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LG E960 shows up again on XDA -Thread owner taking questions

LG E960 shows up again on XDA -Thread owner taking questions

Another post with details on the LG E960 which by now has generally been accepted by the Android blogosphere as the LG Nexus rumoured to be launched at the end of this month. This time it’s via a thread over on XDA in which user 4shael has posted the above photos and also given some details on the specifications which mirror those given a couple of days ago by Paul Obrien from Modaco. The specs listed on the thread : CPU: core quad ARMv7 1.5GHz RAM: 2 GB Memory: 8GB (and I haven’t found SD slot) GPU: Adreno 320 Android[Read More...]

by 10:24 AM on October 10, 2012 6 comments Phones, Rumours
Gameloft shows us Zombiewood trailer – Due out at the end of October

Gameloft shows us Zombiewood trailer – Due out at the end of October

For the last few days, the Gameloft Australia Twitter account has been tweeting links to some advice on how to handle zombies and today we find out why. Gamleoft has just released the trailer for their newest upcoming game Zombiewood, a zombie shooter which offers 68 fun missions and judging from the trailer access to a huge variety of weaponry to help you take on the un-dead in downtown Hollywood or Zombiewood. Zombiewood is due out around the end of October/Halloween and I’m guessing will be freemium with in-app purchases for that weaponry driving the profits on this one. Check[Read More...]

by 9:08 AM on October 10, 2012 0 comments Apps, News
Asus to stream Padfone 2 launch event

Asus to stream Padfone 2 launch event

There has been a bit of interest in the successor to the original Padfone with a launch event for the Padfone 2 occuring simultaneously in Taipei and Milan, Asus has announced that it will be streaming the event which is scheduled to begin at 11am on October 16th in Milan which converts to 16 October 2012 at 8PM AEDT for those of us playing at home from their website. Whilst details of an Australian launch will have to come from Asus Australia, this event will certainly give us the specifications and our first good look at the devices. Anyone excited[Read More...]

by 8:28 AM on October 10, 2012 1 comment Manufacturer, News
Android 4.1.2 rolling out to Nexus 7

Android 4.1.2 rolling out to Nexus 7

Overnight, Google started rolling out Android 4.1.2 to the Nexus 7. The big feature that has people talking is the long-overdue addition of a landscape mode to the launcher. Other than that there’s the usual “bugfixes and performance enhancements”. A full dump of the GIT change log has been made available by @alsutton. Based on the photos surfacing around the Internet this morning, the landscape launcher has more in common with Nova’s landscape launcher mode than the layout seen thus far on larger 10-inch tablets (which is very much carried over from Honeycomb). There’s no word yet on whether to[Read More...]

by 8:24 AM on October 10, 2012 16 comments News, OS Update, Tablets
Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google have today added the option for free trials for in-app subscriptions so that users can try a service out before forking out any money for it. Free trials aren’t automatically brought in for all subscriptions, instead it’s completely up to developers whether or not they implement the free trials that are a minimum length of one week. For any subscription, you can set up a free trial period that lets users try your subscription content before buying it. Upon starting a free trial, users are charged $0.00 against their chosen payment method. You can then cancel the free trial[Read More...]

by 6:31 AM on October 10, 2012 0 comments Google Play, News
Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE now on pre-order at Mobicity

Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE now on pre-order at Mobicity

We recently posted our first thoughts on the Samsung’s latest phablet, the Galaxy Note II. Though at the time of writing, the eagerly anticipated LTE version wasn’t available from any of the usual retailers. But fear not, reputable Australian online retailer Mobicity have just released the Galaxy Note II LTE version (N7105) available for pre-order. The current price is sitting at $829, which is the same as the non LTE variant was selling for on Mobicity at the time of it’s release. It appears Mobicity is the first retailer to make the LTE Note II available for pre-order, so if[Read More...]

by 5:05 PM on October 9, 2012 8 comments News, Phones
No Ausdroid Podcast this week, back next week!

No Ausdroid Podcast this week, back next week!

Hey everyone, due to myself moving house and the internet not yet being connected, there will be no Ausdroid Podcast this week. However next week will we hit the news like no other. Sorry for the inconvenience and we will see you next week.

by 5:04 PM on October 9, 2012 0 comments Podcast
More photos arise of the alleged LG Nexus

More photos arise of the alleged LG Nexus

Well it never rains but it pours, the LG Nexus rumour mill is flying now. In the last post I put up on the LG E960 there was some comments about the phone in question being in a case or something. Harvz in the comments posted a link to a Belarusian forum where a user has put up some more photos of the device sans case and includes a good shot of the back of the phone. [nggallery id=154] As you can see from the images, the back of the phone shows a Not For Sale sticker/imprint listing a HW[Read More...]

by 3:35 PM on October 9, 2012 6 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note II — First thoughts

Samsung Galaxy Note II — First thoughts

The original Samsung Galaxy Note was initially a bit slow on the uptake, until people realised it was a pretty decent phone-come-tablet, which became affectionately known as a phablet. The Galaxy Note II is now upon us, and our very own Geoff Fieldew is working on a review. However, to whet your appetite, Geoff has shared his first impressions with us below. If, however, you can’t wait for Geoff to review the device, and you know you want one, you can order today from MobiCity for $699. Hardware The biggest plus here is the massive display. It’s responsive, colour rich[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on October 9, 2012 17 comments News, Phones
Find Technology Bargains with the StaticICE Android App

Find Technology Bargains with the StaticICE Android App

We missed its original release, but felt we should let you know that the Australian technology price comparison site staticICE has released an Android version of their iOS app. The app gives you quick access to search and filter your results based on price, much as you would do on their website. Once you’ve found the item you want and the retailer you want to buy it from, they’ll link you directly to the product page on their website. You can also save searches (including filters) to your favourites, and send them via email. You could easily check over time[Read More...]

by 12:54 PM on October 9, 2012 2 comments Apps, News
Is this the LG Nexus?

Is this the LG Nexus?

Love it or hate it, your next Nexus looks to be shaping up to be manufactured by LG. The Nexus rumour mill is starting to really flow and now this set of photos has been uploaded to XDA of a phone that is supposedly the LG E960 which has been suggested by Droid-Life as the Nexus variant of the LG Optimus G. The E960 has already passed through the FCC in the US so perhaps an announcement could be coming shortly As you can see from the gallery below there is a settings page which lists the Model Number as[Read More...]

by 12:14 PM on October 9, 2012 6 comments Phones, Rumours
Is this a 32 GB Nexus 7?

Is this a 32 GB Nexus 7?

If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a Nexus 7 but been put off by the lack of larger storage capacity options, you may be in luck. The Nexus 7 has no SD card for expanding storage capacity – you’re stuck with the amount of storage you purchase. With this in mind many have bought the largest model available (16 GB). There’s been a background hum in the community since the device was announced that the device should be available in larger capacities, but Google and Asus have remained silent. This isn’t surprising – increasing the storage capacity would impact the[Read More...]

by 12:11 PM on October 9, 2012 2 comments Rumours, Tablets
Huawei Honor — Review

Huawei Honor — Review

Huawei shows off Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget Huawei first started releasing quite low end Android phones in Australia and have recently started to build progressively better and higher spec’d models until we now have the Huwaei Honor which presents a lower end price tag with some fairly decent specifications such as a Dual-Core 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP HDR camera and 1900mAh battery running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Honor is the second phone from Huawei I’ve reviewed, the first the Huawei Vision was a pretty nice Gingerbread phone with decent looks and some fair specs. When you first pick up[Read More...]

by 10:00 AM on October 9, 2012 3 comments Design, Phones, Reviews