Nexus 7 Dock now available to order from Google Play AU store

The Nexus 7 dock has just become available for order on the Google Play store in Australia. The dock will set you back $49.99 with a $19.99 delivery fee and has a status of 'Ships in 1 - 2 weeks. The dock has a requirement that you have a Nexus 7 Tablet and Charger although you still cannot purchase additional chargers on the Google Play store yet. The full description of the dock from the Play Store : Charge and dock your Nexus 7. This dock is expertly angled for optimum viewing of your Google Play movies and television... Continue reading

Add your own custom shortcut to the Chrome App launcher

If you've ever wanted to have your own custom shortcut in the Chrome App Launcher then a recent Reddit post can help you out. Reddit user s3than outlined step-by-step how to create and implement your own custom shortcut using nothing but a text editor. For preference s3than recommends the basic Text editor available from the Chrome Webstore but effectively any text editor can be used. As an example, s3than used his shortcut to his local Plex server but the steps can be used to create a shortcut to any website. Create a folder called extensions then another for your... Continue reading

Add your own custom shortcut to the Chrome App launcher

If you've ever wanted to have your own custom shortcut in the Chrome App Launcher then a recent Reddit post can help you out. Reddit user s3than outlined step-by-step how to create and implement your own custom shortcut using nothing but a text editor. For preference s3than recommends the basic Text editor available from the Chrome Webstore but effectively any text editor can be used. As an example, s3than used his shortcut to his local Plex server but the steps can be used to create a shortcut to any website. Create a folder called extensions then another for your... Continue reading

NRL Live 2013 released on Google Play

Telstra's 2013 NRL Live app has been released to the Google Play store, just in time for tonight's season kickoff. The app was developed by Australian software house Outware Mobile and published by TelstraMedia on both iOS and Android, following Telstra's $100 million NRL rights deal signed late last year. It's a free download, and if you're not concerned with watching live games then you'll be happy with the basic features: LIVE Scores and Stats Match Highlight and Match Replay Videos 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership draw Match & broadcast details News, Pre and Post Game Reports 2013 Ladder However, a Monthly or Annual... Continue reading

Updated : Galaxy S IV Screenshots show off Smart Scroll and Smart Pause functions

When the NYT reported on the new 'Eye Scroll' feature and the equally strangely named 'Eye Pause' that they were told would feature on the new Samsung Galaxy S IV, the fact that they hadn't gone with their traditional naming convention of calling things S-Scroll or S-Pause was strangely off considering their history. New screenshots have emerged via an anonymous tipster to Sammobile, which show that the functions will actually be called 'Smart Scroll' and 'Smart Pause'. The screen shots show the features are part of 'Smart Screen' control suite that contains 'Smart Scroll', 'Smart Pause' and... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S IV will be made of plastic; shocks no one

CNET had a chat with YH Lee, Samsung's executive VP of mobile business, who appears to confirm that the upcoming Galaxy S IV will continue Samsung's trend of making their devices from a light, thin plastic despite most other manufacturers going for a more premium look-and-feel for their recent devices. Lee told CNET that Samsung consider a number of factors when designing their devices, not just aesthetics, and an important factor for them is how quickly they can manufacture a large quantity of the handset, considering that Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Apparently, the Galaxy... Continue reading

HTC to release mid-range devices with Blinkfeed and Ultrapixel cameras this year

Rob Kerr of mobile technology site Omio published an article this morning detailing discussions he had with HTC's Head of UK and Ireland, Phil Roberson, at Mobile World Congress last week. Roberson states quite clearly that HTC intends to release mid-range and low-end phones in 2013, packing as much of the technology and software from their flagship HTC One as they can. It's almost certain that every phone to come out of HTC's labs this year will carry Sense 5 and Blinkfeed, but apparently HTC are looking at packing in the Ultrapixel camera as well. Wherever the... Continue reading

Video Review: USB Audio Recorder Pro

Android's lack of USB audio support (#5) and high audio latency (#11) have been a couple of the platform's most griped-about and longest-standing issues, starred by 4482 and 2329 users respectively at the time of writing. USB Audio Recorder Pro is an app that represents a significant step toward addressing these issues, as the developers have written a USB audio driver from scratch in order to bypass Android's audio system and allow devices to run in USB host mode. In simple language, that means you can use a USB microphone to record audio straight to your phone... Continue reading

CyanogenMOD 10.1 M2 is out and ready for your consumption

The next stable release of CM 10.1 has now hit their servers and is ready for you downloading pleasure. Based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the builds are still marked as Experimental, so as always there are bugs and things could go wrong or not work. There are a slew updates in M2 including Quick Settings changes, Status Bar additions and more. The list of devices has also grown since M1, check below to see if your device is on it: Google Nexus S (crespo, crespo4g) Google Nexus 7 (grouper, tilapia) Google Galaxy Nexus (toro, toroplus, maguro) Google Nexus 4 (mako) Google Nexus 10... Continue reading

Nexus 10 back in stock on Play Store AU

We awake this morning to news that the Nexus 10 tablet is back on sale in the Australian Play Store. The Nexus 10 has seen mixed availability since launch in November 2012, and while it has not proved as popular as the Nexus 4 or Nexus 7, the Nexus 10 is not without its own charm and there's certainly a lot to be said about it contrasted with some of the other 10" Android tablets on the market. You can see what Ausdroid thought of the Nexus 10 in our review, but here's the summary for... Continue reading

Six games in one bundle? Yes, Humble Bundle 5

http://youtu.be/NQfkrNHbs1Q Every now and then we spot a bargain on apps that transcends the Daily App Sales posts, and we thought we'd bring you this one. Humble Bundle is in its fifth version, and includes up to six great Android titles for one low price. The idea is that you pay whatever you think is reasonable, and you receive these four apps: Beat Hazard Ultra, a musically powered arcade shooter Dynamite Jack, a 2-D stealth action game Solar 2 NightSky HD, a physics puzzler However, if you choose to pay MORE than the average price (at the moment... Continue reading

Android distribution numbers for March released

It's a new month and that means it's time for the Google Developers Dashboard to update with the figures on what versions of Android have been accessing Google Play within a 14-day period that ended on the 4th of March. So, what do we see this month? The only version of Android showing growth this month is Jelly Bean with devices running Android 4.1 climbing to 14.9% and 4.2 gaining 0.2% to reach 1.6% making Jelly Bean now on 16.5% of devices running Android. The rest of the versions showed that they are slowly falling : Android Version February March 1.6 (Donut) 0.2% 0.2% 2.1(Eclair) 2.2% 1.9% 2.3-2.3.2(Gingerbread) 0.2% 0.2% 2.3.3-2.3.7(Gingerbread) 45.4% 44% 3.1(HoneyComb) 0.3% 0.3% 3.2(HoneyComb) 1.0% 0.9% 4.0.3-4.0.4(Ice Cream Sandwich) 29.0% 28.6% 4.1(Jelly... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 059 – 05/03/2013

Welcome back to the Ausdroid Podcast - this is episode 59! This week we wrapped up the news and Android announcements from Mobile World Congress as they relate to us here in Australia, looked at the Samsung Galaxy S IV rumour mill and took another look at what's happening in the Android Twitter landscape (hint: it's not good). The video can be downloaded manually or you can get it through the new RSS feed below and you can also watch the video through our Youtube Channel: AusdroidTV. (more…) Continue reading