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Canada definitely getting Nexus 5 according to pictures of pallets of Nexus 5 stock and a pre-order page on Wind Mobile

Canada definitely getting Nexus 5 according to pictures of pallets of Nexus 5 stock and a pre-order page on Wind Mobile

The Nexus 5 has nothing really left to give in terms of specs, looks and even camera samples, the only thing left is availability which according to a pre-order page on Canadian carrier Wind Mobile, could be coming very soon. The Canadian carrier, obviously not content to wait for Google to announce the phone, added a pre-order mini-site to their Facebook page, where it was subsequently removed, but not before being sighted by a number of Android fans. The pre-order page included a list of the specs, which marries up with what we already knew of the upcoming device :[Read More...]

by 3:53 PM on October 29, 2013 5 comments Phones
LG G2 Australian availability announced – on contract with Optus and outright through retailers

LG G2 Australian availability announced – on contract with Optus and outright through retailers

LG has just announced availability for the highly anticipated LG G2 in Australia. The G2 will be launching on Optus as the exclusive carrier and through selected Australian retailers in Black and White on November 4th. The LG G2 is an absolute dream of a phone, which I personally found out when I reviewed the handset. The phone offers an absolutely smooth user experience and absolutely gorgeous screen, as well as a new ergonomic design which sees the main controls for power and volume located on the back of the handset. There is also a pretty decent software package on-board[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on October 29, 2013 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Boost pre-paid now offering the ZTE T790 “Tango smartphone” for $49

Boost pre-paid now offering the ZTE T790 “Tango smartphone” for $49

Boost pre-paid is offering the ZTE T790 “Tango” 3G Android powered smartphone from their website or licensed re-sellers for the low price of just $49. Previously sold by Boost Mobiles parent company Telstra as the ‘Pulse’ the Tango is moving down the line to their MVNO. While the specs aren’t going to be high end or mid range device specs, the Boost Tango still offers some reasonably good specs for an entry level device. The full rundown of specs includes: 3.5″ capacitive touch screen Android 4.0 operating system Bluetooth 2 with stereo headset support 2 Mega pixel camera, with zoom[Read More...]

by 11:31 AM on October 29, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Nexus 5 Spigen cases now available

Nexus 5 Spigen cases now available

Sprigen has not been shy with promoting a Nexus 5 case, but now they have updated their site with much more specific details regarding their Nexus 5 cases. They have gone early and displayed the Neo Hybrid for US $29.99,  the Slim Armor for US $24.99 and the Ultra Hybrid case for US $24.99 as well. The Neo Hybrid has a polycarbonate frame covered with a soft touch TPU skin and is available in Metal Slate, Satin Silver and Champagne Gold. The Slim Armor is a polycarbonate case with TPU at the ends and is available in Infinity White, Champagne Gold and Smooth[Read More...]

by 11:23 AM on October 29, 2013 8 comments Accessories, News
Amazon hosting a huge Halloween app sales, but only through the Amazon Appstore directly

Amazon hosting a huge Halloween app sales, but only through the Amazon Appstore directly

Amazon are looking to cash in on the Halloween holiday with their own halloween themed app sale, but the catch is the sale is only available through their own Amazon AppStore directly. The sale does mainly include halloween themed apps but there are a few non-holiday based apps which seem like a good deal. Here is a list of the games available: House of the Dead Overkill – $4.99 to $0.99 Magicians Handbook – $4.99 to $0.99 Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Full) – $4.99 to $0.99 Lost Souls – $4.99 to $0.99 NBA 2K14 – $7.99-$4.99 Breach[Read More...]

by 11:21 AM on October 29, 2013 0 comments Apps, Sale
Microsoft releases Remote Desktop application for Android

Microsoft releases Remote Desktop application for Android

Microsoft, in their transition to a ‘devices and services company’ (whatever that means), seem committed to getting their software onto every device owned by everyone. I for one am all for it – I’m more likely to use a service if it’s available across platforms – and I was quite excited when I heard the news late last week that Microsoft were finally making their own remote desktop application available for Android. If you’re not familiar with remote desktop, it’s a service that’s been integrated into Windows for as long as I can remember, that lets you login to, and[Read More...]

by 11:12 AM on October 29, 2013 13 comments Apps
Nexus 5 Camera Sample pops up on Google+

Nexus 5 Camera Sample pops up on Google+

In February this year, Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google commented on upcoming camera quality in Nexus devices, indicating that Google was aware of the lacking quality of cameras on current and previous generation Nexus devices, now this morning we appear to have gotten our first look at what pictures from the reported 8MP camera on the Nexus 5 will look like. The photo which has since been removed cropped up in an Album in Google+ from user Pavni Diwanji who is listed on LinkedIn as Vice President, Engineering, Google. There were more photos, but they have also been removed[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on October 29, 2013 3 comments Camera
Aldi Medion 4″ back in stock this Saturday

Aldi Medion 4″ back in stock this Saturday

The Aldi Medion 4″ Dual SIM Smart Phone is back in stock at Aldi this weekend (2nd November). We have reviewed this phone before, and quite liked it for a the price. This time around the phone has been reduced from $149 to $129, with the specifications remaining the same as when originally released back in July. The Full Specs, for the Medion E4002(MD 98388) : 4″ WVGA(800×480) touchscreen 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU 512 MB RAM 4 GB internal storage with microSD slot up to 32 GBr 5.0MP Rear Camera & 0.3MP Front-Facing Camera WiFi, FM Radio, MP3 Player, Video[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on October 29, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Sale
NVIDIA Shield Android 4.3 update now rolling out

NVIDIA Shield Android 4.3 update now rolling out

For those that have imported an NVIDIA Shield, we have good news. An Android 4.3 update is rolling out now, and it brings support for “thousands more Android games” according to the NVIDIA Blog. NVIDIA says: Fans of big-screen gaming and entertainment can check out the new Console Mode, which turns SHIELD into a portable living room game console. PC enthusiasts will be thrilled to know PC streaming, now called NVIDIA GameStream, has officially launched. Our over-the-air update also brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to SHIELD. And then there’s SHIELD Gamepad Mapper – which turns touch-based Android games into ones[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on October 29, 2013 1 comment OS Update
Rockstar releases iFruit App for Grand Theft Auto – a month and a half after game release

Rockstar releases iFruit App for Grand Theft Auto – a month and a half after game release

After a month and a half, Rockstar Games has finally released their game companion App ‘iFruit’ for Android, joining the GTA V manual that was released a couple of weeks ago. Announced via their Twitter account the App is very late to the party having launched on iOS the same day the game launched (September 17th), although still better off than Windows Phone 8 users who are still waiting. The iFruit app allows you to do a few things, such as customise your car through in-game car modifier – Los Santos Customs. Including the ability to ‘create and reserve custom[Read More...]

by 8:12 AM on October 29, 2013 6 comments Apps
Stock of Android branded Kit Kat bars at Woolworths running out, will not be replenished

Stock of Android branded Kit Kat bars at Woolworths running out, will not be replenished

With Android 4.4 yet to even be released, it seems that stocks of Android themed Kit Kat bars that are supposed to be promoting the launch, which only went on-sale at the end of last month in selected Woolworths supermarkets and Service stations are running low, with some Supermarkets already receiving the standard plain packaged Kit Kat bars only. New boxes of Kit Kat bars arriving in Woolworths stores to replenish stocks, that are currently depleting rapidly due to the supermarket selling the bars at 94¢ this week, are the standard – though still delicious – non-Android themed bars. We[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on October 28, 2013 9 comments Other
Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range is about to head into the ‘Red Spot Boutique’ with the latest Target catalogue listing the three latest tablets in Samsungs ‘Tab’ range. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ 8GB Wi-Fi, 8″ 16GB Wi-Fi and 10.1″ 16GB Wi-Fi are only available in White and will go on-sale in Target stores from this Thursday the 31st of October with staff at stores advising that there will be corresponding Samsung branded as well as third party accessories on-sale in their electrical departments. Pricing for the accessories wasn’t immediately available, however the tablet pricing as shown below, matches[Read More...]

by 6:48 PM on October 28, 2013 0 comments News, Tablets
LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there. While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of a curved 6-inch 720p — no 1080p for now, ladies and gents — OLED display which allows for its curved design. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU,, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a sizeable 3,500mAh[Read More...]

by 3:07 PM on October 28, 2013 6 comments News, Phones