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Samsung begins pushing Android 4.4 out to Galaxy S4 handsets
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Samsung begins pushing Android 4.4 out to Galaxy S4 handsets

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is no longer the flagship phone for Samsung, but the phone still sold in massive numbers and we’ve been expecting Android 4.4 for the handset for a while, now Samsung has begun pushing the Android 4.4 update out for the Galaxy S4. We’ve been advised by a reader that their Optus GT-i9507 model is now receiving[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 9:03 pm on October 7, 2014
Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff
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Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff

It looks like Sony has been busy in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. New benchmarks have surfaced via AnTuTu of a device dubbed the Xperia Z3X, and theĀ specs are rather beastly. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, Sony have managed to shoehorn a 6.2″ screen with QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution and a gargantuan 4GB of RAM into this rumoured successor to the[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Rumours by at 8:27 pm on October 7, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge available NOW from Yatango – below Australian RRP
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge available NOW from Yatango – below Australian RRP

Yatango Shopping has announced that both of Samsung‘s new Note products – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are now available for sale. If you’re waiting for the Australian release of these products, you might want to pay attention. Yatango’s products are compatible with Australian 3G and 4G networks (although as pointed out in the comments they are[Read More…]

in Bargains, News by at 3:45 pm on October 7, 2014
HP 10 Plus 10″ Tablet launches for under $300
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HP 10 Plus 10″ Tablet launches for under $300

HP has made a bit of a reputation for themselves here, and around the world for releasing products with little, to no fanfare. Earlier this year their latest Chromebook update began selling in JB Hifi with no announcement, and now the HP 10 Plus, a 10″ Android Tablet has cropped up at JB Hifi as well. The tablet is selling[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 8:00 am on October 7, 2014
ZTE Blade Vec 3G now available from JB HiFi for $249
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ZTE Blade Vec 3G now available from JB HiFi for $249

It seems ZTE is beginning to add more of their own smartphones to the market, with the latest being the Blade Vec 3G popping up on JB HiFi’s website for $249. The ZTE Blade Vec 3G offers some decent specs for a mid range phablet, although at only 5″ what defines a phablet these days? The price is pretty decent,[Read More…]

in Bargains, Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:30 am on October 7, 2014
Nexus 9 continues its world tour – drops by the NCC in Taiwan
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Nexus 9 continues its world tour – drops by the NCC in Taiwan

The Nexus 9 is beginning to break out everywhere, first off this week dropping by the FCC, before appearing in the flesh as it were last night when @upleaks showed the above picture of the tablet. The Nexus 9 has been confirmed by name by the National Communications Commission in Taiwan as it vied for certification from the governing body.[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 7:00 am on October 7, 2014
Motorola Nexus X “Shamu” shows up on Geekbench offering decent Multi-Core benchmarks
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Motorola Nexus X “Shamu” shows up on Geekbench offering decent Multi-Core benchmarks

Nexus 6. Nexus X. Shamu. They’re the key words we’re looking for at the moment regarding Google’s next phone launch and you take what information you see regarding them generally with a grain of salt. This time a device claiming to be the Nexus X “Shamu” has been benchmarked on Geekbench and if it is the next Nexus phone, it[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 6:11 am on October 7, 2014
Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Welcome to episode 123 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we had a special appearance by Matt Booth to tell us all about his shiny new Moto 360 and get us jealous. Jason was having none of that though, having decided that Sony‘s new Smartwatch 3 would soon be his next Android Wear device, but a battle royale with Dan[Read More…]

in News, Podcast by at 9:33 pm on October 6, 2014
Nexus 9 not so shy anymore
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Nexus 9 not so shy anymore

There has been so much talk recently about the leaks of the Nexus 6 that you may be excused for letting slip to the back of your mind the Nexus 9 tablet. The Nexus 9 has had it’s own share of rumours, that it will be manufactured by HTC, that it will appear in mid October and then just the[Read More…]

in News by at 6:39 pm on October 6, 2014
Samsung’s power sharing cable launches for $19.99
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Samsung’s power sharing cable launches for $19.99

We’ve all been caught short before — there’s nothing worse than being on the go with a flat gadget, and it’s made all the worse if you’ve got something else nearby that’s got full battery, but you can’t share it. Right? Wrong. Samsung wants you to be able to charge your devices from its mobile and tablet devices, and has[Read More…]

in Apps, Manufacturer, News by at 6:37 am on October 6, 2014