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Good Deal: Get a Moto G Gen 2 and Chromecast for $268 from The Good Guys

Good Deal: Get a Moto G Gen 2 and Chromecast for $268 from The Good Guys

If you’ve been thinking about picking up one of the Motorola Moto G Gen 2 handsets, then now is a pretty good time to duck into the Good Guys and grab one from The Good Guys. The latest catalogue which began yesterday is offering the phone with a bonus Chromecast for the decidedly low price of $268. The phone is a pretty well regarded handset with a nice large 5″ display, comfortable to hold form factor and front facing speaker, the phone is still one of the better buys price wise. Jason quite enjoyed using the Moto G Gen 2[Read More...]

by 4:09 PM on November 5, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, Deal, Manufacturer, Phones
Kogan launches 65″ 4K Agora Smart TV running Android

Kogan launches 65″ 4K Agora Smart TV running Android

Australian electrical importer and manufacturer Kogan has today announced a brand new TV in their Android powered Agora line. Kogan as usual has packed in feature after feature into the TV, including 3D support and a PVR for a price tag that you’d normally expect for a base range TV from a brand name manufacturer. It’s the price point that Kogan are pushing with their TV, and at $1599, you’re not going to do much better on a 4K TV. Kogan has shown off a comparison table of their TV against other TVs in the market place : Technical specs[Read More...]

by 2:40 PM on November 5, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, TV
Another Nexus image appears, this time for the ‘Fugu’ Nexus Player – Binaries available too

Another Nexus image appears, this time for the ‘Fugu’ Nexus Player – Binaries available too

Seems like Google is slowly but surely adding factory images for their Nexus devices, but starting with the newer devices first. Much to the dismay of current Nexus owners, after adding factory images for the Nexus 9 earlier today, Google has just updated the page, this time for their Android TV box, the Nexus Player – codenamed ‘Fugu’. The 423MB download is now available to download from the Google servers via the link below (or on the Nexus Factory Images page). Factory Images “fugu” for Nexus Player Version Download MD5 Checksum SHA-1 Checksum 5.0 (LRX21M) Link b5380180959cdf8b99a24339b4800b64 aeed3bef8331aba50c94c188ce3753d3ae9afd83 Unlike the[Read More...]

by 2:13 PM on November 5, 2014 3 comments Android Development, Android TV
ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

It’s been months since the ABC was announced as a launch partner for Google’s Chromecast dongle, but the update for the iview Android app to include Chromecast support is finally now available in Google Play. The iOS ABC iview app got updated all the way back in September, with the ABC promising the Android App would be updated ‘in the coming weeks’. The Android app has finally been updated as outlined in the ‘Whats New’ section of the Google Play app description: Beta support for Google Chromecast Curated content areas Bug fixes As above, the app also brings curated content[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on November 5, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Disney Movies Anywhere now linking to Google Play – get Wreck It Ralph as a bonus for connecting

Disney Movies Anywhere now linking to Google Play – get Wreck It Ralph as a bonus for connecting

Google and Disney have announced a new partnership which will allow you to link your movie streaming services cross-platform and in a first is actually really, cross-platform allowing you to watch your Disney Movies on iOS, Android or on the Disney Movies Anywhere site. All you need to do is link your accounts. The new deal allows you access to the over 400 Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies available in Disney’s KeyChest based digital streaming service. The new partnership allows you to link your Google Play account to your Disney Movies Anywhere account and movies purchased from there will now[Read More...]

by 12:50 PM on November 5, 2014 16 comments Apps, Google Play
Yatango drops pre-order price for the Nexus 6

Yatango drops pre-order price for the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 was always going to be expensive, but it’s a little bit cheaper today, that is if you were going to pre-order the phone from Yatango. Yatango have dropped the members price on both the 32GB and 64GB Nexus 6 pre-orders, with the 32GB dropping form $899.95 to $869.95, while the 64GB model gets the biggest cut, dropping from $949.95 to just $879.95$899.95 (See update below). Non-member pricing is still quite high as an incentive, with the 32GB priced at $1,004.95 and the 64GB priced at $1,014.95 – but remember for non-members you also have to pay for[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on November 5, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announced its partnership with music streaming service Spotify last month, and added some sweet deals for prepaid customers soon after. Today the carrier has revealed its plans for postpaid on-contract customers, with the announcement that new and upgrading customers on Red plans will receive a free Spotify Premium subscription, valued at AU$11.99 per month. If you’re a Spotify user and you’re ready to sign a new contract, this could be a good opportunity to save a few dollars on your monthly subscription. The exact offer differs according to your Red plan – $70 plan subscribers get 6 months free,[Read More...]

by 11:19 AM on November 5, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Deal, News, Phones
Officeworks now offering the HP 7″ Plus G2 for $149

Officeworks now offering the HP 7″ Plus G2 for $149

HP has made a bit of a reputation for themselves here, and around the world for releasing products with little, to no fanfare and this tradition continues with Officeworks offering the HP 7″ Plus G2 Android tablet for $149. The 7″ Plus G2 is the follow up from the 7″ Plus tablet which launched earlier this year. The original HP 7 Plus also launched at the $149 price point, before dropping it down to $99 clearance a few months later. The full list of specs for the HP 7″ Plus G2 include: 7″ IPS display (1280 x 720) 1.2 Ghz[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on November 5, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Sale, Tablets
Sony announces the Xperia C3, ‘the ultimate smartphone for selfies’ now availabile in Australia

Sony announces the Xperia C3, ‘the ultimate smartphone for selfies’ now availabile in Australia

Announced back in July, Sony Australia has finally released the Xperia C3 in Australia. Deemed the ‘ultimate smartphone for selfies’ the phone has a front-facing LED flash as well as a 5MP ‘Selfie Camera. The Xperia C3 is available from today in Sony Centres, Sony Kiosks, Sony Stores, Big W, Dick Smith, Telechoice and ‘other major retailers’ for $399. The White, Black and Mint coloured models are available, but Dick Smith appears to have picked up the exclusive on the Mint, while the White is available at Telechoice and Big W. The phone has fairly decent specs, with quite a[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on November 5, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google posts Nexus 9 Factory image – all others quiet

Google posts Nexus 9 Factory image – all others quiet

Those Nexus fans who have been constantly refreshing the Nexus Factory Images page since Google began pushing the Lollipop source code to AOSP yesterday, would have just seen movement on the page. Google has just posted the factory image for the Nexus 9. The image is for Android 5.0, Build LRX21L and weighs in at 805MB in size, so it’s by no means a lightweight image. The link to the full download you can find on the Factory Images page or down below. Factory Images “volantis” for Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) Version Download MD5 Checksum SHA-1 Checksum 5.0 (LRX21L) Link ea31888fc19f830a90796670a8864a5f[Read More...]

by 8:06 AM on November 5, 2014 2 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
LTE Nexus 9 for US stops by the FCC sparking hopes an international version is coming soon

LTE Nexus 9 for US stops by the FCC sparking hopes an international version is coming soon

When Google announced the Nexus 9, they advised that an LTE model would launch later this year. Now that the Wi-Fi model is officially on-sale, it seems that Google is making moves to get the LTE version certified and up for order soon, with a HTC tablet passing through the FCC overnight. The tablet is one of two LTE models which Google announced, a US model with LTE bands common in the US, and an international model which would carry LTE bands more common elsewhere. The tablet which passed through the FCC last night included a lot of LTE bands,[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on November 5, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Australian Nexus 9 orders now shipping

Australian Nexus 9 orders now shipping

The Nexus 9 could be sighted in the wild here in Australia by the end of the week, with many Ausdroid readers reporting this morning that they had received shipping confirmations for their tablets. The tablets are sold through Google Singapore, but the tablets themselves are shipping out of Hong Kong as we’ve seen previously. This time around, Google is using Shipping company Aramex according to the notification, which unfortunately puts an end to the neat trick of Whirlpool users who were tracking Fed-Ex planes carrying their orders. Customers who have received their shipping notifications this morning are seeing –[Read More...]

by 7:44 AM on November 5, 2014 10 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet are about to get an update – to Android 4.4.4. Sony has announced the update overnight, after announcing recently that the phone and tablet would receive Android 5.0 Lollipop at some stage next year. The 4.4.4 update includes a few new features, notably compatability for the PS4 Remote Play feature that Sony launched with their latest Xperia Z3 range of devices just last week. Sony has tweaked audio for the devices, offering support for hi-res audio for PCM and DSD files through the 3.5mm jack, this is on top of the USB Hi-Res[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on November 5, 2014 6 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones