Cerberus Anti-Theft App – Free for a short time only

Widely recognised as one of the better anti-theft apps on the Android Market currently, Cerberus are celebrating 100,000 paying customers by giving away licences to those who sign up before the 29th of Feb. The app installs to your phone and once granted superuser permissions it has the access it needs for you to be able to do everything from tracking it's current location, retrieving call and sms logs to taking a screenshot or photo of whatever the camera can see at the time. Having used this for a couple of years now and recovered a lost phone... Continue reading

Official uTorrent for Android app currently being developed, no release date set

The creators behind the extremely popular BitTorrent client uTorrent, BitTorrent Inc., have confirmed that they are working on a fully operational (not just a remote control) uTorrent application for Android. While there's currently no ETA on release, I'm sure a lot of regular 'torrenters' are excited by the news. Apple restricts any kind of torrenting clients from its App Store, however, Google is more open to them, with multiple torrent clients showing up when searched for on the Android Market. With the launch of such a well-known torrenting client on Android, it begs the question: will the music and... Continue reading

Samsung unveils Galaxy Beam at MWC, built-in projector beams 50-inch HD projection

Samsung have also unveiled their new Galaxy Beam smartphone at Mobile World Congress. The device has a built-in projector that surpasses any of the previous smartphone projectors Samsung have used, by projecting 50-inches of HD wonderfulness onto any surface using its super-bright 15 lumens projector. The specs of the device itself aren't all that great, however, they're obviously not the main selling point of the device. You'll get a 4-inch 800x480 display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, quad-band HSPA, 5MP & 1.3MP cameras, and a 2000mAh battery alongside the projector that points out the top of the Galaxy Beam. Oh... Continue reading

Comparison: Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1

Now that Samsung has an updated version of their Galaxy Tab 10.1, we thought we'd stick the new and the old together in our comparison table, and if we're correct, there's very little difference between the two. Currently there's no confirmation on the CPU / GPU type. See what you think and let us know your thoughts in the comments.   Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 CPU 1GHz Dual-Core 1GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2 GPU (ULP) GeForce GPU Display 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA (149ppi) PLS TFT Display 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA (149ppi) PLS TFT Display Android Ver. 4.0.3 3.2 Camera 3MP Rear / VGA Front 3MP Rear /... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 025 – Almost Trouble Free… Almost – 22/02/2012

It's Sunday and there is no better time to listen to the world famous* Ausdroid Podcast. If your on your Sunday drive then get home now and get cracking, we got a good show for your listening pleasure, with HTC and Motorola getting a mention, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean getting real and also rumors and rubbish banter as per the usual. So if you have been hanging out for your Ausdroid goodness, it's finally arrived in MP3 and AAC formats, because we don't discriminate. * Unverified Claim (more…) Continue reading

Samsung announce Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at MWC, launching globally in March

Samsung have just unveiled their brand spankin' new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (confusing name?) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Specs include.. 10.1-inch WXGA (1280x800) PLS TFT Display 1GHz Dual-Core CPU Android 4.0 HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 3MP Rear Camera / VGA Front Camera 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g 7000mAh Battery So this certainly isn't the impressive Samsung tablet we were expecting -- perhaps Samsung still have something up their sleeves. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will launch globally in March. Check out our comparison of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs the original Galaxy Tab 10.1. Continue reading

HTC One X leaked on HTC’s own website ahead of MWC announcement

Greek website FullGSM managed to scrape these photos of the upcoming HTC One X when HTC accidentally leaked them onto their own website a little too early. The One X is going to be announced tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and just might be the phone of the show, seeing as Samsung is a no-show with its Galaxy S II successor. The specs list is one to behold and starts a new era of high-end Android smartphones. 4.7-inch Super LCD2 1280x720 Display (w/ Gorilla Glass) 1.5GHz Tegra 3 (4-PLUS-1) CPU 32GB Internal Storage, 1GB RAM Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA 8MP... Continue reading

Sony Ericsson Australia rebranded to Sony Mobile Australia

Sony Ericsson Australia have officially been rebranded to Sony Mobile Australia, as they have announced via their Facebook page. The rebranding comes after Sony's successful purchase of Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson for a handy $1.5 billion dollars. We welcome Sony Mobile to the scene (not that it's anyone new) and would love to know when the Sony Xperia S will become available ;) Continue reading

HTC Velocity 4G — Review

Telstra's first shot at a 4G smartphone, but is it really worth it? Telstra have been marketing their new 4G network like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, and to some of us it really is. 4G brings a whole new level of wireless data speeds -- we've seen up to and beyond 35Mbps down and 15Mbps up. While Telstra have been selling 4G modems for a few months now, they've only recently announced this, the HTC Velocity 4G, as their first 4G smartphone available to consumers. It's also important to us, because it runs our favourite OS, Android.... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G will launch on Telstra come February 28th, starts from $0 on $69 with 8GB data

We've heard from our sources in-the-know that Telstra will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G on February 28th (alongside the Galaxy S II 4G and Galaxy Note) and now we have some pricing to go with it. Our source says that a 16GB model will be available for $0 upfront on Telstra's $69 plan -- possibly Freedom Connect or Data+ Tablet -- which will include 8GB of data for use across all of Telstra's networks. A 32GB model will also be available at some point as well -- it's not clear whether it'll be there at launch... Continue reading

Virgin Australia’s CEO believes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is better than the iPad, will be put aboard 737 and E-190 aircraft in April

The iPad might be the tablet choice for Qantas and Jetstar, but for Virgin Australia it's all about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Virgin's CEO, John Borghetti, told Australian Business Traveller "The Samsung tablet is being recognised as a better product than Apple. That's not unusal, second-generation stuff usually is. In fact, it's getting better reviews than the iPad 2." Well said, Mr Borghetti, well said. Virgin Australia are expected to use the Galaxy Tab 10.1 aboard their Boeing 737 and Embraer E-190 fleet starting in April -- aimed more at Business class passengers and Economy passengers on... Continue reading

Samsung shows off their new 32nm quad-core Exynos CPU ahead of Mobile World Congress

Just because Samsung aren't going to be showing off their quad-core Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress doesn't mean quad-core isn't going to be mentioned by Samsung at all. At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference Samsung whipped out the 32nm Exynos Quad-Core CPU to show that it can play the 4x core game. Unwired View writes.. The new Exynos comes paired with the latest version of Samsung’s own graphics chip, which has 4 pixel processors and 1 geometry engine with 128 KB L2 cache. The graphics support OpenGL ES 2.0 and can generate up to 57 MPolygons/s. Which I believe... Continue reading

HTC One X press render leaks, looks like a HTC phone

Pocket Now look to have scored themselves a press render/image of the upcoming HTC One X (codename Endeavor). The device is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress alongside the One S and One V. Specs-wise the One X is looking to kick some butt: 4.7-inch 1280x720 Display NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU @ 1.5GHz Android 4.0.3 w/ Sense UI 4 HSPA 850/900/1900/2100MHz 8MP / 1.3MP Cameras 1GB RAM 16/32GB Internal Storage If HTC play their cards right, this just might be the phone to bring them back into the black. Maybe if they partnered up with Telstra for some LTE action... Continue reading