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Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Motorola surprised everyone when they announced the Moto G towards the end of 2013. Rather than aiming for a premium price point and falling short on specs, the Moto G was an unapologetic shot at the midrange market that delivered the essentials for a basic smartphone experience and nothing more at a $230 price point. We loved it, and so did a lot of others. The Moto G became Motorola’s best selling phone, and arguably even saved the company’s balance sheet after lacklustre market performance from its high-end sibling, the Moto X. The Moto G could get away with a[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on October 21, 2014 11 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Motorola 360 pricing for Australia leaked; for sale at $329 AUD

Motorola 360 pricing for Australia leaked; for sale at $329 AUD

While Motorola hasn’t officially made too much noise about the Moto 360 in Australia yet, it seems that the cat might have escaped the bag. Harvey Norman has the Moto 360 listed in its inventory system as ‘Moto 360 Light’ and ‘Moto 360 Dark’, both for the price of $329 AUD. This pricing fits with what we’ve heard elsewhere and it also compares reasonably with the price overseas (adding in that dreaded Australia Tax). The US Dollar price of $249 works out to about $285 AUD, and once you add on GST, that comes to about $312. Not too bad if you[Read More...]

by 9:22 AM on October 21, 2014 20 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player announced Australian carriers and retailers. Bonus: Financial impact! We ran a Google document throughout the show for both ourselves and users in the live chat to tally up how much money they were going to give[Read More...]

by 5:25 PM on October 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Google by the numbers – Q3 2014 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q3 2014 earnings report

Hot on the heels of Android Lollipop and Nexus announcements yesterday, Google has today released their financial results for the 3rd quarter of 2014. The results are pretty good with consolidated revenues of $16.52 billion. As usual Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google ran the earnings call and summed up by saying : Google had another strong performance this quarter, with revenue up 20% year on year, at $16.5 billion. We continue to be excited about the growth in our advertising and emerging businesses. $16.52 billion consolidated revenue for Q3, up 20% on Q3 2013. $$4.37 billion net income, up from[Read More...]

by 7:58 AM on October 17, 2014 0 comments News
Nexus 6 will be water-resistant but no IP rating has been attached

Nexus 6 will be water-resistant but no IP rating has been attached

IP rated phones have been a coming thing in Android handset for a fair while. Sony has really championed the whole IP rated phone trend, leading into Tablets now and offering an IP 68 rating that essentially allows you to swim with your device for a long time. Motorola though has also been offering liquid protection on their phones since their Android Razr phones – and the newly announced Nexus 6 will be no different. On the Motorola website which lists the specs of the Nexus 6, Motorola lists ‘Yes’ for Water Resistant alongside the Qi charging that Google also[Read More...]

by 8:38 PM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola Australia advises Nexus 6 will be coming to retailers in Australia

Motorola Australia advises Nexus 6 will be coming to retailers in Australia

The launch of the Nexus 6 this morning has left us with some questions, mainly to do with pricing and availability. We know the phone will go up for pre-order in the US on Google Play in late October, but what about Australia? We approached Motorola Australia to find out. Motorola Australia has re-affirmed all the great new hardware in the Nexus 6 and has shared the following statement regarding Nexus 6 availability in Australia. Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order through the Google Play Store in late October. There are two colours to choose from – Midnight Blue[Read More...]

by 3:03 PM on October 16, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Watch the Nexus 6 get an early unboxing

Watch the Nexus 6 get an early unboxing

The Nexus 6 has only just emerged officially, but obviously carriers have been handling the phone behind the scenes. T-Mobile Senior Product Manager Des Smith is one such carrier employee who gets access to the phone early and has posted an unboxing of the phone on his Twitter account, using Vine to give us a 6-second unboxing video. The box is described as not ‘Retail Ready’ but the lovely classic white, box with a number 6 embedded in the front looks great to us. Check it out and start counting down the days till you can unbox your own super-sized[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Other, Phones
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 US pricing announced

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 US pricing announced

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are now official. We know the specs and we know that they will be arriving in Google Play for pre-order in the coming days and weeks -at least in the US. We’re also now aware of how much the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be, at least in the US and from the looks of it, the days of cheaply priced Nexus phones and tablets are over. Pricing Summary Device Variant US Price Est. AU price  Nexus 6 32GB  $649 $738  64GB  $699 $795  Nexus 9  16GB WiFi  $399  $454  32GB WiFi  $479  $545[Read More...]

by 5:43 AM on October 16, 2014 38 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google has just announced the latest members of its Nexus family, the Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola, Nexus 9 tablet made by HTC and surprised us all with the first Android TV device – the Nexus Player made by Asus. Each of the new devices runs Google’s new Android 5.0, finally officially christened “Lollipop”. Click here check out our Android Lollipop coverage. Google is embracing colour choice options from the beginning this year, with the Nexus 6 available in blue and white, and the Nexus 9 available in black, white or gold (sand). Each device has a black bezel[Read More...]

by and 4:58 AM on October 16, 2014 25 comments Android TV, Phones, Tablets
Moto 360 — Smartwatch Review

Moto 360 — Smartwatch Review

There’s little doubt in my mind that smart watches have really exploded this year; we’ve gone from an environment where there were a couple of watches that paired via Bluetooth and didn’t do a great deal beyond vibrating occasionally, to the era of the Pebble about this time (or a bit earlier) last year, through to this year’s Android Wear devices. Of course, Android Wear isn’t the only platform out there — Sony’s had its own smartwatch platform for a couple of years now, and Samsung tried it their way with their Galaxy Gear line of watches. For me though,[Read More...]

by 7:15 PM on October 14, 2014 9 comments Android Wear, Reviews, Smartwatch
Motorola Moto G on sale at Dick Smith for $236 delivered

Motorola Moto G on sale at Dick Smith for $236 delivered

For today only, Dick Smith has a special offer available for the unlocked second generation Motorola Moto G. You can pick one up from the Dick Smith website right now for only $230.98, the only catch being that it’s only available for home delivery at an additional cost of around $5 (no store pickup). There is some good new, you can apply the code ‘CLICK45′ at checkout to get an additional $11.55 off, bringing the total to a mere $224.38, but I wouldn’t count on this code to keep working for too long. Unfortunately there’s no actual specs or details[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on October 13, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale
Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Motorola has apparently decided not to launch their Moto-Maker handset customisation service in Australia for the second time. Instead we’ll get versions with a Black Resin or Bamboo Wood Grain rear cover. Happily, there’s an option out there for those who want to get a Moto X (2014) with a fully customised experience and a range of options for the back which won’t make it to Australia. Motorola has announced the Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ (XT1095), which will be sold as a T-Mobile handset in the US, but will effectively be able to operate on a variety of networks. The[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on October 11, 2014 17 comments Other
Ausdroid Podcast 124 – doubling down on double exposure

Ausdroid Podcast 124 – doubling down on double exposure

Welcome to episode 124 of the Ausdroid podcast! We spent some time talking about the phones we’re using this week, because we don’t do it enough. Dan told us about his Android One, Scott’s still using his OnePlus One and Jason’s been taking the Xperia Z3 Compact out for a spin. News? We covered HTC’s Double Exposure event, the latest Nexus news and rumours, Chrome OS developments and a brief chat about 9Jumpin. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: HTC RE Camera HTC Desire Eye Nexus 9 poses for the camera Nexus 6 stays in the news[Read More...]

by 10:59 AM on October 10, 2014 0 comments Podcast