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Samsung Galaxy S5 beginning to receive Android 5.0 update…in Poland

Samsung Galaxy S5 beginning to receive Android 5.0 update…in Poland

It seems that living in Poland is a great idea if you own an Android phone from a major OEM, with Samsung joining LG in pushing out their Android 5.0 update to owners of the the Galaxy S5 there. Build G900FXXU1BNL2 is now hitting the SM-G900F model of the Galaxy S5, but other models are sure to see it soon[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on December 4, 2014 3 comments OS Update
Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

After switching on their 4G+ network in Melbourne last month, Vodafone has today announced that customers in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast can now experience the new network in their area. Over 1000 4G+ sites across NSW and Queensland have now been activated, with more sites to be switched on before Christmas. This expansion of 4G services is part[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on December 4, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Since Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices, many users have been regularly checking for a system update – many Australians, to no avail. Telstra users are reporting that the update is being blocked, even on phones that were not sold by the carrier. The issue is affecting Nexus 4 and Nexus[Read More…]

by and 11:39 am on December 4, 2014 108 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Bluetooth SIG releases updated spec for Bluetooth 4.2 – faster, smarter, and more secure

Bluetooth SIG releases updated spec for Bluetooth 4.2 – faster, smarter, and more secure

Since the implementation of Bluetooth 4.0 Low-Energy (BLE) in Android 4.3, the technology has been used in a variety of different form factors. Google has just begun implementing Bluetooth 4.1 in Android 5.0, and the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have hardware support for the spec, but now the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the updates spec for[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on December 4, 2014 0 comments Other
OTA updates for Android 5.0.1 begin rolling out

OTA updates for Android 5.0.1 begin rolling out

After releasing the code for Android 5.0.1 to AOSP yesterday and following up with updated factory images, Google has begun rolling out Over The Air (OTA) updates to their Nexus phones and tablets. So far only the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and Nexus 10 OTA links have been captured, but we’re sure to see the rest in short order. We’ll[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 4, 2014 20 comments OS Update
Google releases ‘Device Assist’ app for devices running Lollipop – not available in Australia

Google releases ‘Device Assist’ app for devices running Lollipop – not available in Australia

Google has today released a new app, which is aimed at offering tips, tricks and troubleshooting help to anyone running a Nexus, Google Play Edition or Android One device, with Android 5.0, Lollipop on-board. The new app offers a number of card based tips, and the ability to detect issues on the phone for which it can automatically suggest ways[Read More…]

by 10:51 am on December 4, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google looking to build child-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube and more

Google looking to build child-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube and more

Google is in the process of making ‘Child-friendly’ versions of a number of applications, that are already in popular use for users of all ages, including YouTube, Chrome and more. In an interview with USA Today, Vice President, Engineering at Google, Pavni Diwanji has told them that the amount of staff at Google having kids, has moved the company towards[Read More…]

by 10:26 am on December 4, 2014 0 comments Apps, Chrome
Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik responds to OnePlus statements

Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik responds to OnePlus statements

Just on two days ago we published a piece on the continuing OnePlus saga, referencing what we termed “The Cyanogen Love Triangle” regarding Cyanogen Inc’s exclusivity deal with Micromax in India and how it affected OnePlus. India was not originally on the list of release countries for the OnePlus One, and was only added in recent weeks as the company[Read More…]

by 10:22 am on December 4, 2014 5 comments News
How To: Setup the Nexus Player with custom DNS and side-load apps

How To: Setup the Nexus Player with custom DNS and side-load apps

The Nexus Player has begun arriving on Australian shores through a variety of different means, so it’s time to look at how we can ‘Australianify’ it. The Nexus Player is of course a Chromecast receiver, but can run apps in its own right, so people have naturally begun trying to access the US-Based Netflix service on the player. The fix[Read More…]

by 3:25 pm on December 3, 2014 4 comments
Android 5.0.1 factory images are up for Nexus 9, 2013 Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 – more devices coming?

Android 5.0.1 factory images are up for Nexus 9, 2013 Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 – more devices coming?

We heard rumours last week that there was a maintenance release on its way for Lollipop, and now it’s here. Google has just unleashed Android 5.0.1 on the world (or at least, selected Nexus devices) by way of factory image updates for its Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 tablets. The new build number appears to be LRX22C.[Read More…]

by 2:18 pm on December 3, 2014 22 comments Android Wear, OS Update, Smartwatch