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Android One phone from Micromax will be on-sale from Amazon India tonight

Android One phone from Micromax will be on-sale from Amazon India tonight

Android One is launching today, with Google holding an event in India which begins at 4:30pm AEST. There’s three phones built around the Android One reference platform being announced from Karbonn, Spice (whose phone we saw yesterday) and Micromax. When the phones will go on-sale will be announced this afternoon, but from a tweet from Amazon.in, we know at least[Read More…]

in Android One by at 2:34 pm on September 15, 2014
Oppo N3 press renders leak – the revolving camera lives on
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Oppo N3 press renders leak – the revolving camera lives on

Oppo has launched in Australia, so that means we’ll be seeing newer handsets as Oppo releases them. One of their larger releases this year, figuratively and literally, was the Oppo N1. With a rotating camera which could rotate through 190° of movement, the novelty doesn’t seem to have worn off with renders of the upcoming Oppo N3 showing that Oppo[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 2:12 pm on September 15, 2014
LG G3 — Review
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LG G3 — Review

As we approach the end of the US summer, the big guns of the Android ecosystem — HTC, Samsung and to a lesser extent Sony — have played their hands. These manufacturers traditionally square off in the early months of the year launch their annual flagships, and for the most part, that’s it. We generally see something more from each[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 2:04 pm on September 15, 2014
Desert Golfing is infuriatingly simple, and well worth your $0.99

Desert Golfing is infuriatingly simple, and well worth your $0.99

Want a simple, addictive and frustrating game to occupy some time? Look no further than Captain Games’ Desert Golfing, available on Google Play for $0.99. Desert Golfing eschews such things as seeing your golfer (the app’s icon is the only place you’ll find the distinctively blue-dressed fellow), selecting your club and fairways, wind, greens and putting. In its place is[Read More…]

in News by at 6:55 pm on September 14, 2014
Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery
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Kogan offering the new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for $229+ delivery

With the launch of the new Moto G, it looks like retailers are beginning to drop their prices on the original. First cab off the rank is Kogan, who have begun offering the Motorola Moto G with 4G LTE (XT1039) for $229 plus delivery. At this price, Kogan is undercutting the Good Guys by a good $70, making it an[Read More…]

in Bargains, Manufacturer, Phones by at 12:53 pm on September 14, 2014
Moto G 4G — Mini Review
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Moto G 4G — Mini Review

The Google owned Motorola, faced some issues in releasing their first generation of devices. The Motorola Moto X took 8 months to reach our shores, but with the release of the Moto G, it seemed like Motorola found their feet, taking just over 2 months to reach our shores in January this year. The Moto G has been quite well[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 12:45 pm on September 14, 2014
Visa says its Token service will come to Android in 2015
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Visa says its Token service will come to Android in 2015

Visa this week announced its Token service, and while it seems Apple has an exclusive on the technology until the end of 2014, Droid Life is reporting that the service will come to Android in 2015. Token generates random numbers that aren’t related to your actual credit card number, and uses those numbers to make payments. It’s the technology powering[Read More…]

in News by at 12:21 pm on September 14, 2014
People’s Choice Credit Union become the second bank to use the Cuscal redi2PAY NFC payment solution
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People’s Choice Credit Union become the second bank to use the Cuscal redi2PAY NFC payment solution

Cuscal has been leading the charge with Host Card Emulation (HCE) based NFC payments for Android phones, since launching their platform earlier this year. CUA were the first to embrace their NFC payments solution in their app in July, and now another bank, well, Credit Union this time has added their redi2PAY NFC solution to their app, with People’s Choice[Read More…]

in Apps, NFC by at 11:53 am on September 14, 2014
Android One handset from Spice appears briefly on Flipkart

Android One handset from Spice appears briefly on Flipkart

The launch of the Android One program announced at Google I/O is apparently set for launch in India tomorrow, where Three manufacturers – Spice, Karbonn and MicroMax – are expected to announce handsets. Indian retailer, Flipkart has accidentally listed the first Android One handset from Spice on their website, giving us a look at the specs, price and design of[Read More…]

in Android One by at 11:36 am on September 14, 2014
You can now Chromecast video files from Google Drive in the ChromeOS Dev Channel

You can now Chromecast video files from Google Drive in the ChromeOS Dev Channel

ChromeOS is moving forward with Chromecast support, with the Chromium team adding Chromecast support for movies stored in Google Drive and played on the VideoPlayer App in the latest Dev update in ChromeOS. To play the files, open the Files App, go to the Drive section and play the movie, a Chromecast icon should now appear and you can select[Read More…]

in Chrome OS, Chromecast by at 7:18 pm on September 13, 2014