Oppo launches their first Australian TV commercial with the R7 from Optus

Oppo launches their first Australian TV commercial with the R7 from Optus

Oppo’s launch of the R7 handset with Optus is a pretty big deal for the manufacturer, marking their first Australian carrier partnership since they launched in September last year. The Oppo R7 is available from Optus stores and online and their first TV commercial is about to hit the airwaves. The Oppo R7 isn’t going to compete with the top[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 4:20 pm on August 18, 2015
Optus pre-orders for Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live
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Optus pre-orders for Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live

The launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 is in full swing, with the opening of pre-orders for both phones now live on the Optus website. Optus is carrying both the 32GB version of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ but unfortunately hasn’t listed the 64GB version of the S6 Edge+. The only colour[Read More…]

in Carriers, Phones by at 4:12 pm on August 18, 2015
Mystery LG smartwatch spotted going through the FCC
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Mystery LG smartwatch spotted going through the FCC

Whilst sifting recent FCC filings we have come across an interesting device that has just made its way through the FCC – the USA regulator for testing electronic and communications equipment – certification process. The LG-VC200 is a CDMA Smartwatch intended for use on the Verizon CDMA network in the USA. The device as pictured above measures 56 mm by[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch by at 12:26 pm on August 18, 2015
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are coming to Australia on September 4
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are coming to Australia on September 4

Samsung Australia has today announced Australian availability and pricing information for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, only days after the launch in New York. The handsets are both continuations of previous models, the Note 5 obviously the latest in the line of Stylus driven devices that Samsung pioneered back in 2011 with the original Note. The S6[Read More…]

in Other by at 11:03 am on August 18, 2015
Your Photo Spheres will now get more exposure in Google Maps

Your Photo Spheres will now get more exposure in Google Maps

Google has today announced some more features for Maps, with some interesting new updates surrounding your contributions to the Maps platform. The announcement lists three main focuses for the update, which has to do with your published photo spheres and the Views profile, which was taken offline as part of a broader update to the Maps platform and features. The[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 9:18 am on August 18, 2015
Google Hangouts gets its own home on the web
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Google Hangouts gets its own home on the web

In another post on Google Plus this morning, and hot off the heels of another recent Hangout related announcement,  Googler Jordanna Chord announced that the Hangouts team “were launching another way to use Google Hangouts”. In addition to the Hangouts interface for mobile, tablets, Chrome and within Google + you can now access Hangouts from its very own web page[Read More…]

in Other by at 8:33 am on August 18, 2015
Check out the making of the Android Marshmallow statue with Nat and Lo

Check out the making of the Android Marshmallow statue with Nat and Lo

So, what goes into making an Android sculpture for Google? Well, Nat and Lo are going to tell you in their latest episode of their YouTube series, the duo go behind the scenes at Themendous the company behind the magic of the Android statues. The video is about 6 minutes long and goes through such things as how the Android[Read More…]

in Other by at 8:01 am on August 18, 2015
Android M Developer preview 3 released by Google – introduces version 6.0 SDK
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Android M Developer preview 3 released by Google – introduces version 6.0 SDK

After announcing the big news of the name of the next version of Android, the Google developers have released the third developer preview for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The biggest updates to the Dev Preview is the update to the version number which previously said ‘M’, but now lists 6.0. The Dev preview ‘What’s[Read More…]

in Android Development by at 6:48 am on August 18, 2015
Project Ara to launch in the US in 2016
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Project Ara to launch in the US in 2016

The social media team behind Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara has found the keys to the Twitter account again this morning, updating with a few tidbits that confirm that Puerto Rico is no longer the launch market for the phone. Previously Google had advised that Project Ara, which allows users to create their own phone by snapping magnetic modules made[Read More…]

in Phones by at 6:36 am on August 18, 2015
M is for Marshmallow
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M is for Marshmallow

The next version of Android, Android 6.0 has been officially announced by Google today as Marshmallow. The announcement came along with the final developer preview for Marshmallow as well as an update to the official SDK for Android Developers. You can be sure that we will be installing the new Developer preview and checking out any new or exciting changes we[Read More…]

in Other by at 6:17 am on August 18, 2015