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HTC One X+ shows up in O2 catalogue in the UK

HTC One X+ shows up in O2 catalogue in the UK

Looks like there is a new high end phone coming from HTC in the near future. GSMArena has caught a glimpse of the phone and the specs in a catalogue for UK Carrier O2. The specs listed include a Quad-Core 1.7GHz CPU, 64GB of storage + 25GB of Dropbox storage included as well as Jelly Bean out of the box presumably with Sense overlayed over the top and of course Beats Audio. The phone has no release date as yet merely being listed as Coming Soon and will be on their Pay & Go plan for £479.99. We’ll be following[Read More...]

by 10:20 PM on September 28, 2012 1 comment News, Phones
Jelly Bean now rolling out to Australian Asus Transformer Prime

Jelly Bean now rolling out to Australian Asus Transformer Prime

A few days ago we reported on the news that the Asus Transformer Prime had started receiving a Jelly Bean update in Sweden. Word has now reached us that the Jelly Bean update is now being rolled out to the Asus Transformer Prime in Australia. We received the heads up from froggyperson, who is currently installing the update to Google’s latest flavour of Android. There are also a few reports over at Whirlpool of users managing to successfully install the update. If you are using an Australian model, go to Settings > Check for Update and see if the update[Read More...]

by 9:45 PM on September 28, 2012 16 comments News, OS Update, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra now available for online purchase

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra now available for online purchase

It turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G from Telstra might be arriving a little earlier than we thought. Telstra have launched the online store page for the Galaxy S III 4G, however, delivery is expected within the next 5-9 days — by then it will be available in stores around that October 9th date we reported yesterday. Pricing for the Galaxy S III 4G on Telstra will start at $66/mo, or you can get it for $0 on their $80/mo plan which includes 1.5GB of mobile data (including 4G). It will be the first Samsung device to[Read More...]

by 2:31 PM on September 28, 2012 11 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Telstra could launch the Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th

Telstra could launch the Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th

We have received some information that suggests Telstra will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on October 9th. That’s a good week and a half away, and a Tuesday, which is when Telstra usually launches new devices. The date is yet to be confirmed publicly by Telstra, and they are also yet to announce what their pricing options will be. There are expected to be two colours at launch, both being 16GB models. We believe that Telstra will play the same card as Optus in removing the 3G Galaxy S III from their line up, completely replacing it[Read More...]

by 7:14 PM on September 27, 2012 10 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note II now selling at Mobicity

Samsung Galaxy Note II now selling at Mobicity

A few weeks back we announced that Mobicity were taking pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. It seems they now have them in stock available for purchase, well ahead of their expected date of October 16th. Interestingly, the date isn’t the only change from when we previously reported on this. The listed price is now $829, $20 lower than at the time of pre-order and with free shipping at the moment. Sporting a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB RAM, a 5.5″ Super AMOLED display @ 1280 x 720 and newer S pen technology, the Samsung Galaxy Note[Read More...]

by 3:21 PM on September 27, 2012 5 comments News, Phones
Google Play 25 Billion downloads sale -Apps, Books and Movies

Google Play 25 Billion downloads sale -Apps, Books and Movies

The 25 cent app promotion has now gone live on Google Play so which apps are on-sale? You can head across to the Google Play page and check the list of 15 apps that have so far appeared on the promotion page, although judging from the icons on the banner we’ll be seeing Paper Camera and Where’s My Perry added in the next 5 days. So far the list looks like this : Angry Birds Space Premium Asphalt 7: Heat The Cat in the Hat Clouds & Sheep Premium Draw Something Granny Smith Let's Create! Pottery London Bus Checker NFL[Read More...]

by 7:09 AM on September 27, 2012 1 comment Apps, Sale
Samsung: Galaxy S III immune to USSD vulnerability (with OTA)

Samsung: Galaxy S III immune to USSD vulnerability (with OTA)

Updates Sep-27 10.30am: Telstra’s current CrowdSupport Handset Updates page says a “bugfix” update for the Galaxy S III was approved on September 25 and is awaiting vendor deployment. This update has an ETA of today and may address this issue. 1.30pm: We’ve started adding responses from Australian carriers regarding the issue. 4.10pm: A new app to protect you from this exploit has been added to the list. 7.00pm: Today’s Telstra Galaxy S III update (mentioned above) appears to resolve this issue, as reported by @cswarris_27. Multiple sources are reporting tonight that Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S III is immune[Read More...]

by 11:17 PM on September 26, 2012 10 comments News, OS Update
Google Play hits 25 Billion Downloads and celebrates with a $0.25 app sale

Google Play hits 25 Billion Downloads and celebrates with a $0.25 app sale

Google has announced over on the OfficialAndroid blog that they not only have over 675,000 apps and games on Google Play and they have have now had over 25 billion downloads from Google Play. To celebrate they will be having a sale, over the next five days Google will be offering apps from developers such as Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more for just 25 cents. Also on offer to Australians should be 25 Banned books at special prices. If you live in the US however there will also be 25 Movies you must own, 25 albums[Read More...]

by 9:38 PM on September 26, 2012 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News, Sale
Exclusive: Ausdroid talks to Trend Micro’s Aman Chand about online risks and Android

Exclusive: Ausdroid talks to Trend Micro’s Aman Chand about online risks and Android

A little while ago we told you about Trend Micro’s new online security suite that covers traditional technology such as your home computer and your laptop, but also includes features relevant to your mobile devices. With today’s news that Android devices could be vulnerable to a certain USSD exploit, we thought it was high time we talk to someone about other online risks that face us as Android users, and who better than Aman Chand, Trend Micro’s recently appointed Cyber Safety Expert. I caught up with Aman today and had a bit of a chat about his role, the risks[Read More...]

by 5:59 PM on September 26, 2012 5 comments Apps, Exclusive
Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

While that other mapping service might not be able to show you were a hospital is, Google has been pushing their mapping service, Google Maps, to make it more in-depth. This time they’ve taken that literally; going to the depths of some of the coolest oceans and reefs in the world. There are 12 underwater areas that you can peruse on your Android device using Google Maps. They include Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island, Molokini Crater, Hanauma Bay, Apo Islands, and Wilson Island. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find Nemo. Enjoy!

by 4:46 PM on September 26, 2012 3 comments Apps, News
Optus Android 4.0.4 rollout for HTC One X now underway

Optus Android 4.0.4 rollout for HTC One X now underway

We received a tip this morning that Optus has begun rolling out Android 4.0.4 to its HTC One X devices. Optus’ Update List still shows 4.0.4 as pending manufacturer deployment at the time of writing. The big change in 4.0.4 for the One X is the change to how the system handles the Menu button for old apps. Previously, running an old / non-ICS app would result in an ugly onscreen “black bar” menu key. This update instead maps the function into the Recent Apps / Multitasking key so apps can now use the full screen. HTC’s previous advice on[Read More...]

by 1:20 PM on September 26, 2012 23 comments News, OS Update, Phones
HTC Desire X launches exclusively to Optus, $0 on $35 or $299 outright

HTC Desire X launches exclusively to Optus, $0 on $35 or $299 outright

HTC and Optus have today announced that the HTC Desire X will launch exclusively on Optus. The Desire X — as its name gives away — is a mixture between the high-end One series and the familiar Desire series of devices. The stylish looking device doesn’t hold back on specs, with some quality hardware alongside a fairly affordable pricetag: $0 on Optus’ $35 plan, or $299 on Optus Prepaid. Those specs include: 1GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 CPU Android 4.0 w/ Sense UI 4 4-inch Super LCD 800×480 Display 5MP Camera w/ BSI Sensor 4GB Internal Storage / 768MB RAM Beats[Read More...]

by 1:04 PM on September 26, 2012 2 comments Carriers, Exclusive, News, Phones
Video: This is what happens when you run the USSD exploit on the Samsung Galaxy S II

Video: This is what happens when you run the USSD exploit on the Samsung Galaxy S II

If you wanted to see if that factory reset from the browser exploit is actually a thing, then watch the video below — it’s kind of mind blowing to think this is possible. The issue is clearly there on the Galaxy S II, however, the Galaxy S III is immune from this exploit from within the browser, but can happen via NFC, apparently. Trevor Long from EFTM filmed the video below, showing a normal Samsung Galaxy S II reading a QR Code which sends it into the browser which has the exploit embedded on it. Straight away the factory reset[Read More...]

by 11:20 AM on September 26, 2012 9 comments News, Phones