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Offtopic: A sincere thank you from Phil

Offtopic: A sincere thank you from Phil

Aside from my love of the OS this post is completely unrelated to Android. I wanted to take a few minutes to post a huge thank you to all of the readers, media relations, PR staff, Ausdroid Team members and suppliers who have taken the time over the last 15 months to make contact and send their best wishes during[Read More…]

by 10:25 am on April 1, 2014 13 comments News, Other
Chromebook 2 listed on Samsung’s Canadian website

Chromebook 2 listed on Samsung’s Canadian website

Earlier this month, we saw Samsung announce the Chromebook 2, a rather nice-looking Exynos-based system available in 11.6 and 13.3-inch variants. The catch? The launch was for the US market, and it’s still not actually available there yet. Today we’ve seen a detailed product page for the Chromebook 2 added to Samsung’s Canadian website, so we’re expecting it’ll make its[Read More…]

by 10:01 am on April 1, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News
Google April Fools Pranks – 2014

Google April Fools Pranks – 2014

Google are the kings of April Fools Day, they often deliver a multitude of pranks starting in our time-zone and continuing on into their own. As there’s usually a few, we’ll be adding them into this article as we find them – and encourage you to update the comments with any good ones you find (with screenshots) so we can[Read More…]

by 9:31 am on April 1, 2014 8 comments Other
Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

In the first of what is sure to be many competitions centred around the latest generation of flagship phones, Telstra is offering you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S5. All you have to do to enter is take a selfie showing Telstra your new phone feeling – in whatever form that may take – and upload it to[Read More…]

by 9:05 am on April 1, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Competition, News
Nokia X – now in-stock at Mobicity

Nokia X – now in-stock at Mobicity

Nokia’s Android powered phone has made its first appearance for sale in Australia, with Mobicity advising that the Nokia X Dual-SIM is now available for sale and is in-stock for immediate shipment. The phone is available to purchase in four colours – Black, White, Red and of course Green – for $169.95 + Delivery. There’s no sign of the Cyan[Read More…]

by 8:57 am on April 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Virgin Mobile Australia kicks off the April Fools Day madness with a new product

Virgin Mobile Australia kicks off the April Fools Day madness with a new product

Hold onto your hat folks, the next two days will be rough. Tomorrow marks the beginning of April Fools day, which is traditionally a pretty busy time for a number of companies who like to join the madness by announcing some weird products – but never forget GMail was announced on April 1st. Virgin Mobile Australia has kicked off early[Read More…]

by 7:10 pm on March 31, 2014 2 comments Other
Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they’ve un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that’d be you lot),[Read More…]

by 5:19 pm on March 31, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
New Android gaming console, Equiso Play, launches on Kickstarter

New Android gaming console, Equiso Play, launches on Kickstarter

Ouya kicked off the Android-based game console space in 2012 with their Tegra 3-powered disappointment factory, and since that time a number of other entrants, including NVidia and Mad Catz, have tried to compete for a slice of a market that frankly, I’m not sure exists. That’s not stopping Equiso from throwing themselves into the ring though with their two[Read More…]

by 3:26 pm on March 31, 2014 4 comments News
Project Ara is hiring

Project Ara is hiring

Most of you would by now have heard about Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone project that Google acquired as part of the Motorola purchase. Well the project is continuing to move forward with a series of developer conferences in 2014 as previously reported and now they have advertised a couple of positions, a Developer Liaison and a Summer Intern.[Read More…]

by 3:25 pm on March 31, 2014 1 comment News
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets