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Android 4.4.2 rolling out to HTC One Google Play Edition

Android 4.4.2 rolling out to HTC One Google Play Edition

For those who have either managed to order an HTC One Google Play Edition from the US, or those who’ve converted their store-bought Australian HTC Ones into Google Play Edition handsets, you’ll be happy to note that the recent Android 4.4.2 update, which only landed in Nexus land last week, is now coming around for HTC. Android Police are reporting[Read More…]

by 7:17 am on December 15, 2013 0 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Successor to HTC One, HTC M8 or One Two, passes WiFi certification

Successor to HTC One, HTC M8 or One Two, passes WiFi certification

Without doubt, the HTC One was one of the highlights of 2013 for Android, and HTC doesn’t seem to be backing off the momentum it has built up, with a fairly secretive device just passing WiFi certification. The official name of this device isn’t yet known, but it does look like a step in a positive direction. HTC’s One Max[Read More…]

by 7:11 am on December 15, 2013 7 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Poco’s Sydney store selling a 7″ Phablet from December 15th for $179

Poco’s Sydney store selling a 7″ Phablet from December 15th for $179

Poco Sydney have advertised in the local Christmas Catalogue a 7″ all-in-one Android based tablet that is also a smartphone rolled into, well a phablet I guess you can say. Now, whilst there was no name given, nor exact full specs, here is what we do know the phablet is packing: 7” LCD Screen Dual SIM Dual Standby Android™ 4.1[Read More…]

by 6:53 am on December 15, 2013 1 comment Deal, News, Other, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

With only 13 days left till the jolly big fat man in the red suit makes his way around to all the good boys and girls, retailers are ramping up their last minute gift ideas, so here is a list of offerings for this week from the big retailers: Big W: Tablets NXTBOOK M7000ND 7″ Tablet $149 – starts Thursday[Read More…]

by 6:49 am on December 15, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

The Moto G, announced last month in São Paulo, Brazil is slated to come to Australia in January according to the official rollout schedule. While Motorola Australia have not yet announced any details for an official launch here, an annonymous tipster has advised that Telechoice is taking orders for the phone. The tipster supplied us with a spreadsheet which lists[Read More…]

by 4:08 pm on December 14, 2013 8 comments Carriers, Phones
Revised Nexus 5 hardware shipping to some customers

Revised Nexus 5 hardware shipping to some customers

The Nexus 5 has only been shipping for just over a month, but it appears that hardware revisions have begun hitting the flagship Google device already. A user with the screen name infa89 has apparently posted some information on an Italian forum and outlined the issues with the initial Nexus 5 and the differences with the new model that was[Read More…]

by 5:45 pm on December 13, 2013 19 comments Phones
Gmail images Now Showing on desktop, on Gmail Mobile soon

Gmail images Now Showing on desktop, on Gmail Mobile soon

Google has done some work behind the scenes improving the way in which Gmail shows embedded images in emails, which allows your email to automatically display images in future instead of having to manually click the ‘Display images below’ link when viewing an email. Gmail originally had this step in place to protect users from unknown senders who might try[Read More…]

by 10:02 am on December 13, 2013 6 comments Apps, News
Google announces the winner of the 2013 Players’ Choice Awards

Google announces the winner of the 2013 Players’ Choice Awards

Google has announced the winners of their 2013 Players’ Choice Awards, placing a feature listing the winners on Google Play. There were over 1 million votes cast in this the first Annual Players’ Choice Awards and the winners in the six categories were: I Can’t Quit You – Most Addictive Games – Winner: Knights and Dragons by Gree Old School,[Read More…]

by 9:52 am on December 13, 2013 0 comments Apps, Google Play
Swiftkey releases new Beta with Emoji support and optional number row

Swiftkey releases new Beta with Emoji support and optional number row

Since the introduction of OS-wide Emoji support in Android 4.4, there’s been a fair clamouring for the Emoji support in Swiftkey and today, the company has announced the release of the Swiftkey 4.5 Beta which introduces emoji as well as an optional number row. The emoji update brings the option of adding one of 500 emoji from your keyboard across[Read More…]

by 9:37 am on December 13, 2013 4 comments Apps
New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

Google has begun the rollout of Google Maps 7.5, and while initial impressions were that nothing significant had changed, it seems that there’s been a few “under-the-hood” changes which may (or may not) greatly change the way you view information in the mapping application. With this new version (and indeed, the newest version 2.5 for iOS) Google has integrated Gmail[Read More…]

by 9:29 am on December 13, 2013 1 comment Apps, News