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Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale at Kogan today for $289, $60 less than Play Store price

Google Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale at Kogan today for $289, $60 less than Play Store price

Kogan have put the Nexus 7 32GB 3G on sale for today only at a price of $289 (+ postage) which puts it $60 cheaper than buying it from the Play Store — postage from both is ~$19. Kogan have placed a limit of 3 per person and they will ship in 2-3 weeks. So if you can wait it out then there’s a pretty good deal on offer.

by 11:44 AM on June 6, 2013 5 comments News, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 72 – June 4, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 72 – June 4, 2013

This is the 72rd episode of the Ausdroid podcast. This week, we spent a while discussing the surprising amount of news from HTC, looked at some new LG announcements and looked at Asus and Toshiba’s Computex tablet announcements. Production Note: We had some issues with our audio recording this week and have had to use the Hangout audio recording instead – sorry! Featuring: Jason Murray, Buzz Moody and Geoff Fieldew. Topics: HTC Rumour Mill: M4 / One Mini, and T6 HTC One with Nexus User Experience HTC’s unaudited financial figures Editorial: What I’d do if I ran HTC LG L[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on June 5, 2013 0 comments Podcast
ASUS Australia: ‘no local availability or pricing information on the products announced’

ASUS Australia: ‘no local availability or pricing information on the products announced’

Yesterday we saw ASUS announce a range of new Android products such as the FonePad Note, MemoPad HD 7, MemoPad FHD 10, Transformer Pad Infinity, and Transformer Book Trio. All devices are impressive in their own right, which makes the news of no Australian availability harder to take. In a press release from ASUS Australia, which outlined the products above, they stated that there are no current plans for availability in Australia. “no local availability or pricing information on the products announced” As we’ve seen in the past, this stance is likely to change in time. Let’s hope that’s not[Read More...]

by 1:40 PM on June 4, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Tablets
ASUS at Computex 2013: Transformer Pad Infinity, NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2560×1600 IPS display

ASUS at Computex 2013: Transformer Pad Infinity, NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2560×1600 IPS display

Perhaps the most impressive product to have come from ASUS’s event at Computex 2013 is this; the Transformer Pad Infinity. This device is an absolute stunner. Powered by a 1.9GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU — which has a 72 core GPU — and features a stunning 10.1-inch WQXGA 2560×1600 IPS display which will undoubtedly look amazing in the flesh. Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, 5MP and 1.2MP cameras, USB 3.0 port and SD card slot, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Miracast support, Bluetooth 3.0, and 32GB of internal storage. Again, there’s no official press release for this product yet.[Read More...]

by 6:31 PM on June 3, 2013 10 comments News, Tablets
ASUS at Computex 2013: MemoPad HD 7 — A Nexus 7 with a rear camera, vibrant colours

ASUS at Computex 2013: MemoPad HD 7 — A Nexus 7 with a rear camera, vibrant colours

Next up from ASUS at Computex 2013 is the MemoPad HD 7. This is basically a Nexus 7-ish device that adds a 5MP rear facing camera and replaces the NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with an unnamed Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU. The display is a similar 1280×800 7-inch HD IPS panel that’s found in the Nexus 7. Another inclusion is stereo speakers. There is a confirmed US launch of the device with pricing sitting at $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB. Both are Wi-Fi only. So while details are sparse at the moment, an official press release should give us more[Read More...]

by 6:24 PM on June 3, 2013 2 comments News, Tablets
ASUS at Computex 2013: 6-inch 1080p FonePad Note — Galaxy Note competitor

ASUS at Computex 2013: 6-inch 1080p FonePad Note — Galaxy Note competitor

ASUS is currently unveiling their new products at Computex 2013 and we’re going to give you the good on what exactly we’re seeing from the Taiwanese manufacturer. First up is the 6-inch FonePad Note which features a Full HD (1920×1080) Super IPS+ display, and is undoubtedly a Samsung Galaxy Note II competitor. The FonePad Note is powered by Intel’s ATOM Z2560 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz running Android 4.X (no specific version confirmed). While ASUS did say it was a tablet, the inclusion of 3G voice makes this a completely oversized phone, but hey, you can’t say there’s not a market[Read More...]

by 6:16 PM on June 3, 2013 0 comments News, Phones
ASUS Fonepad to land in Australia come June from $329

ASUS Fonepad to land in Australia come June from $329

Have you ever felt the pressing need to have a phone that’s the same size as a 7″ Android tablet, and to hold such a thing up to your head to make phone calls? No? Me neither. However, this is precisely what ASUS has unleashed upon us with the ASUS Fonepad, which was announced earlier this year at MWC. The Fonepad is a 7″ phone-come-tablet, with a 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, 3MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB internal storage, which is of course expandable. The let-down though, apart from perhaps[Read More...]

by 8:45 AM on May 23, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Tablets
Analyst: Refreshed Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coming at Google I/O

Analyst: Refreshed Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coming at Google I/O

Everybody loves a good analyst, especially when they have solid predictions of technology we love. Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has released a research note that sets out potential (yes, it’s only a prediction) specs of the refreshed Nexus 7 that’s sure to be announced at Google I/O later this month. The most exciting parts of the potential specs are these: Android 4.3 — No time for the big 5.0 jump it seems 7-inch LTPS 1920×1200 Display Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (APQ8064) 5MP Rear Camera / ‘HD’ Front Camera Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC 4,000mAh Battery with Qi charging Pricing, you[Read More...]

by 10:38 PM on May 10, 2013 6 comments Rumours, Tablets
Asus to launch Chromebooks in second half of 2013

Asus to launch Chromebooks in second half of 2013

Enigmatic Asus CEO Jerry Shen has announced during the companies earnings call that Asus is looking to ship a Chromebook in the second half of 2013. Shen advised that they see much potential in the cloud based OS from Google, with specific reference to potential in the government and education, saying Chromebook is good, not on the consumer side, but it’s good in the education and government side, and some for the commercial side. In creating their own Chromebook, Asus will join other notebook manufacturers – Samsung, Acer, HP and Lenovo who have all released their own models, although we[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on May 7, 2013 0 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

The Asus update train moves ever forward, this time delivering Android 4.2.1 to the Transformer 300TG. Thanks to a tip off from Boulton who advised that his TF300 received the update over the air(OTA) this afternoon, bringing with it a new launcher which he describes as more Nexus looking. From all accounts he is liking the new update. From looking around the internet and confirmed by the screenshot below, the Android 4.2.1 update for the TF300TG is Firmware Version 10.6.2.3 and weighs in at just over 463MB in size, so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi connection if you’re at[Read More...]

by 8:28 PM on April 29, 2013 6 comments OS Update, Tablets
Asus to release Cube with Google TV in Australia in the 2nd half of 2013

Asus to release Cube with Google TV in Australia in the 2nd half of 2013

Announced at CES back in January the Asus Cube is the first Google TV product from the Taiwanese manufacturer and it incorporates a few interesting design paradigms when it comes to both the unit itself and the software interface. In the US the device has launched and is selling online for $139.99 + delivery from places like Amazon, but here in Australia we haven’t seen much information. Asus Australia have advised that they haven’t got a lot of definite information but when asked about a release time frame for Australia they advised : Should be available in late Q3 or[Read More...]

by 11:40 AM on April 28, 2013 5 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Asus Fonepad on sale via eBay Daily Deals for 350 USD

Asus Fonepad on sale via eBay Daily Deals for 350 USD

We’re not all that afraid of giant phones anymore. The time when the Galaxy Note seemed big has passed, Huawei is bringing the Ascend Mate (a 6″ phone) to market soon, and we’ve previously told you about the Asus FonePad, a behemoth 7″ device. If you like the idea of holding such a giant device against your head, then the Asus Fonepad is the way to go. While a local release date isn’t yet known, it seems you can snag one today from eBay’s Daily Deals. However, there’s a little bit of a catch. Asus announced the launch pricing would[Read More...]

by 6:07 AM on April 18, 2013 0 comments News, Phones
Asus Transformer AiO is coming to Australia in April

Asus Transformer AiO is coming to Australia in April

Asus Australia announced via their twitter feed today that the Transformer All in One is coming to Australia this month. The powerful device offers desktop style, Windows 8 performance as well as the ability to detach the 18.4 screen to use as an LED backlit tablet which can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 at the push of a button. The AIO offers a new, intriguing paradigm with it’s ability to run both a full size desktop operating system, as well as a mobile Operating system independently on compatible hardware. When docked the system runs Windows 8, however when[Read More...]

by 9:58 AM on April 5, 2013 1 comment News