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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
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
The Nexus 6 WILL Be A 5.9in Phablet

The Nexus 6 WILL Be A 5.9in Phablet

The Android fanatics, myself included, love every single morsel of Nexus news or rumours they can get their hands on. Lately we have seen quite a bit of rumours hitting the interwebs regarding the make and size of the sixth Nexus device. We have heard the rumour that the device will have a 5.9in display and last week we saw via XDA an image of the supposed Nexus “Shamu” next to a LG G3. Today Android Police are reporting, with a confidence level of 9/10 that that the Shamu is in fact the next Nexus phone. Android Police have received[Read More...]

by 11:24 AM on September 30, 2014 52 comments News
Moto 360 owners reporting improved battery life after latest OTA

Moto 360 owners reporting improved battery life after latest OTA

Early reports on battery life from owners of the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, haven’t been great, but the latest OTA update which began rolling out last week, are seeing better results in their testing – with some reporting up to double their previous battery life. Reports seem pretty good at this stage, with one user reporting 30 hours use, with 53% left on the battery, while another reports heavy usage, including 2 hours of navigation and the watch still had 41% battery life left after 17 hours. The official changelog for the KGW42R OTA update didn’t include much in[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 30, 2014 5 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Ausdroid Podcast 122 (for reals) – Aussie Launch Week

Ausdroid Podcast 122 (for reals) – Aussie Launch Week

Welcome to episode 122 of the Ausdroid podcast! It’s true, we recorded episode 122 last week, but as fate would have it there were some … “production issues” … on that episode (ie, Jason’s microphone was rubbish). This week, we’re back in the swing of things with Dan, Scott and Jason back in the saddle talking about Samsung and Motorola‘s product launches while something Nexus this way comes… With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Samsung launches Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR – (availability and pricing) Eyes-on: Gear VR Motorola Australian availability – Moto X, Moto[Read More...]

by 11:16 AM on September 27, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

Does this photo show Motorla’s Shamu, the next Nexus?

It seems only yesterday that we reported on Motorola’s Shamu, which is lining up to be the next Nexus device in the form of a mooted Nexus 6. Oh wait. It was only yesterday. Today we’ve got another photo of the Shamu, and this time it shows us  some updated kernel specs. Let’s break it down. The photo above, originally posted by Android Police, shows the original image left in the Droid Life comments, as well as a modified image (to the right) prepared by Android Police to reveal more of the phone’s actual shape. I don’t think that’s a particularly[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 27, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

It’s seems that the 5.9″ phone from Motorola codenamed ‘Shamu’, which according to rumour is supposedly the next Nexus phone is getting leaky. Yesterday we saw a glimpse of reported specs for the phone and today we get to see a picture of the behemoth as it poses next to an equally large LG G3. As you can see it’s a fairly large device, especially compared to the G3, which is a fairly wide device, add to that an extra half inch or so and it’s going to be a prize catch for fans of the phablet. The phone shows[Read More...]

by 7:33 AM on September 26, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones