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LG D820 could be the next Nexus after all – LG D821 drops past the FCC

LG D820 could be the next Nexus after all – LG D821 drops past the FCC

The emergence of the LG-D820 at the FCC proved pretty exciting for Nexus fans hungry for any news about the next upcoming phone. But a tweet from @EVleaks not long after proceeded to sink that for a number of people, with the serial leaker proclaiming that it was just a CDMA variant of the LG G2. At the time I wasn’t convinced as the dimensions on the D820 vs the LG G2 were not a match meaning that it was more likely a Nexus than a G2 variant. LG G2 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm LG D820 131.9 x[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on September 12, 2013 26 comments Phones, Rumours
NVIDIA Tegra Tab Coming with Tegra 4 chip and a stylus all in a 7″ display

NVIDIA Tegra Tab Coming with Tegra 4 chip and a stylus all in a 7″ display

According to Engadget, the rumoured NVIDIA Tegra Tab has passed through the FCC in the USA, providing more information into the mysterious and yet to be announced tablet. NVIDIA’s upcoming mystery tablet codenamed P1640 has been tipped to be called on launch, the ‘NVIDIA Tegra TAB’ and will utilise a Tegra 4 variant chipset which has not been seen before. The tablet will come with a 7″ 1,280 x 800 IPS display and a 3200mAh or 4100mAh battery. The manual which was included in the FCC filing does explain the device will come with a stock-looking flavor of Android Jelly[Read More...]

by 9:21 AM on September 12, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Latest Glass update brings Vignettes, Sound Search and YouTube search results

Latest Glass update brings Vignettes, Sound Search and YouTube search results

The latest update to Glass – XE9 – has started rolling out to Google Glass Explorers and brings about three new features according to the Glass Google+ account. The update adds some interesting new features, but nothing terribly earth shattering : Vignettes Glass now has a whole new way to tell stories through pictures. You can capture both a photo and whatever was on your display in that moment. All you need to do is tap and select “Make vignette” after you take a picture. Our team has been having a blast with this feature (as you can see below).[Read More...]

by 1:03 PM on September 11, 2013 1 comment Glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9000 and N9005) now available for pre-order from Mobicity

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9000 and N9005) now available for pre-order from Mobicity

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has just gone up for pre-order on the Mobicity website with two variants of the popular device. Both devices come with 32GB of on-board storage and differ only in CPU type and 4G LTE compatability. The first model of the Galaxy Note 3, the N9000, is the Samsung Exynos Octa-Core version running – 4x A15 1.9 GHz + 4x A7 1.3 GHz in the ARM Big/Little arrangement. The N9000 is selling for available to pre-order for $899.95 + Shipping and is available in Black or White. It’s worth noting that the Exynos Octa-core[Read More...]

by 12:04 PM on September 11, 2013 13 comments Phones
Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game – Review

Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game – Review

If you’re a fan of the old Nintendo handheld LCD games that were released back in the 80’s, which allowed you to do some pretty basic gaming on the go before the good old Gameboy really kicked off the mobile gaming revolution, then Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game is definitely something you should check out. Australian developer Andrew Dittmer has launched Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game from his company Appic Win. Plunder Bros is actually a platform for a variety of these LCD based games. There are two currently available – Sink and Coco Nuts – with a third listed[Read More...]

by 10:07 AM on September 11, 2013 5 comments Apps, Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 86 – September 10, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 86 – September 10, 2013

Welcome to the 86th pisode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week a href=”/author/daniel”>Dan was joined by Geoff, with a special appearance by Lucas Burnett to discuss the week’s local and overseas Android news. Note: We had some issues with the audio production for this episode, and have had to use the Hangout recording. It’s also really late. Sorry! Topics: Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy Gear Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Xperia Z1 and Lens Cameras (plus, Australian Availability) Android KitKat Nexus 7 Australian Launch Twitter tablet app Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 11, 2013 0 comments Podcast
ACCC investigating in-app purchases in ‘Freemium’ games on Mobile

ACCC investigating in-app purchases in ‘Freemium’ games on Mobile

With Freemium based games getting ever more popular with developers as a good source of income, the potential danger with young children is that they can unknowingly rack up huge amounts of debt with very little to stop them. The rise and rise of freemium based games that are aimed at children is being noticed on a global front and the Australian Competition and Consumer commission(ACCC) has today announced that they, along with 50 agencies globally, have started ‘engagement with platform operators’ such as Google with their Play store and Apple with their iOS App store to improve education and[Read More...]

by 3:39 PM on September 10, 2013 10 comments Apps, Google Play, News
HP Slatebook X2 — Review

HP Slatebook X2 — Review

The first Tegra 4 device released in Australia, how does it measure up? HP is a company well known for their Windows laptops, in fact they are consistently rated in the top 3 manufacturers of laptops, but with demand for Windows 8 laptops not exactly exceeding expectations, they’ve taken to dipping their metaphorical toe in the waters of some alternative operating systems such as ChromeOS and Android. The first device from HP to run Android – the Slate 7 – failed to set either us or the world aflame with desire when it was reviewed, but the Slate 7 was[Read More...]

by 2:58 PM on September 10, 2013 4 comments Design, Reviews
Rumour: JB HiFi has Nexus 7 (2013) 4G in stock

Rumour: JB HiFi has Nexus 7 (2013) 4G in stock

Ausdroid has received a tip from someone we know and trust indicating that JB HiFi not only has the Nexus 7 (2013) in stock (which we’ve confirmed ourselves) but they also now have the Nexus 7 (2013) 4G model in stock as well. Ausdroid reader Yehia has told us that he has purchased the 4G variant of the newly released Nexus 7 (2013) today at JB HiFi in Hornsby, and while he noted that they don’t have any display stock at the moment, all that’s required is a quick request to one of the friendly (we can confirm this, they[Read More...]

by 12:42 PM on September 10, 2013 9 comments News, Sale, Tablets
Google announces the new HP Chromebook 11

Google announces the new HP Chromebook 11

Overnight, Google and HP have announced a new Chromebook the HP Chromebook 11. In a range of four colours – Red, Yellow, Green and Blue – or two shades – black and white – the HP Chromebook 11 comes with almost no branding, no HP logos, no Google Logo, just a simple Chrome logo. HP and Google are pushing the design aspect of the Chromebook 11, unlike the higher end Chromebook Pixel, the Chromebook 11 is primarily made of a plastic material, but is solidly supported by a Magnesium chassis for strength. The Chromebook is powered by an ARM based[Read More...]

by 12:24 PM on September 10, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS, Manufacturer
Microsoft Releases Xbox Music for Android

Microsoft Releases Xbox Music for Android

I suppose it was inevitable.  Every company can see the potential for big bucks in it.  They all want a piece of the streaming music pie.  To get the greatest piece possible a company must offer their product to as wider range of users as possible.  Microsoft have moved in this direction with the release of Xbox Music for Android.   Xbox Music is yet another streaming music service that, like most of the others, brags of having a catalogue of tens of millions of songs.  The service is also available on Windows 8 PCs, Windows 8 and Windows RT[Read More...]

by 12:11 PM on September 10, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Trend Micro releases Titanium 2014

Trend Micro releases Titanium 2014

Anti-virus software is something that might be a bit of a foreign concept to smartphone users. For those whose first impressions of a smartphone came from iOS land, with Apple’s nice locked down, safe and sound infrastructure, the concept of security software for a mobile device might seem to be a bit silly, or even laugh-worthy. The reality is though, our mobile devices are fast becoming far more like computers, and while the danger may not be real and present, there certainly is some risk faced by users of smartphone devices who aren’t entirely on top of protecting themselves online.[Read More...]

by 10:35 AM on September 10, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Sorry Nexus fans: LG D820 is just a CDMA G2 variant.

Sorry Nexus fans: LG D820 is just a CDMA G2 variant.

You all know that mystery LG phone that made an appearance at the FCC a few days ago, well according to @evleaks this device is nothing more than a CDMA variant of the LG G2. @evliaks also went on to post some information about a couple of other G2 variants as well. I don’t tend to pay too much attention to leaks as we still don’t know anything about the device in question but the one thing that is bothering me about it all is the camera placement. This may well be a CDMA variant but it looks an awful[Read More...]

by 9:01 AM on September 10, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours