Sony Mobile's John Featherstone told an audience of Sydney journalists last week that Sony would 'bring the wow back' with the Xperia Z, after a string of less-than-inspiring mobile products over the last couple of years. "Everybody knows Sony, it's a brand people trust but we need to get the wow back," claims Featherstone. "I believe with Xperia Z using this simplistic type of design and ideology behind it, it really brings the wow back." These are bold claims by Sony, and Ausdroid has put the... Continue readingDid Sony bring back the wow, or miss the mark? Ausdroid finds out.
Slate 7 will indeed be released locally. We’re looking at a price a AUD$199, a slight increase over the USD$169 cost. Let’s see what retailers do with that price once it hits their shelves. It will come with a steel internal frame for rigidity in a choice of grey or red on the rear of the device and have identical specs and features to those we mentioned earlier. It’s encouraging to see HP starting to show interest in Google’s services. This is the second time they have dipped their... Continue readingWe have received word from HP that the
Telstra announced on their news account on twitter this morning, that if you pre-order the new LG Optimus G on Telstra between the 25th of February (Today) and 4th of March, you would go into the running to win a $25,000 F1 Experience pack at Melbourne's Grand Prix in March. So one of you lucky people who might or might not be reading this article and will be Pre-ordering the LG Optimus G from Telstra, will have the opportunity to win this fantastic package. https://twitter.com/Telstra_news/status/305872683273445376 Phone Specs. 4.7″ 1280×768 True HD IPS display with Zerogap Touch... Continue reading
back in January has today been made official. The 8" Tablet which features the same Wacom digitizer based S-Pen input of all the Note line will be released globally in Quarter 2 this year. Samsung describes the Note 8 as something that will 're-ignite the mid-size tablet category'. Whilst the spec list is pretty decent I wouldn't be calling it an insanely over-specced tablet. The Note 8 includes the ability to take phone calls on your tablet which is... Continue readingSure looks pretty, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which was unofficially announced by JK Shin the head of Samsung Mobile
This week was a big week for Glass, Google's reality-augmenting headwear project. Google released a video showing off the UI and how you interact with the device on Thursday, they have now started accepting pre-order applications from 'creative individuals' in the United States, and our very own Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was given a demonstration of Glass. Given Google's recent device push into Australia with the Nexus line, and the fact that Googlers here in Australia have access to... Continue reading
Google Developers Google+ page that the date and time when registrations for Google IO 2013 will open. Tickets will go on-sale for $900USD on March 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM PDT - that's 1am March 14th Australian Eastern time for those playing at home - the three day event will be held at the Moscone Centre West in San Francisco. On the Google IO info page, Google has reminded people wanting to register for Google IO to have their Google Wallet and Google+ accounts up and active, both of which are a... Continue readingGoogle has just announced via the
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 for the Galaxy S III is still under internal testing by Samsung, but as is often the case, it has leaked it's way into the big wide world of the internet. Thanks to SamMobile, Android 4.2.1 has been made available to the public, even though the official release isn't expected until after Samsung have launched the Galaxy S IV. With a build date of 19th February, firmware I9300XXUFMB3 brings a number of enhancements sure to please Galaxy S III owners. Android 4.2.1 (JOP40D) New Android 4.2.1 Lockscreen and widgets Improved Ripple effect on Samsung... Continue reading