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Ausdroid Podcast 98 – CES-a-palooza

Ausdroid Podcast 98 – CES-a-palooza

Welcome to the 98th episode of the Ausdroid podcast, and the first episode for 2014! This week Jason, Dan and Adam looked at the Android-related announcements from CES 2014. It’s taken a little while to get back into the podcasting groove and get this episode online. We promise we’ll do better next week! Topics: Open Automtoive Alliance Sony – Xperia Z1 Compact Huawei – Ascend Mate 2 4G Asus – Padfone Mini, Zenphone 4/5/6, Transformer Book Duet Acer – 7″ and 7.9″ tablets Acer – C720P Chromebook Samsung – Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet lineup Pebble Steel Kogan – Agora[Read More...]

by 1:23 PM on January 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Well the silly season is officially over, and retailers are now gearing themselves back up once again for the back to school (and work) specials, so here is whats on offer this week from our various retailers around this great country of ours: Big W Mobiles Boost Sony Xperia E – $59 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Vodafone Huawei G300+ – $99 with bonus $30 recharge voucher added – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Telstra Huawei Y300 – $79 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Samsung Galaxy Trend unlocked smartphone – $228 – starts Jan 9[Read More...]

by 10:22 AM on January 9, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
CES 2014 — Huawei announce the Ascend Mate 2 4G

CES 2014 — Huawei announce the Ascend Mate 2 4G

The Huawei Ascend Mate was a pretty massive phone that was announced a full year ago at CES 2013, but only introduced to Australia in June and now Huawei has announced the successor the Ascend Mate 2 4G. With a 6.1″ 720p IPS display the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is not going to go un-noticed in a crowd and continues Huawei’s love affair with 720P resolution screens, although this lower resolution will certainly give the 4,050mAh battery in the Ascend Mate 2 more life, with Huawei estimating 60 hours of ‘normal use’ when the power saving technology is used. The[Read More...]

by 6:00 AM on January 7, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

With only 13 days left till the jolly big fat man in the red suit makes his way around to all the good boys and girls, retailers are ramping up their last minute gift ideas, so here is a list of offerings for this week from the big retailers: Big W: Tablets NXTBOOK M7000ND 7″ Tablet $149 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser eTouch 7″ tablet $128 – starts Thursday 12 December Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0″ WiFi 8GB (White only) $228 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser 7″ Kids Smart Pad $128 – starts December 12 Smart Tab Junior[Read More...]

by 6:49 AM on December 15, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 96 – The 1.1 percenters

Ausdroid Podcast 96 – The 1.1 percenters

Welcome to the 96th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason and Dan were joined by Reckoner‘s Peter Wells to discuss the week’s Android news. Topics: Nexus 5 and Android’s looming Camera API changes Android by the Numbers – December distribution figures Huawei may exit the US market (be sure to check out Anthony Agius‘ excellent piece Huawei and the Fear of the Unknown at Reckoner) Qualcomm Toq goes on sale, sells out LG G Flex going on sale VSCO Cam is coming (Update: it’s now here!) Android Addict Christmas Buying Guide 10% Off Google Play Gift Cards at[Read More...]

by 10:16 PM on December 5, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Huawei threatens to exit the US market amid spying accusations

Huawei threatens to exit the US market amid spying accusations

Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world – passing Ericsson in 2012 – has threatened to pull out of the US market amid what they say are unsubstantiated claims of spying for the Chinese government. This comes from Huawei Chief Executive Officer Ren Zhengfei, who said at a press conference in France, that Huawei is “exiting the US market”. Earlier this year Zhengfei said in relation to the Edward Snowden NSA spying leaks that: Huawei has no connection to the cyber-security issues the U.S. has encountered in the past, current and future. While Ren has not advised that Huawei[Read More...]

by 2:07 PM on December 3, 2013 12 comments News
Huawei Ascend Y210 hits Optus Pre-Paid at $79

Huawei Ascend Y210 hits Optus Pre-Paid at $79

It seems Australian carriers are gearing up for the Christmas period with various offerings. The latest comes from Optus, offering the Huawei Ascend Y210 Android powered smartphone for $79 on pre-paid. As you might expect, an ground-floor price gets you ground-floor specs. The Y210 isn’t going to set the world on fire: 3.5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (165 ppi) 512 MB ROM 256 MB RAM 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU Adreno 200 GPU Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon chipset 2 MP rear facing camera Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Connectivity: 3G: 900 / 2100 MHz Remember, this is a sub-$100 phone.[Read More...]

by 1:19 PM on November 18, 2013 2 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Huawei Ascend P6 to get KitKat in January in China

Huawei Ascend P6 to get KitKat in January in China

Huawei has announced on their EmotionUI web page that the Chinese domestic version of the Ascend P6 will be updated from Android 4.2 Jellybean straight to Android 4.4 KitKat in January. At this stage we don’t know if there will be an international update rolled out, but it certainly looks promising. We reviewed the Ascend P6 back in August, and were certainly impressed with this very stylish and ultra slim mid range device. It’s currently available in Australia through Dick Smith and JB Hi-Fi for around $480. The specifications of the P6 are: 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen 1.5GHz quad-core[Read More...]

by 9:15 PM on November 16, 2013 0 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Huawei offering insights into the future of the ‘Connected Home’ through demonstrations at Bondi Junction this school holidays

Huawei offering insights into the future of the ‘Connected Home’ through demonstrations at Bondi Junction this school holidays

Huawei is running an interesting demonstration these school holidays centres around the concept of the ‘Connected Home’. Huawei have set up their experience stand at the Westfield shopping centre in Bondi Junction in Sydney and will be running demonstrations of their media hub – the MediaQ – until this Sunday(October 6th). The stand is seen by Huawei as a good way to get Australian consumers familiar with the range of products that Huawei sell and have a hands-on experience with them. Huawei Australia Account Director Geison Jiao says that Huawei’s Devices business goes beyond our latest range of smartphones, so[Read More...]

by 4:02 PM on October 3, 2013 2 comments Uncategorized
Coles selling the Samsung Galaxy Y & Huawei Ascend Y201

Coles selling the Samsung Galaxy Y & Huawei Ascend Y201

In the latest Coles catalogue starting this Wednesday 11 September for one week, Coles is offering the Samsung Galaxy Y for $59 plus 750 FlyBuys points and the Huawei Ascend Y201 for $39 plus an additional 500 points if you’re a FlyBuys member. Now whilst these devices aren’t going to offer the latest and greatest specs, they will offer most of the same functions as Android smartphones offered for ten times the price (although, not all of them). Just in case you need reminding, the Samsung Galaxy Y specs are as follows: 3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen, 240 x 320 pixels[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on September 10, 2013 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale
Ausdroid Podcast 82 – August 13, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 82 – August 13, 2013

Welcome to the 82nd episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason was joined by Phil and Dan. We spent a little while going over the unfolding ispONE situation which looks like it could affect many Australian prepaid MVNO users, then talked about the LG G2 which Dan and Jason were lucky enough to try out in person last week. We also discussed HTC‘s (ill advised?) #HTChange campaign, and looked at Huawei‘s press release about the ABC’s lack of Android support for iView. At the chat room’s prompting, we also ended up talking very briefly about finance apps (and our[Read More...]

by 11:46 PM on August 14, 2013 0 comments Podcast
Huawei Ascend P6 — Review

Huawei Ascend P6 — Review

The Huawei Ascend P6 looks the goods, but Ausdroid takes a look to see whether it delivers. When Huawei announced the Ascend P6 back in June, it didn’t exactly jump off the page at us. Sure, the Ascend P6 looks pretty good; in fact, the industrial design is really top notch. A slim (and we do mean slim) handset with a metal band wrapped around it, broken in places only by a couple of buttons, and one could be forgiven for thinking the Ascend P6 is inspired by Apple’s iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 design. It certainly looks like one[Read More...]

by 5:07 PM on August 12, 2013 8 comments Design, Reviews
Report: More $200 smartphone will be sold in 2018 than was in 2012

Report: More $200 smartphone will be sold in 2018 than was in 2012

A report compiled by ABI research, as part of a report into the Mobile Handset Go-to-market Strategies and the Next Generation Mobile Devices forecasts that low cost smartphone shipments to grow from 238 million in 2013 to 758 million by 2018, driven mainly by the low penetration of smartphones and large subscriber bases. Though the research does also states that the “low hanging fruit” for low cost smartphones is to drive smartphone adoption in emerging markets where handset subsidization and disposable income are scarce. Michael Morgan, senior analyst at ABI Research stated that: Despite the low cost moniker, research has[Read More...]

by 8:01 AM on August 12, 2013 0 comments News, Other, Phones, Tablets