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Fire up your Jaegers, Google giving away a free HD copy of Pacific Rim on Google Play

Fire up your Jaegers, Google giving away a free HD copy of Pacific Rim on Google Play

Fire up your Jaegers and prepare to fight the Kaiju, Google is handing out another freebie, this time it’s Guilermo Del Toro’s Monsters vs Massive Robot movie Pacific Rim. If you head over to Google Play now, you can add Pacific Rim to your Google Play Movies library for the total cost of nothing. It’s no Christmas movie, but it’s[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 16, 2014 9 comments Google Play
Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 4, 5 and 6 added to developers page

Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 4, 5 and 6 added to developers page

Google has updated the Nexus Factory Images page today with factory images for the Nexus 4, 5 and 6. The OTA update for the Nexus 5 has already been captured and added to our previous post, so owners can flash the file. But for those wanting to flash the image, you can now do so by downloading the image from[Read More…]

by 1:16 pm on December 16, 2014 4 comments OS Update
Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now

Motorola and Sony confirm Android Wear 5.0.1 update is rolling out now

Google announced Android 5 (5.0.1) for Android Wear almost a week ago, and while we’ve seen the update arriving on a number of watches starting with the LG G Watch and G Watch R, Sony and Motorola have both announced that their Android Wear devices – the Smartwatch 3 and Moto 360 should both be receiving the update too. Sony[Read More…]

by 8:39 am on December 16, 2014 14 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 to begin receiving Android 5.0.1 OTA update today according to US Carrier

Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 to begin receiving Android 5.0.1 OTA update today according to US Carrier

Google began rolling out the Android 5.0.1 update in early December, posting images to the Nexus factory images page, followed by rolling out OTA updates a day later. Notably missing was updates for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, though the Nexus 6 has now been added to the list. But no OTA updates have been seen so far, but[Read More…]

by 8:13 am on December 16, 2014 14 comments OS Update
Ausdroid Nexus Player raffle to be drawn tomorrow morning

Ausdroid Nexus Player raffle to be drawn tomorrow morning

Good evening everyone. This is just a brief note about the Nexus Player Raffle which was to be drawn today. Owing to rather unexpected events today in Sydney and the impact on my work, I wasn’t able to draw the raffle today as planned. This will happen first thing tomorrow morning instead and the winner will be notified, before the[Read More…]

by 10:45 pm on December 15, 2014 2 comments Charity, Competition, News
Micromax YU with CyanogenMod to come with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor

Micromax YU with CyanogenMod to come with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor

Indian manufacturer Micromax began inviting the press to a hardware launch this week, where the Micromax YU line will be announced. As almost everyone is aware after the last weeks worth of back and forth, the phone will be powered by CyanogenMod software. The first phone in the YU line which will be launched this week is expected to have[Read More…]

by 3:55 pm on December 15, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
AllDock Mini Review and Giveaway

AllDock Mini Review and Giveaway

Kickstarter is a great way to get your dream project started, but there’s a catch. Your dream needs to capture the imagination of hundreds, if not thousands of people to hit your funding goal and get things moving (depending on your funding goal and the cost of your rewards of course). Across the last couple of years Kickstarter has seen[Read More…]

by 3:49 pm on December 15, 2014 20 comments Accessories, Giveaway, News
Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process  – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony releases video showing bootloader unlocking process – reminds you that this process may void your warranty

Sony has been at the forefront when it comes to reaching out to the developer community when it comes to Android. From providing source and kernels on their SonyDeveloper GitHub repo, through to hiring Alin Jerpelea from CyanogenMods FreeXperia team earlier this year. They’ve gone a step further, releasing a video on how to go about unlocking the bootloader on[Read More…]

by 3:30 pm on December 15, 2014 0 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Dell releases the Venue 7 3000 tablet with 3G voice capabilities

Dell releases the Venue 7 3000 tablet with 3G voice capabilities

After launching the Dell Venue 8 tablet on their website back in October, Dell has released their second Android tablet, adding a 7″ model to the range. The Dell Venue 7 3000 has a neat trick up its sleeve too, with Dell offering 3G voice capabilities on the phone. While the specs are pretty low-end, the price is also fairly[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on December 15, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

It wasn’t all that long ago that I remained in love with HTC’s One M8. I’ve owned it since it launched in Australia, and even bought one before Ausdroid’s review was published. I knew that I had liked the previous year’s HTC One that much that the new model, with its dual cameras, faster performance and more would keep me[Read More…]

by 2:47 pm on December 14, 2014 26 comments Phones, Reviews