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Oneplus sales figures revealed

Oneplus sales figures revealed

Since the Oneplus was release there has been hype about the device. People literally paying for invites, others waiting for weeks and months; hoping… that their number will be called next. Then the floodgates were opened, for an hour at a time to allow people to preorder the Oneplus and a second opportunity to do so is fast approaching on[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 9, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News
Grab some free Google Play Books content with your new Nexus 9 – also Gravity in Google Play Movies & TV

Grab some free Google Play Books content with your new Nexus 9 – also Gravity in Google Play Movies & TV

Ever since Google slipped a copy of Ice Age into Google Play Movies & TV when people purchased the original Nexus 7, it’s been a bit of a bonus to open your new Nexus device and find new content waiting. This year with the Nexus 9 it’s free Books. Owners of the Nexus 9 are reporting that upon opening the[Read More…]

by 7:51 am on November 9, 2014 7 comments News
Charging Dock for Samsung Gear Live now on Google Play Store but like most hardware at the moment, you can’t order it

Charging Dock for Samsung Gear Live now on Google Play Store but like most hardware at the moment, you can’t order it

It’s been a good few days for new hardware being added to the Australian Google Play store – but the vast majority of it is at this stage, not available for order. You can now add the spare Charging Dock for the Samsung Gear Live to the list, with a place-holder page now live. The dock shows up as a[Read More…]

by 9:58 pm on November 8, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Android Wear
Motorola Moto X (2014) now on The Good Guys website, confirms late November launch time frame

Motorola Moto X (2014) now on The Good Guys website, confirms late November launch time frame

The delayed launch of the Moto X in Australia is being further confirmed by the launch of the Moto X Gen 2 pre-order page on The Good Guys website tonight. Just as the Moto X Gen 2 page on the Harvey Norman website is advising a late November launch for the phone, so to are The Good Guys. The Moto[Read More…]

by 9:39 pm on November 8, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola prematurely posts information about Lollipop update for Moto X (2014), quickly pulls page

Motorola prematurely posts information about Lollipop update for Moto X (2014), quickly pulls page

Motorola has been on something of a hot streak with updates for their phones, bringing new meaning to the word Timely, at least when it comes to delivering software (Let’s not talk about delivering hardware). So it’s no surprise that Motorola is looking like they will be first to deliver the Android 5.0 update to their phones, with the Moto[Read More…]

by 5:46 pm on November 8, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Kogan adds the Nexus 6 to their range, undercutting Google Play by $10 – stock leaving warehouse by November 28th

Kogan adds the Nexus 6 to their range, undercutting Google Play by $10 – stock leaving warehouse by November 28th

Getting a Nexus 6 this year has proved almost as frustrating as purchasing a Nexus 4. Local retail or online availability for the Nexus 6 hasn’t been announced yet, with Google simply telling us the phone will go up for pre-order in November. Yatango for their part have accepted pre-orders but are unable to tell us when it will ship.[Read More…]

by 2:39 pm on November 8, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Phones
How to: Root a Nexus 9

How to: Root a Nexus 9

You receive a brand new Nexus device in the mail and once you have made sure it all functions as it should, there are no dead pixels and nothing falling off it what is the first thing you should do? That’s right obtain root access. In the past it was extremely simple to root a Nexus device that when all[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on November 8, 2014 7 comments
Nexus 9 proprietary binaries not required for AOSP builds

Nexus 9 proprietary binaries not required for AOSP builds

Back in August of 2013 lead developer and maintainer for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Quéru (JBQ), quit his job in a protest against what he saw as a futile exercise in maintaining an open source project in a world of lawyers and proprietary software. At the time Qualcomm were not releasing the binaries for their Nexus device (Nexus 7 2013) making[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 8, 2014 0 comments News
Galaxy S4 shown off running an early build of Lollipop, with new TouchWiz UI

Galaxy S4 shown off running an early build of Lollipop, with new TouchWiz UI

We know that Samsung is working on Lollipop builds for the Galaxy S5 having seen video of a working build previously, but this time around it’s the Galaxy S4’s turn. Samsung’s previous flagship S series phone, the Galaxy S4, is also in line to receive the update to Android Lollipop, falling under the theoretical 18-month window that most OEMs provide[Read More…]

by 9:59 pm on November 7, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Have a bad WiFi connection and still want to Chromecast? Nexus Player supports Ethernet via USB-OTG

Have a bad WiFi connection and still want to Chromecast? Nexus Player supports Ethernet via USB-OTG

One of the drawbacks to Chromecast is that it relies on a steady Wi-Fi connection, something that not everyone has. The good news is that according to people who’ve received the Nexus Player in the US today, is that the unit supports wired Ethernet connections via a USB OTG adapter. The Nexus Player, as well as being able to play[Read More…]

by 9:32 pm on November 7, 2014 6 comments Android TV