Telstra finally rolling out Gingerbread update for the Motorola Atrix

The Motorola Atrix was released on Telstra earlier this year with Android 2.2 (Froyo) on it. This was already behind the ball when Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) source code had already been available for several months. The U.S. version of the Atrix received its Gingerbread update at the end of July, so there was no doubt that Telstra would take several more months of testing ("NextG Optimising") to get this to their Australian version. Telstra just confirmed via Twitter that the Gingerbread update is now available. You can get your update by waiting for the phone to prompt you or by going... Continue reading

Motorola and Optus to announce Motorola Spyder (Droid RAZR) at October 27th event?

We've just received an invite to a Motorola / Optus launch event that will take place on October 27th. The invite image itself didn't give us much to go with in terms of what would be announced, however, an attached video did give us a hand. The imagery in the video shows signs of lining up with some of the specs This is my next listed in their exclusive on a device called the Motorola Spyder -- it's set to be called the Droid RAZR in the US of A. (more…) Continue reading

Specs Comparison: Apple iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix, Google Nexus Prime

Since the iPhone 4S has just been announced by Apple, we thought we'd put it head to head against some of the leading Android devices currently available and the rumoured specs of the Nexus Prime. All of them are dual-core, all of them are sparkly, but some are apparently more revolutionary than others. Find our comparison of these beasts after the jump. And yes, I'm well aware I used the iPhone 4 image above, but I mean really, deal with it -- they're exactly the same. (more…) Continue reading

Millennius joins the low-price Android gadget war, offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $539 (updated!)

Update: As Arryn pointed out in the comments, Millennius have raised the price of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from $499 to $539. Millennius never like to be left out of any kind of pricing war when it comes to cheap gadgets, and they're now attempting to steal some of Kogan's thunder by offering high-end Android products (and other stuff) for exceptionally low prices. Their first offering is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (16GB Wi-Fi only) for the low price of $499, which is the same price as Kogan before they were made to pull the device off... Continue reading

Kogan now selling the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix and a select range of HTC devices for cheap

Kogan aren't just stepping into the online Android retailer market with just Tablets (even though the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was removed), they're now offering a handful of Android devices for much less than their online competitors. Having not purchased from Kogan for quite a while I can't comment on how good their warranty and support is considering their prices are this low, but I'm sure it's worth the low prices. And how cheap are these devices? This cheap: Samsung Galaxy S II - $519 Motorola Atrix - $429 HTC Sensation - $519 HTC EVO 3D -... Continue reading

Motorola working on slightly smaller XOOM 2 dubbed the XOOM 2 Media Edition

This is my next are having an absolute field day with exclusive Motorola news; next up, the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition. This device is meant to be based off the XOOM 2, but in a smaller chassis -- 8.2-inch screen instead of 10.1-inch. The display might be smaller, but it will be IPS with an anti-glare (yay!) coating. It will weigh ~430grams, which is lighter than the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 -- it weighs 470grams. The display is made from Gorilla Glass and the whole device is meant to be "splash proof". It's made for one-handed... Continue reading

Motorola XOOM 2 to be 9mm thick, shoots 1080p, 1.2GHz OMAP 4 dual-core CPU

We first reported on more concrete evidence of the Motorola XOOM 2 yesterday when pictures of the device surfaced on the internet. Now This is my next have come through with the goods by getting some more solid details on the device. It's said to be 9mm thick; there's a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, with evidence pointing towards a TI OMAP 4 chip; the rear camera will shoot 1080p, so it will definitely be at least 5MP up to 8MP; faster RAM of the 1GB quantity; and the battery is said to last 11 hours. But that's not... Continue reading

Pictures of what is assumed to be the Motorola XOOM 2 surface

It was back at the start of June that rumours of a XOOM 2 began, when Motorola leaked out the name in a site redesign. Now Droid-Life have scored the above image from a source that claims to be the XOOM 2 that's currently being tested at Motorola. The shape of the device is similar to that of the Droid Photon 4G that's sold in the USA. What's even more interesting about the design of this tablet is that it looks very similar, perhaps too similar, to the design patent that Nokia have for a tablet. Droid-Life... Continue reading

Motorola Atrix 2 (Edison) gets previewed — basically an updated Atrix with 4.3-inch display

The folks over at This is my next managed to get their hands on the recently leaked Motorola Atrix 2 (codenamed Edison). Their overall thoughts are at the source link, but their overall view is that it's an updated version of the original Atrix, however, it has a 4.3-inch qHD screen instead of 4-inches, and now has a 1735mAh battery instead of the 1930mAh battery in the original. They also said that it's a little bit faster than the original and that Motorola BLUR enhancements are less noticeable and nicer to use -- thank God, BLUR killed most... Continue reading

Images and details of the Motorola Atrix 2 surface, 1080p video recording and Android 2.3.5

The folks over at BGR have managed to score some images and details regarding what is meant to be the Motorola Atrix 2. As you can see from the image above (more images at the source link) the device will be headed to AT&T in the USA, and it will most likely be quadband so it'll work here on all our carriers -- it could launch here considering Telstra has the original Atrix. The specs BGR received suggest the Atrix 2 consists of 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz Dual-Core TI OMAP4 CPU -- not Tegra-based as with the original Atrix;... Continue reading

Kogan now selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola XOOM, starting from $499 and $509 respectively

Kogan are arguably the biggest Australian online retailer that sell mostly their own products (or at least branded) made from high-end parts -- such as Samsung panels in their TVs. Now Kogan are trying something a little new, by selling brand name products via their online store with extremely cheap pricetags. They're selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (yep, the one that's banned here currently) via imports along with the Motorola XOOM. Currently Kogan are selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and XOOM at a low price during their special offer, and those prices are: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1... Continue reading

Australian Tablet Round Up. Best Price and Where to Buy.

It's been 2 weeks now since the HP TouchPad Fire Sale that saw state of the art technology being sold for dirt cheap at Harvey Norman for $99 & $149 (16GB & 32GB), this proved beyond reasonable doubt that people are looking to get into the tablet game, but only if the price is right. We now know that we won't be seeing anymore HP TouchPads in Australian stores and the remaining units that are being built are headed for U.S. shores only. So if you missed out on picking up one of the low priced TouchPads and are now suffering... Continue reading

The real winner out of the Samsung vs. Apple tablet war here in Australia: Motorola

So today was just another day in court for the two major technology rivals, Samsung and Apple, with both still bickering over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad 2. The only real win, if you want to call it that, is that Samsung can release the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in very late September or early October. This has no doubt taken a fair chunk of their planned profits, considering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was expected to launch in early August. But who has been the real winner out of this whole fiasco? Why, the lawyers Motorola, of course. Why do... Continue reading