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Telstra’s HTC One XL may have been delayed until the middle of June

Telstra’s HTC One XL may have been delayed until the middle of June

Take this with a huge grain of salt, but we’ve been hearing from a few people — and it’s been posted on Telstra’s own community forums — that the HTC One XL for Telstra may have been delayed until the middle of June (next month). We’ve heard no definitive reason for the delay, but it has been widely speculated that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip powering the device has been in short supply. That would make sense as to why the One XL has only been launched in major markets such as North America (AT&T in the US, Rogers in[Read More...]

by 9:13 AM on May 11, 2012 14 comments Carriers, Phones, Rumours
Compared: Samsung Galaxy S III vs. The Competition

Compared: Samsung Galaxy S III vs. The Competition

With Samsung letting the cat out of the bag in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S III — the successor to the Galaxy S II — we thought it would only be fair to compare it to two other recently released devices — the HTC One X and Sony Xperia S — as well as the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III’s predecessor: the Galaxy S II. We’re evening comparing it to the Apple iPhone 4S just to spark debate there as well. Let’s get into it! Galaxy S III vs. The Androids   Galaxy S III HTC[Read More...]

by 4:28 AM on May 4, 2012 40 comments News, Phones
HTC One X gets initial CyanogenMod 9 release, completely Sense free

HTC One X gets initial CyanogenMod 9 release, completely Sense free

It was only a matter of time before we saw CyanogenMod 9 ported across to the HTC One X, and now thanks to TripNDroid Mobile Engineering the release is available to be loaded onto your One X to make it 100% Sense UI free. A lot of the major features of the device are working in this initial release with only two features not working: Camera Wi-Fi Hotspot This build of CM9 will work only with the currently released Quad-Core (Tegra 3) variant of the One X. So it will not work on the HTC One XL that will be[Read More...]

by 11:47 AM on April 29, 2012 12 comments News, Phones
Maintenance update for the HTC One X on Vodafone rolling out tomorrow morning

Maintenance update for the HTC One X on Vodafone rolling out tomorrow morning

If you’re the proud owner of a HTC One X on Vodafone, it’s very likely you’ll be receiving an update tomorrow morning. The update isn’t going to change anything major (ie. no OS update), however, Vodafone says it will fix the following bugs, leaving you with a flawless user experience: Enhanced system stability Fixes to WiFi, GPS and USB interface to improve battery performance Improved camera support for Instagram Intermittent display noise issue fixed Slow motion and camera power usage improvement Signal indicator improvement USB to PC detection, tethering and internet pass-through fix WiFi indicator fix The update will be[Read More...]

by 8:37 PM on April 26, 2012 9 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Phones
HTC One X — Review

HTC One X — Review

The same HTC but with a lot more common ‘Sense’ In 2011 HTC got really excited about releasing their Sensation phone, however in light of what Motorola and Samsung were doing with their Dual-Core offerings in that year, this phone fell short of the calibre of 2011 devices. Despite the Sensation not quite being the beast that it should have, HTC persisted and released a few more Sensation branded devices that would boast that extra oompf that the original Sensation wasn’t able to deliver. At the end of last year HTC were reporting lower than expected fiscal performance, this didn’t[Read More...]

by 5:12 PM on April 24, 2012 42 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
HTC says customers prefer thin phones over thick batteries

HTC says customers prefer thin phones over thick batteries

At a recent event, HTC said that they chose to make thinner phones than thicker phones with increased battery life because that’s what user feedback dictated. Motorola is a great example of where they’ve tried to appeal to both of those user wants: the RAZR is the thin device and the RAZR MAXX is thicker but has immense battery life. HTC made sure that thinness wasn’t a big trade-off by saying that all their devices have been optimised to get the (now average) full day of battery life. We’re quite okay with this plan, after playing with the One X[Read More...]

by 9:19 AM on April 21, 2012 6 comments News, Phones
HTC working on a new low-end device, set to launch as the HTC Wildfire C

HTC working on a new low-end device, set to launch as the HTC Wildfire C

HTC may have occupied the high and mid-ranged markets of the smartphone world with its newly-released HTC One X, One S and One V, but it certainly isn’t leaving the low-end behind. The render above is that of the upcoming HTC Wildfire C. While it does take some design cues from the One Series, it won’t be put under the same elegant name. Being that it is a low-end device, specs aren’t mind-blowing, however, they are sufficient given the price range it’s expected to sit at. 3.5-inch 480×320 Display Android 4.0 w/ Sense UI sub-1GHz Single-Core CPU 512MB RAM /[Read More...]

by 11:59 AM on April 14, 2012 4 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC will no longer bundle Beats headphones with devices

HTC will no longer bundle Beats headphones with devices

HTC have stated that they will no longer be bundling overly-expensive Beats headphones with their devices. Instead they will only be available for purchase separately. Why? It will obviously raise HTC’s profit margins which is what running a company is all about. We have seen HTC release ‘deluxe’ versions of their devices which do include Beats headphones, however, the price is also higher, so you’re not getting them thrown in for free. Now if you want Beats, you’ll have to wade through the many counterfeit stores online to grab a pair, as well as handing over more money than you[Read More...]

by 10:26 AM on April 10, 2012 8 comments Accessories, News, Phones
How to root the HTC One X

How to root the HTC One X

Looking to root your brand new HTC One X that you just purchased from Optus, Vodafone, Crazy John’s, Virgin or outright from somewhere? Well you’re in luck. Paul at MoDaCo has released a method to root your brand new device, and it’s fairly simple and straightforward. We’re going to tell you right now we take no responsibility for any problems that arise from you unlocking the full potential of your HTC One X. Instructions.. Download InsecureBootAndRoot r2 .zip file Extract the contents of the .zip to a directory on your computer Boot your One X into bootloader mode — volume[Read More...]

by 11:09 PM on April 2, 2012 10 comments News, Phones
This is what the HTC One X looks like next to the Galaxy Nexus

This is what the HTC One X looks like next to the Galaxy Nexus

No, literally, that’s all I wanted to show you. Our resident Jedi, Geoff Fieldew, went into an Optus store and snapped these two pics comparing the size, displays and overall swellfulness (coined it) of the newly released HTC One X in white and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. You’ve got to admit, the One X certainly looks quite nice, especially in white. I also prefer the use of space on the One X compared to how bland (or minimalistic) the Galaxy Nexus looks. But that’s just one man’s opinion. What do you think? And will you be getting a One X? And[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on April 2, 2012 40 comments News, Phones
Red Bull Mobile Australia — Review

Red Bull Mobile Australia — Review

We review Red Bull Mobile’s prepaid service, and found it a mixed bag. The other week, we received an approach from Red Bull Mobile Australia (RBMA). Their proposal? Check out our service, have a SIM card on us, try it in one of our prepaid handsets to be supplied, and let us know what you think. So… We have. Those of you who are longer term readers will know a few things about Ausdroid. Firstly, I don’t often do reviews anymore. Secondly, we don’t often review carriers themselves – we’re an Android blog, and we tend to review things Android[Read More...]

by 12:24 PM on March 31, 2012 29 comments Carriers, Design, Reviews
Poll Results: 48% of voters want the Galaxy S III as their next phone, 23% want a One X variant

Poll Results: 48% of voters want the Galaxy S III as their next phone, 23% want a One X variant

The results of our poll are in! We asked you which (Android, duh) phone you were thinking of getting next and the results are pretty much as we expected: you want the Samsung Galaxy S III. You can check out the total results here, but we’ll give you the top five from over 1,100 votes. Samsung Galaxy S III – 47.76% – 533 votes HTC One X – 14.7% – 164 votes HTC One XL – 8.42% – 94 votes Samsung Galaxy Note – 7.8% – 87 votes Sony Xperia S – 5.91% – 66 votes As you can see,[Read More...]

by 11:10 AM on March 31, 2012 11 comments News, Opinion, Phones
HTC One X available for pre-order now on Vodafone, in stores on Tuesday — $0 on $59 plan

HTC One X available for pre-order now on Vodafone, in stores on Tuesday — $0 on $59 plan

The HTC One X is a hotly anticipated device, second only to that other Samsung phone, and now you can order it from Vodafone if they’re your carrier of choice. It’s available right now for pre-order online, or you can wait until Tuesday and purchase it in one of Vodafone’s stores. The One X is available for $0 upfront on Vodafone’s $59 cap over two years — 1.5GB of data and infinite calls and text included. Will you be getting one?

by 10:49 AM on March 31, 2012 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones