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Intel and New Balance to launch their own Android Wear watch later this year

Intel and New Balance to launch their own Android Wear watch later this year

8:30 pm on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches
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Intel’s press events are generally quite fun, with a lot of aspirational technology announced, but they also announce new partnerships and upcoming products. The latest announced today is a partnership with sportswear maker New Balance, which will see a range of new products released over the coming years. The first out of the blocks will be an Android Wear watch[Read More…]

Samsung expands its Chromebook line as demand grows

Samsung expands its Chromebook line as demand grows

3:32 pm on January 6, 2016 in Chrome OS and Devices, News
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Not content with watches, fridges and crossover tablets, Samsung has also taken the wraps off a new Chromebook today, unveiling the Chromebook 3 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Like other Chromebooks before it, Samsung’s Chromebook 3 is designed for use on the road, weighing in at just 2.5 pounds, it’s comfortable to hold and use with improved grip. A[Read More…]

Sony The Latest To Announce Google Cast Speakers at CES

Sony The Latest To Announce Google Cast Speakers at CES

3:19 pm on January 6, 2016 in Android TV and Chromecast, News
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It now seems that everyone is doing it. Google must be over the moon for so many companies to be adopting their Google Cast technology into their wireless speakers. This morning we reported on Harmon Kardon announcing their new Omni+ range of wireless speakers, and now it is Sony’s turn. Sony is introducing new audio functionality to their speakers to[Read More…]

Harmon Kardon Announce Multi-Room Speakers With Google Cast Support

Harmon Kardon Announce Multi-Room Speakers With Google Cast Support

11:00 am on January 6, 2016 in Accessories, News

Here at Ausdroid we have covered and reviewed quite a few multi-room speaker setups, most with Google Cast support. All the big names are starting to throw their hats into the ring as the world becomes more connected. Now well known speaker company Harmon Kardon is having their turn. Over at CES, Harmon Kardon have announced their new multi-room audio range,[Read More…]

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Samsung unveils first Galaxy device that isn’t Android, in the Galaxy TabPro S 12″

Samsung unveils first Galaxy device that isn’t Android, in the Galaxy TabPro S 12″

10:21 am on January 6, 2016 in News, Tablets
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Until now, Samsung has reserved its Galaxy name for Android devices, but that ends today with the Korean giant unveiling the Galaxy TabPro S, shown above, a giant prosumer tablet powered by Windows 10. By integrating the most popular features of tablets and laptops, Samsung things its onto a winning formula, with a full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight[Read More…]

Samsung releases new Gear S2 range to greet the new year

Samsung releases new Gear S2 range to greet the new year

9:58 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, NFC
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Samsung claims leadership the wearable category, and while we somehow doubt the veracity of that claim, its Gear S2 range is certainly a contender. Though it isn’t Android Wear, Samsung’s Tizen platform has finally come of age, and as I discovered last year in my review of the Gear S2 (and Gear S2 Classic), these are remarkably enjoyable and usable watches. Plus[Read More…]

Android Distribution numbers for December are now live – Marshmallow still straining for 1% market share

Android Distribution numbers for December are now live – Marshmallow still straining for 1% market share

9:52 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Development
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It’s that time of the month again, Google has taken stock of all the devices hitting the Google Store and collated the Android version they’re using and supplied some nice data for developers to check. Google supplies this data to help developers choose what versions of Android to target, but really, it’s 4.0 upwards these days to get the best[Read More…]

Casio announce the first dual display Android Wear watch

Casio announce the first dual display Android Wear watch

9:46 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Traditional watch manufacturer Casio have announced their first Android Wear Smart Watch today, the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, yes that’s really its name. Incomprehensible name aside the Casio Outdoor, as I’m going to call it, has a trifecta of actual firsts: first Smartwatch for Casio, first ‘ruggedised’ Android Wear device and finally the first dual-display Android Wear device. Dual Display[Read More…]

Huawei announced a Gold coloured variant of the Nexus 6P, but you still can’t get it

Huawei announced a Gold coloured variant of the Nexus 6P, but you still can’t get it

9:33 am on January 6, 2016 in Phones
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When announced in September last year, the Nexus 6P Gold version was originally announced as an exclusive variant for Japanese carrier Softbank. Since the launch it appears it was a limited exclusive, with Huawei today announcing the phone is available to buy from the Google Store and Best Buy in the US – unfortunately the exclusivity remains with no option[Read More…]

Google Play App and Game Deal of the Week are now live with new deals

Google Play App and Game Deal of the Week are now live with new deals

9:24 am on January 6, 2016 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services

It’s Wednesday, so to get you over hump-day Google has some great new deals on an app and a game in their now weekly App and Game Deal of the Week sale which sees an app and a game dropped from its normal price to a measly 20c each. This week we have The Mindfulness app and a game from[Read More…]

Lastpass 4.0 has been released with new emergency feature, new look and feel

Lastpass 4.0 has been released with new emergency feature, new look and feel

9:16 am on January 6, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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Lastpass is one of the most popular cross-platform password managers out there, and today they’ve released version 4.0 of their service and associated apps. The team has been hard at work to improve the design and add new features, and the new emergency access feature is quite cool. The emergency access feature lets users designate trusted family or friends to[Read More…]

Huawei announces two new editions of its eponymous Watch; Watch Jewel and Watch Elegant

Huawei announces two new editions of its eponymous Watch; Watch Jewel and Watch Elegant

8:56 am on January 6, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Alongside this morning’s announcement of the Mate 8, Huawei today announced 2 new versions of its Watch – the Watch Jewel and Watch Elegant, courting the female market with elegant gold plated designs and Swarovski crystals. Both watches bring beautiful 316L cold forged stainless steel bodies with scratch resistant two later sapphire crystal coating their face. The Jewel adds Swarovski[Read More…]

Amaysim has acquired Vaya Mobile for $70M

Amaysim has acquired Vaya Mobile for $70M

8:38 am on January 6, 2016 in Carriers, News, Other News
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Mobile Virtual Network Operator Amaysim has announced that it has purchased fellow operator, Vaya Mobile, for $70 million in a deal which will help grow Australia’s fourth biggest mobile phone provider by 140,000 subscribers. This acquisition will take Amaysim to over 1 million subscribers to its service by 2019. Amaysim’s CEO Julian Ogrin says the deal will “significantly improve Amaysim’s milestone[Read More…]

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 announced with options for a stylus

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 announced with options for a stylus

8:04 am on January 6, 2016 in Tablets
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Huawei had their CES 2016 press announcement this morning and introduced a 10″ version of the Mediapad M2 8″ model that recently launched in Australia. The 10″ model follows the same design principals as the 8″ model, with a lovely aluminium alloy making up the full metal body which comes with a sandblasted finish to give it a nice texture[Read More…]

Huawei’s Mate 8 is coming to Australia in early 2016

Huawei’s Mate 8 is coming to Australia in early 2016

7:44 am on January 6, 2016 in Phones
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Huawei’s Mate 8 phone – already available in some markets – is going global in 2016, and Australia is on the launch list. The Mate 8 is the followup to 2014’s Mate 7 and flies the Premium flag for the Chinese manufacturer in a number of pretty stunning ways. The phone’s 6 inch screen is housed in a body with[Read More…]