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Review: Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML
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Review: Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML

Asus is a name that nearly everyone knows, although very few know for sure how to pronounce it. For years they have made laptops that have been popular with the general population. They have made the hugely popular Nexus 7 tablets, as well as their own Memo tablets but have yet to make any successful forays into the smartphone market.[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 10:00 am on May 18, 2015
ZTE Optus Fit 4G Smart – Review
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ZTE Optus Fit 4G Smart – Review

ZTE has been in the Australian marketplace for a while now, albeit as a white label supplier for the three major telcos to offer their branded phones. But ZTE has been moving towards becoming known in Australia, and has begun building their with a renewed focus on becoming a household name alongside other Android OEM’s like Samsung, HTC and Sony..[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on May 18, 2015
Android Wear watches receive basic Google Play Music browsing

Android Wear watches receive basic Google Play Music browsing

Android 5.1.1 for Android Wear is slowly making its way to our wrists, but at the time of writing, it’s only on your wrist if you’re the owner of an LG Watch Urbane of ASUS ZenWatch. If you’ve got it, you might like to take a look at the new version of Google Play Music that’s on your watch — it’s[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Google Play, News, OS Updates by at 8:51 am on May 18, 2015
Oppo R7 up for pre-order for US$483 ahead of May 20th launch

Oppo R7 up for pre-order for US$483 ahead of May 20th launch

One of Oppo’s new R series phones, set to be launched at an event in Beijing on the 20th of May has been put up for pre-order on a Chinese retailers website. The phone hasn’t officially been announced as yet, but JD.com has placed the phone up on their site for pre-order, releasing key information about the phone. The Oppo[Read More…]

in Other by at 7:30 am on May 18, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast Episode 136 – Nexus interrupted

Ausdroid Podcast Episode 136 – Nexus interrupted

Welcome to episode 136 of the Ausdroid podcast! A relatively quiet week on the Android front (in contrast to the launches of recent weeks, anyway) was punctuated by Dan ditching his Nexus 6. Scott also gave us his impressions of the LG Watch Urbane, and we ended the episode with a look at what we’d like to see happen at[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Podcast by at 10:09 pm on May 17, 2015
Motorola Australia updates website gearing up for local launch of the new Moto E
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Motorola Australia updates website gearing up for local launch of the new Moto E

Almost three months after it was launched, it appears that Motorola Australia are finally gearing up to launch their all new 4G LTE enabled version of the Moto E in Australia. The Motorola Australia website is now showing the new Moto E on their Australian website, offering promotional material, including features and specs. The new Moto E offers a slightly[Read More…]

in Phones by at 4:24 pm on May 17, 2015
Google bolstering support for vision impaired users in Chrome with new Chrome extension

Google bolstering support for vision impaired users in Chrome with new Chrome extension

Google has been making further inroads into improving accessibility for vision impaired users across their product range of late. Beginning last year with changes introduced in Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Google recently released two Chrome extensions which have furthered this and have now released another – High Contrast – to add to this list. Earlier this month, Google released their Animation[Read More…]

in Chrome Extension by at 2:49 pm on May 17, 2015
500GB NVIDIA Shield “Pro” Android TV Shows Up On Amazon – Could be Legit
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500GB NVIDIA Shield “Pro” Android TV Shows Up On Amazon – Could be Legit

After ‘accidentally’ revealing a variant of their Shield Console with a 500GB storage option last month, Nvidia quickly came out and advised that the model was purely for developer partners. It seems however that this may have been a bit of deceptive marketing – read: they lied – from Nvidia, with a listing appearing on Amazon for the console overnight.[Read More…]

in Android TV by at 12:02 pm on May 17, 2015
Australian Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive another OTA, still at Android 5.0.2
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Australian Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive another OTA, still at Android 5.0.2

It seems like it has only been a week since Samsung released an over-the-air (OTA) update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge … and that’s because it has been. Well, yesterday we received heads up that there’d been another update rolled out to un-branded Australian stock, and we have confirmed this last night on our review unit. The update[Read More…]

in News, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:06 am on May 17, 2015
Grab a free movie rental on Google with Chromecast offers – also on Nexus Player
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Grab a free movie rental on Google with Chromecast offers – also on Nexus Player

Google is at it again, offering Chromecast – and now Nexus Player – owners a free movie rental from Google Play Movies & TV courtesy of their Chromecast offers program. The offer is good to go now using the Chromecast app on your Android phone or tablet (Select your Chromecast > Settings > Check for offers) or on your PC[Read More…]

in Chromecast, Google Play by at 8:50 pm on May 16, 2015