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HTC makes the One Mini 2 official – no Duo Camera in sight

HTC makes the One Mini 2 official – no Duo Camera in sight

HTC has just announced the HTC One Mini 2 over in London and if you were after a high-end, but miniaturiesed version of the HTC One M8, you’re about to be disappointed. HTC has relased the scaled down version of the M8, and when scaling down size, they also down-scaled the specs. The One Mini 2 comes with a 4.5″[Read More…]

by 5:19 pm on May 15, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
HP Chromebook 11 G2 – First Impressions

HP Chromebook 11 G2 – First Impressions

We noted yesterday that HP appears to have released an as-yet-unannounced Chromebook 11 in Australia. Today, it appears that the new Chromebook is in fact called the “Chromebook 11 G2″ according to this listing on the HP website. We’ve also got a more detailed first impressions post from its new owner. Take it away, Lachlan: Since opening up this mystery[Read More…]

by 3:16 pm on May 15, 2014 1 comment Chromebook, ChromeOS, News
Turn an Oppo Find 7a into a OnePlus One … sort of

Turn an Oppo Find 7a into a OnePlus One … sort of

The OnePlus One appears to be a great phone at an amazing price, which has made it one of the most sought-after phones of the moment. Want one? There’s a couple of catches. Firstly, it’s not released to the public yet. Secondly, when it does become available, it will be invite-only for at least the first few weeks. Impatient? Good[Read More…]

by 2:54 pm on May 15, 2014 1 comment Modding, News
Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

Sony‘s new wrist-wearable fitness tracker SmartBand is now available locally from Telstra, Sony Online and Sony Centres / Kiosks with more retailers to follow soon The device RRP is $159, and Telstra users can get it on contract as an “Accessory Repayment Option” for $39 upfront + $5 / month over two years – which funnily enough, adds up to[Read More…]

by 1:53 pm on May 15, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Telstra blitz the field with a 450Mbps LTE network test

Telstra blitz the field with a 450Mbps LTE network test

Telstra has announced this morning that it has unleashed some of the fastest LTE network speeds seen, revealing that it has conducted a live network test achieving speeds up to 450Mbps. It managed to reach this speed on a mobile device using LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology across a combination of the 1800MHz and 2600MHz network bands. Telstra worked with[Read More…]

by 12:14 pm on May 15, 2014 4 comments Carriers, News
Glass back on sale to everyone, for good.

Glass back on sale to everyone, for good.

Google Glass has, until recently, been a bit like the proverbial hen’s teeth; ephemeral, hard to get, and expensive. With a recent opening of the doors, everyone was able to get Glass for just one day, but that quickly ended. It seems now that Google has decided to open the doors to everyone. While this will make Glass a bit[Read More…]

by 8:16 am on May 15, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Android Wear, Glass, News
Google adds Nexus 5 snap cases to the Play Store from $29.99

Google adds Nexus 5 snap cases to the Play Store from $29.99

Nexus 5 accessories, at least the official kind, aren’t too many in number, but if you’ve tried out the other cases for last year’s Nexus headliner, you might be tempted by a new option: a range of five snap-cases available (US only for now) via the Play Store. They’re Google-branded, and come in five different colours: Black, Aqua (pictured above),[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on May 15, 2014 4 comments Accessories, Google Play, News, Phones
Motorola Senior VP doesn’t think much of the current state of smartwatches

Motorola Senior VP doesn’t think much of the current state of smartwatches

Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations, Mark Randall, has done an interview with Trusted Reviews, and he’s made his thoughts pretty clear on the state of smartwatches; they’re crap. Obviously, Randall’s thoughts might not extend to the soon-to-be-released Moto 360, which he believes that the company has completely nailed in terms of designing a watch that actually looks like[Read More…]

by 8:07 am on May 15, 2014 5 comments News, Smartwatch
Ausdroid Podcast 112 – Motorola’s Low End

Ausdroid Podcast 112 – Motorola’s Low End

Welcome to episode 112 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at Motorola’s new phones (announced just hours before the show), and some of LG’s recent teases of their upcoming products. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Dan’s Ausdroid tattoo Moto E – made to last, priced for everyone Moto G gets[Read More…]

by 7:20 am on May 15, 2014 2 comments Podcast
Moto G 4G LTE with microSD slot: a closer look

Moto G 4G LTE with microSD slot: a closer look

  One of Motorola’s best selling smartphones, the Moto G, has just been upgraded to incorporate 4G LTE and and a microSD slot. Now you may be thinking, big deal! However, as a Moto G lover myself, one of the things that stopped me buying the Moto G was the lack of microSD support, particularly in a phone with only[Read More…]

by 7:01 am on May 15, 2014 2 comments News, Phones