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Current Nexus 5  Google Play stock levels – 16/32GB Black Sold Out

Current Nexus 5 Google Play stock levels – 16/32GB Black Sold Out

The Google Play launch of the Nexus 5 yesterday, saw a massively improved customer experience compared to that which faced customers just under 12 months ago when the Nexus 4 went on-sale – selling out of the 16GB model in 22 minutes and the 8GB model in just over 2 hours. Google Wallet seemed to handle the load and we[Read More…]

by 7:48 am on November 2, 2013 4 comments Google Play, Other, Phones
Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos

Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos

As many of you may have known, Google+ introduced automatic image uploading a while back, but in an update rolling out to users right now, this particular service is being renamed Google Photos and now has its own icon and a bunch of settings to play around with. The Google Photos app is a direct extension of Google+, but also[Read More…]

by 12:03 am on November 2, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’

Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’

When your Nexus 5 makes it into your hot little hands you will never have noticed the change LG have made to the icon it displays when on a 4G network here in Australia. Instead of displaying ‘LTE’ in the status bar, like it would in the US, it will instead display ‘4G’. Yep, now you know. There’s no real[Read More…]

by 10:46 pm on November 1, 2013 9 comments News, Phones
Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here

Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here

After a quick tear down of the Nexus 5 factory image, we’ve managed to track down the launcher and extract the wallpapers for you to download and enjoy on your own devices. The images are surprisingly high resolution so they’ll look immaculate on displays of all resolutions — especially 1080p mobile devices.

by 6:51 pm on November 1, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms

Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms

As you may have heard, Google+ Hangouts will be the default SMS messaging app on Android 4.4, but it doesn’t have to be that way if Hangouts isn’t your cuppa’ tea. As has always been the case with Android, you can set another app as your default messaging app, and that’s where 8sms — amongst other SMS clients — comes[Read More…]

by 6:31 pm on November 1, 2013 3 comments Apps, News
US variants of HTC One to receive Kit Kat update within 90 days

US variants of HTC One to receive Kit Kat update within 90 days

Now that Google’s finally unveiled Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and the Nexus 5, the question many of us are asking is ‘when will my phone get the update?’ We already know that Kit Kat will hit Nexus devices fairly soon, but according to HTC America their flagship device will be updated sooner than we might have thought. Jason Mackenzie, president[Read More…]

by 2:30 pm on November 1, 2013 4 comments News, OS Update
Australian Nexus 5 orders now shipping from Google Play

Australian Nexus 5 orders now shipping from Google Play

Good news campers, it appears that Google are now shipping out orders for the Nexus 5 that came through early this morning. Instead of waiting till Tuesday the 5th of November as indicated for early customers, regular Ausdroid reader and tipster Chris advised that he has received his shipping confirmation for his Black 32GB Nexus 5 from Google Play :[Read More…]

by 2:26 pm on November 1, 2013 81 comments Other
Nexus 5: How the order process works

Nexus 5: How the order process works

1 November 2013, the day when Google made the Nexus 5 available to us all. However, judging by the comments on our earlier post about the Nexus 5 availability, not everyone has had the most enjoyable journey through the ordering process, so we thought we’d document what we experienced when going through the order process this morning. Chris attempted a[Read More…]

by 1:04 pm on November 1, 2013 16 comments News, Phones, Sale
A users’ guide to Android 4.4’s new developer features

A users’ guide to Android 4.4’s new developer features

In the wee hours of this morning, after much speculation and more leaks than you’d find in a Californian bar, Google finally released Android 4.4, more commonly known as Kit Kat. The latest version of Android largely improves on what was already there, with better support for things like printing and NFC card emulation, but also adds a host of[Read More…]

by 12:04 pm on November 1, 2013 6 comments News, OS Update
Download: Hangouts with SMS Integration

Download: Hangouts with SMS Integration

In the first of what is likely to be many ‘unofficial’ app updates today, the Hangouts with SMS integration APK has been pulled from the Nexus 5 factory image and made available. You can download the APK from here and install directly, just make sure you have ‘Unknown Sources’ enabled in your phone settings. A few of us have been[Read More…]

by 11:59 am on November 1, 2013 7 comments Apps