ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor
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ZTE introduces the Blade S6, a 5-inch phone with an octa-core processor

ZTE has unveiled a new 5-inch mid-range device in its mass-market Blade series. The curiously-named Blade S6 (ahem) will be the company’s first Android 5.0 Lollipop device and the first device to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. The Blade S6’s other specs are pretty standard for recent Android devices – we’re looking at 2GB of ram, 16GB of storage,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 11:31 am on January 30, 2015
Google by the numbers – Q4 2014 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q4 2014 earnings report

It’s been three months since Google announced their last financial reports, so let’s gather round and see what’s been happening in the world of Google. Patrick Pichette, Chief Financial Officer for Google again led the call, which announced the results and they include a summary of the full year. So what were the details : Google’s “other revenues” segment grew[Read More…]

in News by at 11:22 am on January 30, 2015
Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone
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Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft has moved ahead with availability of Office for Android – at least on Tablets, announcing their Beta program which began in November is now over, with their Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps now available to all on Google Play. Office for Android offers free core editing functions for personal use, with premium features requiring a matching Office 365 subscription.[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:26 pm on January 29, 2015
Qantas and Samsung bring the Gear VR to First Class passengers
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Qantas and Samsung bring the Gear VR to First Class passengers

While your everyday Galaxy Note 4 customer can’t buy Samsung’s Gear VR headset at retailers, after Samsung delayed the Australia launch until sometime in early 2015; Qantas passengers flying first class from Sydney or Melbourne will be able to partake in an array of virtual tours and inflight blockbusters through the headset shortly. Qantas and Samsung will be running a[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer by at 1:54 pm on January 29, 2015
Is this the second generation Moto E?
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Is this the second generation Moto E?

Motorola appears to be prepping a second generation of its low-end Moto E handset, according to images obtained by Android Police. The biggest physical change over the original Moto E would seem to be the loss of the lower speaker grille / bumper, but there does seem to be a new hole for a microphone on the rear cover (I[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 10:43 am on January 29, 2015
Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?
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Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?

We’ve been covering the HTC One (M9) (aka Hima) leaks for a while now, and it seems that recently it may all have been a deliberate attempt by HTC to throw people off the scent. Rumours abound that HTC has actually taken a new design direction with the One (M9), and what you’re seeing above (albeit, not in the best[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 6:59 am on January 29, 2015
ChromeOS stable channel receives an update

ChromeOS stable channel receives an update

Google has announced via its blog that the Stable Channel for ChromeOS has been updated to Platform version: 6457.83.0 (40.0.2214.93) bringing along a few bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. Google has outlined the major features of the update in the blog announcing : The default wallpaper has been updated to Material Design Custom wallpapers are now synced across[Read More…]

in Chrome OS by at 3:01 pm on January 28, 2015
Happy un-birthday Lewis Carroll
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Happy un-birthday Lewis Carroll

The legendary author Lewis Carroll, responsible for the books adored by millions of children worldwide Alice in Wonderland, would today (in the USA) be celebrating his 183rd Birthday. To celebrate, Google have put together what appears to be every book, audio book, app and yes; movies as well that are available on the Google Play Store and put them into[Read More…]

in Bargains, Google Play by at 2:51 pm on January 28, 2015
Good Deals: Get the Telstra Huawei Y530 + $20 Google Play Gift Card for $99 or  the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini 3G for $49
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Good Deals: Get the Telstra Huawei Y530 + $20 Google Play Gift Card for $99 or the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini 3G for $49

This week’s Coles catalogue has a couple of Android specials available to purchase from today. The mobiles available are the Telstra prepaid Huawei Y530 that comes with a bonus $20 Google Play gift card and the Vodafone Prepaid Smart 4 Mini 3G that, according to the Vodafone website,comes with 3 Months Spotify Premium. The Spotify Premium subscription is worth $12[Read More…]

in Bargains, Phones by at 12:38 pm on January 28, 2015
Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play
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Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play

The long awaited LTE model of the HTC built Nexus 9 has finally hit Australian shores. While you’d think the tablet would be available on Google Play, it’s retailer JB Hifi who’ve done the work here and have brought the tablet to retail first. Ausdroid reader Jonathon saw the tablet at his Brisbane CBD store and let us know, and[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 12:24 pm on January 28, 2015