Samsung Galaxy S5 Australian launch event scheduled for March 26

The Galaxy S5 will launch here in Australia in the coming weeks and we'll be getting our first look at the phone at the official Australian launch on the 26th of March. Not only will we see the Galaxy S5, but in the invite sent out to Australian media today, Samsung has confirmed that well also be seeing the wearables announced at MWC - the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the very good looking Gear Fit. While the launch event is scheduled for the 26th of March, we haven't received confirmation of when the phone or the Gear products... Continue reading

ABC iview to be relaunched with an Android App in December

The ABC is finally releasing an Android iview app in December. To coincide with this - or perhaps it's the other way around - they shall also be relaunching the catch-up service with a new interface. Richard Finlayson, ABC Director of Television said: “We’re relaunching iview in December with a great new interface, and a long-awaited Android application as well. Early next year we will be releasing one of our major commissioning programmes for bingeing on iview and I think that’s exactly where a public broadcaster should be. We will continue to experiment in that space." Finlayson also announced that... Continue reading

Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26

According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th -- a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good to us in the past. Pricing is not yet confirmed for both on-contract plans and any outright costings, however, Telstra has a proven track record of beefing up the prices well and truly beyond any meaningful cost. So we'll see how that pans out. It's also unclear how software updates will work. Overseas the Nexus 5 will be updated by... Continue reading

Moto G Livestream next Wednesday night/Thursday morning

Motorola is launching their upcoming Moto G with a live streaming event next Thursday night/Friday morning from São Paulo Brazil. The Moto G is presumably, Motorola's mid range - mid price phone that they plan on releasing much more widely than their previous phone - the Moto X, which is only available in the Americas. We don't know much about the G yet, some specifications that have leaked out are: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core Processor 4.5″ 1280x720P edge to edge HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 8GB Storage 5MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front-Facing camera – 720P Video @30fps Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS Quad Band,... Continue reading

Vodafone prepaid 4G launches today

Vodafone opens their 4G network to prepaid users today, but there are a few caveats to start with. To be eligible for the initial roll out, you must be an existing prepaid Vodafone customer, and: Have a 4G device; Have an active Prepaid recharge - it's strongly recommend by Vodafone that you have a plan with more than 500MB data ($30 Cap and above, All Time and Flexi Caps) Live in a Vodafone 4G area The roll out will be progressive, with Vodafone aiming to have all eligible existing prepaid customers migrated to the 4G network by the end of... Continue reading

HTC One Max launched

The much leaked HTC One Max has officially been launched. The One Max will be available in the UK before the end of this week, with an international roll out to follow with firm dates yet to be released. The One Max features a Full HD 5.9" screen, Snapdragon 600 processor at 1.7 GHz, 16 or 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM.  It has expandable memory via microSD card of up to 64GB and a 3300mAh battery. It will be running Android 4.3 and have the new Sense 5.5 user interface. The rear of the phone has... Continue reading

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 launches tomorrow

Tomorrow, April 23, sees the launch of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 in Australia with an exclusive media event being held at the Sydney Opera House. Ausdroid will of course be attending and we will -- at least, we are hoping to -- be live-tweeting the event so you can find out what we know shortly after we come to know it. The Galaxy S4 is widely anticipated to be as popular as (if not more so) its predecessor the Galaxy S III, which was probably one of the top phones of 2012. While the Galaxy S4... Continue reading

Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia with Snapdragon Series 600 CPU, 4G LTE

Samsung Australia have confirmed what we already knew, the Galaxy S 4 will launch in Australia equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Series 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and it will support 4G LTE on all networks. The Snapdragon 600 CPU has proven to have amazing processing power, as we've seen with the HTC One, so the Ausdroid team is pretty stoked to hear we're getting this version over the Samsung Octa-Core Exynos CPU -- a powerful and insane CPU in its own right. “Samsung Australia is today confirming that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available in Australia... Continue reading

Australian Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch set for April 23

Samsung's next big thing, the Galaxy S 4, will be launched in Australia on April 23, so says Samsung in its exclusive invite to attend the launch event, received this morning. While we've brought you some news about the Galaxy S4 already, come the launch event we expect we'll be able to bring you an Ausdroid hands-on of the device followed by a full review, so you can decide whether Samsung will receive your hard-earned in 2013. So far, Australian carriers haven't given away many details about device availability. Ausdroid will be at the Opera House on the... Continue reading

ALDImobile launches tomorrow; here’s the details you need

We've told you about ALDImobile before but we thought that given the launch is tomorrow, we'd sum up everything we know about ALDI's offering so you can make an informed choice about whether you might switch to ALDI's new mobile plan(s). Network First and foremost, ALDImobile will be using Telstra's 3G network, to deliver 3G coverage to 97% of the Australian population. This is the same network used by Kogan Mobile, although as you'll see below, the pricing is a little different. Update: This is not, however, the same network that Boost Mobile customers can access; Boost has a somewhat unique arrangement... Continue reading

HTC One Sydney Launch – Live Updates

HTC is launching the HTC One tonight in Sydney, and we're sending Jason Murray, Graham Bae and Matt Booth along for the ride! Stay updated below with live updates and photos from the event. You can also follow @AusdroidLive for updates! !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s);if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); We'll have our usual wrap-up after the event finishes, but this will allow you to see the news from the floor. Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z launch event — Wrap

This afternoon, Ausdroid attended a launch event of sorts (see below) for Sony's 2013 flagship, the Xperia Z. The lunch event, held in the Jørn Utzon room at the Sydney Opera House, was wonderful -- the venue was perfect for the day, with nice harbour views complemented by a nice glass of white wine, a tasty and exquisite meal, a quick presentation on the Xperia Z, and the opportunity for a couple of hands-on product demos. Unfortunately, the focus of the event was more on the meal, the entrées and the after-meal snacks of macarons and jellied fruit squares,... Continue reading

HTC officially announces the HTC One overnight — looks good

Last night we live-blogged the official announcement by HTC of its 2013 flagship Android smartphone - the (somewhat unimaginatively named) HTC One. Up until now, the One was going by its codename the M7, and you can read the evolution of the M7 / HTC One here. Here, we'll give you a summary of what the HTC One offers, and the low-down on the HTC One's specs. So, what's the HTC One? From last year, which saw a multitude of phones named HTC One (insert something here), including the One X, One SV, One XL,... Continue reading