Ausdroid News for 01 July 2015

LG Music Flow H4 — Hands on
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LG Music Flow H4 — Hands on

Back in April I had the opportunity to review the Music Flow speakers from LG and frankly loved it. The system is really well thought out, designed and very easy to use, particularly with the introduction of Google Cast. I was so impressed with the system that I went out and spent some of my hard earned cash on speakers for[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News by at 2:34 pm on July 1, 2015
Google wants you to have a ‘Tom & Jerry’ Movie night with a free rental
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Google wants you to have a ‘Tom & Jerry’ Movie night with a free rental

Google wants you to have a nice family night in. Google Play Movies & TV is offering a free rental of the 2005 movie Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry. The 74-minute movie, stars a great selection of voice talent including Futurama alumni John DiMaggio and Billy West, as well as Pinky and the Brain voice talents Rob[Read More…]

in Google Play by at 1:11 pm on July 1, 2015
Motorola Moto E Gen 2 is here in Australia, so which model is it and what LTE bands does it support?
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Motorola Moto E Gen 2 is here in Australia, so which model is it and what LTE bands does it support?

The Australian launch of the Moto E gen 2 is under way, and just as they did in the US back in February, they’re sending media these neat packaged review units. The review unit box comes with a Moto E inside, and when unpacked it opens into a neat theatre like you’d see at an actual press launch, with CEO[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 10:26 am on July 1, 2015
Most Australian mobiles can now call 1800 numbers for free
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Most Australian mobiles can now call 1800 numbers for free

Look at that chap; why’s he surprised? Because he’s called a 1800 number, and from today, he doesn’t have to pay for it on his mobile. From 1 July, Vodafone, Optus and Telstra are all now providing their customers with free of charge calls to 1800 numbers. Vodafone joined Optus and Telstra in doing so, notwithstanding its own concerns about the[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 10:24 am on July 1, 2015
Oppo launches new partnership with Dick Smith Electronics, Oppo R7 arriving end of July
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Oppo launches new partnership with Dick Smith Electronics, Oppo R7 arriving end of July

Oppo Australia has today announced a new partnership which will allow them to get their devices in front of a wider audience. The company has partnered with Australian technology retailer Dick Smith Electronics to sell their full range of Oppo smartphones and accessories. Oppo launched in Australia last September with a minimal four handsets, and only selling through their oppomobile.com.au[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:54 am on July 1, 2015
ZTE launches a budget 3G phone with the ZTE Blade G Lux Dual-SIM smartphone

ZTE launches a budget 3G phone with the ZTE Blade G Lux Dual-SIM smartphone

ZTE has added another budget conscious 3G mobile phone that is being marketed as a ‘slim & fashionably designed Android handset’ which is available unlocked from Coles and Australia Post for $149. The ZTE Blade G Lux has been designed to be affordable for budget conscious people who are looking for a stylish design without the huge price tag that[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:12 am on July 1, 2015
LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman
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LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman

From today, you can pre-order an LG G4 through a number of retail channels, and to celebrate the availability of the new flagship handset, LG (and its partners) have announced a number of exclusive offers for early customers. First up is the exclusive with Optus, which we wrote about last night; the first 100 customers to pre-order the LG G4[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 8:47 am on July 1, 2015
PushBullet launches their ‘biggest update ever’ with a newly rethought interface and more

PushBullet launches their ‘biggest update ever’ with a newly rethought interface and more

PushBullet recently added their Portal file transfer feature, making it easier to transfer files to and from your phone or tablet, but it looks like that was just one feature in a major overhaul, with PushBullet announcing a major new update overnight. The update is majorly aimed at re-thinking their interface to make it easier to show information on your[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:00 am on July 1, 2015
For those about to rock, you can now stream AC/DC in Google Play Music All Access…and other services
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For those about to rock, you can now stream AC/DC in Google Play Music All Access…and other services

Australian hard rock super group AC/DC have arrived on music streaming services with a number of services, including Google Play Music All Access now streaming their music catalog. The group has released their albums for streaming on Spotify, Deezer and Rdio as well as Google Play Music, but it’s GPM we all mostly know and love. The albums, including Back[Read More…]

in Google Play by at 7:45 am on July 1, 2015
Google welcomes all their new Google Fit partners and outlines what they can do
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Google welcomes all their new Google Fit partners and outlines what they can do

Prior to Google I/O, Google added quite a few new features to their fledgling Google Fit platform. Features included Calories burned, estimated distances and of course the new Google Fit watch face. Today, Google has gone through and outlined their list of partners that now tie-in to the platform. The partners all seem to tie-in to different functions, offering the[Read More…]

in Accessories, Apps, Google Services by at 7:37 am on July 1, 2015