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LG finally comments on G Watch R Wi-Fi compatibility – coming in Q3
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LG finally comments on G Watch R Wi-Fi compatibility – coming in Q3

LG’s 6-month old G Watch R will no be left behind when it comes to Wi-Fi compatibility the company has finally announced. The G Watch R was recently left off a list of Android Wear watches announced by Google as being compatible with the Wi-Fi component of the latest Android Wear update, but LG has advised that there’s an update[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer by at 8:00 am on May 23, 2015
Telstra branded Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets to begin receiving Lollipop update on 1st of June
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Telstra branded Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets to begin receiving Lollipop update on 1st of June

Samsung’s previous flagship, the Galaxy S5 will begin receiving Lollipop on the 1st of June, at least those handsets with Telstra branded firmware. The latest entry on the Telstra Crowd Support forum has listed the software update from Android 4.4.2 to Android 5.0 is due to be approved on the 25th of May, with deployment to begin on the 1st[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones by at 1:21 pm on May 22, 2015
Want a cheap hand-held controller for your Google Cardboard? Here’s RealTrigger

Want a cheap hand-held controller for your Google Cardboard? Here’s RealTrigger

Google Cardboard is fun and all, but there’s a lot more potential to the platform if you add a hand controller of some sort. In keeping with the ultra-cheap nature of the Cardboard platform, Fangwei Lee & Shuo Zhang from Realiteer have come up with a cardboard solution: RealTrigger – and they’ve turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to get it[Read More…]

in Other by at 12:15 pm on May 22, 2015
Hangouts for Chrome gets an update
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Hangouts for Chrome gets an update

Google Hangouts Chrome app has gotten a makeover, with very Android-y design flare to the app. Mayur Kamat, a product manager at Google, has announced the update on his Google+ feed, advising the app is now available for users on Mac OSX, Windows, ChromeOS and Linux. The app still retains the old Chat Heads style once installed, but you can[Read More…]

in Chrome Extension by at 11:42 am on May 22, 2015
Google’s Fun Propulsion Labs wants to throw a virtual pie in your face with Pie Noon and Google Cardboard

Google’s Fun Propulsion Labs wants to throw a virtual pie in your face with Pie Noon and Google Cardboard

Google is a company made up of thousands of developers, often making tools for other developers. One thing their developer team does is release new apps to show off what platforms can do and how to do things ‘right’. Some of these halo apps though can be downright fun, and for Google Cardboard users, this is the category that Pie[Read More…]

in Apps, Cardboard by at 11:16 am on May 22, 2015
Communications client Viber releases their ChromeOS app

Communications client Viber releases their ChromeOS app

Instant communications client Viber is moving across platform, announcing a new Chrome app for ChromeOS – best of all it supports HD calling on both phone and video calls. The Chrome App which is available for ChromeOS users, is now available in the Chrome Web Store. Viber is used by more than 516 million people worldwide, providing the ability to[Read More…]

in Chrome Extension by at 10:30 am on May 22, 2015
HTC sets their Mail app free on Google Play
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HTC sets their Mail app free on Google Play

HTC has been moving apps to Google Play for a while now, experiencing the freedom allowed with updating their core apps outside the restrictive controls of the carrier software update process. The latest app to move across is the HTC Mail app which is now live in Google Play. It’s a fairly decent app as far as Mail clients go,[Read More…]

in Apps by at 10:00 am on May 22, 2015
Google introduces 60fps Live Streaming on YouTube in HTML5 – also support for 60fps on Android
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Google introduces 60fps Live Streaming on YouTube in HTML5 – also support for 60fps on Android

Google introduced 60fps videos on YouTube a while back, but today Google has announced that YouTube will now support 60fps Live Streaming on YouTube in HTML5. That options is for the desktop, but on mobile, it seems a switch is being thrown server-side inducing a slow rollout of 60fps options for videos on Android. According to reddit user AN649HD, he’s[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 9:30 am on May 22, 2015
Swiftkey Greenhouse lab releases a new launcher – Meet Hexy Launcher

Swiftkey Greenhouse lab releases a new launcher – Meet Hexy Launcher

We were introduced to Swiftkey’s new experimental arm – Greenhouse – last month with the launch of the lighter weight Clarity Keyboard. It seems that Swiftkey is looking to move beyond the keyboard though, with the launch of a new project through Greenhouse called Hexy Launcher. As the name suggests, Hexy Launcher is a launcher replacement, but like all these[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:00 am on May 22, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast Episode 137 – Watches Without Wi-Fi

Ausdroid Podcast Episode 137 – Watches Without Wi-Fi

Welcome to episode 137 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at Android Wear’s newest update, running on Scott’s LG Watch Urbane. We also had a chat about LG’s new midrange G4-alike photos, announced before the G4 has even hit our shores, some Google I/O rumours, and Scott told us why he liked the Zenfone 2. With[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Podcast by at 8:33 am on May 22, 2015