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Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

The Galaxy Nexus was a pretty popular phone choice for a number of Australians when it became the first Nexus device to be released on all three carriers but part of the carrier distribution agreement was that the updates had to go via Samsung and the carriers before being delivered to phones. After seemingly being abandoned on Android 4.1.2 it[Read More…]

by 12:10 pm on February 19, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update
HTC to launch new One on March 25

HTC to launch new One on March 25

HTC have announced that they will hold press events on 25 March in London and New York for the release of their 2014 flagship. Obviously, we don’t have any solid facts about the new One, or M8, but what we do have are a lot of rumours. Leaks show that the One 2 will be basically a beefed-up One, with[Read More…]

by 7:56 am on February 19, 2014 4 comments News, Phones
Vodafone announces 4G international roaming in NZ, UK and Europe

Vodafone announces 4G international roaming in NZ, UK and Europe

Vodafone has announced today that it will flick the switch on international 4G roaming agreements that will allow Vodafone customers to access high-speed networks in New Zealand, the UK and across Europe from the middle of 2014. This news comes on the heels of Vodafone’s $5-a-day Red roaming plans which already give customers access to 3G networks across the globe —[Read More…]

by 11:39 am on February 18, 2014 1 comment Carriers, News
Xperia Tablet Z2 appears in render form and more rumoured specs

Xperia Tablet Z2 appears in render form and more rumoured specs

After posting purported specs of the Xperia Tablet Z2 yesterday, @evleaks has followed up this morning with a press render of what the tablet will look like and for those people who were fans of the hard rectangular Xperia Tablet Z, the design of the Tablet Z2 appears very similar. Despite being the best leaker in the business, @evleaks isn’t[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on February 18, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Koush shows mirroring Android to Chromecast working in new video

Koush shows mirroring Android to Chromecast working in new video

This is the image that popular developer Koush used to tease Chromecast and Android fans last week, about a feature that many have requested. Not only has Koush now got the ability to cast Android to Chromecast and released a video, he’s looked over the Play Services APK and believes that the ability could be coming to Android natively. The[Read More…]

by 11:16 am on February 18, 2014 1 comment Chromecast
Huawei releases teaser for Mobile World Congress using video of a Siri clone

Huawei releases teaser for Mobile World Congress using video of a Siri clone

Huawei will once again be at Mobile World Congress and according to the invite to their press event, they released last night on Social Media they intend to ‘amaze the world again’. https://twitter.com/HuaweiDevice/status/435342582504095745/ While the invite itself gives time, date and location of the press event, they have followed up with a video teaser of what people can expect from[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on February 18, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch with fingerprint scanner on home button

Samsung Galaxy S5 to launch with fingerprint scanner on home button

Beyond Samsung, no one really knows what’s coming from their launch at MWC, but plenty are speculating, and that speculation includes the Galaxy S5. The rumours are coming thick and fast, but the latest — and supposedly ‘confirmed’ — rumour is that the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner integrated with the hardware home button. This might sound very similar to something[Read More…]

by 10:37 am on February 18, 2014 9 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 to be thinner, faster and running Kit Kat

Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 to be thinner, faster and running Kit Kat

The Xperia Tablet Z was a surprisingly nice tablet, that Sony launched last year, surprising in that the last two tablets from Sony the Xperia Tablet S and Tablet P weren’t generally speaking raging successes but the light, thin, fast, waterproof design of the Tablet Z was quite an attractive package, now it looks like a Tablet Z2 is coming[Read More…]

by 5:58 pm on February 17, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: Samsung looking to launch Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC

Rumour: Samsung looking to launch Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at MWC

There are reports and rumours that Samsung are looking at launching the next line up of Galaxy Tab 4 tablets and Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch at MWC. The rumours are that the new Galaxy tab 4 tablets are to come in 3 different screen sizes, much like the predecessors, the Galaxy Tab 3 series. This time round, there are[Read More…]

by 4:30 pm on February 17, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours, Smartwatch, Tablets
Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

The Moto G is an extremely popular mid-range spec phone at a low end cost, selling steadily through a number of sources in Australia. With the recent OTA update that pushed out for Android 4.4.2 there’s a large number of users reporting that their speakerphone is now barely louder than the normal phone mode. I purchased a Moto G for[Read More…]

by 10:10 am on February 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones