggling up to... Continue reading

New Android gaming console, Equiso Play, launches on Kickstarter

Ouya kicked off the Android-based game console space in 2012 with their Tegra 3-powered disappointment factory, and since that time a number of other entrants, including NVidia and Mad Catz, have tried to compete for a slice of a market that frankly, I'm not sure exists. That's not stopping Equiso from throwing themselves into the ring though with their two consoles that have just shown up on Kickstarter. The Equiso Play is the base model and features Android 4.4 running on the following hardware: 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex A9 r-4 CPU 8-core Mali 450 GPU, clocked at 600MHz 2 USB... Continue reading

Project Ara is hiring

Most of you would by now have heard about Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone project that Google acquired as part of the Motorola purchase. Well the project is continuing to move forward with a series of developer conferences in 2014 as previously reported and now they have advertised a couple of positions, a Developer Liaison and a Summer Intern. The Developer Liaison position will involve working with prospective developers to create new modules for Project Ara while the Summer Intern position will assist with Alpha and Beta testing on both Hardware and Software. The skill set listed... Continue reading

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large 'Powered by Android' logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that this latest addition to the boot-up screen was the result of a meeting between Google and leading Android manufacturers. However, it now seems this is part of a much larger plan currently playing out. According to an email confirmed... Continue reading