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OnePlus shows off Lollipop on the One; announcing Lollipop is almost here

OnePlus shows off Lollipop on the One; announcing Lollipop is almost here

8:00 am on February 4, 2015 in News, OS Updates, Phones
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If you purchased a OnePlus One mainly for the Cyanogen based Android OS running the super-phone, then OxygenOS leaks probably haven’t particularly excited you, but maybe this will. OnePlus has teased Lollipop running on the OnePlus One, showing off the now familiar new Android 5.0 settings screens and easter egg in a new video. As you can see, the video[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes its way to Australia; now available from The Good Guys

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes its way to Australia; now available from The Good Guys

7:30 am on February 4, 2015 in News, Phones
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If you’re on the lookout for a mid-range 4G Compatible smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has apparently launched in Australia at various retailers around the country. The Good Guys, Bing Lee and AllPhones are all showing the phone as in-stock with an RRP of $269, though AllPhones has managed to get the price down to $249. The specs are[Read More…]

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Screens from OnePlus OxygenOS leak ahead of February 12 unveiling

Screens from OnePlus OxygenOS leak ahead of February 12 unveiling

7:00 am on February 4, 2015 in News
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After a long, drawn out and very public break-up, OnePlus announced they would be developing their own Android based OS for the OnePlus One. Called OxygenOS, OnePlus advised we’d see more of the ROM on February 12th, but a good leak is always on the cards where popular manufacturers are concerned and some screenshots of the OS has leaked ahead[Read More…]

Action Launcher updates with a heap of new features

Action Launcher updates with a heap of new features

6:19 am on February 4, 2015 in Apps and Games
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After releasing Action Launcher 3 back in December, developer Chris Lacy hasn’t been resting on his laurels. Chris has been updating, fixing and making tweaks to his popular launcher replacement and today Action Launcher 3.2 hits the wild. There’s lots of new features including Quick Page and Icon Scaling. As well as these new features, Chris has also included a[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming to Australia this month

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming to Australia this month

3:10 pm on February 3, 2015 in News, Phones
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Ausdroid has learned that Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones will be hitting Australian retail shelves this month. The Galaxy A series phones are the successors to Samsung’s metal-clad Galaxy Alpha. They were announced back in October and carry the Alpha’s metal construction with some decent midrange hardware inside that brings the phones in at a more affordable price point for[Read More…]

Sony MWC event to possibly be held on March 2nd

Sony MWC event to possibly be held on March 2nd

8:30 am on February 3, 2015 in News
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With Samsung and HTC both inviting press to events at Mobile World Congress, the next manufacturer who has traditionally announced devices at MWC is Sony. While no press have been invited as yet, sources have apparently told Italian site hdblog that the 2nd of March could be the day. Mobile World Congress runs from the 2nd till the 5th of[Read More…]

International Cricket Council releases official World Cup 2015 Android app

International Cricket Council releases official World Cup 2015 Android app

8:00 am on February 3, 2015 in Apps and Games
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On the tail end of the Australian cricket season, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2015 will run from the 14th of February through to the 29th of March at venues across Australia and New Zealand. The ICC has released their Android app in time for the event for Android (and iOS) and you can download it now.[Read More…]

Get romantic with Google Play with sales on Books, Movies and Music for Valentines day

Get romantic with Google Play with sales on Books, Movies and Music for Valentines day

7:30 am on February 3, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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Love is in the air. At least it will be next weekend when Valentines day rolls around and Google is helping you get prepared by offering some discounts on romantic tracks, books and movies as well as giving you a couple of albums to use as mood music or romantic book to get in the mood. Music There’s a “>focus[Read More…]

Australian Galaxy S5s aren’t receiving Lollipop updates… yet

Australian Galaxy S5s aren’t receiving Lollipop updates… yet

7:00 am on February 3, 2015 in News, OS Updates, Phones
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We’ve received quite an avalanche of tips pointing us to a recent post on Android Authority advising that the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 has begun rolling out here, but we’re sad to say it’s not here yet. The article advises that ‘Marcus’ woke up yesterday to a notification to update his Galaxy S5 from Android 4.4.2 to[Read More…]

Humble Cartoon Network Mobile Bundle goes live with up to 11 games for just US$8

Humble Cartoon Network Mobile Bundle goes live with up to 11 games for just US$8

6:13 am on February 3, 2015 in Apps and Games

If you’re a fan of Cartoon Network shows such as Adventure Time or Powerpuff Girls, then this is the bundle for you. The fine folks over at the Humble Bundle have launched a new bundle this morning in conjunction with the Cartoon Network. As usual with all Humble Bundles you can pay whatever you want to get some stuff, but[Read More…]

Android Distribution numbers are in – Lollipop now on 1.6% of devices

Android Distribution numbers are in – Lollipop now on 1.6% of devices

5:43 am on February 3, 2015 in News
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Google has just announced the latest Android Distribution numbers and everyone will be pleased to know that after three months MIA, Android 5.0 has made its first appearance. Google’s inability to maintain stocks of Nexus 6 phones may have contributed to a low entry point, but at 1.6% it’s a good start. For comparisons sake, KitKat entered the Android Distribution[Read More…]

Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event is on the 1st of March

Samsung’s Mobile World Congress event is on the 1st of March

1:55 am on February 3, 2015 in News, Phones
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The upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference in Barcelona Spain is expected to see flagships announced by several manufacturers. HTC invited press to their event on the 1st of March last month and now Samsung appears to have earmarked that date for their Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event. The invite as you can see shows a wavy line which could be[Read More…]

Optus says ‘Yes’ to international call and text in postpaid mobile plans

Optus says ‘Yes’ to international call and text in postpaid mobile plans

4:17 pm on February 2, 2015 in Carriers
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Optus’ ‘Yes’ campaign has led them to including a few good deals for customers, bettering their service, coverage and now, options for their international customers. Optus has today advised that they have upgraded their postpaid mobile plans for new customers signing up to the My Plan Plus 24 to include international calls, SMS and MMS. With around 620,000 Optus postpaid[Read More…]

Virgin Mobile offering an additional GB of data on their $35 SIM plan for a limited time

Virgin Mobile offering an additional GB of data on their $35 SIM plan for a limited time

4:02 pm on February 2, 2015 in Carriers
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Virgin Mobile has today announced a new bonus for new sign-ups to their $35 SIM plan, offering to double their data to 2GB for a limited period. The extra data will remain for the life of the plan, but the promotion to include it in the plan only runs from today until the fourth of March for new sign-upsn. It’s[Read More…]

Nexus 6 – Review

Nexus 6 – Review

11:54 am on February 2, 2015 in Phones, Reviews
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The Nexus 6 was announced 10 weeks ago by Google and here in Australia it is still a rarity. It is available at JB Hifi and some Good Guys stores if you are lucky. I can tell you from experience that it can be difficult to find one not already reserved. We have all watched our comrades from the US[Read More…]