Ausdroid News for 30 June 2015

Optus offers LG Watch Urbane for 1st 100 LG G4 pre-orders from 9am tomorrow
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Optus offers LG Watch Urbane for 1st 100 LG G4 pre-orders from 9am tomorrow

LG’s 2015 flagship goes up for pre-order tomorrow, and first off the blocks releasing their pricing is Optus. Optus will begin taking pre-orders for the LG G4 at 9am tomorrow and are offering the LG Watch Urbane (worth $479) as a bonus offer for the first 100 pre-orders. Orders are shipping the G4 to customers this month with the handset[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 9:12 pm on June 30, 2015
Telstra AIR launches, take a piece of your Telstra home broadband network with you
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Telstra AIR launches, take a piece of your Telstra home broadband network with you

After a full year of trials and a rollout across Australia, Telstra has finally launched their extended Wi-Fi network for Telstra Home Broadband customers under the name Telstra Air. The network offers Telstra Home Broadband customers the option to use their Home Broadband data cap at thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots located all around Australia, and through the Fon network: around[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 5:12 pm on June 30, 2015
Android M: Three weeks later
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Android M: Three weeks later

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article explaining how to load Android M on your Nexus device which seemed quite well received judging by some of the tweets and emails received. After a couple of weeks, it’s probably time to have a look at Android M and where its changed user interaction and performance. I’ve seen some really[Read More…]

in Android Development, Apps, Google Services, News, OS Updates, Other by at 11:40 am on June 30, 2015
Google has a robot that measures latency on Chrome and Android devices
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Google has a robot that measures latency on Chrome and Android devices

If you were in any doubt after their purchase of Boston Dynamics that Google loves robots, then this video of a robot commissioned by Google to test screen lag on Chrome and Android devices should dispel any lingering doubt. The video, which was shared by Chrome advocate Fran├žois Beaufort shows the awesome robot built by Finnish company OptoFidelity. In the[Read More…]

in Other, Phones, Tablets by at 9:19 am on June 30, 2015
Nexus 7 2013 WiFi gets an updated Factory Image, OTA coming soon
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Nexus 7 2013 WiFi gets an updated Factory Image, OTA coming soon

The Nexus 7 2013 was a fantastic tablet and continues to be the tablet of choice for many with its great size and, even today fairly good specs. The fact that Google is still seeding updates for it adds a big plus and today we’re seeing another update with a factory Image for Android 5.1.1_r6 being released onto the Nexus[Read More…]

in Android Development, OS Updates, Tablets by at 9:06 am on June 30, 2015
OnePlus rolls out one more spec: A Fingerprint scanner
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OnePlus rolls out one more spec: A Fingerprint scanner

The inexorable roll towards their July 27th launch continues with a new specification announced for the One Plus 2, this time announcing a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner for the OnePlus 2 won’t just be a ‘tacked on’ extra either with forum regular Pete announcing that it will be fast and ‘done right’. How fast?: With the OnePlus 2, the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:55 am on June 30, 2015
Telstra & ZTE come together to create the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux for $99
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Telstra & ZTE come together to create the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux for $99

Telstra and ZTE have again come together to create its newest 4GX Pre-Paid device for Australia’s largest Telecommunications company with the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux, which is available for $99. Telstra and ZTE are marketing the mobile phone as a “premium 4GX device for only $99″ and certainly given the rundown of specs, it certainly does deliver on this[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:23 am on June 30, 2015
LG unveils hexagonal batteries designed for smartwatches

LG unveils hexagonal batteries designed for smartwatches

Obviously not content with ruling the smartphone market, LG have taken aim at smartwatch batteries next, unveiling a new battery design aimed clearly at the smartwatch market. The new battery, shown above, is hexagonal in shape (though in the picture, it doesn’t quite look that way), using new technology to fit more battery into a more useful space. ETNews, which[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer, News, Other by at 8:14 am on June 30, 2015
Moto G 2015 leaks some press renders; no official announcement yet
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Moto G 2015 leaks some press renders; no official announcement yet

It’s mid-year, which means we’re coming up on Motorola’s typical announcement window. As yet, there’ve not been any announcements, but what we do have is leaked press renders for the rumoured next instalment of the Moto G series, dubbed the Moto G 2015. There have been some earlier leaked photos, but they’re not as beautiful to behold as press renders[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 8:12 am on June 30, 2015
Google celebrates US legalisation of gay marriage in their own special way
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Google celebrates US legalisation of gay marriage in their own special way

Unless you live under a very large rock, don’t listen to or read any mainstream media and have managed to avoid the flood of images on Facebook over the last 48 hours it would be very clear to even the simplest of minds that the United States Supreme Court has declared that marriage equality is protected by the US Constitution;[Read More…]

in News by at 8:03 am on June 30, 2015