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Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys

Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys

After releasing mid-year in 2014, Google’s Android Wear is off to a slow start according to market research and analysis firm Canalys.com. In a new report released today, the company advised that of the 4.6 million smart wearable bands sold in 2014, only 720,000 of those were Android Wear devices, with the rest of the sales being divided by Xiaomi[Read More…]

by 6:53 am on February 12, 2015 5 comments Android Wear
Asus Zenwatch — Review

Asus Zenwatch — Review

Android wear is still somewhat in its infancy, but with Google quickly iterating on the platform, OEM’s such as Asus are jumping on board quite swiftly to offer their own unique design for the platform. Asus has previously worked quite closely with Google, building both the original Nexus 7 tablets (2012 & 2013 editions) along with the (as yet to[Read More…]

by 12:05 pm on February 6, 2015 1 comment
What’s next for the Zenwatch? Jonney Shih talks battery life, simplified OS and chips.

What’s next for the Zenwatch? Jonney Shih talks battery life, simplified OS and chips.

Asus is talking about a successor to the ZenWatch even before the original even hits our shores. FocusTaiwan reports that chairman Jonney Shih opening up about Asus’ plans for the Zenwatch line going forward at an Asus party marking the launch of the first Zenwatch in Taiwan in late December. The major claim everyone’s reporting is a desire for 7[Read More…]

by 2:37 pm on January 27, 2015 4 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Asus announces the Zenfone 2 – coming to Australia later this year

Asus announces the Zenfone 2 – coming to Australia later this year

Alongside the Asus Zenfone Zoom they announced this morning, Asus has also announced a follow-up to their original Zenfone, announcing the imaginatively named Zenfone 2. The Zenfone 2 is a great looking smartphone, which sets the stage in a number of areas, incorporating an Intel 64-bit Atom processor and an amazingly large 4GB of RAM. The big story is the[Read More…]

by 11:16 am on January 6, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones
ASUS zooms in with the ZenFone Zoom, featuring a 3X optical zoom camera

ASUS zooms in with the ZenFone Zoom, featuring a 3X optical zoom camera

ASUS could be back in the spotlight with its unveiling of the ZenFone Zoom at CES 2015. In a clear pitch to those with more than a passing interest in mobile photography, the ZenFone Zoom looks a lot like the Nokia Lumia 1020, and perhaps for good reason: it features an optical zoom camera on the rear, like what you’d[Read More…]

by 8:17 am on January 6, 2015 7 comments News, Phones
Asus Zenwatch now in stock through Expansys

Asus Zenwatch now in stock through Expansys

While Asus Australia drags their feet on the launch of the Asus Zenwatch here in Australia, Expansys has today announced that they now have the Asus Zenwatch in stock and ready to ship. Priced at $319.99 + P&H, the watch isn’t cheap, but does sit in-line price wise with other higher-end style-centric watches like the Moto 360 and the LG[Read More…]

by 5:07 pm on December 22, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it’s literally the final countdown to Christmas and our major retailers are ramping up their efforts with Android related goodies for you to purchase, should you still remain undecided on what to buy that geeky person in your life. So without further ado, here is the weekly specials this week: Coles Mobiles Telstra Rush Pre-Paid Mobile – $39 –[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 19, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Grab some Black Friday deals from Amazon – like $50 off the Nexus 9

Grab some Black Friday deals from Amazon – like $50 off the Nexus 9

Black Friday is here, well it is in the US, so that means bargains in the US. There’s many a deal to be had if you want to sift through their website, which has its own landing page. Highlights from the Amazon sale include $50 off the Nexus 9, Chromecast dropped to just US$23.99 or an Asus Chromebox for just[Read More…]

by 9:20 pm on November 28, 2014 1 comment ChromeBox, Tablets
Expansys taking pre-order for the Asus ZenWatch for $294.99ex + delivery

Expansys taking pre-order for the Asus ZenWatch for $294.99ex + delivery

With all the fanfare of the LG G Watch R launching at retail and on Google Play today, and the added frustration of trying to obtain a Moto 360, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about another Android Wear watch which has been announced, but not launched, the Asus ZenWatch. Expansys are currently taking pre-orders for the Asus ZenWatch, asking A$294.99[Read More…]

by and 8:19 pm on November 7, 2014 4 comments Android Wear
Asus launches three ZenWatch companion apps on Google Play

Asus launches three ZenWatch companion apps on Google Play

Google is controlling what Android Wear looks like and how it operates, pushing OEMs towards extending functionality for their watches through apps. Asus has taken this to heart and has released three apps over night which are destined to be used with the upcoming ZenWatch. The three apps released are the ASUS ZenWatch Manager, which will be used in addition[Read More…]

by 8:47 am on November 4, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Apps