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Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

Telstra: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy S III, One XL, RAZR HD all to receive major updates before year’s end

In Telstra’s most recent public announcement of software updates, they’ve informed users for a range of devices that major updates for their devices are expected to be rolled out before the end of this year. The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G “Ice Cream Sandwich” update is expected to see Telstra approval on November 26th, with roll out soon after. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s update to “Jelly Bean” (Android 4.1, not 4.2) has been delayed and is now expected to begin testing on Friday. On the final Samsung front, the Galaxy S III’s update to “Jelly Bean” (again, 4.1, not 4.2)[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on November 22, 2012 13 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Motorola RAZR M — Review

Motorola RAZR M — Review

Motorola delivers a solid 4G LTE phone with a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge screen. Motorola’s second release this month, the RAZR M is a 4.3 inch 4G LTE device. In many ways, it’s the RAZR HD’s little brother, using mostly the same internals (CPU, RAM, graphics). Where the HD brought a 4.7 inch display, huge battery and a focus on media, the M brings a smaller 4.3 inch display with minimal bezel and a respectable 2000 mAh battery. The M also misses out on HDMI output and has a lower resolution front-facing camera. Ausdroid tested the RAZR HD earlier this month[Read More...]

by 10:00 AM on October 30, 2012 9 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Motorola RAZR HD — Review

Motorola RAZR HD — Review

The “All Day Phone”… so does it really go all day? The RAZR HD is the latest phone from Motorola. Tagged as the “All Day Phone”, 4G capable, with a Kevlar body, internal and external splash guard protection, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 2500mAh battery, the RAZR HD really is built to be a hard-wearing and efficient phone. Motorola have also set up the software on this device to be simple to use straight out of the box. So the target audience is much wider than some other offerings on the market, as far as ease of use goes. Once[Read More...]

by 3:12 PM on October 22, 2012 30 comments Design, Opinion, Phones, Reviews
Warranties and bootloaders – what you should know

Warranties and bootloaders – what you should know

Disclaimer: the content of this post is a brief overview of this area of law and is intended to be used for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice. Before you do anything crazy with your phone, do proper research about the risks of your planned actions, and if you find yourself in a position where you need to assert your statutory rights against an uncooperative manufacturer or telco, please seek further information from your local consumer protection agency. Details can be found on the ACCC’s website. When Motorola and Telstra announced the RAZR HD, the big question[Read More...]

by 10:59 AM on October 22, 2012 24 comments Legal, Manufacturer, Modding
Motorola Defy+ from Telstra now $99 with $10 credit

Motorola Defy+ from Telstra now $99 with $10 credit

If you’re in the market for a cheap pre-paid phone that is water and dust resistant, carries the Telstra Blue Tick for better coverage in regional and rural areas then look no further than the Motorola Defy+ which has been dropped from $249 down to just $99+postage from the Telstra Online store. The phone is not a bad little package offering some decent mid-range specs : 3.7″ 480×854 WVGA touchscreen 1GHz CPU 512MB RAM 2GB Storage with microSD card Slot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, aGPS Android 2.3 Water and scratch resistant and dustproof 1700 mAh Battery Not a bad[Read More...]

by 11:29 AM on October 19, 2012 8 comments Deal, Phones
Galaxy Nexus is one year old, brother(s) coming soon?

Galaxy Nexus is one year old, brother(s) coming soon?

We were introduced to the Galaxy Nexus a year ago today and the Galaxy Nexus Google+ feed just posted a Happy Birthday message. In that message they also intimated that we may meet some younger brothers soon : Of course this could just mean we’ll see the LG Nexus 4 and a re-launched Nexus 7 with 32GB and possibly 3G as has been rumoured on and off, or it could mean a full blown 5 Nexus device introduction from manufacturers like Sony, HTC, LG, Samsung and maybe Motorola? Well we’ll find out soon enough. The ‘Playground is Open’ event is[Read More...]

by 9:56 AM on October 19, 2012 2 comments News
Rumour: Nexus Phones coming from Sony, Samsung, LG and HTC

Rumour: Nexus Phones coming from Sony, Samsung, LG and HTC

It’s been pretty well accepted but not confirmed that Google is working with multiple manufacturers to bring about a range of Nexus Phones for their next release, now Digitimes is reporting leaks from industry sources who have advised that Google is currently working with ‘Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and HTC’. The report marries closely with the story from the Wall Street Journal they released in May which stated that Google was planning to release up to 5 Nexus Devices from different manufacturers. The other part that Digitimes is reporting is that Google will allow manufacturers to set[Read More...]

by 8:38 AM on October 5, 2012 20 comments News, Rumours
Motorola OnDisplay: Razr HD, Razr M Australian Launch

Motorola OnDisplay: Razr HD, Razr M Australian Launch

Motorola and Telstra held a joint event this morning in Sydney promoting the Razr HD and Razr M phones. While there weren’t really any surprises about the phones themselves (they’ve been covered fairly extensively since their launch a couple of weeks ago in the US), the big news is that the Razr HD is available today from Telstra stores. Tia and I arrived at about 9am to find that Motorola had appropriately decked out the entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art with an Android army!     After a while, we went upstairs for the presentation. Motorola made a[Read More...]

by 3:24 PM on October 2, 2012 19 comments News, Phones
Motorola cashes in on iOS 6 Maps failure — #iLost? Not with a RAZR M.

Motorola cashes in on iOS 6 Maps failure — #iLost? Not with a RAZR M.

It’s no secret that Apple’s iOS 6 Maps application — which replaces the Google Maps app that has featured on iOS since day dot — is a bit of a let down, to say the least. Major criticism pretty much sums it up. It fails to find directions between things, buildings, ships and road ways look melted and deformed, and businesses and other locations are frequently in the wrong spot. In short, Apple’s new Maps service sucks. Motorola has decided, quite cleverly, to take advantage of this state of affairs with a bit of competitive marketing, pointing out that the[Read More...]

by 9:13 AM on September 24, 2012 7 comments Apps, Opinion
Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

Motorola and Intel have today announced a device that they’ve called the biggest device since the launch of the original Motorola RAZR — wow, what a call. The Motorola RAZR i features 4.3-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display with zero touch-response time. The device is powered by a — as far as we can tell, it’s single core — 2GHz Intel CPU built on 32nm architecture. The device was designed by both teams at Motorola and Intel. It’s super strong, and will give users a full day of battery life — there was a lot of emphasis at the live event in[Read More...]

by 7:12 PM on September 18, 2012 9 comments News, Phones
Motorola to launch RAZR HD and RAZR M in October

Motorola to launch RAZR HD and RAZR M in October

Motorola will hold an Australian launch for the RAZR HD and RAZR M Android phones on Tuesday 2 October A little while ago we brought you the news about Motorola’s new RAZR line of handsets, including the RAZR HD and RAZR M which were announced for Australia. Well, today the news has hotted up a little, with confirmation that the devices will arrive in October, following a launch event to be held on 2 October in Sydney. While we knew that these two phones were coming through Telstra sometime in Q4, today’s announcement indicates that they aren’t just coming in[Read More...]

by 5:30 PM on September 18, 2012 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

If you were hoping to get your hands on the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD — the extra battery loaded RAZR HD — then you’re all out of luck for the time being. Motorola Australia has announced that the device won’t be launching here in Australia due to incompatible frequencies, which really means that no carrier here was that interested in the device that Motorola made a specific version for Aus. “due to [the RAZR MAXX's] availability on a different frequency band that is not compatible with the Australian market, it will not be available locally” – Motorola Aus As we’ve[Read More...]

by 1:31 PM on September 16, 2012 5 comments News, Phones
Motorola and Intel release teaser clip for September 18 Event

Motorola and Intel release teaser clip for September 18 Event

Motorola and Intel will be holding an event on the 18th of September. Based on the ‘Edge-to-Edge’ slogan shown in the video below from the Motorola YouTube channel we should see something along the lines of the RAZR M, maybe even just the Intel powered version of the RAZR M. The event will be live streamed on the Intel Newsroom Website or on Motorola’s European Facebook page so you can tune in and check it out, we’ll be following up with Motorola to see if whatever is announced will be released locally. What do you think? Intel powered RAZR M[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on September 12, 2012 4 comments Manufacturer, News