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Ausdroid Podcast 76 – July 9, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 76 – July 9, 2013

Welcome to the 76nd episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we spent a while discussing the looming launch of the Huawei Ascend P6 in Australia, the LG Optimus G2 abroad and Optimus F5 here, HTC’s trials, tribulations and software updates. That was all a bit of a sideshow to get us to a discussion of Android’s recent security vulnerability issues – are you a member of the 99%? Featuring: Jason Murray, Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Huawei: Ascend P6 Australian Launch Information HTC One update to Android 4.2.2 rolling out internationallt HTC profits hit the floor LG Optimus[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on July 10, 2013 3 comments Podcast
Optus add the Huawei Ascend G510 to their Pre-Paid range

Optus add the Huawei Ascend G510 to their Pre-Paid range

It seems a lot of entry-level Android mobile devices are being made more enticing with somewhat recent Android OS (Jelly Bean 4.1 for a start at least), with some features like NFC/DLNA features making their way to these devices, albeit slowly but its a start really. That’s where the Huawei Ascend G510 comes in through the Optus prepaid store. Whilst it doesn’t offer Android 4.2.2 or a higher spec screen or LTE (4G), it still seems to offer some decent specs for an entry level device which I really have to say is a good start for a pre-paid phone.[Read More...]

by 8:42 PM on July 5, 2013 2 comments Carriers, NFC, Phones
Huawei Ascend P6 Australian launch – $499, July 16

Huawei Ascend P6 Australian launch – $499, July 16

This morning, Ausdroid attended the local launch of Huawei‘s new Ascend P6 handset at their offices in Chatswood, NSW where we heard from Product Manager Jephix Liu about the device. The headline news is that the device will be available at JB Hifi and Dick Smith stores in either black or white for $499. Notably, Australia won’t be getting the pink version of the phone. Somehow, I think we’ll survive. While the occasion had a lot less pomp and circumstance than other recent launches we’ve attended, it was a good opportunity to meet with Huawei’s Australian staff face-to-face and get[Read More...]

by 6:02 PM on July 5, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
Huawei announce the Ascend P6 smartphone – coming to Australia in July

Huawei announce the Ascend P6 smartphone – coming to Australia in July

Huawei has just announced their newest Ascend smartphone – the Ascend P6 – at their press event in London. The Ascend P6 continues the road towards the premium end of the Smartphone range for Huawei, that they began with the Ascend P1. With the Ascend P6, Huawei have concentrated on the design, camera, and user interface. With those cornerstone features in mind Huawei have delivered the Ascend P6 with an 8MP Rear Camera & an industry leading 5MP Front-facing camera that includes auto facial-enhancing capabilities for those all important ‘selfies. For design, the Ascend P6 comes in a mighty slim[Read More...]

by 12:44 AM on June 19, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Huawei Ascend Mate — Review

Huawei Ascend Mate — Review

Can Huawei compete in an increasingly crowded super-sized phone market? A lot of our time at Ausdroid is spent paying attention to the top tier of Android device manufacturers – while Samsung is doubtless the heavyweight of the Android world, you’d almost certainly include HTC and LG as peers. Below that, there exists a broad second tier, where other manufacturers toil away without the mindshare, design, manufacturing, marketing or technical prowess that characterises that top tier. It’s here where we usually find Huawei, despite its best intentions – while it’s a networking technology heavyweight with a rich (and occasionally controversial)[Read More...]

by 4:32 PM on June 12, 2013 1 comment Design, Phones, Reviews
Specs for the Huawei Ascend P6 leak with screenshots of an updated Emotion UI

Specs for the Huawei Ascend P6 leak with screenshots of an updated Emotion UI

The hype surrounding the Huawei Ascend P6 has been mounting ahead of a June 18th release date, with a picture and video about the phone being released yesterday. Today, EVLeaks has released specs on what will be inside the device as well as providing screenshots of an updated Emotion UI that the device will run. Hardware wise, there are two sources; EVLeaks advises that the Ascend P6 will come with a 4.7″ 720p display, powered by a 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU – presumably the Huawei designed and manufactured K3V2 – and come with an 8MP BSI Rear camera with 4cm macro[Read More...]

by 8:22 AM on June 12, 2013 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Huawei teases upcoming Ascend P6 with a picture and video

Huawei teases upcoming Ascend P6 with a picture and video

Huawei have taken to the internet to hype up their upcoming Ascend P6 release in London. From the obscure photo we can see that the device is going to be quite thin, quite white, and have quite a disgusting looking UI — dubbed ‘Emotion UI’. As for the video, it features a lot of parkour and dubstep and not a lot of Ascend P6. Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, recently spoke of the Ascend P6 and its use of side buttons. “You know, after using the P6 more and more, I’ve begun to notice how nice the side keys were designed[Read More...]

by 1:14 PM on June 11, 2013 0 comments News, Phones
Telstra refreshes Pre-Paid handset range adds LG, Huawei, Samsung and HTC handsets

Telstra refreshes Pre-Paid handset range adds LG, Huawei, Samsung and HTC handsets

Telstra has had a pretty solid range of Pre-Paid mobile phones for a while, but it was getting a little old and it appears they’ve decied to refresh the models available. They now offer 4 handsets from manufacturers LG, Huawei, Samsung and HTC. The handsets are nothing terribly fancy, however they do include the updated Optimus L3 II, the second iteration of the L-Series handsets from LG. They’ve also added a nicely priced Huawei handset running Android 4.1 as well as a Samsung Galaxy handset named the Young. By far the most notable addition to their range is the HTC[Read More...]

by 8:40 PM on May 29, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Phones
New Huawei phone spotted in China – world’s thinnest smartphone

New Huawei phone spotted in China – world’s thinnest smartphone

A new phone manufactured by Huawei, known only by the identifier ‘P6-U06′ has made an appearance before the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre, the Chinese version of America’s FCC, which French blog NowhereElse are tipping as the Ascend P6. According to its specifications, the P6-U06 is said to be the world’s thinnest smartphone, at only 6.18mm thick. It will have a 4.7-inch 1280×720 TFT display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 5 megapixel camera and 32GB of internal storage. It also appears that the device will have support for dual sims, a feature usually reserved for the Asian market, so it’s[Read More...]

by 4:26 PM on April 30, 2013 7 comments Phones, Rumours
Huawei launches the Ascend Mate

Huawei launches the Ascend Mate

Huawei held a press briefing event in Sydney this morning to take the wraps off its new smartphone, the Ascend Mate. Huawei reminded us that they’re always pushing technology forward – their equipment is running fixed-line and wireless phone services, DSL and Wi-fi connectivity here in Australia, and they always want to push newer technology out to consumers at affordable prices – to “Make It Possible”, as the company tag line goes. Although they only came to Australia in force in 2010, this is actually their 10th year in the phone space. We’ve previously covered the well-named (for our market,[Read More...]

by 1:11 AM on April 18, 2013 5 comments News
Huawei Ascend Mate set for launch next week

Huawei Ascend Mate set for launch next week

Huawei has begun sending out invites to the launch of a new phone next week and from the looks of the size of the phone pictured we’re willing to bet that the phone is the Huawei Ascend Mate. Announced back at CES in January this year the Ascend Mate certainly pushes the boundaries when it comes to both screen size and Battery. The Ascend Mate comes with a massive 6.1″ display which incorporates ‘Magic Touch’, a technology that allows for users to still operate the phone even when wearing gloves, certainly something to think about with winter coming on. Battery[Read More...]

by 4:10 PM on April 9, 2013 11 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Huawei Ascend Mate available to pre-order from Harvey Norman

Huawei Ascend Mate available to pre-order from Harvey Norman

Looking for something in a phone with a large screen but the Galaxy Note isn’t quite doing it for you? Meet the Huawei Ascend Mate. Announced at CES in January this year, the Ascend Mate is a monster of a phone in both specs and size, with the main feature being the massive 6.1″ HD Display that dominates the front of the phone. The Ascend Mate is powered by one of the largest batteries available for a phone a 4,050mAh behemoth that should keep even the most demanding Smartphone user happy. Harvey Norman are offering the phone exclusively for $429[Read More...]

by 9:13 PM on March 14, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Huawei announce the Ascend P2 at Mobile World Congress

Huawei announce the Ascend P2 at Mobile World Congress

Huawei has kicked off the press announcements for Mobile World Congress with an announcement of their new Ascend P2. The new phone is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but skinned with the Emotion UI that we’ve heard about previously, an unfortunate step in terms of going away from the mostly stock interface that they have enjoyed previously. Hardware wise the phone is fairly decent however the Huawei has bucked the trend of most manufacturers with the Ascend P2 by supplying the phone with a screen that isn’t a 1080P resolution instead going for a 4.7″ 1280×720 resolution ‘Infinity Pool’ IPS[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on February 25, 2013 1 comment Phones