Google IO 2013 Sessions schedule now available

If you're one of the lucky few who managed to acquire tickets to this years Google IO, you can now start planning which sessions you intend to attend across the three day event. The Google Developers webpage has added a list of sessions for the event that are broken down into six different 'tracks'. Developers can choose to follow tracks for Android, Chrome and Apps, Google+, Google Cloud Platform, Google Maps and Youtube. On the page, clicking a session will add them to your Google+ Calendar as events you wish to attend. The Google Developers Google+ page... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

Last night at Moore Park, Samsung held a launch event featuring the Galaxy Note II. We were also treated to first looks of other products including a range of Windows 8 convertible laptops and tablets and the new Android based Samsung Galaxy camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera After an hour of pre-event drinks and chatter with like minded folk, we were ushered into a large staged area and asked to take a seat. Mr Todd Sampson, the CEO of Leo Burnett, came out on stage and started off our evening with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Samsung... Continue reading

Vodafone App Aid: Calling all developers

Vodafone have approached us and asked us to promote something for them, and we've decided to do it. Why? Because it's for a good cause. Vodafone is asking for programmers, developers and designers to donate their time to help charities build smartphone apps for their communities, under Vodafone Foundation's 48 hour hackathon event, aptly named App Aid, to be held in Sydney from 20 to 22 September. App Aid is supported not only by the Vodafone Foundation, but by Facebook and Samsung too - it has some pretty big backing. Participants have the opportunity to get themselves, and their ideas,... Continue reading

Video: Samsung Galaxy S III launch event in Sydney

Missed out on the live stream (thanks to Vodafone) of the Samsung Galaxy S III launch event this morning? Don't worry, Vodafone have uploaded the entire 45 minute video to YouTube and we've embedded it below for your viewing pleasure. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the event. It's certainly the best we've seen so far for a mobile launch here in Australia. Well played, Samsung, well played. Continue reading

Vodafone to live stream Galaxy S III event on Thursday morning

Did you want to attend the Samsung Galaxy S III launch event this Thursday but just couldn't make it to Sydney (like me)? Well thanks to Vodafone this is no longer an issue. The telco will be live streaming the event on their website, hosted by the one and only, Fuzzy (of Video Hits hosting fame). The stream will start at 9:50AM and end.. well.. when the event gets boring -- for Samsung fanboys, it will never end. Make sure you hit up Vodafone's site... Continue reading

Samsung Australia to hold Galaxy S III launch event on May 31

The great team over at PC World Australia are reporting that Samsung Australia has sent out invites to the media for a launch event happening on May 31st. What might that event be for, you ask? Well I think this blanket statement from Samsung Aus sums it up nicely: "Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased there is continued interest about our GALAXY range in Australia, but we have no plans to make any announcements at this time." We totally believe you, Samsung. Why on earth would want to launch the successor to the most successful Android phone to date -- the... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Nexus info event happening December 14th, release a week or so after

It's almost here, guys. Samsung have notified the media (but not us..) that there is an event happening for the Galaxy Nexus on December 14th which is next Wednesday. There was no carrier directly mentioned with the invite so there will be no exclusive -- an idea thrown around earlier on. We already know that Optus are going to carry the Galaxy Nexus and will go on sale around the 20th of December, a little too late for Christmas. Telstra is keeping mum on the subject and Vodafone is pointing people towards their blog every time the... Continue reading

Google sends out invites for event scheduled for November 16th

Google has just sent out invites for an event to be held at 2pm PST in Los Angeles on the 16th of November(9am AEDT, November 17th for us). The Verge is reporting that their sources are advising the event is for 'Google Music' and with a title like 'These Go To Eleven', I'm seeing a Spinal Tap reference and according to Engadget the email was sent from 'Nigel Tufnel' so I'm inclined to agree. The event will be live streamed via the Android YouTube Channel so we can all watch it. Personally I'd love to see Google Music... Continue reading

Samsung and Google Event – Today at 1PM AEDT

Over the last week I've been inundated by at least 2 emails asking me for more detail on the Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung event that's on today at 1pm AEDT. During the event Daniel, Irwin and I will be doing our best to post as close to live time information on the details of both Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime which are both scheduled to be announced in detail today. (more…) Continue reading

Samsung Australia postpones Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch event, Apple laugh maniacally

Well there you go ladies and gents, Samsung Australia have indeed pushed back the launch event they had planned for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 11th, according to Gizmodo AU. Here's what Samsung had to say. Postponement of Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Media Launch Event 11th August 2011 In light of the current legal proceedings by Apple Inc. against Samsung Electronics Australia, Samsung regrets to announce it will be postponing its media launch event, scheduled for 11th August 2011, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. Samsung will announce a new date for the GALAXY Tab 10.1 media launch event as soon... Continue reading

Huawei launch the Huawei Sonic, budget Gingerbread device for the masses

Update: The Sonic is now available from Dick Smith online for $248 Today Huawei held a media event up in Sydney to showcase some of their existing and new products that they plan to launch here in Australia before the end of the year. Besides mentions and a showing off of the MediaPad, Huawei announced that the Huawei Sonic is launching here in Australia and will sell via retail stores Dick Smith and Woolworths.There is no current pricing on the Sonic, but from the following specs we guarantee it won't cost an arm and a leg. 3.5-inch Capacitive... Continue reading

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Launch Party through the eyes of Ausdroid

So Ausdroid has been in Sydney rocking out with the people from Sony Ericsson. We were invited to their exclusive Xperia Launch party — held last Wednesday night — and we had a ball. Buzz and myself both attended what was basically the official launch of the Xperia range, the Arc, the Play and the Neo. We were served drinks and food by computer/console game characters and some famous faces such as Lara Croft and Bruce Lee, all the way up to Slash from Guns N Roses. It was a really enjoyable night, thanks... Continue reading

Motorola holding a launch event early May, XOOM & Atrix here we come

To further cement our revelations that the Motorola Atrix and Motorola XOOM are headed to Telstra, Motorola have recently sent us out an invite to a launch event in early May. How convenient, seeing as though our source told us the Atrix is meant to launch mid May and the XOOM late May. Having played with the Atrix, I can tell you it's not really worth waiting out for, as for the XOOM, I'll hold my judgement until I play with one next week. Continue reading