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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 24 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 39 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 27 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 10 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
Motorola Nexus X “Shamu” shows up on Geekbench offering decent Multi-Core benchmarks

Motorola Nexus X “Shamu” shows up on Geekbench offering decent Multi-Core benchmarks

Nexus 6. Nexus X. Shamu. They’re the key words we’re looking for at the moment regarding Google’s next phone launch and you take what information you see regarding them generally with a grain of salt. This time a device claiming to be the Nexus X “Shamu” has been benchmarked on Geekbench and if it is the next Nexus phone, it doesn’t look too bad. Let’s just start by saying how easy it is to fake these results, it’s a piece of cake. If the results are real however, then the signs are good that the phone could be quite the[Read More...]

by 6:11 AM on October 7, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Ausdroid Podcast 123 – the Moto 360 and Sony’s new toys

Welcome to episode 123 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we had a special appearance by Matt Booth to tell us all about his shiny new Moto 360 and get us jealous. Jason was having none of that though, having decided that Sony‘s new Smartwatch 3 would soon be his next Android Wear device, but a battle royale with Dan might loom in the future for the right to review it. Scott meanwhile seemed more interested in the rumours of the Nexus 6, and with good reason as recent leaks have started to reveal more about the new phone. With[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on October 6, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast
Motorola Moto G (2014) now available from JB Hifi

Motorola Moto G (2014) now available from JB Hifi

We’re pretty big on Moto right now, their low, medium and higher end phones are absolutely desirable by a large portion of the market judging from your feedback. It looks like you can now add JB Hifi to the list of retailers stocking the Moto G (2014) with stock reportedly arriving in stores now. The phone is priced to sell at the Recommended Retail Price of $299, although the phone is available at slightly cheaper pricing around the traps, so talk to your friendly staff member about price matching. We have a Moto G (2014) on the Ausdroid review bench[Read More...]

by 10:54 AM on October 4, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Nexus 6 appears to appear in the wild

Nexus 6 appears to appear in the wild

We had a sneak peak at the Nexus 6 the other day, but it seems that it’s busted out of its confines and made an appearance out in public as well, as shown in the photograph above. What do we know? Not much. The photos, courtesy of Android Police, show that the phone is in a snap-on case of some description (presumably to protect the identifying features a little) so we don’t have a good look at the outline of the phone’s case. From what we can see, though, the power and volume buttons are more centred on the right[Read More...]

by 7:15 AM on October 2, 2014 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours