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HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover go up for pre-order on Amazon – shipping to Australia

HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover go up for pre-order on Amazon – shipping to Australia

Google has never been great at getting accessories for Nexus devices to Australia, their usual turn around varies from between a couple of months and never. It’s been a particular bug bear of ours for about as long as they’ve been selling Nexus devices in Australia. It’s not changed this time around with no sign of the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio cover which has gone up for pre-order on Google Play in the US, nor any sign of a date when we can order the Nexus 9 Magic Cover which has appeared on Google Play in Australia. But if you’re[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on October 22, 2014 9 comments Accessories
Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player announced Australian carriers and retailers. Bonus: Financial impact! We ran a Google document throughout the show for both ourselves and users in the live chat to tally up how much money they were going to give[Read More...]

by 5:25 PM on October 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Nexus 9 on-sale on Australian Google Play Store

Nexus 9 on-sale on Australian Google Play Store

The Nexus 9 has just gone live on the Australian Google Play store. The tablet has replaced both the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets which are no longer available. The Nexus 9 is available in available in 16GB or 32GB options but only in Wi-Fi, with the LTE option still greyed out. There are two colour options available as expected – Indigo Black and Lunar White, with the Sand coloured option expected to arrive later this year. Pricing wise the Nexus 9 isn’t cheap 16GB $479 32GB $589 Update : The LTE Version of the Nexus 9 is now[Read More...]

by 5:24 AM on October 18, 2014 37 comments Accessories, Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 now up for pre-order on Amazon starting at US$399 + Shipping

Nexus 9 now up for pre-order on Amazon starting at US$399 + Shipping

The Nexus 9 is due to go up for pre-order on Google Play in the early hours of tomorrow morning, in the US at least, we’re still unsure about Australian availability. If you’re really wanting to be sure of securing a Nexus 9 tablet as soon as possible then you may want to head over to Amazon where pre-orders for the Nexus 9 are now being accepted and they ship directly to Australia. Amazon US is offering both the 16GB and 32GB models of the Nexus 9 in Wi-Fi only at this stage. Colour options are Indigo Black, and Lunar[Read More...]

by 3:38 PM on October 17, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
HTC Desire 510 heading to Telstra pre-paid at $179, Blue Tick rating in tow

HTC Desire 510 heading to Telstra pre-paid at $179, Blue Tick rating in tow

HTC Australia has just announced that their budget 4G LTE phone, the recently-announced Desire 510 will be heading to Telstra on pre-paid for a wallet-friendly $179. The Desire 510 features a 4.7-inch FWVGA screen (854×480), a quad core 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and a 5MP rear camera. As with its stablemates, it’s running HTC Sense 6 with BlinkFeed and comes with Android 4.4 on board. It’s been awarded Telstra’s “Blue Tick” rating. This means its recommended for rural and regional use on Telstra’s networking, meeting certain standards for reception. HTC’s announced the phone’s Australian RRP at $249, but Telstra[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on October 17, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Nexus 9 benchmarked could possibly run faster

Nexus 9 benchmarked could possibly run faster

The Nexus 9 is one of the ‘true’ reference builds for Android Lollipop, given that it’s the first Nexus device to contain a 64-bit processor, thanks to the Nvidia Tegra K1 ‘Denver’ SoC at its heart. The tablet is supposed to be fast and it appears that someone has run the tablet through benchmark site Geekbench. The tablet scores a fairly impressive single core score of 1,903, which stacks up amazingly against a Galaxy Tab S at just 910. Primate Labs founder John Poole offered up a more compelling comparison, stating on Twitter that it puts it on par with[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on October 17, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 Camera Samples and video hands-on show up

Nexus 9 Camera Samples and video hands-on show up

I`m moving to Vietnam. After we just saw the Nexus 9 and Keyboard Folio case in the wild thanks to a Vietnamese site, another has come forward to show off a video with Android Lollipop running on the HTC built tablet and provide camera samples as well. The video mainly focuses on showing off the hardware, but moves on to show the operator using the tablet to access the menu, various websites and apps. There are sneak peaks at parts of the tablet including an angle which shows that the camera on the tablet appears to have the same raised[Read More...]

by 11:13 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 and keyboard cover show up in the wild looking productive

Nexus 9 and keyboard cover show up in the wild looking productive

The HTC built Nexus 9 has been shown off in renders all day today, but a Vietnamese site has managed to get their hands on the tablet and the coveted folio keyboard case as well. The photos showed up on Vietnamese forum Techrum, where forum user tdiddy-2 posted a bunch of pictures of the tablet which show it off both in and out of the keyboard case. The keyboard folio case, which will act as a smart cover attaches to the rear of the Nexus 9 using magnets and seems to fit in there quite comfortably. Afixing the case to[Read More...]

by 10:47 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Tablets
HTC advises Android Lollipop will be coming to the HTC One M7 and M8

HTC advises Android Lollipop will be coming to the HTC One M7 and M8

HTC has been generally pretty good with their updates for flagship phones, and that trend seems set to continue with HTC (US at least) advising that the Android Lollipop build will be heading out to the HTC One M7 and M8 within 90 days. It’s not gospel, as these accounts are generally run by PR/Marketing staff, but we retain hopes that perhaps HTC got this information to their Social Media team ahead of the announcement. We will of course have to wait for HTC and the Australian carriers to get the update to our handsets and we hope to see[Read More...]

by 8:05 AM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 US pricing announced

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 US pricing announced

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are now official. We know the specs and we know that they will be arriving in Google Play for pre-order in the coming days and weeks -at least in the US. We’re also now aware of how much the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be, at least in the US and from the looks of it, the days of cheaply priced Nexus phones and tablets are over. Pricing Summary Device Variant US Price Est. AU price  Nexus 6 32GB  $649 $738  64GB  $699 $795  Nexus 9  16GB WiFi  $399  $454  32GB WiFi  $479  $545[Read More...]

by 5:43 AM on October 16, 2014 38 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google has just announced the latest members of its Nexus family, the Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola, Nexus 9 tablet made by HTC and surprised us all with the first Android TV device – the Nexus Player made by Asus. Each of the new devices runs Google’s new Android 5.0, finally officially christened “Lollipop”. Click here check out our Android Lollipop coverage. Google is embracing colour choice options from the beginning this year, with the Nexus 6 available in blue and white, and the Nexus 9 available in black, white or gold (sand). Each device has a black bezel[Read More...]

by and 4:58 AM on October 16, 2014 27 comments Android TV, Phones, Tablets
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

October is definitely Nexus season and the rumours are flying thick and fast. Specs, launch and release dates and now prices are being thrown around, with Bright Side of News reporting all four pieces of information have been confirmed by their source. According to BSN, the HTC built Nexus 9 will be announced on the 15th of October, before becoming available on the 3rd of November in Google Play (no mention of international availability). BSN do mention the tablet will go on-sale in Bricks & Mortar stores, which would presumably be in the US, although Australia saw quite a run[Read More...]

by 8:57 AM on October 11, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
HTC One E8 — Review

HTC One E8 — Review

As HTC’s flagship efforts have intensified on their hardware design, the premium attached to that design has seen the purchase price of the phones go up. The One (M8) left consumers with little change out of $1000, owing to its head-turning aluminium body and fancy UltraPixel follow-up, the Duo Camera. If you’re a fan of HTC, you didn’t really have much of a choice other than to get on board. What if HTC had another option up its sleeve, though? A One that come in with much the same hardware – all the important bits, anyway – but sacrificed the[Read More...]

by 12:34 PM on October 10, 2014 7 comments Design, Reviews