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Nexus 6 comes to ThinkOfUs – shipping 32GB and 64GB US version this month.

Nexus 6 comes to ThinkOfUs – shipping 32GB and 64GB US version this month.

The Nexus 6 is still not available in Australia, despite assurances from Motorola that the phone would arrive in November, with pre-sales on Google Play in October. The phone is available for pre-order from third party suppliers in Australia, although at least one is advising shipping has been delayed till January. A new contender has shown up, claiming they have[Read More…]

by 8:14 pm on December 1, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
The OnePlus saga rolls on – touchscreens, refurbished units and the India divide

The OnePlus saga rolls on – touchscreens, refurbished units and the India divide

OnePlus has been involved in more than their fair share of controversy in their short lifespan, and we thought it was time to check in on some of the recent developments surrounding the company. The good news? After a disastrous first attempt at running a pre-order system for the OnePlus One, the company finally managed to open up pre-orders successfully[Read More…]

by 2:12 pm on December 1, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Win a Nexus Player and Controller in our raffle

Win a Nexus Player and Controller in our raffle

Well, Android TV is well and truly out in the wild now, with Google kicking off the hardware with the Nexus Player. While they’ve obviously decided on a slow rollout when it comes to international sales, we’ve gotten our hands on a couple and while Phil has one for review, I’ve decided to donate one to the Ausdroid Community Foundation[Read More…]

by 8:00 pm on November 30, 2014 2 comments
Aldi selling the Onix 10.1 Tablet & Onix 4″ smartphone this coming Wednesday 3 December

Aldi selling the Onix 10.1 Tablet & Onix 4″ smartphone this coming Wednesday 3 December

The tech specials are starting to gear up for Christmas and Aldi is looking to capture the budget conscious consumer looking for a bargain this Christmas. The Onix 10.1 Tablet & Onix 4″ smartphone have previously been offered by Aldi earlier this year and just in case you have forgotten here is Specs for each device. Onix 10.1 Tablet There[Read More…]

by 9:51 am on November 30, 2014 13 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Nexus Player: Unboxing, Setup and initial thoughts

Nexus Player: Unboxing, Setup and initial thoughts

After the Nexus Player went on-sale earlier this month, and we managed to get a hold of one. Though I’ve only had very limited time with the device so far, I wanted to share the unboxing, setup and some impressions of the device. I was rather excited when I got the box at work, unfortunately I was also rather busy[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 30, 2014 34 comments Android TV, Manufacturer, News
PSA: Google has stuffed the link for the G Watch R but you can still buy it

PSA: Google has stuffed the link for the G Watch R but you can still buy it

The G Watch R finally arrived on Google Play earlier this month after much waiting, its $349 price tag has been beaten by local online retailers at least once, but it’s still priced pretty well for what it offers. The problem with the LG G Watch R on Google Play at the moment is the link isn’t currently working, but[Read More…]

by 1:49 pm on November 29, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Google Play
Grab a Cyber Saturday bargain on a Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red for $89

Grab a Cyber Saturday bargain on a Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red for $89

With Black Friday going on in the US, Australian retailer Dick Smith Electronics is getting in on the frenzy and enticing shoppers with some ‘Cyber Saturday’ deals. Dick Smith is offering up the original Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red for just $89, with options for in-store pickup or delivered for an additional $5.95. The Pebble is exclusive to Dick[Read More…]

by 10:54 am on November 29, 2014 2 comments Smartwatch
HTC is apparently improving the button design on newer builds of the Nexus 9

HTC is apparently improving the button design on newer builds of the Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 has really only just started arriving in customers hands, but in the few weeks since they started shipping, the tablet has received some criticism from owners over the hard to press buttons. But it looks like HTC has addressed these confirms and newly shipped devices are beginning to roll out with the improvements. A user on reddit[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on November 29, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer
Grab some Black Friday deals from Amazon – like $50 off the Nexus 9

Grab some Black Friday deals from Amazon – like $50 off the Nexus 9

Black Friday is here, well it is in the US, so that means bargains in the US. There’s many a deal to be had if you want to sift through their website, which has its own landing page. Highlights from the Amazon sale include $50 off the Nexus 9, Chromecast dropped to just US$23.99 or an Asus Chromebox for just[Read More…]

by 9:20 pm on November 28, 2014 1 comment ChromeBox, Tablets
OnePlus is now selling the One without an invite and has discounted accessories for Black Friday

OnePlus is now selling the One without an invite and has discounted accessories for Black Friday

Black Friday hasn’t quite made it to Australia, though we can benefit from the US based sales which offer discounts on leading electronics. While OnePlus aren’t offering a discount on their flagship phone the One, they are offering you the chance to purchase it without an invite. You can grab a 16GB White model or 64GB Sandstone model without an[Read More…]

by 9:01 pm on November 28, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones