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All Australian Motorola Nexus 6 phones will arrive without the Turbo Charger until next year.

All Australian Motorola Nexus 6 phones will arrive without the Turbo Charger until next year.

The quick flurry of Nexus 6 purchases at retail on Thursday brought one previously unknown fact into the light, the fact that the phones were shipping without the much vaunted Turbo Charger. The Motorola Turbo Charger offers ‘up to 8 more hours of battery life’ on just ’15 minutes of charging’ on the latest Motorola phones using the Qualcomm Quick[Read More…]

by 9:29 pm on December 19, 2014 15 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones
Yes, Telstra IS now delivering your Nexus update

Yes, Telstra IS now delivering your Nexus update

After being caught blocking Over-The-Air updates to all Nexus devices – even ones not purchased from them – Telstra has seemingly performed a backpedal, and is now allowing updates – at least the recently released Android 5.0.1 update anyway. A number of Ausdroid readers (Adrian, Lester, John, Shano plus many, many more) are reporting that they are now receiving the[Read More…]

by 2:42 pm on December 19, 2014 8 comments News
The Good Guys are also selling the Nexus 6 – and you can get 10% off for a limited time

The Good Guys are also selling the Nexus 6 – and you can get 10% off for a limited time

The Motorola built Google Nexus 6 is currently randomly showing up on Google Play, as well as hitting JB Hifi stores, but you can now also grab one from The Good Guys – and if you’re quick you can grab one for 10% off with in-store pickup. The 32GB Nexus 6 (XT1100BL) is showing now – in Midnight Blue colouring[Read More…]

by 2:25 pm on December 19, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Rumour: Google is looking to build Android into cars

Rumour: Google is looking to build Android into cars

The newly announced Android Auto platform for in-car entertainment and navigation systems, presents Google’s plans for the car, or so we thought. According to sources who have spoken to Reuters, Google may be planning even further implementations of Android in the car, at an even more base level. According to sources who declined to be named, Google is looking to[Read More…]

by 2:06 pm on December 19, 2014 1 comment Android Auto
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it’s literally the final countdown to Christmas and our major retailers are ramping up their efforts with Android related goodies for you to purchase, should you still remain undecided on what to buy that geeky person in your life. So without further ado, here is the weekly specials this week: Coles Mobiles Telstra Rush Pre-Paid Mobile – $39 –[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 19, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony started releasing a minor update for its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact line back on December 11th apparently, but we’re only now finding out what it actually involved. That said, we haven’t actually received the update yet, but at least we know what will be in the update when it does land on Australian devices. The changelog for[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 19, 2014 4 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax has released their first Android handset powered by the Cyangogen Inc OS overnight, releasing the Micromax Yureka, the first in their YU line of phones. As we stated the other day, the phone is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon processor and the specs we released were also spot on. The phone will sell as an Amazon exclusive for ₹8,999[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on December 19, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Updated Inbox by Gmail adds improved Assists as well as Android Wear and Tablet support

Updated Inbox by Gmail adds improved Assists as well as Android Wear and Tablet support

Inbox took the world by storm back in October, it introduced a whole range of new functions for email such as reminders, and bringing a little more Google Now to your inbox by showing you assists. Google has announced that there’s been improvements to Inbox and you should be seeing them very soon. The big feature in Inbox is Assists,[Read More…]

by 9:37 am on December 19, 2014 4 comments Apps, Google Services
Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

For those gamers who never owned a Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable, your chance to play GTA: Chinatown Wars has arrived, with Rockstar Games releasing the game for Android overnight to Google Play and the Amazon app store. Hopefully you’ve been saving your Google Opinion Rewards dollars, because the game clocks in at AU$6.49 but it promises hours of fun[Read More…]

by 9:14 am on December 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play

Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play

Google have the Android TV Launcher into Google Play, similar to the Google Now Launcher, meaning that they can now release at least some updates for the platform by simply updating the launcher instead of the underlying codebase. Android TV Launcher is optimised for TV, placing content at the centre of your entertainment hub in your home with a ‘leanback’[Read More…]

by and 8:54 am on December 19, 2014 2 comments Android TV, Apps