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Lenovo builds an Android Netbook: the IdeaPad A10

Lenovo builds an Android Netbook: the IdeaPad A10

We recently saw the Lenovo IdeaPad B6000 -F and B8000-F released in Germany. These are a new  form from Lenovo,  in that they have a two stage flip out back cover. Well they haven’t stopped experimenting as we now have the IdeaPad A10. The A10 looks like a netbook from days gone by. Lenovo calls it a notebook in their[Read More…]

by 1:58 pm on October 10, 2013 3 comments Tablets
Motorola DVX rumours grow

Motorola DVX rumours grow

At Ausdroid we first started hearing about a lower end version of the Moto X called the Moto DVX, back in March, when we were advised that a lower end version of the Moto X would be coming to Australia rather than the launch device that was going to be released in the US, but the rumours surrounding specs are[Read More…]

by 1:54 pm on October 10, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Gear capable of running Android apps

Samsung Galaxy Gear capable of running Android apps

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a first of its kind – a smartwatch running Android – underneath all of Samsung’s proprietary software – and it’s had a lot of attention from the market already. Before the device is even rooted (which is sure to happen sooner rather than later) the team over at Ars Technica have managed to sideload[Read More…]

by 1:46 pm on October 10, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, News
Rumour: HTC talking to Lenovo about a potential acquisition of the company

Rumour: HTC talking to Lenovo about a potential acquisition of the company

HTC‘s woes continue, they’ve posted multiple consecutive quarters of negative growth culminating in selling their share of Beats Audio back to the Beat company for a much needed cash injection and ultimately posting a 101 Million Dollar operating loss last quarter. Rumours are emerging that the Taiwanese manufacturer have been in secret talks with Lenovo for some time (several months[Read More…]

by 1:38 pm on October 10, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News
Android 4.3.1 Factory Images available for Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

Android 4.3.1 Factory Images available for Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

Only 5 days ago and quite unexpected, we reported that the OTA rollout of Android 4.3.1 started appearing on Nexus 7 (2013) LTE models. Now only days later the factory images have appeared on the Google Developers website. It continues Google’s commitment to the Nexus program being on the latest builds (where hardware allows this), timely updates and transparent in[Read More…]

by 1:23 pm on October 10, 2013 1 comment OS Update
Flexible displays already in mass production for Samsung and LG

Flexible displays already in mass production for Samsung and LG

Rumours are rumours, but the more rumours that emerge with consistent information adds weight to it. There’s little doubt now in anyone’s mind that inside the next 6 – 12 months we will see a device with a flexible panel, adding potential functionality, certainly durability to devices and sending the smartphone market in another new direction for the enjoyment of[Read More…]

by 4:21 pm on October 9, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 — Review

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 — Review

Asus and Intel join forces in this mid range pitch for the large tablet market. The Asus Intel Proposition Asus has good market credibility in the Android tablet space. With successes like the Nexus 7 and Transformer line of tablets they are probably as well known as Samsung for innovation with larger Android tablets. Intel, on the other hand, are[Read More…]

by 1:17 pm on October 9, 2013 9 comments Reviews, Tablets
Google announces the new HP Chromebook 11

Google announces the new HP Chromebook 11

Overnight, Google and HP have announced a new Chromebook the HP Chromebook 11. In a range of four colours – Red, Yellow, Green and Blue – or two shades – black and white – the HP Chromebook 11 comes with almost no branding, no HP logos, no Google Logo, just a simple Chrome logo. HP and Google are pushing the[Read More…]

by 12:24 pm on October 9, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS, Manufacturer
Updated: Curved screen Samsung SM-G910S shows up, fails to tell us why curved screens are good

Updated: Curved screen Samsung SM-G910S shows up, fails to tell us why curved screens are good

No, that’s not a Samsung Galaxy series phone left in the sun too long and gone ‘funny’ it’s apparently the Samsung SM-G910S a device that is being aimed at the Korean market only at this stage only device that’s due to be announced soon. Noted leaker @evleaks, this morning posted two pictures of the device, which appears to be the[Read More…]

by 11:55 am on October 9, 2013 12 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumours of Xiaomi smartwatch emerging

Rumours of Xiaomi smartwatch emerging

The departure of Hugo Barra from Google sparked a huge amount of rumour and speculation as to the exact reasoning for him leaving, the end result is that Xiaomi have acquired a technically brilliant businessman who know’s how to market a device and his name alone being associated with the company, will almost certainly assist in raising the brand awareness[Read More…]

by 11:38 am on October 9, 2013 11 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, News