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Asus announces the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad for Australia

Asus announces the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad for Australia

Earlier this month at Computex, Asus unveiled a range of tablets and hybrid devices, including an update to their Transformer Pad. Today, Asus has announced that the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad (TF103C) will be available for sale in Australia through retailers from the 10th of July. Both the MeMO Pad 7 and Transformer Pad TF103C, use 64-bit Intel[Read More…]

by 1:15 pm on June 30, 2014 0 comments Tablets
Google will remove Quick Office from Google Play – its Sheets, Docs and Slides now

Google will remove Quick Office from Google Play – its Sheets, Docs and Slides now

When Google purchased Quick Office back in June 2012, it was a pretty big move and signalled Google’s intent to pursue the Office market. For a start they made the app free for Android and iOS users, as well as integrating the technology into ChromeOS for offline editing of MS Office files, and recently added MS Office editing to Drive.[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on June 30, 2014 1 comment Apps
Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

Rumour: Asus entering the Android Wear market at a low price

We now know that LG, Samsung and Motorola are all making Android Wear smart watches, and they all seem to be priced at around the $250 mark. Not to be left out, Asus is now rumoured to be producing an Android Wear watch as well, with a more wallet-friendly price between $99 and $150. The rumour, reported by TechCrunch, has[Read More…]

by 8:15 am on June 30, 2014 5 comments News, Rumours
The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

The Future of Android May Still Be Rooted

No, the sky is not falling Chicken Little. We are still safe and Google has not locked us down. Those of us who like write access to the system partition will still be able to do it in the future. At the end of May a patch was committed and merged into the AOSP that builds upon the security of[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on June 30, 2014 6 comments News
Google may have snuck the Nexus 9 into the Google I/O keynote

Google may have snuck the Nexus 9 into the Google I/O keynote

It appears that Google snuck an unannounced Nexus tablet into the I/O keynote and their Material UI supporting documentation last week. The Bright Side of News site noted that the Google Design site, in a section about Responsive Principles contains a render of some devices showing how the same layout can function across desktop, table and mobile devices: It’s pretty[Read More…]

by 1:08 am on June 30, 2014 9 comments News, Tablets
Google will prevent OEMs from skinning Android Wear, TV and Auto

Google will prevent OEMs from skinning Android Wear, TV and Auto

Android TV, Wear and Auto, are three of the biggest things to come out of Google I/O this year, along with Material Design, they show that Google is really thinking about the look and feel of their entire product range and controlling the user experience. But with Android, the various OEMs who manufacture tablets and phones have made hay, with[Read More…]

by 8:31 pm on June 29, 2014 26 comments Android Auto, Android TV, Android Wear
Android Wear, and those who don’t seem to get it

Android Wear, and those who don’t seem to get it

One thing we in the tech media often find amusing is when main stream journalists tackle new technology. Being on the fringe of the mainstream, sites like Ausdroid survive on our specialisation. We focus on one subject area, and (we like to think that) we focus on it well — for us, our focus is obviously Android, and more generally,[Read More…]

by 6:22 pm on June 29, 2014 14 comments Android Wear, News, Opinion
Good Deal on a Moto G 4G LTE at The Good Guys – online only

Good Deal on a Moto G 4G LTE at The Good Guys – online only

OzBargain has a deal on a Moto G 4G for $243.40 including delivery. Click on the this link to take you to The Good Guys eBay page and use the Redemption Code “CBIGTREAT” when reviewing your order before continuing. This will then give you a discount of $60.64 which ends up being a total cost of $243.54 including free shipping.[Read More…]

by 4:17 pm on June 29, 2014 4 comments Deal, Phones
Mobicity begins taking pre-orders for the OnePlus One 64GB

Mobicity begins taking pre-orders for the OnePlus One 64GB

The OnePlus One has generated hype like nothing we’ve seen before, people have madly been searching and requesting invites to purchase the phone since OnePlus began rolling them out a couple of weeks ago. But, if you don’t want to wait, then pre-ordering the OnePlus One from Mobicity may be the best way to go. While they don’t have an[Read More…]

by 12:11 pm on June 28, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Download apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and more to your device from the Android L Preview

Download apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and more to your device from the Android L Preview

The Android L Preview is a pretty exciting development, for the first time, we’re getting a look behind the curtain at what Google is cooking up for the L release of Android before it’s officially ready. With a massive developer community, it was only a matter of time before that release was rooted, and the apps, wallpapers, ringtones, fonts and[Read More…]

by 9:41 am on June 28, 2014 1 comment Apps, Modding, News