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FirefoxOS toting ZTE Open C arrives in Australia
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FirefoxOS toting ZTE Open C arrives in Australia

It’s no real threat to Android at this stage, but another open-source, Linux based mobileOS has hit Australia, with ZTE launching their FirefoxOS running Open C handset in JB Hifi stores. The phone is the first of its kind to arrive in Australia, with Firefox still a very vague glimmer on anyone’s radar. The phone is now available for $99[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Other, Phones by at 11:17 am on October 4, 2014
Motorola Moto G (2014) now available from JB Hifi
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Motorola Moto G (2014) now available from JB Hifi

We’re pretty big on Moto right now, their low, medium and higher end phones are absolutely desirable by a large portion of the market judging from your feedback. It looks like you can now add JB Hifi to the list of retailers stocking the Moto G (2014) with stock reportedly arriving in stores now. The phone is priced to sell[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 10:54 am on October 4, 2014
Samsung slides the Galaxy Alpha and Gear Live into JB Hifi
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Samsung slides the Galaxy Alpha and Gear Live into JB Hifi

Samsung’s announced their new direction in design with the Galaxy Alpha, aiming at a premium metal chasis, paired with the distinctive Galaxy design stylings they’ve evolved since their introduction. Now the Galaxy Alpha is available from JB Hifi and it’s brought a friend along for the ride, with the Android Wear toting Gear Live smartwatch arriving as well. Although the[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer, Phones by at 10:43 am on October 4, 2014
Telstra adds the 3G only Tempo (T815) to their pre-paid range
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Telstra adds the 3G only Tempo (T815) to their pre-paid range

Telstra has been selling their branded handsets for a while now, and they’ve just added another to the range, introducing the ZTE built Telstra Tempo to their pre-paid lineup. The phone is far from what you’d call top of the line, but at $79 it’s what you would call a steal. The phone comes running a very up to date[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:07 am on October 4, 2014
Google rumoured to be looking at developing a WhatsApp style messaging system
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Google rumoured to be looking at developing a WhatsApp style messaging system

Remember when Google basically merged all their messaging clients – Google Talk, Drive Chat, etc – into one client called Hangouts? Well, according to a rumour, they might be looking into developing a new one, but based on the WhatsApp model, where a Google sign-in would not be required. The rumour which stems from the Economic Times of India, is[Read More…]

in Google Services, Rumours by at 8:38 am on October 4, 2014
Reader Poll: What screen size is perfect for you?
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Reader Poll: What screen size is perfect for you?

With the possibility of a decidedly phablet sized 5.9″ Nexus 6/X on the horizon, there’s been a LOT of talk about what screen size is perfect. This is obviously a subjective question, because everyone is different, but we thought we’d hit you up and take a poll of what phone screen size is the perfect size. For bonus points, if[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 8:17 am on October 4, 2014
Specs for the HTC Desire ‘Eye’ selfie phone apparently leaked

Specs for the HTC Desire ‘Eye’ selfie phone apparently leaked

The HTC ‘Double Exposure’ event on the 8th of October is rumoured to be to launching their GoPro style action camera the ReCamera, as well as a selfie style phone with, obviously an emphasis on the front-facing camera. Leaker @Upleaks, has apparently come across some of the features for the phone and released them on twitter last night. The phone[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 7:59 am on October 4, 2014
Cyanogen Inc. To Google: Thanks, But No Thanks
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Cyanogen Inc. To Google: Thanks, But No Thanks

Reports began to surface in AugustĀ of rumoured talks between Cyanogen Inc. and several big players in the tech world, including Microsoft, prompting speculation of a buyout. It turns out that Google was one of those players, but has been turned down by Cyanogen according to a report from The Information. Cyanogen is now reportedly entering discussions for a third roundĀ of[Read More…]

in News by at 9:41 pm on October 3, 2014
Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo
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Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo

The 2014 EB Expo is here, running from today until Sunday October 5 at the Sydney Showgrounds. Unsurprisingly, as we found last year, the show is heavily skewed towards the major consoles, but with area set up for independent games developers to showcase their wares. Sony Remote Play First of all, I checked out the Sony stand and found them[Read More…]

in Apps, Events by at 3:42 pm on October 3, 2014
Android TV Developer kit – the ADT-1 Unboxed
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Android TV Developer kit – the ADT-1 Unboxed

The battle for the living room is on. Google has been trying to get there for years now, beginning back in October of 2010, when they launched their first TV box, Google TV. They initially partnered with Logitech and Sony to launch set-top boxes. Almost immediately the platform met hurdles, with content creators blocking the apps and browsers from accessing[Read More…]

in Android TV, Other by at 11:18 am on October 3, 2014