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Ausdroid announces a new version of its app, and invites users to join in

Ausdroid announces a new version of its app, and invites users to join in

Ausdroid has been bringing you Australian Android news now for over four years, and while we’ve experimented with having an actual Android app to consume Ausdroid content in the past, it hasn’t worked out so well. Those of you with better memories may recall we had an app in test for a month or two last year, but sadly the[Read More…]

by 5:35 pm on December 16, 2014 8 comments Apps, News
Indiegogo releases their own Android app – Fund all the projects!

Indiegogo releases their own Android app – Fund all the projects!

Crowdfunding is a massive business these days. We have Pozible in Australia, but on a more global front the big names are of course Kickstarter and Indiegogo and the latter has this week launched their own Android app to help you check out all the projects. After releasing their iOS app earlier this year, Indiegogo has now released the Android[Read More…]

by 5:13 pm on December 16, 2014 1 comment Apps
Nexus Player winner is Ross Prentice

Nexus Player winner is Ross Prentice

Though we’ve been delayed by a day in getting this raffle drawn, it’s now time to announce the winner of our Nexus Player raffle held over the last couple of weeks. In total, we had 558 entries in the raffle, and at $2 each, that has brought in $1,116 to the Ausdroid Community Foundation. These funds will be used to[Read More…]

by 2:27 pm on December 16, 2014 4 comments Competition, News
Blizzard releases Hearthstone for Android in Australia, New Zealand and Canada

Blizzard releases Hearthstone for Android in Australia, New Zealand and Canada

We get a few soft launches here in Australia, and along with New Zealand and Canada, gaming powerhouse Blizzard has advised they have launched their latest gaming venture: Hearthstone on Android tablets here today. While the Electronic Card Trading Game is only available initially on tablets, Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime, says this is the best fit for now,[Read More…]

by 2:06 pm on December 16, 2014 3 comments Apps
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