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Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

So if you’re the modding type, then you’ll be into Nexus devices. You’ll probably also have heard of, and may have a passing interest in, CyanogenMod, which is one of the first (and still one of the better) custom ROMs available for a wide variety of Android handsets. Until now, if you wanted CyanogenMod on the Nexus 6 from Motorola,[Read More…]

by 2:56 pm on January 9, 2015 0 comments Modding, News
Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

One of the best things about a Nexus device is the ability to build a fully functional ROM from the AOSP. Usually it is fully functional. This time Motorola have included some software into the shipped ROM that allows for the phone to be able to listen for the OK Google hotword(s) to start a Google search with the screen[Read More…]

by 9:03 am on January 9, 2015 0 comments Modding, News
64GB Nexus 6 not due at retailers till at least next month

64GB Nexus 6 not due at retailers till at least next month

The long, drawn out launch of the Nexus 6 in Australia continues, with a source today advising Ausdroid that the 64GB version of the Motorola built Nexus 6 isn’t due to arrive in Australia until at least next month. This morning we saw a short flurry of activity on Google Play when the 64GB version apparently appeared for sale. We’ve[Read More…]

by 6:27 pm on January 8, 2015 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola could be releasing a stainless steel band for Moto 360 in Australia soon

Motorola could be releasing a stainless steel band for Moto 360 in Australia soon

This afternoon, spotted on the wrist of one Jason Murray, was a Moto 360, with something you probably haven’t seen on a Moto 360 just yet; a stainless steel wrist band! When Motorola’s first Android Wear device the Moto 360 launched in Australia late in 2014, the option available was a leather band, and while it was (and is) quite[Read More…]

by 5:51 pm on January 8, 2015 3 comments Android Wear, News
Spotify users are up in arms over lack of Chromecast support

Spotify users are up in arms over lack of Chromecast support

Spotify was probably the first big streaming / subscription music service that captured the interest of the general population, unlike some more niche services that came before it. With its cross-platform apps and significant library, at a fairly competitive price, users were understandably drawn to the service, and Spotify has doubtlessly done well from its popularity. When Chromecast came along,[Read More…]

by 5:25 pm on January 8, 2015 18 comments Chromecast, Opinion
Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

Announced at the Intel Developer forum last September, the Dell Venue 8 7000 was touted as the thinnest in the world and at 6mm thin, it’s hard to argue. The tablet has been released in the US, appearing at US retailer Best Buy, where it’s selling for US$399, but it’s about to appear down-under as soon as this month. While[Read More…]

by 2:35 pm on January 8, 2015 9 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
BBM announce Android Wear compatibility

BBM announce Android Wear compatibility

Remember BBM? The other, other, other, other messaging app that most people (outside of Indonesia where Blackberry is apparently still huge) installed out of curiosity then fairly promptly un-installed and haven’t looked at since? Blackberry has announced today that they’ll soon be incorporating Android Wear support into their Android app. The app will have a fair bit of functionality too,[Read More…]

by 2:01 pm on January 8, 2015 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, Manufacturer
HTC announces a new entry level Desire smartphone, the Desire 320

HTC announces a new entry level Desire smartphone, the Desire 320

A little over a year ago, HTC announced the entry level Desire 310 and it seems they’re continuing the 300 line, announcing the Desire 320 at CES overnight. From viewing specs alone, it’s easy to see that the Desire 320 is purely an entry level device. So rather than specs, the price-point will be the key with this phone on[Read More…]

by 1:54 pm on January 8, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Android Auto: Panasonic joins the list of manufacturers

Android Auto: Panasonic joins the list of manufacturers

CES 2015 has shown itself to be the year of Android Auto for manufacturers. We’ve already seen products that are Android Auto compatible from Parrot, Kenwood, Pioneer and Volkswagen. All with their own pros and cons from the relatively little information we’ve seen to date. Next to say me too is Panasonic with their effort which was on display at[Read More…]

by 1:45 pm on January 8, 2015 2 comments Android Auto, Manufacturer, News
HTC and Under Armour Join Forces For Connected Fitness

HTC and Under Armour Join Forces For Connected Fitness

In the fitness industry Under Armour are well known for producing top quality clothing. Expanding their reach recently they have launched a connected fitness network, UA Record, to rival the Nike fitness apps, and possibly Google Fit as well. UA Record brings together the data from different fitness wear devices from many different manufacturers. Today HTC and Under Armour have[Read More…]

by 1:35 pm on January 8, 2015 0 comments News