Post Tagged with: "Australia"

Fireballs in the Sky — Track meteorites with your Android

Fireballs in the Sky — Track meteorites with your Android

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…]

in Apps, Exclusive, News by at 7:24 am on November 19, 2013
Chromecast App now available to Australian users in Google Play
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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…]

in Accessories, Apps, Chromecast, News by at 9:42 pm on October 19, 2013
Galaxy Note 3 sim restriction – Asia and Australia stock
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Galaxy Note 3 sim restriction – Asia and Australia stock

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…]

in News by at 2:58 pm on September 26, 2013
Nexus 7 (2013) finally lands on the Play Store for Australia
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Nexus 7 (2013) finally lands on the Play Store for Australia

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…]

in Bargains, Google Play, News, Tablets by at 7:37 am on September 18, 2013
Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail
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Google Australia looking to buy part of Sydney’s Monorail

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…]

in Other, Rumours by at 7:00 am on July 20, 2013
Google to expand Gift Card availability to Australia, Canada, Japan and beyond
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Google to expand Gift Card availability to Australia, Canada, Japan and beyond

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…]

in Google Play, News by at 3:03 pm on July 10, 2013
Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience
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Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience

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…]

in Carriers, Rumours by at 12:43 pm on April 6, 2013
Google Announces Chromebooks now on sale in Australia
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Google Announces Chromebooks now on sale in Australia

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…]

in News by at 9:36 pm on March 23, 2013
ACMA on Australian Smartphone and Tablet Usage
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ACMA on Australian Smartphone and Tablet Usage

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…]

in Carriers, News, Other, Phones, Tablets by at 3:47 pm on March 1, 2013
Opinion: Why is Google leaving Australia behind?
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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…]

in Google Play, Opinion by at 12:21 pm on February 21, 2013