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Aldi selling 3G capable 8″ Bauhn Android tablet from Wednesday 21st August

Aldi selling 3G capable 8″ Bauhn Android tablet from Wednesday 21st August

Aldi has just put up their latest Special Buysfor Wednesday 21st of August on their website; entitled ‘Stylish Gifts to Spoil Dad’, it coincides nicely with Fathers day, which is coming up on Sunday September 1st. The main focus of interest in this Fathers Day Special Buys is an 8″ Bauhn branded Android tablet which includes 3G connectivity and runs Android 4.1. Full Specs of the Bauhn HDC-08 : 8″ 1024 x 768 Ultra Bright Display 1.2GHz Dual-Core MTK8377 CPU 1GB RAM DDRIII 8GB on-board storage with 32GB on-board microSD card slot(up to 32GB) 5MP Rear Facing Camera with AF,[Read More...]

by 10:25 PM on August 15, 2013 15 comments Tablets
Sony Xperia Honami gets caught on camera, shows off its 20MP 4K camera

Sony Xperia Honami gets caught on camera, shows off its 20MP 4K camera

It looks like we may finally know what Sony have to announce at their IFA event in early September thanks to Chinese website, Digi-Wo. What we’re looking at is the Sony Xperia Honami which, amongst other things, features a 20MP rear camera that can shoot video in 4K. And while that may sound impressive, 4K quality on a mobile device is likely to be compressed beyond belief for storage purposes. Not much else is known about this particular device, however, rumours floating around the interwebs suggest a 3000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 800 CPU, 1080p display >5-inches. The camera[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on August 15, 2013 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
First full length Robert Downey Jr HTC Ad goes live

First full length Robert Downey Jr HTC Ad goes live

The full two minute long commercial from HTC featuring Robert Downey Jr has gone live, the ad which incorporates the first three videos we’ve seen so far continues on again giving various remixes of things HTC could possibly stand for. It’s quirky and a little over the top, but if you can get through Hipster Troll Carwash without at least a small grin appearing then you’re stronger than I. One thing that they’ve gotten into this full length commercial is an actual product, with the HTC One appearing at various stages throughout. We’ll wait and see what else is in[Read More...]

by 8:45 AM on August 15, 2013 9 comments Manufacturer
Acer device roadmap shows upcoming large screen Liquid branded phones

Acer device roadmap shows upcoming large screen Liquid branded phones

Go large or go home seems to be the motto for a number of the members of the Open Handset Alliance(OHA) and a leaked roadmap of future devices for Acer, seem to indicate that they also want to go large with 5.7″ and 5.98″ smartphones appearing in their future lineup. The devices, named the ‘Liquid S1′ and ‘Liquid S2′ in the leaked slides, appear alongside other lower end Liquid devices, but the two larger screen devices seem to be the standouts. While Acer has requested Computer Base remove the slide, it turns out you can never really remove something from[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on August 15, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung clamshell phone confirmed SCH-W789 ‘Hennessy’

Samsung clamshell phone confirmed SCH-W789 ‘Hennessy’

The rumoured Samsung clamshell device previously known as the Galaxy Folder , has been confirmed by Samsung themselves on their Chinese site with model number SCH-W789 and the name ‘Hennessy’. Sporting what can only be described as mid to low range specs, the design and look of the phone appears to be an attempt to capture the technophobic market who are wary of smartphones and much more comfortable with their ages and ailing candybar or clamshell phones. Samsung even state that the Hennessy is a stylish blend of old-school flip phones and modern touch phones. SCH-W789 ‘Hennessy’ Specs : External[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on August 15, 2013 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony prevents images leaks of their new phones in an interesting way

Sony prevents images leaks of their new phones in an interesting way

Some manufacturers leak information like a sieve does, but Sony seem to have retained more control over leaks than other manufacturers. Images of two new Sony phones, presumed to be the rumoured Honami, as well as the recently announced Xperia Z Ultra have surfaced in the last 24 hours thanks to some eagle-eyed members of the XDA Forums. The fascinating part of the leaks show off the measures that Sony have taken to protection their final product being captured by cameras. They hide them in hideously ugly cases which encase the actual device. The images have been removed from the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 15, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Cyanogenmod 10.2 Nightlies now available

Cyanogenmod 10.2 Nightlies now available

Possibly the most popular third party ROM, Cyanogenmod has again shown their competitors one of the reasons why they’re so popular. They’ve begun a rollout of CM10.2 nightly builds, beating many of the major players to the punch and giving users an early taste of Android 4.3. There’s a lot of information about the 10.2 nightlies on the Cyanogenmod homepage, but before you rush out and flash your phone, it’s very important to understand that the nightly or alpha builds; while stable, may have some bugs in the software and some functions may just be outright not working or broken.[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on August 15, 2013 2 comments News
Play store acknowledges and resolves package file invalid error when installing or updating apps

Play store acknowledges and resolves package file invalid error when installing or updating apps

The annoying “package file is invalid” error, which recently began appearing on devices for a large number of Android users has been marked as resolved by Google Play Support. First reported to Google Play on August 7, 2013, the Google Play team took less than a week to resolve it, finally marking the issue as resolved in the wee hours of this morning. The errors should now be fixed for all and sundry, however it’s always good to talk to as many people as possible to see if there are any remaining issues. So, Are you still seeing the ‘Package[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on August 15, 2013 5 comments Google Play, News
Having multi-touch issues on your new Nexus 7? You’re not alone

Having multi-touch issues on your new Nexus 7? You’re not alone

Recently there’s been reports of a couple of bugs in the newly released 2013 model of the Nexus 7. The first being a GPS bug that caused some inconsistent results and dropouts of GPS tracking and now there’s reports surfacing of the latest in the Nexus fleet having multitouch issuses. The issue has been captured on video and while it’s going to be a very annoying bug, it’s not something of critical reliance and seems to right itself after a couple of seconds. Early indications are that this is a software bug and not a hardware issue which is great[Read More...]

by 7:15 AM on August 15, 2013 5 comments News, Tablets
Tapatalk 4 – On Sale for Launch

Tapatalk 4 – On Sale for Launch

Last week we reported that the Tapatalk 4 Beta would progress to a release version this week and as expected it’s happened. The app has taken the best of Tapatalk, Tapatalk HD and combined it with their findings from the Beta project and released a new version for the Android faithful to enjoy. Better still is the on sale price for the next week while they celebrate the release 99cAU$1.09 certainly makes this one worth grabbing. The Ausdroid forums are just one of many thousands of forums around the globe that are hooked into this wonderful interface, so if you’re[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on August 15, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Google updates Search to provide more personal information from Google+, GMail and more

Google updates Search to provide more personal information from Google+, GMail and more

Google is updating their Search over the next couple of days to incorporate some very cool new functions into the mainstream search. Some of the functions have been present in Google Now but are now coming to the forefront of what is Googles most public feature – Search. The new features, which will initially only be available to U.S., English-speaking users, will show information from your Gmail, Google Calendar, Google+ or Google Drive and include results for : Flights: Ask Google β€œIs my flight on time?” to get info on your upcoming flights and live status on your current flights.[Read More...]

by 5:45 AM on August 15, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized
Report: Smartphones outsold Feature phones for the first time in Q2 2013

Report: Smartphones outsold Feature phones for the first time in Q2 2013

Gartner have just released a report comparing sales figures for mobile phones, the report shows that for the first time since their inception Smartphones actually outsold feature phones. Worldwide, mobile phone sales grew 3.6 percent year over year, totalling 435 million units sold in Second Quarter of 2013. 225 million of those units were Smartphones, showing that sales were up 46.5 percent from Q2, 2012 and 210 million units of those were feature phones, a decline of 21 percent over the same period. Samsung has retained their position as the top manufacturer in terms of unit sales, with Apple in[Read More...]

by 3:38 AM on August 15, 2013 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Other, Phones
Rumour: LG to create the Nexus 5

Rumour: LG to create the Nexus 5

It’s that time of year, we’ve seen the flagship phones from the larger Android manufacturers and it’s nearly a year since the last Nexus was released, so the rumour train for the next Nexus phone is in full swing. The most recent rumour was that Motorola was going to be releasing a Nexus phone in Q4 this year, but Chinese site MyDrivers is steering the conversation back towards last years Nexus phone manufacturer LG, as the source of the 2013 Nexus phone. Citing South Korean Media as the source of the news, they advise that LG will once again produce[Read More...]

by 2:59 AM on August 15, 2013 12 comments Phones, Rumours