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Developing: Sony appears to have quietly launched the Xperia Z4 in Japan
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Developing: Sony appears to have quietly launched the Xperia Z4 in Japan

What we’re looking at could be the announcement of Sony’s widely anticipated Xperia Z4 smartphone, which seems to have been launched in Japan over the weekend with little fanfare. This news is rather surprising, given previous launches have been much more widely publicised than this. Engadget Japan is reporting that the flagship Xperia Z4 has been launched, with very similar[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Podcast by and at 2:39 pm on April 20, 2015
HTC Australia advises Android 5.0 will roll out to One M8 from today
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HTC Australia advises Android 5.0 will roll out to One M8 from today

Owners of last years HTC flagship, the HTC One M8, your Lollipop update is now ready. HTC Australia has advised that the update – Android 5.0.1 to be precise – will begin rolling out to handsets today. Here's a sweet treat to start your week! Android 5.0.1 Lollipop software for #HTCOneM8 is rolling out from today! pic.twitter.com/RU7jiSOLF7 — HTC Australia[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones by at 2:21 pm on April 20, 2015
Telstra turns on more free Wi-Fi access points – More Wi-Fi coming to stores and wherever you tell them
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Telstra turns on more free Wi-Fi access points – More Wi-Fi coming to stores and wherever you tell them

Telstra is continuing the upgrade of their payphone infrastructure, adding the distinctive pink cube to the top which indicates a Wi-Fi access point – and now there’s 1500 more of them. But Telstra still isn’t done, they’re adding Wi-Fi access points to their stores and also want to hear from you where the next street-based ones will be. The rollout[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 11:59 am on April 20, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast 133 – An embarrassment of Galaxies
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Ausdroid Podcast 133 – An embarrassment of Galaxies

Welcome to episode 133 of the Ausdroid podcast! We’ve gone from having no Galaxy S6’s on the team to being inundated with them! This week with Phil in the hosting chair, Jason told us about how much he likes Samsung’s new hotness (and why), and even managed to pique Scott’s interest in the phone. Find out why it’s all about[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones, Podcast by at 1:32 pm on April 19, 2015
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its prepaid line up for $169

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its prepaid line up for $169

Optus has added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line up of devices with the Samsung Galaxy J1, its third prepaid smartphone that takes advantage of the company’s newish 700MHz frequency. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a low end device but that hasn’t stopped Samsung adding their Ultra Power Saving Mode on the J1 like its brother at Optus, the Galaxy[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, Phones by at 9:36 am on April 19, 2015
Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices
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Sunshine unleashes S-OFF and unlock for HTC devices

Sunshine is one of those Swiss Army knives of the Android world that enables a range of tinkering options for popular devices, and with its latest update to version 3.1, support has been added for the HTC One (M9). Not only can it perform a range of actions on the One M9, but it can also now remove SIM locks on the[Read More…]

in Modding, News by at 8:45 am on April 19, 2015
LG Music Flow range expands with a portable option
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LG Music Flow range expands with a portable option

The LG Music Flow range of speakers has a new addition, the H4 Wifi Streaming Portable Speaker. The system which I was impressed enough after reviewing the range to purchase, is a genuine competitor in the streaming speaker market to the giant in the arena; Sonos. The H4 plugs a gap that a number of people have asked me about,[Read More…]

in Accessories, News by at 5:57 pm on April 18, 2015
Google+ Update brings a new look to Communities
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Google+ Update brings a new look to Communities

The latest update to the Google + app that dropped overnight for Australians has brought a pretty cool new look to Google + Communities. Very much in line with the rest of the Google based apps and the material design feel, the header image now dominates and the community will stream like your primary timeline feed. Google + isn far[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services, News by at 1:45 pm on April 18, 2015
Android vs iOS debate gets violent
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Android vs iOS debate gets violent

This is actually unbelievable to me and I must admit to being somewhat hugely amused when I read this the first time, I thought it was a comedy article originally in the style of The Onion but from all reports its actually real. Two room mates, discussing the strong points of their preferred mobile operating system over a “few” beverages[Read More…]

in News by at 1:10 pm on April 18, 2015
Android 5.1.1 rears its head in Android SDK

Android 5.1.1 rears its head in Android SDK

The beautiful thing about Android and other open source is that there’s a great deal of transparency in the delivery, even if the central party (Google in this case) aren’t necessarily being hugely proactive on the information feed. Until the last few days there has been a couple of unsubstantiated murmurs about an incremental update for Android 5.1.1 being in[Read More…]

in Android Development, OS Updates by at 1:00 pm on April 18, 2015