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Samsung continue to dominate the mobile market, nearly 30% market share in Q1 2013

Samsung continue to dominate the mobile market, nearly 30% market share in Q1 2013

The dominance that Samsung has over the smartphone market continued in Q1 2013 where they command an impressive 30% of the market. There’s no sign of them slowing down, particularly as they’re expecting to sell roughly 10 million Galaxy S4 units in the first month from release of the device. Add to this, the price of the Galaxy S III will no doubt drop putting it into the price range of a new segment of the market that previously would not have considered the device and the Samsung Galaxy juggernaut continues! Samsung’s market reach is truly astounding – 3 out[Read More...]

by 7:27 PM on April 25, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Remember The Milk updated with new user interface

Remember The Milk updated with new user interface

Popular to-do list app Remember The Milk has been updated with a brand new user interface. The new interface uses sliding panels to display information to the user. It’s not just for phones either, with the layout scaling nicely to tablets as well. The default display shows you tasks that are due this week, and you can easily select a specific day of the week to show just the tasks that are due on that day. Adding a task is now easier, and you can easily add all of the additional information you require (eg, the due date), add a[Read More...]

by 4:23 PM on April 25, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Samsung Knox not shipping with the Galaxy S4

Samsung Knox not shipping with the Galaxy S4

Adding to the news that James brought us earlier that Galaxy S4 shipments are going to be delayed in the US due to overwhelming demand, it looks like the Knox software that was to be launched with Samsung’s new flagship device looks like it is going to be delayed as well. For those of you that don’t know what Knox is, it gives you the ability to have both personal and business content on the same handset while keeping them separate from each other so you don’t need to worry about something on you personal space messing up or accessing[Read More...]

by 4:09 PM on April 25, 2013 2 comments Apps, News
Galaxy S 4 shipments delayed in the US; Samsung blames ‘overwhelming demand’

Galaxy S 4 shipments delayed in the US; Samsung blames ‘overwhelming demand’

Two of the major carriers in the United States – T-Mobile and Sprint – have had to push back their release dates for the Galaxy S 4 due to supply shortages. T-Mobile were to begin taking online orders today, but have delayed this until Monday, while Sprint are still taking orders on Saturday as planned, but the phone will not be available in stores, and it is giving no estimate of shipping dates. AT&T and Verizon, the country’s two largest carriers, appear to be unaffected, so it’s likely that Samsung has shifted stock allocations to the larger carriers to better[Read More...]

by 12:23 PM on April 25, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S 4 or HTC One? AndroidCentral finds out what New Yorkers think

Samsung Galaxy S 4 or HTC One? AndroidCentral finds out what New Yorkers think

Armed with both a Galaxy S 4 and a One, Android Central hit up Central Park in New York City this week to show off the two flagship devices, and to ask which of this year’s hottest handsets they would prefer. Much like our own poll, results were pretty well even, with HTC gaining a slight lead over Samsung, despite the latter’s popularity. According to one fedora-wearing subject, the One is ‘cooler looking’, while the lightness of the Samsung makes it ‘feel cheap’. For every person who prefers the heftier, more premium look and feel of the HTC, there is[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on April 25, 2013 14 comments News
Sony begins rollout of Android 4.1 for Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual

Sony begins rollout of Android 4.1 for Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual

The title of this article kind of speaks for itself, but Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) will begin rolling out to the Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual this week, bringing buttery smoothness and Google Now to Sony’s 2012 lineup. Together with Jelly Bean’s trimmings, Sony have also made some improvements of their own, including: WALKMAN, Album and Movies applications have been updated to use libraries to make it easy to view and share your content; The application tray now lets you organise applications manually, and has an inbuilt search feature The homescreen now can have up to 7[Read More...]

by 11:19 AM on April 25, 2013 2 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Kogan now selling Nexus 4 Bumper – Undercuts Play Store price and offers free shipping

Kogan now selling Nexus 4 Bumper – Undercuts Play Store price and offers free shipping

If you’ve found the $32 price tag of having the Nexus 4 bumper delivered from Google Play a little distasteful then you will most likely be very pleased with Kogans new addition. Kogan has added the Nexus 4 Bumper to their range and is selling it for the low price of $14 which includes free shipping. At a cost of $165 to replace a cracked screen on a Nexus 4, $14 is very cheap insurance to avoid this cost. The bumper fits quite nicely to the phone although it does make it a little wider. With the Nexus 4 bumper[Read More...]

by 3:23 AM on April 25, 2013 4 comments Accessories
DEEWR releases Job Search Mobile app to help Job Seekers

DEEWR releases Job Search Mobile app to help Job Seekers

At the Penrith Jobs and Skills Expo on Tuesday, Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis launched a new app designed to help the almost seven hundred thousand Australians currently out of work to find employment. The new app which allows easier access for job seekers to the Job Search website is available on Google Play (and iOS). Ms Ellis says that “The new app is a win for job seekers and a win for businesses looking for workers—especially in regional Australia. Anything that gets job seekers in touch with job vacancies more easily and quickly is great for the job market[Read More...]

by 1:11 AM on April 25, 2013 0 comments Apps
Magnector Pogo plug now available outside ebay – expanding to Galaxy S4 soon

Magnector Pogo plug now available outside ebay – expanding to Galaxy S4 soon

You may remember the Nexus 10 Magnector Pogo Plug cable that popped up on eBay last year, unfortunately since then the availability has been spotty with auctions popping up only sporadically making it difficult to actually get a hold of the cable. Daehan Special Metal co. Ltd, the company who actually designed and manufactures the cable has now begun sales through their own website pogocable.com as well as now selling directly through ebay Australia Priced at $19.99 plus delivery the cable is quite well priced especially for a company who have been working with Samsung for an extended period of[Read More...]

by 12:34 AM on April 25, 2013 1 comment Accessories
Ausdroid Podcast 065 – 24/04/2013

Ausdroid Podcast 065 – 24/04/2013

This week’s podcast was dominated – and displaced by a day – by the biggest flagship device launches of 2013. We published our review of the HTC One (spoiler, it’s awesome!) and went through some of the details we know about the looming launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4. Featuring: Jason Murray, Phil Tann and Scott Plowman, with Graham Bae. Topics: HTC One Review Galaxy S 4 Australian Launch Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS – Subscribe to the podcast through your favourite RSS aggregator. iTunes – Subscribe to the podcast through[Read More...]

by 11:38 PM on April 24, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Rumour: Key Lime Pie delayed

Rumour: Key Lime Pie delayed

Rumour or genuine bad news? Only time will tell right now but according to Gadgetronica, their inside sources have revealed that Google may be looking to delay Key Lime Pie by as much as 4 months. The reasoning behind this is simple, reduce the forking in the market and allow the OEM manufacturers to catch up. Recently it was reported that Android 4.1 and 4.2 were gaining traction in the marketplace with 16.5% of the Android active users now on Jellybean. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as at the March figures commanded a respectable 28.6% of the marketshare. With the[Read More...]

by 6:53 PM on April 24, 2013 9 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
Swype Finally Comes to Play

Swype Finally Comes to Play

I remember it fondly.  It was 2010 and I was sitting in a seminar when I received an email from a friend regarding the innovative keyboard, Swype.  At this time Swype was installed on phones by manufacturers (Samsung Galaxy S was one of the first) but was unavailable to purchase or use by those not using these phones. Swype were finally opening its doors to the public in the form of a public beta.  Within 2 minutes I was signed up to said beta program.  I started using Swype and like many others fell in love with it.  Problem was[Read More...]

by 6:51 PM on April 24, 2013 10 comments News
Smackdown: HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (Vote Now!)

Smackdown: HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (Vote Now!)

Given that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is about to hit the market, and the HTC One is already attracting a lot of attention, we want to know which phone will make it as the must-have for 2013 so far. We’ve reviewed the HTC One (you can read the review here, we thought it was great) but not yet the Galaxy S4, as we’ve not yet got a review unit, but we will soon. However, there’s plenty known about each phone, and in our experience, the decision made on purchasing one over the other is not made based on how the[Read More...]

by 2:52 PM on April 24, 2013 52 comments News, Phones