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Fireballs in the Sky — Track meteorites with your Android

Fireballs in the Sky — Track meteorites with your Android

7:24 am on November 19, 2013 in Apps and Games, Exclusive, News

Curtin University’s Department of Applied Geology has been working on something exciting in outback Australia, and it has to do with meteorites, fireballs, and trying to understand our origins. Heavy stuff. Firstly, let’s take a look at what they’re trying to achieve, and then, how they’re going to achieve it. The project Meteorites are the oldest rocks in existence: the[Read More…]

Chromecast App now available to Australian users in Google Play

Chromecast App now available to Australian users in Google Play

There are plenty of imported Google Chromecast dongles already in Australia, but Google is yet to officially sell them outside of the US. That may be about to change, as the Chromecast App has just landed in the Australian Google Play store. This could very well point to an imminent release for the device in Australia. Google’s description from the[Read More…]

Galaxy Note 3 sim restriction – Asia and Australia stock

Galaxy Note 3 sim restriction – Asia and Australia stock

2:58 pm on September 26, 2013 in News
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Earlier today we confirmed that Galaxy Note 3 stock sourced from Europe and the Americas are only able to be used with a sim card from their respective regions. While this does limit our options for purchasing a grey import, the greatest impact for Australian users will be if Asia Pacific handsets are subject to the same regional sim card[Read More…]

Nexus 7 (2013) finally lands on the Play Store for Australia

Nexus 7 (2013) finally lands on the Play Store for Australia

7:37 am on September 18, 2013 in Bargains, Google Play and Services, News, Tablets
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Australian Android fans have woken to some welcome and overdue news this morning. The Nexus 7 (2013) has arrived on the Play Store in all its glory, available for purchase right now. On the Play Store listing, the Nexus 7 is available in the three configurations we already knew about, as below: 16GB WiFi only model for $299 32GB WiFi[Read More…]

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Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail

Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail

7:00 am on July 20, 2013 in Other News, Rumours
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I know this is not Android news as such, but it is still somewhat interesting and perhaps a little outlandish. The Sydney Morning Herald, is reporting that the company that is dismantling and demolishing Sydney’s former Monorail, Metropolitan Demolitions, has been approached by Google Australia to purchase one of the former monorail sets that used to zip around Sydney CBD[Read More…]

Google to expand Gift Card availability to Australia, Canada, Japan and beyond

Google to expand Gift Card availability to Australia, Canada, Japan and beyond

3:03 pm on July 10, 2013 in Google Play and Services, News
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We’ve recently seen a form of Google Play Gift Cards roll out in Australia in a limited capacity in what appears to be an exclusive arrangement with Telstra that gives a $50 Gift Card to new contract holders. New job listings from Google show that they’re looking to expand Gift Cards not only to Australia, but Canada and beyond. The[Read More…]

Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience

Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience

12:43 pm on April 6, 2013 in Carriers, Rumours
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Ausdroid Exclusive Virgin Mobile have confirmed to Ausdroid that they are changing their focus in Australia, but they are not pulling out from the Australian market. Quite the contrary. How did this start? Overnight we received an interesting rumour via our anonymous tip facility. Some of these tips have been — in the past — a bit questionable, and when[Read More…]

Google Announces Chromebooks now on sale in Australia

Google Announces Chromebooks now on sale in Australia

9:36 pm on March 23, 2013 in News
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After recently advising Ausdroid that they were “looking to bring Chromebooks to more countries very soon”; Google has announced that they will begin selling the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebooks in Australia today, with the HP Pavilion 14 to follow suit soon. In a blog post by Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director, Chrome OS, Google advises that they[Read More…]

ACMA on Australian Smartphone and Tablet Usage

ACMA on Australian Smartphone and Tablet Usage

3:47 pm on March 1, 2013 in Carriers, News, Other News, Phones, Tablets
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Over the last few months, The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have been releasing their “Communications 2011-2012” series of research reports, looking at the many different ways we Australians use the Internet. The third and final report of the series was released recently, and looks at the take-up and use of smartphones and tablets in Australia. The report looks[Read More…]

Opinion: Why is Google leaving Australia behind?

Opinion: Why is Google leaving Australia behind?

While casually running through and continually playing with my newly acquired Nexus devices, the more I use them, the more I realise that these devices aren’t targeted at me. But why? How could this be? I use as many Google services as I can because I like the products, the look and feel and the open platform that Google tends[Read More…]

An Australian-made Android tablet for under $300? Sure.

An Australian-made Android tablet for under $300? Sure.

12:45 pm on December 16, 2012 in News, Tablets
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A couple of days ago we received an email from a company called aussiePADS, telling us that they are busy developing a new, Australian-made Android tablet based on the 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 4 quad-core processor. For those of you playing at home, you’ll realise this is the very same chip inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note II.[Read More…]

Ausdroid comes back to Australia — enjoy faster access!

Ausdroid comes back to Australia — enjoy faster access!

10:30 am on November 15, 2012 in News
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For the last 18 months or so, Ausdroid has been served to you from – of all places – California, in the United States of America. We’ve used Linode for our server hosting for quite some time now, and while it has served us well, it’s time to come home. Linode has served us well, but it has pained us[Read More…]

Checking out with Google Wallet

Checking out with Google Wallet

3:30 pm on September 4, 2012 in Apps and Games, NFC, Reviews
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One of the coolest (and hence, most hyped) uses of NFC would have to be the use of it for contactless payments.Just like your MasterCard or Visa card with PayPass or payWave. The most widely known example of using your phone as your wallet is probably Google’s Wallet app. After installing it on your Android …

Asus Nexus 7 Travel covers to be available in the next 2 weeks

Asus Nexus 7 Travel covers to be available in the next 2 weeks

6:29 am on August 1, 2012 in Accessories, Tablets
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I’ve been tweeting at the @AsusAU twitter feed and posting on their Facebook wall for a while now asking about accessories for the Nexus 7 and received no response, however last night @AsusAU finally must have gotten sick of me or they actually got some information but they finally replied with some information, which will come as some good news[Read More…]

Google Australia heads to the Australian Desert and Great Barrier Reef to test Voice Search

Google Australia heads to the Australian Desert and Great Barrier Reef to test Voice Search

2:33 pm on November 1, 2011 in News
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Google Australia have gone to some pretty cool lengths to test out Google’s voice recognition system for Voice Search. They went to desert just outside of Leigh Creek in South Australia to test Voice Search with the help of two Parabolic Mirrors to make things a little bit more interesting. The second test takes place at the Great Barrier Reef[Read More…]