Ausdroid News for 22 December 2014

Ausdroid app released onto the Play Store
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Ausdroid app released onto the Play Store

The time has finally come. I’m proud to announce that Ausdroid has pushed its Android app to the Play Store earlier today, and the public beta is now finished. Rather than continue to beta test an extensively tested and proven stable version of the app, we’ve decided to move to an open testing situation. You can now — without signing[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 5:23 pm on December 22, 2014
Asus Zenwatch now in stock through Expansys
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Asus Zenwatch now in stock through Expansys

While Asus Australia drags their feet on the launch of the Asus Zenwatch here in Australia, Expansys has today announced that they now have the Asus Zenwatch in stock and ready to ship. Priced at $319.99 + P&H, the watch isn’t cheap, but does sit in-line price wise with other higher-end style-centric watches like the Moto 360 and the LG[Read More…]

in Android Wear by at 5:07 pm on December 22, 2014
iHeartRadio app gets an material design makeover

iHeartRadio app gets an material design makeover

Australian Radio Network (ARN) has today begun pushing out an update for its iHeartRadio app on Google Play, bringing some material design along with improved search functions and simplified controls. ARN is boasting that the new iHeartRadio app offers users even more ways to discover and enjoy the music they love. The app basically allows users to listen all of[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 4:54 pm on December 22, 2014
Alldock Giveaway: Winner Announced
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Alldock Giveaway: Winner Announced

Congratulations to Sachin D who has won the Alldock charging station that we’re thrilled to be giving away thanks to Dittrich Design. In our mini review we asked you to “Make it clever, make it funny or make it a sob story… The choice is yours, but the best comment (as judged by the Ausdroid team) will win this great[Read More…]

in Competitions and Giveaways, Manufacturer, News by at 4:46 pm on December 22, 2014
Google announces Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in coming weeks

Google announces Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in coming weeks

After announcing Android One back at Google I/O this year, Google, in partnership with Karbonn, Spice and Micromax, finally launched their handsets in India back in September. At the time, Google announced a slew of other markets that they would target in the coming months, as well as new partners. Now they’ve announced that Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka will[Read More…]

in Android One by at 3:58 pm on December 22, 2014
LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses
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LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses

The LG G3 is still sitting at the top of the pile for one the best smartphones this year. It’s a great handset with some truly class leading hardware and LG has done a pretty great job with the software, now LG has teamed up with retailers around Australia to tempt you into buying a handset in time for Christmas.[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:21 am on December 22, 2014
Tile can now track your things on Android
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Tile can now track your things on Android

Tile, one of the more popular “item trackers” to launch from a Kickstarter campaign in recent years, has announced that its tracking app is finally available on Android. Tile’s item tracker is a small square tag with a hole to attach it to a keychain. Its form factor is probably one of the better ones we’ve seen in this class,[Read More…]

in Accessories, Apps by at 9:57 am on December 22, 2014
Review: Sony Smartband Talk (SWR30)

Review: Sony Smartband Talk (SWR30)

Sony have seen wearables as a market for a while now with the releases of their Smartwatch and Smartwatch 2. This year they have not only released a Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear but also a couple of fitband style devices, the first being a basic monitor, the Sony Smartband SWR10 and more recently the Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30. With[Read More…]

in News by at 8:43 am on December 22, 2014
Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks
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Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks

‘Ok Google…’ it’s something that you either love or hate on your Android phone, but now it’s coming to ChromeOS, with Always-On voice search popping up in the Dev-Channel. ChromeOS advocate François Beaufort has announced the new addition on Google+ over the weekend, advising the feature is now available in the Dev-Channel if you enable the correct flag, and have[Read More…]

in Chrome OS by at 8:37 am on December 22, 2014
Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off
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Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

When Android 5.0 was announced in Mid-October, HTC was quick to announce that the high-end HTC One series models would receive the udpate to Lollipop within 90 days. That day is approaching fast, and we’ve seen screenshots of HTC Sense 6 before, but now notorious HTC hacker llabtoofer has posted some more. The screenshots are based off a newer build[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:13 am on December 22, 2014