Magnector Pogo plug now available outside ebay – expanding to Galaxy S4 soon

You may remember the Nexus 10 Magnector Pogo Plug cable that popped up on eBay last year, unfortunately since then the availability has been spotty with auctions popping up only sporadically making it difficult to actually get a hold of the cable. Daehan Special Metal co. Ltd, the company who actually designed and manufactures the cable has now begun sales through their own website pogocable.com as well as now selling directly through ebay Australia Priced at $19.99 plus delivery the cable is quite well priced especially for a company who have been working with Samsung for an extended... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 065 – 24/04/2013

This week's podcast was dominated - and displaced by a day - by the biggest flagship device launches of 2013. We published our review of the HTC One (spoiler, it's awesome!) and went through some of the details we know about the looming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Featuring: Jason Murray, Phil Tann and Scott Plowman, with Graham Bae. Topics: HTC One Review Galaxy S 4 Australian Launch Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS - Subscribe to the podcast through your favourite RSS aggregator. iTunes - Subscribe to the... Continue reading

Rumour: Key Lime Pie delayed

Rumour or genuine bad news? Only time will tell right now but according to Gadgetronica, their inside sources have revealed that Google may be looking to delay Key Lime Pie by as much as 4 months. The reasoning behind this is simple, reduce the forking in the market and allow the OEM manufacturers to catch up. Recently it was reported that Android 4.1 and 4.2 were gaining traction in the marketplace with 16.5% of the Android active users now on Jellybean. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as at the March figures commanded a respectable 28.6%... Continue reading

Swype Finally Comes to Play

I remember it fondly.  It was 2010 and I was sitting in a seminar when I received an email from a friend regarding the innovative keyboard, Swype.  At this time Swype was installed on phones by manufacturers (Samsung Galaxy S was one of the first) but was unavailable to purchase or use by those not using these phones. Swype were finally opening its doors to the public in the form of a public beta.  Within 2 minutes I was signed up to said beta program.  I started using Swype and like many others fell in love with it.  Problem... Continue reading

Smackdown: HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (Vote Now!)

Given that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is about to hit the market, and the HTC One is already attracting a lot of attention, we want to know which phone will make it as the must-have for 2013 so far. We've reviewed the HTC One (you can read the review here, we thought it was great) but not yet the Galaxy S4, as we've not yet got a review unit, but we will soon. However, there's plenty known about each phone, and in our experience, the decision made on purchasing one over the other is not made... Continue reading

HTC One — Review

It's crunch time for HTC. After a disastrous 2011 in which they released a boatload of devices that were pretty much the same phone but a bit less dodgy, they decided to focus on one 'hero device' that would carry their brand. That device was the HTC One X, and to HTC's credit it was actually a very good phone - better, some would say, than the Galaxy S3. Unfortunately for HTC though, a combination of a tarnished brand image from the previous year, an underwhelming marketing campaign and HTC's baffling decision to then muddy their own waters with the... Continue reading

Win the ultimate gadget for your HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone!

To celebrate the Australian launch of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 this month, Gadgets4Geeks is giving Ausdroid readers the chance to win an awesome gadget for either smartphone. Prizes include mountable car kits, stunning desktop docks, colour cases and screen protectors. For your chance to WIN, simply register your details here, and tell us which of the two smartphones (HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4) is your favourite and why. There are three prize pools, and ten winners in total. 1st prize - 2 x winners - each will have the choice of either car kit. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Telstra

Now that we have the launch availability from Vodafone, Optus, and Virgin, it's time for Telstra to join the party, and this morning, they have. Telstra customers can purchase GALAXY S4 on the $80 Every Day Connect Plan with a $7 handset repayment per month (after using an included MRO Bonus) with $800 worth of standard national calls and MMS plus unlimited text messaging to standard Australian numbers and 1.5GB of data for use in Australia. Min cost over 24 months is... Continue reading

Falcon Pro updated with full offline mode

Falcon Pro has had it's fair share of issues and success in the past and today Joaquim Vergès has updated the app with full offline support, giving users the option to pre-download pictures, video thumbnails and article images for later offline reading. This could come in handy if you fall behind on your Twitter news and want to catch up on all the news while you're on that business trip from Adelaide to Sydney (or any other reason you may not have internet access). The update also includes the ability to open Play Store links, some more translations as well as... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Australian Launch — Event Wrap

For Samsung, tonight's Galaxy S 4 launch event seemed as much a show of force as it was a smartphone launch. While its competitors seem to like to hold device launches at the Museum of Contemporary Art, there's a certain statement made by launching at the Opera House. It's the Sydney Opera House. It's world-famous. Samsung has climbed the ranks of launch event spectacles in the last few years, and they've just launched what's sure to be one of the world's most popular smartphones in front of one of the world's most recognisable icons. If there's one thing we've come to... Continue reading

Xperia Z gains official AOSP support from Sony

If you've purchased a Sony Xperia Z and you're quite happy with it, then you may just be in for another pleasant surprise. The Sony Xperia Blog has just announced that just like the Xperia S last year, AOSP is now available for the Xperia Z on Sony’s GitHub. According to Marcus Hansson, Senior Community Manager at Sony mobile, Developer Relations, the move is to allow Sony to keep the platform open and to allow commits to AOSP to be checked. The project will also allow greater collaboration with Google and Qualcomm as well. The Sony Mobile Blog... Continue reading

Where to buy the Galaxy S4 outright

Now that the Australian launch has been and gone it's time to evaluate your options for purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 outright or on a plan. Samsung has announced that they will have it available in their Samsung experience stores for outright purchase for $899 from tomorrow and in carrier stores around the country from the 27th of April, but is that the best deal? Looking around at the various importers it appears that you can actually save a fair amount. Store : Mobicity dMAVO Kogan Harvey Norman Colour Available Black or White Unspecified Black Unspecified Memory 16GB 16GB 16GB 16GB with bonus 32GB MicroSD Card Price $829 (i9505 model) $700exGST $799 $819 Shipping $19 $15exGST $19 Free in-store... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories now showing on Samsung Australia website

One of the best parts of finding a great phone is then checking the accessories you can find to complement your new purchase and Samsung has realised this, announcing 11 accessories for the Galaxy S4 at the global launch in New York back in March. The Samsung Australia is now listing a selection of accessories for the Galaxy S4 in their accessories site. So far on the site are the : Samsung GALAXY S 4 Protective Cover + Help protect your Samsung GALAXY S 4 from knocks and bumps with this hard plastic rear cover with rubber surround Available in... Continue reading