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Google testing Android 4.4.3

Google testing Android 4.4.3

We have already seen rumours about Android 4.4.3 and some of the possible changes that are coming with that version of Android and now it appears that Google have started the internal testing process. Android Police have mentioned that this particular build has started rolling out to a small number of Google employees outside of the core Android team and[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on April 11, 2014 0 comments Rumours
Octa-Core ‘Odin’ chip from LG apparently entering mass production

Octa-Core ‘Odin’ chip from LG apparently entering mass production

There’s a lot of manufacturers making CPU’s for their phones these days, they’re variable in their successes, but LG seems to think there is a market there and have been rumoured to be working on their own CPU’s and reportedly have an Octa-Core CPU codenamed ‘Odin’ about to enter mass production. The processor will be manufactured using the 28nm manufactuing[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on April 11, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer
Galaxy S5 torn down in time for Australian launch

Galaxy S5 torn down in time for Australian launch

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 arriving in-store in Australia today, the team at iFixit has torn the phone apart to see what makes it tick. The good news is, getting the back of is easy, but from there it apparently gets a lot harder, with iFixit advising that the Display will need to be removed from the phone to replace[Read More…]

by 7:49 am on April 11, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Google steps up security with on-device Malware scanning now active

Google steps up security with on-device Malware scanning now active

Google is very well aware of the information and a lot of the time mis-information that floats around with regards to the security of Android. They have put measures in place over the years, from Bouncer, to the ability to Verify Apps when installed, but today they announced they’re going further by announcing the Verify Apps function will continue to[Read More…]

by 7:35 am on April 11, 2014 3 comments Uncategorised
Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

The launch of the Galaxy S5 is of course going to be a major event in the mobile phone sales calendar and tomorrow is the day Samsung fans have been waiting for. Retailers and carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S5 from tomorrow morning, but Vodafone is trying to get the jump on sales by opening selected stores early, with[Read More…]

by 8:52 pm on April 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung anti-theft, exclusive to US Cellular and Verizon

Samsung anti-theft, exclusive to US Cellular and Verizon

Samsung have introduced two new anti-theft features for the US Cellular and Verizon versions of their latest flagship the Galaxy S5. The features follow in a long line of security apps including Cerberus Anti-Theft and Google’s own Android Device Manager. Find my mobile touts the ability to locate a lost or stolen device or remotely lock it, rendering the device[Read More…]

by 4:17 pm on April 10, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Facebook to remove messaging from its app, forcing users to install Messenger

Facebook to remove messaging from its app, forcing users to install Messenger

While it’s only very small scale at this point in time, some Facebook users in Europe have begun receiving notifications that they’ll no longer be able to use in-app messaging. The only real alternative is to install the Facebook Messenger app to maintain that messaging capability with Facebook contacts. It’s another step for Facebook to show that they are pushing[Read More…]

by 4:16 pm on April 10, 2014 6 comments Apps, News
Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Last month we saw Sony starting to roll out the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update to the unbranded Xperia Z1, and now it looks as though the carriers are finishing their testing and are starting to roll out the updated version to their customers. According to their respective update blogs, Optus and Telstra customers should start to see the update now[Read More…]

by 4:13 pm on April 10, 2014 5 comments News, OS Update
OK Google, Where did I leave my car?

OK Google, Where did I leave my car?

In the slow march to add new features to Google Now, we’ve recently seen changes which will allow us to be reminded what bills are due and when. In an APK teardown published at Android Police, it looks as if we may have another function just around the corner — one to allow Google Now to remember where you parked[Read More…]

by 2:57 pm on April 10, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Welcome to episode 108 of the Ausdroid podcast! With special guest Phil Nickinson joining us this week, we had to work out the best way to address both Phils. I’m not sure we succeeded on that front. We took a look at this week’s Android TV rumours and picked Phil’s brain with a quick snog/marry/avoid roundtable on the Galaxy S5[Read More…]

by 1:04 pm on April 10, 2014 7 comments Camera, Chromebook, Podcast