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LG Optimus G Sydney Launch — Live Updates

LG Optimus G Sydney Launch — Live Updates

LG is launching the long-awaited Optimus G this morning at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art — we’ve sent Daniel Tyson and Jason Murray to report. Stay updated below with live updates and photos from the event. You can follow @AusdroidLive for updates! Tweets by @AusdroidLive We’ll have our usual wrap-up after the event finishes, but you’ll get breaking news first here.

by 8:10 AM on March 13, 2013 5 comments News
Samsung teases The Next Big Thing on Twitter

Samsung teases The Next Big Thing on Twitter

Samsung Mobile US today tweeted the above image, teasing the appearance of its forthcoming Galaxy S IV device in silhouette. The device pictured looks not-dissimilar to the leaked in-hand pictures from China we saw this morning. The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun. Who’s ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14? twitter.com/SamsungMobileU… — Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) March 12, 2013 Bumping up the gamma on Samsung’s official image shows the screen area quite clearly. When placed side-by-side with this morning’s leak, it seems all but certain that we’ve seen the Galaxy S IV. Still not convinced? OK, let’s overlay[Read More...]

by 11:33 PM on March 12, 2013 7 comments News

Supposed Samsung Galaxy S IV leaked on video, looks chunky

What we’re looking at above could well be the Samsung Galaxy S IV and it’s looking as though it’s put on a little weight, which is something we’re all for if it means more battery in the boot. The screen on this thing looks huge, regardless of which device is actually is (c’mon, it has to be the S4). According to The Verge, the carrier logo on boot up is for a Chinese carrier, which could lead us to believe that carrier testing has already been completed for the device, meaning the release could well be within weeks of an[Read More...]

by 8:17 PM on March 12, 2013 15 comments Phones, Rumours
More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

This morning we brought you what initially appeared to be something approaching a realistic rumour regarding the Motorola X Phone. As it turns out, that news was largely unreliable and unsubstantiated rumour, and in respect of the imagery at least, provably false. You can see the pre-aged image used to create the fake as the article image; it’s clearly a (relatively) poorly made render. However, what we now have could well be more compelling. Ausdroid has exclusively received a tip from a well-placed individual, who has told us that: Camera will be 10mp rear (unconfirmed front of 5mp). Rumours of[Read More...]

by 6:59 PM on March 12, 2013 7 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Machinarium republished under Amanita Design

Machinarium republished under Amanita Design

After my Machinarium article a couple of weeks ago, some of you noticed that the game was no longer visible in the Play Store. We now know the reason for this. It seems that the publishers of Machinarium – Hothead Games, and the developers – Amanita Design have had a bit of a disagreement regarding this game. Amanita Design have responded to questions on Facebook with the following statement hi, we had to republished Machinarium for Android because the older version was published by Canadian publisher Hothead Games. the collaboration wasn’t ideal so we agreed to end it and publish[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on March 12, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News
Is this the Motorola X Phone?

Is this the Motorola X Phone?

Update: No, this isn’t the Motorola X Phone. Looks like a false render. I mean really, who would have guessed — the image was really poor quality, and the specs seemed a little unreal. Sorry folks, we’re as excited about the X Phone as you are, but this isn’t it. It must be leak season. Seemingly spurred on by Samsung leaking all sorts of things about the upcoming Galaxy S IV, Motorola might be jumping on the bandwagon releasing some details about the rumoured X Phone, together with a very blurry image to boot. The X Phone was rumoured to[Read More...]

by 10:00 AM on March 12, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung releases next teaser video for their Samsung Unpacked event

Samsung releases next teaser video for their Samsung Unpacked event

Samsung continues to tease us, releasing a new video overnight for their Samsung Unpacked event. Last time we saw Jeremy, he was entrusted with the biggest job of his life – guarding a box which apparently contains the secret product from the Samsung Unpacked event. From watching the video it appears that Jeremy still can’t keep his hands to himself and continues to open the box — What’s in the box?. He does let us know that whatever is in there comes in his favourite colour. From the end of the video with Jeremy looking ready to get dressed for[Read More...]

by 5:26 AM on March 12, 2013 12 comments Manufacturer
Want Google Glass now? Tangerine Dev Kit now available on eBay for US$8000

Want Google Glass now? Tangerine Dev Kit now available on eBay for US$8000

If you’re really desperate to get your hands on Google Glass then you can try your luck with this auction over on eBay where a Russian user has put up a pair of Google Glass – Tangerine for sale. Bids on the auction are currently at US$8,201.00 with 36 people having bid on the device. The seller Iozterika, has a 100% positive feedback rating, however the only thing I can see the seller has sold previously is some tea. There is a pic of a rather dodgy looking box with the sellers username handwritten on a piece of paper next[Read More...]

by 5:19 AM on March 12, 2013 1 comment Accessories, Glass
Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S IV may have just leaked in China

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S IV may have just leaked in China

With just over 3 days to go till the New York announcement which should see the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, it appears that a phone purported to be the new handset has been leaked onto a Chinese forum. With a model number of the GT-I9502 the phone has been shown off from all angles and at first looks appears to be fairly legitimate – as far as these things go – showing a physical home key and a capactative key either side. The photos also show a leaked screenshot of Antutu running which gives away some key[Read More...]

by 10:05 PM on March 11, 2013 15 comments Phones, Rumours
Samsung Experience Store opening in Melbourne, Thursday 14th of March

Samsung Experience Store opening in Melbourne, Thursday 14th of March

Melbournians, you’ve asked for it and now it’s finally coming. As Buzz posted back in January the Samsung Experience store is having its Grand Opening this Thursday the 14th of March, at the newly developed Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne. There will be a press event prior to the stores Official Opening to the public on the day, which is expected to be around 10am. Unlike its sister store in Sydney which is within sight of the main Apple Store in town, from looking around at Google Maps, there doesn’t appear to be an actual Apple store within cooee of[Read More...]

by 7:25 PM on March 11, 2013 6 comments News
Optus begins revamp of retail strategy – new stores and service focused

Optus begins revamp of retail strategy – new stores and service focused

Optus is looking to refresh their customer experience by revamping their retail experience across 10 retail stores opening this month along the east coast of Australia as ‘yes’ pilot stores. The re-branded concept stores will continue to roll out across their existing stores over the next 12 months and include the addition of 33 new stores as well as 200 new retail staff. The overhaul of the retail experience will also include an overhaul of the Optus website and Optus branded applications. The new stores are beginning to open now, with Hornsby in NSW opening last week and further stores[Read More...]

by 10:15 AM on March 11, 2013 15 comments Carriers
Samsung considering Wifi Galaxy Camera for Australian Market

Samsung considering Wifi Galaxy Camera for Australian Market

Last month just prior to Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced that they were launching a Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The 3G version of the Galaxy Camera has so far been pretty well received in Australia, which is currently selling through Harvey Norman and other retailers. However, we have seen some people commenting that with the extra cost of including the 3G radio inside the camera a cheaper Wi-Fi model would be appreciated. We asked Samsung if they were looking to release the Wi-Fi verison of the Samsung Galaxy Camera in Australia and they advised : At[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on March 11, 2013 1 comment Camera
Designing and manufacturing the HTC One – Go behind the scenes to hear how it’s done

Designing and manufacturing the HTC One – Go behind the scenes to hear how it’s done

HTC is very proud of their latest flagship device the HTC One and it certainly is a very beautiful looking device. To show you exactly what’s involved in building the phone and what went into the design process they’ve released a video with HTC Creative Director, Daniel Hundt and Jethro Liou, Senior Director, Manufacturing Design describing the process. The video shows the manufacturing process, which uses custom designed CNC machining techniques to hollow out the all-aluminum frame in awesome detail. It goes to show just how much effort goes in to making these very beautiful devices. Check it out and[Read More...]

by 3:56 AM on March 9, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones