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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
Google brings animated ‘Be Together, Not the Same’ Android ads to Town Hall train station in Sydney

Google brings animated ‘Be Together, Not the Same’ Android ads to Town Hall train station in Sydney

Google’s ‘Be Together, Not the same’ line of ads for Android have made a splash around the world, with Google taking over Times Square in New York, as well as in the Tube system in London. Now they’ve started appearing in the rail stations in Sydney, with animated billboards in Town Hall station showing off the ads to commuters passing[Read More…]

by 9:20 am on December 14, 2014 1 comment Other
Cyanogen-Micromax “YU” Phone To Launch 18th December

Cyanogen-Micromax “YU” Phone To Launch 18th December

To say that the last week has been an eventful one in the OnePlus-Cyanogen Inc relationship is a massive understatement. Both sides publicly fired shots at one another over the Cyanogen Inc exclusivity deal with Micromax in India. From the outside, it appears to those of us on the outside that the relationship seems doomed. Things are about to get[Read More…]

by 9:05 am on December 14, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus have continued their investment in infrastructure and increasing their coverage announcing on Friday that they’ve added another satellite to their fleet. Called Optus 10, the satellite will provide voice and data connectivity to customers in both regional and remote areas of Australia. The press release reveals that the satellite was launched 3 months ago and underwent in-orbit testing prior[Read More…]

by 8:44 am on December 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News