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HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

Since the announcement of Lollipop, and HTC’s subsequent promise to update US based HTC One M7 and M8 handsets to Android 5.0 within 90 days, owners of the handsets have been waiting with bated breath. Now HTC Developer LlabTooFeR has shown of screenshots of Sense 6 with Lollipop running on the HTC One M8 – and it looks good. The screenshots showing the quick settings, app switcher and lock screen appeared on twitter in the early hours of this morning followed shortly after by “one more exclusive screenshot” a short while later. From the look of the screenshots, they appear[Read More...]

by 11:15 AM on November 20, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
HTC launches the Desire Eye in Australia – $799, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi, in stores November 20

HTC launches the Desire Eye in Australia – $799, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi, in stores November 20

After JB Hi-Fi jumped the gun last night, HTC has today made the Desire Eye official in an exclusive partnership with the retailer. First revealed at HTC’s Double Exposure event in New York last month, the Desire Eye is HTC’s play for the photographer – “the ultimate imaging superphone”. Beyond the 13MP cameras on the front and rear of the device, the specs are quite familiar to those of us familiar with the company’s high-end One M8 – we’re talking 5.2-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and SD card support with HTC’s BoomSound speakers and[Read More...]

by 1:18 PM on November 18, 2014 1 comment News
HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

The ultimate ‘Selfie’ phone from HTC, the Desire Eye, looks set to launch imminently, with the phone now showing as available for purchase on the JB Hifi website. The phone which sports dual 13MP front and rear facing cameras, as well as front facing flash, will sell outright from JB for $799. The phone is available in Coral Red from JB Hifi, but the phone was also launched in Blue. The Desire Eye is also IPX7 certified, meaning it’s dust proof and water resistant up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Other specs included on the Desire Eye include :[Read More...]

by 7:52 PM on November 17, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
VSCO Cam receives an update to version 3.1

VSCO Cam receives an update to version 3.1

VSCO Cam for Android has received an update this week, which takes it up to version 3.1, bringing improved camera features and image quality, along with auto launch to camera and split focus on selected HTC devices. The update also brings with it an updated UI, along with a new synchronisation feature, which allows you to shoot and edit across all your devices. The full list of what the updates brings include: Sync feature allows shooting and editing across devices Updated camera Improved image quality Enhancements to stability and performance Split focus exposure on select HTC devices Auto launch to[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on November 16, 2014 2 comments Apps
Expansys adds the 16GB Indigo Black Nexus 9 to their range – Lunar White and 32GB  models coming soon

Expansys adds the 16GB Indigo Black Nexus 9 to their range – Lunar White and 32GB models coming soon

A little late to the party, but still an option, Expansys Australia has just added the HTC built Nexus 9 to their range, accepting orders as of today. The stock is limited to the Indigo Black model, with Lunar White still only available for pre-order. The 16GB model will set you back $479.99, a shade more expensive than Google Play where you’ll pay a flat $479. Pre-orders are being taken for the 32GB Nexus 9 in Indigo Black for nearly $10 cheaper than Google Play, with Expansys asking $569.99. These prices are also the same for the pre-orders for the[Read More...]

by 1:43 PM on November 12, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 lands in Melbourne – First impressions

Nexus 9 lands in Melbourne – First impressions

How many times have you ordered a newly announced device to have it ship to you mid-week but miss the Friday cutoff time for delivery by a mere couple of hours? For me that has happened every single time I have purchased from Google, except today. The out for delivery notification I received from Package Tracker Pro was only topped by the Hangouts message from my wife letting me know it had just been delivered. My 4:30pm knock-off time could not come fast enough. Upon opening the box I was presented with a clean and classy white Nexus 9 box,[Read More...]

by 6:25 PM on November 7, 2014 43 comments Opinion
Nexus 9 will not be available in Australian retailers possibly until next year

Nexus 9 will not be available in Australian retailers possibly until next year

The Nexus 9 WiFi model is now available from Google Play, with orders winging their way to Australians now through couriers, but the ability to pick one up at retail is not looking likely at least according to Australian retailer Bing Lee. Though the Nexus 7 was carried fairly widely by retailers at launch, with the tablet remaining quite popular throughout both iterations, it seems the Nexus 9 won’t be, but that’s not from a lack of trying. We’ve been approaching many Australian retailers about retail availability of the Nexus 9, and Bing Lee have advised that stock is quite[Read More...]

by 4:41 PM on November 6, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
LTE Nexus 9 for US stops by the FCC sparking hopes an international version is coming soon

LTE Nexus 9 for US stops by the FCC sparking hopes an international version is coming soon

When Google announced the Nexus 9, they advised that an LTE model would launch later this year. Now that the Wi-Fi model is officially on-sale, it seems that Google is making moves to get the LTE version certified and up for order soon, with a HTC tablet passing through the FCC overnight. The tablet is one of two LTE models which Google announced, a US model with LTE bands common in the US, and an international model which would carry LTE bands more common elsewhere. The tablet which passed through the FCC last night included a lot of LTE bands,[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on November 5, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Australian Nexus 9 orders now shipping

Australian Nexus 9 orders now shipping

The Nexus 9 could be sighted in the wild here in Australia by the end of the week, with many Ausdroid readers reporting this morning that they had received shipping confirmations for their tablets. The tablets are sold through Google Singapore, but the tablets themselves are shipping out of Hong Kong as we’ve seen previously. This time around, Google is using Shipping company Aramex according to the notification, which unfortunately puts an end to the neat trick of Whirlpool users who were tracking Fed-Ex planes carrying their orders. Customers who have received their shipping notifications this morning are seeing –[Read More...]

by 7:44 AM on November 5, 2014 10 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 torn to pieces and internals shown off for all to see

Nexus 9 torn to pieces and internals shown off for all to see

The Nexus 9 has begun shipping in the US and the guys over at iFixit have acquired one specifically for the purpose of tearing it open and showing us not only what makes it tick, but letting us know just how easy (or hard) it is to repair if things go wrong. The bad news is the tablet didn’t score so well, with team giving the tablet a repairability score of 3 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). The low score is due to the delicate internal cabling held together by what they describe as a ‘maze of[Read More...]

by 7:06 AM on November 5, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 9 changes status now ‘In Stock’ and shipping in 1-2 Days

Nexus 9 changes status now ‘In Stock’ and shipping in 1-2 Days

Tomorrow, the 5th of November is the official launch date for the latest tablet, the Nexus 9. Pre-orders, are due to start shipping tomorrow, but if you decided to wait then you can now order the tablet on Google Play and it will ship within 1-2 business days. There appears to have been plenty of stock allocated to the Australian market, with the Nexus 9 never experiencing the stock shortages that other Nexus devices experienced when launching on the Play Store. It’s good news for people who postponed ordering the tablet, hoping that they may appear at retail. But the[Read More...]

by 10:14 PM on November 4, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
HTC starts the clock for One M7 and M8 Lollipop updates – 90 days and counting

HTC starts the clock for One M7 and M8 Lollipop updates – 90 days and counting

HTC promised to update the One M7 and One M8 operating systems within 90 days of release of new versions of Android as part of its HTC Advantage program, to give customers peace of mind about updates for their devices. The company’s blog details the promise. We’ve just seen final Lollipop code drop into AOSP, so HTC’s started the clock on that promise. In a post to HTC’s Elevate site, Laura Kimball said “HTC has received final Android Lollipop code from Google and the clock starts now! HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will be updated within 90 days[Read More...]

by 10:37 AM on November 4, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Yatango now taking pre-orders for the HTC built Nexus 9

Yatango now taking pre-orders for the HTC built Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is coming, and coming soon, at least from Google Play, but it seems that online retailer Yatango has begun taking pre-orders for the Wi-Fi version of the tablet in both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. The 16GB Wi-Fi model will set you back $529.95 for members which includes shipping, or $609.95 + shipping if you don’t want to be a member. For the 32GB Wi-Fi model, you’ll expect to pay $629.95 including shipping for members, or $724.95 for non-members. There’s no sign of the LTE model and the online support chat has no ETA for it, nor[Read More...]

by 1:40 PM on November 3, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Tablets