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Waiting for Android Wear today? So are we!

Waiting for Android Wear today? So are we!

9:06 am on July 7, 2014 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Are you waiting for some new gadgetry to arrive today? Are you patiently refreshing the Aramex or Toll Priority tracking pages, waiting for the knock at the door? While the Moto 360 won’t be arriving today, a good many are likely to receive Samsung Gear Lives or LG G Watches today, and I think it’s fair to say we’re all[Read More…]

Win a OnePlus One Invite!

Win a OnePlus One Invite!

8:20 am on July 7, 2014
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We know there’s been a lot of excitement about the OnePlus One; we’ve seen it in the comments, and the positive reception of all the coverage we’ve had thus far. Well, we’ve also had a OnePlus One to review, and we’ll be posting that review soon… but if you can’t wait, why not win a OnePlus One for yourself? Ausdroid[Read More…]

Google’s Project Tango tablet is coming to consumers next year

Google’s Project Tango tablet is coming to consumers next year

8:00 am on July 7, 2014 in Android Development, News
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Google’s ATAP team functions under the lead of Regina Dugan, who has referred to her Advanced Technology and Projects team as “a small band of pirates trying to do cool shit,” – took to the stage to talk and show off a few slightly more ambitious things at Google I/O and gave us some updates on Project Tango. Project Tango[Read More…]

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Want to remember things occasionally? Google Now to the rescue

Want to remember things occasionally? Google Now to the rescue

7:43 am on July 7, 2014 in Google Play and Services, News
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Do you want to be reminded to do something, but not every day, every week, or on a fixed schedule? Well, if you’re a fan of Google Now, you’re now able to set occasional reminders. What kind of things might you want to do occasionally? Clean the house. Wash the car. Walk the dog. Simply tell Google Now to “remind[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

8:30 pm on July 6, 2014 in Carriers, News, OS Updates, Phones
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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy[Read More…]

Control everything from your wrist? Yep, why not.

5:50 pm on July 6, 2014 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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American Android fan-site Android Police has posted the above video showing how, with a few simple apps on your Android, you can control all measure of things around your home. Developer Doug Gregory can be seen operating his lamp by giving commands to his Gear Live. Equally, the lamp can be controlled by swiping on the display, with the background[Read More…]

Want to tweet from your wrist? Android Wear can (now) do that

Want to tweet from your wrist? Android Wear can (now) do that

5:44 pm on July 6, 2014 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Apps and Games

Perhaps custom watch faces aren’t really your thing. Perhaps you’d like to regale your Twitter followers with nothing more than a voice command to your wrist? Well, wait no(t much) longer; while Twitter is yet to port their app to the Android Wear platform, a third party developer has released an app called Bunting to meet your needs. Bunting works fairly[Read More…]

Waiting for Android Wear tomorrow? Choose some watchfaces

Waiting for Android Wear tomorrow? Choose some watchfaces

If you’re like some of us, you might be anxiously waiting for your brand new Android Wear device to arrive as early as tomorrow. Android Wear ships with a select few number of watch faces built in, but (just like the Pebble in this regard) it’s possible to install third-party watch faces that might meet your needs better than the[Read More…]

Griffin Survivor case for Samsung Galaxy S5

Griffin Survivor case for Samsung Galaxy S5

9:23 am on July 6, 2014 in Accessories, News

One of the privileges (if you can call it that) of retaining Ausdroid’s Galaxy S5 in my office is that I get to play with accessories that get sent through for one of the year’s most popular Android devices. Last week, Griffin sent me a Survivor case (you can see it above, albeit on a Galaxy S3) designed for the[Read More…]

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

9:16 pm on July 5, 2014 in Rumours, Tablets
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Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is fast approaching the one year anniversary of its announcement, it’s currently out of stock on Google Play and we’re told that the tablet is marked as End-Of-Life in the inventory systems of some Australian retailers. So, what will replace the tablet? Talk at this stage has been around the Nexus 9, or Volantis as it’s[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy F purportedly shows up in the wild

Samsung Galaxy F purportedly shows up in the wild

3:21 pm on July 5, 2014 in News, Phones
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The Samsung Galaxy F, the premium version of the Galaxy S5 has been rumoured for months, even showing up in renders in Gold and Clear, now, as you can see apparently shown up for real. The phone in the picture shows a clearly metal edged phone, with Samsung stylings. The phone shows not a lot of bezel, but just enough[Read More…]

Exclusive: Qualcomm retracts DMCA takedown request and apologises to those involved

Exclusive: Qualcomm retracts DMCA takedown request and apologises to those involved

12:50 pm on July 5, 2014 in Exclusive, News
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Updated 08/07. On Thursday night, we reported on a DMCA takedown request issued by Qualcomm via Cyveilance to over 100 GitHub repositories over alleged copyright infringement. This morning, Qualcomm has responded to our requests for further information by responding with a retraction, as well as an apology to project maintainers affected by the takedown notice. A Qualcomm representative spoke to[Read More…]

Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

After LG G Watch customers began receiving shipping notifications from Google that their Android Wear was rolling out from Google Play in Hong Kong, it appears that customers who purchased the Samsung Gear Live are also receiving their shipping notifications as well. The Samsung Gear Live is apparently shipping out of Hong Kong via courier Aramax just as the G[Read More…]

LG G Watch begins shipping to Australian customers

LG G Watch begins shipping to Australian customers

The LG G Watch is on its way. We’re seeing the shipping notifications for orders placed for the LG G Watch through Google Play in Australia, arrive in customers mailboxes. Orders are shipping out of Hong Kong, through carrier Aramex – a change from FedEx, who handled the rollout of the Nexus 5 last year. While many are lamenting the[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

2:03 pm on July 4, 2014 in Tablets
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Samsung hosted a number of journalists – including yours truly – for an overnight stay at Sydney’s QT Hotel last night for the local launch of the Galaxy Tab S series. We got a bit of hands-on time with the 8.4- and 10.5-inch models in the demo area before dinner. The 8.4 inch is a portrait device with a weight[Read More…]