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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
Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon. Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 25, 2014 57 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto 360 is receiving an OTA update

Motorola Moto 360 is receiving an OTA update

We won’t see the Moto 360 officially in Australia till at least next month, but we’re aware of a number of ways to get your hands on it already, so for those of you lucky enough to have one on hand (or wrist as it were) you can expect to see an OTA update hitting your watch in the near future. The update bumps the build number from KGW42N to KGW42R and is nothing too earth shattering according to Motorola, who have listed the changelog for the update on their forums : Bluetooth connectivity – Improved Bluetooth connectivity between the[Read More...]

by 9:16 AM on September 25, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola is hosting media briefings today in Sydney to show off its latest products – the Moto X and Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The products need no introduction, but the interesting items to come from today’s event is the launch window. Motorola told us earlier this year that they learned their lesson from the US-only launch of the Moto X in 2013, and that seems to be the case. The company wouldn’t put an exact time frame on the launch — nor, disappointingly, a price — but it’s good to see the company turn its eye to the Australian[Read More...]

by 10:57 AM on September 23, 2014 26 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

I dropped into my local Officeworks this morning on the way to work to see if they had any stock of the new Moto G or “Moto G2” as they are calling it. I found a dummy version on display with a price tag of $299 which is well above The Good Guys price of $268 plus delivery. I asked a store assistant if they had any in stock and whether they price match with The Good Guys. He checked The Good Guys website and came back and he said they could price match plus 5% discount as per their[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on September 22, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Sale
Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

While the display on the Moto 360 isn’t an AMOLED, and thus isn’t susceptible to the most egregious of screen issues — image burn-in, the LCD display does appear to be susceptible to an image persistence issue which typically arises after the watch has been on charge for a while. As you can see in the image shown above, while the settings screen is being displayed, there’s still a residual, ghosting image of the charging display. Unlike an AMOLED, which can burn an image into the display if a static image is displayed for too long, the persistence issue on an[Read More...]

by 1:18 PM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

It wasn’t easy (or cheap) but I’ve finally got my hands on a Moto 360. After being disappointed by Motorola.com at 2am on 6 September and failing with Google Play and Best Buy, my last option was to pay the premium and get one on the US eBay site – and I went there because prices were inflated to $500+ on the International site with overseas shipping. I bought with domestic shipping and had it delivered to my ComGateway address. I paid AU $40 for Express shipping from ComGateway to Sydney. After watching my shipment tracker all week, my Moto[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on September 20, 2014 17 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

The new Moto X is a much sought after item, it’s now on-sale in the US, but when international sales will begin is the next question. As a sign that the launch could be sooner rather than later, you can now check out the website for the new Moto X on the Motorola Australia website. It’s live right now, sort of, with the page not listed from the front-end but is definitely available if you know the right URL – which we do. You can check out the Motorola Australia new Moto X webpage here. It’s essentially a reproduction of[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on September 19, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones