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Huawei set to launch the Ascend P7 in Australia next week?

Huawei set to launch the Ascend P7 in Australia next week?

May is just getting busier and busier for Android launches. We’ve just received an invite to the Australian launch of the latest handset from Huawei. This is of course most likely to be referencing the Huawei Ascend P7. The event is scheduled for next Thursday morning, where we hope to learn all about the new phone. The phone will be[Read More…]

by 12:09 pm on May 1, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z2 arrives on Optus, coming to Vodafone

Sony Xperia Z2 arrives on Optus, coming to Vodafone

As rumoured yesterday, the Sony Xperia Z2 has launched on Optus today, and in new news, will launch on Vodafone in a few days on the 7th. Announcing the launch this morning, Sony Mobile’s John Featherstone said: Sony Mobile has taken the premium Z series to the next level with the Xperia Z2. Xperia Z2 offers an innovative experience that captures[Read More…]

by 10:04 am on May 1, 2014 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Android malware threats on the rise, warns F-Secure

Android malware threats on the rise, warns F-Secure

Android Malware. It’s something that we hear a fair bit about at Ausdroid, and it’s something that you probably should be mindful of. Every so often, digital security companies put out their research on the current trends in security threats, and F-Secure has just released their Q1 2014 findings. F-Secure claims that over 99% of the new mobile threats they[Read More…]

by 8:59 am on May 1, 2014 6 comments News
Google and Intel running a ChromeOS themed event on May 6th in the US

Google and Intel running a ChromeOS themed event on May 6th in the US

May is shaping up to be a busy month for Android and ChromeOS, with LG and Motorola both announcing events this month. Now Google and Intel have joined the party, inviting press to an event in San Francisco on May 6th. According to 9to5Google, the event will be a co-sponsored panel, with ChromeOS being the main topic. Speakers at the[Read More…]

by 8:08 am on May 1, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, ChromeOS
New Motorola smartphone – ‘Made to Last, Priced for All’ to be announced May 13

New Motorola smartphone – ‘Made to Last, Priced for All’ to be announced May 13

Motorola is apparently set to launch a new smartphone in just under two weeks, sending out press invites to an event scheduled in London on May 13. The invite, which announces the new phone will be ‘Made to Last, Priced for All’ also mentions that it will be aimed at connecting more people. So this new phone launch could be[Read More…]

by 7:59 am on May 1, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Android Silver rumoured to replace the Nexus and Google Play edition programs

Android Silver rumoured to replace the Nexus and Google Play edition programs

The existence of the Android Silver project seems to be gathering support across a number of sources, and is set to replace the Nexus handset program and Google Play editions program with a single, unified Google-controlled program. Android Silver is fundamentally similar to the Nexus and Google Play edition (GPe) programs; handsets will be made by OEMs, selected by Google,[Read More…]

by 7:51 am on May 1, 2014 7 comments News
Google splits Drive app into offline capable Docs, Sheets and Slides apps

Google splits Drive app into offline capable Docs, Sheets and Slides apps

Google has overnight announced that their Drive app will be splitting into new offline capable apps for Docs, Sheets and coming soon Slides. The Google Drive app will continue to let you view and organise all your documents stored in Drive. The new Apps will only come into effect once you try to edit them, at which point you’ll be[Read More…]

by 7:44 am on May 1, 2014 3 comments Apps
JB Hi-Fi offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ Android Tablet for $288

JB Hi-Fi offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ Android Tablet for $288

JB are offering the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10” Android tablet for $288. The tablet, which sports decent specs for an entry level tablet, is the follow on from Lenovo’s Yoga tablets which launched last year. The Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 10″ tablet specs include: 10.1″ IPS screen (1280 x 800) 1.2GHz Quad Core MT 8125 1GB Ram 16GB/32GB internal storage which[Read More…]

by 7:36 am on May 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Share Google Drive Presentations with your Chromecast

Share Google Drive Presentations with your Chromecast

Users of Google Docs have probably long seen a synergy between the Presentations option and Google’s Chromecast. In fact, it’s the logical (and really simple) way to present on the big screen. Well, imagine no longer — Google has enabled precisely this functionality. The feature is easy to use; if you’re viewing or creating a presentation in Google Docs /[Read More…]

by 7:31 am on May 1, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, News
Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

Google’s Nexus 6 could be based on LG’s G3

We don’t yet have an LG G3 released (but it’s coming soon), and rumours are already circulating that LG will have the honours for this year’s Nexus phone for the third year running. Nexus phones usually come out in the second half of the year, and little is known about what’s expected this year, but LG is tipped to have[Read More…]

by 7:25 am on May 1, 2014 2 comments Phones, Rumours