Welcome to episode 119 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was graced with the presence of an extra voice, coming to us from the USA – Evan Blass, perhaps better known as @evleaks to the Internet at large. We managed to get past the language barrier and found we could all understand each other pretty well, then spent a while talking with Evan about his work and some rumoured upcoming devices. It seems that Samsung and Sony have new phones coming, and Motorola might have a NEXS device coming (hopefully you’ll all see what I did there). Evan suffers[Read More...]
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The update to Android 4.4 for the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD has been a long awaited by Australian owners, ever since Motorola announced the KitKat update for US models last November. But the wait is apparently almost over, with the Australian Motorola Support page now showing the update listed as due to receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While the Razr M and Razr HD support page gives no dates for the update, it’s been saying the 4.4.2 update was coming for a while, the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD was also sold on Telstra, and this[Read More...]
Over the weekend, news cropped up about a phablet sized, Motorola built Nexus that was in the works code-named Shamu. There was a little bit of evidence to back it up, including a reference to ‘Shamu’ in the Android L Preview issue tracker, now according to PayWalled site – The Information – at least three new sources have corroborated the existence of the Nexus phablet. According to ‘according to three people with knowledge of the matter’ the Nexus Phablet will definitely be coming – although really, nothing is certain till you can purchase it on Google Play. Sources have also[Read More...]
We know the Moto X+1 is coming, Motorola themselves said it would be coming this summer. We’ve seen possible specs for the phone, now Android Police have gotten their hands on what their tipster is calling near-final hardware of the phone. The phone is shown with a wooden back, with a large camera lens at the top and an equally large Motorola logo branded underneath. The front of the phone mainly consists of the 5.1″ screen which is rumoured to up the 720P resolution of the original to 1080P. Design of the phone is remarkably unchanged from the original Moto[Read More...]
After advising that Android 4.4.4 to their handsets was rolling out to handsets in Brazil and India earlier this month, it seems it’s Australias turn with reports appearing that Australian stock of the Moto G is receiving the update as an Over the Air update now. The update is a sizeable 167MB download, but you’re given options for WiFi or Cellular download. The update includes the updated phone dialler, as well as enabling the ability to download the Motorola Alert app that was introduced on the Moto E. You’ll also receive the ability to pause Video Recording. You can attempt[Read More...]
It seems a little out there, but Motorola is actually telling you to get a tattoo! Its Ok though, you’re not expected to actually go under the needle for this one, with Motorola letting people know about a new temporary tattoo which will unlock your Moto X with a tap. The digital tattoo is based on a talk given by Regina Dugan at the All Things D conference last year, where she spoke about new digital tattoo technology. In this day and age though, the future is here sooner than you think and the temporary digital tattoos, which have been[Read More...]
Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]
Motorola’s next effort at the low end of the market, the Moto E is now available at JB Hi-Fi for $189. At launch, the only retailer showing the Moto E was the Good Guys, but it’s now showing on the JB Hi-Fi website. The Moto E is only available in black and is available to purchase online or through your local JB Hi-Fi Store for $189. Browsing the JB Hi-Fi website it appears that the Moto X, which launched in Australia in April and is approaching its first birthday, has received a price cut of nearly $100 since it launched[Read More...]
The successor to last years successful Moto G smartphone, which caused quite a stir at launch due to its low price, and excellent user experience, it was also named as Motorola’s most successful phone for Motorola since Google took over the company. It now seems Motorola is working on follow up to the Moto G, and thanks to the guys over at Mellando no Android, we’re getting the dirt on the specs as well as what the phone currently looks like. The phone, which will allegedly be officially launched as the Moto G2, with the model number XT 1068 (the[Read More...]
Google has today released their financial results for the 2nd quarter of 2014. The results are pretty good for the company, with expectations above that of analysts on Wall Street, a positive for share-holders and executives alike. With the sale of Motorola still not complete, there are still results from the company included in this report and as with previous results – they’re losses. Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google said Google had a great quarter with revenue up 22% year on year, at $16.0 billion. We are moving forward with great product momentum and are excited to continue providing amazing[Read More...]
With Android Wear watches rolling out, there’s still a fair bit of hype surrounding the upcoming Motorola Android Wear watch – the Moto 360. This morning, Motorola has released a video featuring Lior Ron, the product lead for the Moto 360 talking about the inspiration behind the Moto 360. The video is fairly short – 56 seconds – and to the point, he tells that they were inspired by watches when creating the design. He describes the round shape as ‘Magical’, ‘super comfortable’, and allows them to display a lot of information, finally he sums up with the fact that[Read More...]
Android Wear is about to start shipping – Have you received a shipping notice and which did you order?
Today is the day – Android Wear will begin shipping for those of you who ordered a watch. The LG G Watch is due to begin shipping today, with the Samsung Gear Live due to begin shipping out to customers on Monday. So, with orders coming, we have some questions, so we thought we’d do a bit of a poll and see what you’re thinking when it comes to Android Wear. We’re also keen to find out if you’ve recevied a shipping notification. Now, vote below: So, remember to let us know in the comments when you receive your shipping[Read More...]
Seems Motorola has some issues with secrecy in Brazil, after having the Moto E specs outed just days prior to the launch by a phone shop in Brazil, it seems they’ve leaked the specs on Motorolas upcoming flagship replacement – the Moto X+1. The site who leaked the details – livrarialogos – is showing an old picture of the Moto X, so no press renders have gone up for the phone as yet. So, like any ‘leak’ take this with a grain of salt. Droid-life who originally reported on the leak advised that there was a rider (which has since[Read More...]