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Motorola’s Touchless Control and Migrate apps updated for certain devices

Motorola’s Touchless Control and Migrate apps updated for certain devices

Part of the appeal of the new software on Motorola is the Touchless controls, and Motorola has just pushed out an update which brings some interesting new options to this feature. The new features are mainly around the talk to action mode, in which users ask ‘what’s up?’ to have their notifications read to them. Although, if you’re not quite wanting that term, you can use the more generic phrase ‘read notifications’ instead. The update also brings additional language support for English, Italian and Spanish to the Touchless App control, with additional languages being looked at for future releases. The[Read More...]

by 12:28 PM on March 7, 2014 1 comment Apps, Manufacturer, Phones
Moto X to launch in Australia – Moto Maker service could extend internationally starting in the UK

Moto X to launch in Australia – Moto Maker service could extend internationally starting in the UK

The Moto X was a subject of much contention when it launched as a US/American exclusive, but it’s slowly rolled out to other markets of late beginning in the UK at the start of this month. Now it seems that Australia may be getting the phone, along with our friends over in India. At the Motorola event at Mobile World Congress, Motorola took to Twitter to answer some questions put to them from Motorola fans around the world and one of them asked this very important question, which Motorola answered : https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/438401118687604736 There’s no mention of when, how much the[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on February 26, 2014 18 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

It has been a few weeks since we brought you retailer round-up and we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials available this week from the bricks and motor retailers around Australia. Coles Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Woolworths LG Optimus L3+ Telstra Pre-Paid – $34.50 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Quad Core Android Tablet 16GB – $199 – Available Saturday 22 Feb until sold-out Bauhn 5″ Quad Core Android Smartphone 8GB – $249 – Available Saturday 22[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on February 21, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Google announces Project Tango – a mobile platform to map your world

Google announces Project Tango – a mobile platform to map your world

Google is one of the major players in mapping and learning about the physical world and has just announced Project Tango – a project born of the Advanced Technology and Projects group from Motorola – that’s aimed at learning more about the world around you. Google sees the project as an opportunity to expand the concept of location based directions and sees the opportunity to enhance those directions from giving street level directions to possibly giving directions to something within a room, in a building, or even further, using it to build games to the extent of an enhanced Ingress[Read More...]

by 8:11 AM on February 21, 2014 1 comment Phones
Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

Motorola Moto G speakerphone issues

The Moto G is an extremely popular mid-range spec phone at a low end cost, selling steadily through a number of sources in Australia. With the recent OTA update that pushed out for Android 4.4.2 there’s a large number of users reporting that their speakerphone is now barely louder than the normal phone mode. I purchased a Moto G for my beautiful wife not very long ago and she is one of the users who has suffered this issue. Of course, there’s plenty of people who have their opinion on how it could be fixed: Factory Reset Reboot the phone[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on February 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Ausdroid Podcast 101 – Fappy Bird

Welcome to episode 101 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Geoff and Dan took a look at the latest news from the Android world. Topics: Motorola purchased by Lenovo for $2.91b Google opens Chromecast SDK up to all developers Pebble App Store now live, just not for Android (but it’s OK because it’s now in beta?) HTC Rumours: M8 on-screen buttons, Late March launch in NYC Samsung Rumours: Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Congress may see Galaxy S5 launch Red Nexus 5 Rumours: Heading to Google Play on Feb 5 (hey, that rumour turned out to be true!) Listen[Read More...]

by 11:40 PM on February 6, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Nest team to become Google’s new Core Hardware Group

Nest team to become Google’s new Core Hardware Group

Google has confirmed that the Nest team will stay pretty much in tact and will now be part of a new division called the Core Hardware Group, for which Google has high hopes and plans for. The new division will still work on hardware devices, but not necessarily thermostats or smoke detectors which we saw at this year’s CES. Google have stated that they would like Nest CEO and founder Tony Fadell and his team to work on gadgets that make more sense for the company. There is speculation that the team maybe working on a phone or a tablet,[Read More...]

by 10:08 AM on February 2, 2014 1 comment News
Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

As the dust settles from yesterday’s sudden announcement that Lenovo will purchase Motorola from Google for close to US$3 billion, it seems that not all parts of Motorola will be making the move over to Lenovo. In a conference call overnight, Lenovo confirmed that the Advanced Technology and Projects Group – currently under the stewardship of former DARPA director Regina Dugan – will not be included within the sale of Motorola. Instead, this group will be making the move from Motorola’s Sunnyvale HQ to Google’s Mountain View complex and will be integrated with Google’s Android team. The team will report[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on January 31, 2014 4 comments News
Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google has just announced their Q4 results for 2013, and after the announcement yesterday of the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, the focus is on the losses that Motorola has continued to accrue despite having a pair of great smartphones released. Larry Page, CEO of Google said We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google’s standalone revenue was up 22% year on year, at $15.7 billion. We made great progress across a wide range of product improvements and business goals. I’m also very excited about improving people’s lives even more with continued hard work on our[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on January 31, 2014 0 comments News
Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola has today rolled out a new version of its Gallery app through the Google Play Store, bringing an overhauled, fresh new look. The update is compatible with the Moto G, as well as other devices not available in Australia (Moto X, Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx), as long as they’re running Android 4.4. The new version specifically features a new, lighter coloured design, and a few new lenses through which to sort through your photos. In particular, there’s the current ‘Album’ view that was available earlier, but there’s now also a timeline view which allows you to view photos[Read More...]

by 12:12 PM on January 24, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Welcome to the 99th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Dan and Geoff took a good close look at the news and made sure everyone knew how the felt about it. Those communication classes are clearly helping! Topics: Motorola Moto G: Review and launch details Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite LG G Flex exclusive to Harvey Norman Accessorise your Nexus Rumours: HTC M8 Rumours: LG G3 Rumours: Sony Sirius (and another rumour a couple of days later) Samsung Galaxy S5 Pocket Weather 4.0 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes[Read More...]

by 10:52 PM on January 23, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Just after we start our Android for Everyone guide series, Motorola went ahead and made one part of the process just that little bit easier. Many iOS users will have experimented with iCloud or moved their contacts/calendar information there. This is all well and good, but it does present a bit of an issue when or if you want to move from iOS to a different platform. While we’ve gone through in some detail how to extract your personal data from an iOS device in our Android for Everyone guides, if your contacts and calendar information are in iCloud, you[Read More...]

by 5:06 PM on January 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola’s release of the Moto G marks the first handset released onto the Australian market from the mobile giant in quite some time. While it was hoped the Moto X would make it to Australia, it seems this was not to be, and after the mostly impressive release of the Moto RAZR M and RAZR HD in late 2012, it’s fair to say there was a fair bit of anticipation for what might come next. The Moto G is a curious release for an Australian market that’s now increasingly moving up to 4G networks, because it’s the first mid-market handset[Read More...]

by 7:02 PM on January 17, 2014 21 comments Design, Phones, Reviews