Qantas and Samsung bring the Gear VR to First Class passengers
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Qantas and Samsung bring the Gear VR to First Class passengers

While your everyday Galaxy Note 4 customer can’t buy Samsung’s Gear VR headset at retailers, after Samsung delayed the Australia launch until sometime in early 2015; Qantas passengers flying first class from Sydney or Melbourne will be able to partake in an array of virtual tours and inflight blockbusters through the headset shortly. Qantas and Samsung will be running a[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer by at 1:54 pm on January 29, 2015
Is this the second generation Moto E?
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Is this the second generation Moto E?

Motorola appears to be prepping a second generation of its low-end Moto E handset, according to images obtained by Android Police. The biggest physical change over the original Moto E would seem to be the loss of the lower speaker grille / bumper, but there does seem to be a new hole for a microphone on the rear cover (I[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 10:43 am on January 29, 2015
Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?
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Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?

We’ve been covering the HTC One (M9) (aka Hima) leaks for a while now, and it seems that recently it may all have been a deliberate attempt by HTC to throw people off the scent. Rumours abound that HTC has actually taken a new design direction with the One (M9), and what you’re seeing above (albeit, not in the best[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 6:59 am on January 29, 2015
ChromeOS stable channel receives an update

ChromeOS stable channel receives an update

Google has announced via its blog that the Stable Channel for ChromeOS has been updated to Platform version: 6457.83.0 (40.0.2214.93) bringing along a few bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. Google has outlined the major features of the update in the blog announcing : The default wallpaper has been updated to Material Design Custom wallpapers are now synced across[Read More…]

in Chrome OS by at 3:01 pm on January 28, 2015
Happy un-birthday Lewis Carroll
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Happy un-birthday Lewis Carroll

The legendary author Lewis Carroll, responsible for the books adored by millions of children worldwide Alice in Wonderland, would today (in the USA) be celebrating his 183rd Birthday. To celebrate, Google have put together what appears to be every book, audio book, app and yes; movies as well that are available on the Google Play Store and put them into[Read More…]

in Bargains, Google Play by at 2:51 pm on January 28, 2015
Good Deals: Get the Telstra Huawei Y530 + $20 Google Play Gift Card for $99 or  the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini 3G for $49
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Good Deals: Get the Telstra Huawei Y530 + $20 Google Play Gift Card for $99 or the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini 3G for $49

This week’s Coles catalogue has a couple of Android specials available to purchase from today. The mobiles available are the Telstra prepaid Huawei Y530 that comes with a bonus $20 Google Play gift card and the Vodafone Prepaid Smart 4 Mini 3G that, according to the Vodafone website,comes with 3 Months Spotify Premium. The Spotify Premium subscription is worth $12[Read More…]

in Bargains, Phones by at 12:38 pm on January 28, 2015
Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play
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Nexus 9 LTE now available in Australia; but not through Google Play

The long awaited LTE model of the HTC built Nexus 9 has finally hit Australian shores. While you’d think the tablet would be available on Google Play, it’s retailer JB Hifi who’ve done the work here and have brought the tablet to retail first. Ausdroid reader Jonathon saw the tablet at his Brisbane CBD store and let us know, and[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 12:24 pm on January 28, 2015
Sony cutting 1,000 jobs from its smartphone business area
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Sony cutting 1,000 jobs from its smartphone business area

Somewhat disappointing news this morning is that Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs from its smartphone division, with the job losses primarily to occur in Europe and China. It’s reported that these losses are in addition to the 1,000 jobs which were identified in October last year. In total, Sony’s mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30%,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News by at 8:48 am on January 28, 2015
Twitter announces group Direct Messaging and native video capture and editing

Twitter announces group Direct Messaging and native video capture and editing

Twitter continues to innovate in their own space, offering more and more reasons to use their own client. Today Twitter has announced they are bringing better ways to communicate privately, offering the ability to now Direct Message (DM) groups of people, as well as offering a way to capture, edit and share video through Twitter. New! Use Direct Messages to[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:21 am on January 28, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

It appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wifi) users are seeing an update, bringing their devices up to KitKat. It’s great to see that Samsung are continuing to update their devices, but Note 8 users might be a little disappointed that it’s a KitKat update (to version 4.4.2), and not a giant leap into the Lollipop kingdom that they’ve been[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, OS Updates, Tablets by at 4:23 pm on January 27, 2015