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Google Play Edition almost dead, with Galaxy S 4 Play Edition being pulled

Google Play Edition almost dead, with Galaxy S 4 Play Edition being pulled

9:54 am on January 12, 2015 in News, Phones
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I remember when the Google Play Edition program was announced back in mid-2013, and we all thought it was a pretty good thing. Popular, top-shelf hardware but with a plain vanilla version of Android, ripe for the enjoyment and the hacking. Well, it didn’t take long for the disappointment to grow, as, with most things, the Google Play Edition program was[Read More…]

AccuWeather now features Android Wear integration

AccuWeather now features Android Wear integration

9:44 am on January 12, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Apps and Games, News

If you’re looking for a bit more detail about the weather than Google’s Weather cards provide on your Android Wear device, then maybe you should revisit AccuWeather. AccuWeather has had apps on Android for as long as I can remember, and they’ve now added Android Wear integration to their popular Android app (which has been downloaded over 10 million times).[Read More…]

Official: Spotify won’t support Google Cast, sticks with Spotify Connect instead

Official: Spotify won’t support Google Cast, sticks with Spotify Connect instead

6:37 am on January 10, 2015 in Android TV and Chromecast
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In an apparent raising of the middle finger towards thousands of users who have asked for the feature, Spotify has explained that it won’t be integrating Google Cast features into its music service, instead preferring to focus on Spotify Connect instead. Instead of opening their service so users of the $49 Chromecast dongle can stream their music to their TV or stereo without[Read More…]

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Sharp Australia confirms that at least one of their TV’s with Android TV will launch in Australia

Sharp Australia confirms that at least one of their TV’s with Android TV will launch in Australia

4:12 pm on January 9, 2015 in Android TV and Chromecast, News

After announcing their new line of Sharp AQUOS televisions supporting Android TV at CES the other day, we reached out to Sharp Australia to find out their plans for Australia. Today, Sharp Australia has confirmed that they intend to launch at least one of the two models announced at CES but are unable to confirm which model. They have no[Read More…]

Netflix coming to Australia on 31 March from $9.99/mo

Netflix coming to Australia on 31 March from $9.99/mo

4:04 pm on January 9, 2015 in News
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Netflix will launch its streaming video service in Australia on 31 March with a three-tier pricing system that starts at $9.99 per month, according to reports. TechGuide.com.au is reporting that this is what has been confirmed by two un-named sources while attending CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week. Netflix were also present at CES 2015, and were apparently unwilling[Read More…]

Stream live to YouTube from your HTC RE Camera, starting tomorrow

Stream live to YouTube from your HTC RE Camera, starting tomorrow

3:23 pm on January 9, 2015 in Accessories

Tomorrow, a new software update will allow HTC’s tiny RE Camera – launched in Australia last month, and reviewed here – to stream live to YouTube. You will of course have to log into your YouTube account in the updated RE app, and you’ll be able to decide whether your stream will be public or private. Live footage streams from[Read More…]

Galaxy S6 rumours coming thick and fast

Galaxy S6 rumours coming thick and fast

3:19 pm on January 9, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours
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Around CES 2015 and MWC 2015 the phone rumours come thick and fast and Samsung, known to be something of a sieve with information that could (or should) be kept internal are often leading the charge with information getting out. First there was the yet to be confirmed rumour that Samsung are showing the Galaxy S6 to selected partners at[Read More…]

Samsung musing over round smartwatch ahead of MWC 2015

Samsung musing over round smartwatch ahead of MWC 2015

3:07 pm on January 9, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News, Rumours
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Now that CES 2015 is mostly behind us (well, the good stuff is) the rumours ahead of MWC 2015 are starting to heat up a little. One particularly juicy rumour is that Samsung plans to launch a round smartwatch at MWC next month, allowing to enter a fairly limited club at the moment inhabited by the LG G Watch R[Read More…]

Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

Cyanogen officially comes to Nexus 6 and LG G3

2:56 pm on January 9, 2015 in Android One, Modding, News

So if you’re the modding type, then you’ll be into Nexus devices. You’ll probably also have heard of, and may have a passing interest in, CyanogenMod, which is one of the first (and still one of the better) custom ROMs available for a wide variety of Android handsets. Until now, if you wanted CyanogenMod on the Nexus 6 from Motorola,[Read More…]

Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

Enable Always Listening On All Nexus 6 AOSP Roms

9:03 am on January 9, 2015 in Modding, News

One of the best things about a Nexus device is the ability to build a fully functional ROM from the AOSP. Usually it is fully functional. This time Motorola have included some software into the shipped ROM that allows for the phone to be able to listen for the OK Google hotword(s) to start a Google search with the screen[Read More…]

64GB Nexus 6 not due at retailers till at least next month

64GB Nexus 6 not due at retailers till at least next month

6:27 pm on January 8, 2015 in Google Play and Services, News, Phones
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The long, drawn out launch of the Nexus 6 in Australia continues, with a source today advising Ausdroid that the 64GB version of the Motorola built Nexus 6 isn’t due to arrive in Australia until at least next month. This morning we saw a short flurry of activity on Google Play when the 64GB version apparently appeared for sale. We’ve[Read More…]

Motorola could be releasing a stainless steel band for Moto 360 in Australia soon

Motorola could be releasing a stainless steel band for Moto 360 in Australia soon

5:51 pm on January 8, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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This afternoon, spotted on the wrist of one Jason Murray, was a Moto 360, with something you probably haven’t seen on a Moto 360 just yet; a stainless steel wrist band! When Motorola’s first Android Wear device the Moto 360 launched in Australia late in 2014, the option available was a leather band, and while it was (and is) quite[Read More…]

Spotify users are up in arms over lack of Chromecast support

Spotify users are up in arms over lack of Chromecast support

Spotify was probably the first big streaming / subscription music service that captured the interest of the general population, unlike some more niche services that came before it. With its cross-platform apps and significant library, at a fairly competitive price, users were understandably drawn to the service, and Spotify has doubtlessly done well from its popularity. When Chromecast came along,[Read More…]

Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

Dell’s ultra-thin Venue 8 7000 tablet will go on-sale this month in Australia

2:35 pm on January 8, 2015 in News, Tablets
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Announced at the Intel Developer forum last September, the Dell Venue 8 7000 was touted as the thinnest in the world and at 6mm thin, it’s hard to argue. The tablet has been released in the US, appearing at US retailer Best Buy, where it’s selling for US$399, but it’s about to appear down-under as soon as this month. While[Read More…]

BBM announce Android Wear compatibility

BBM announce Android Wear compatibility

2:01 pm on January 8, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Apps and Games, News

Remember BBM? The other, other, other, other messaging app that most people (outside of Indonesia where Blackberry is apparently still huge) installed out of curiosity then fairly promptly un-installed and haven’t looked at since? Blackberry has announced today that they’ll soon be incorporating Android Wear support into their Android app. The app will have a fair bit of functionality too,[Read More…]