Everyone here at Ausdroid loves a good Nexus rumour. Today another one has surfaced from a couple of different sources. At this stage it seems a given that the next Nexus tablet will be made by HTC. The rumour today is not about the device per se but about the accessories associated. Two days ago there was the tweet from the folks who seem to have taken over from EvLeaks, @upleaks: HTC T1 accessories; Magic Cover Leather(Natural/Black), Magic Cover TPU(Coral Amethyst/Mint Indigo/Lime Stone/Indigo Black), Keyboard Folio. — @upleaks (@upleaks) August 30, 2014 They all seem standard fare except for the[Read More...]
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Earlier this year many blogs were reporting that the Nexus program is dead and that Android Silver will be taking it’s place. Here at Ausdroid we have taken the different view that the Google Play Edition program will be replaced by Android Silver and that the Nexus program will live on. Afterall, app and Google developers (the guys and girls who work on Android for Google themselves) need a reference device to test their work on. With this in mind we have been waiting with bated breath for some leak or rumour to give us more confidence in our theory.[Read More...]
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...]
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...]
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Android Silver rumour which a number of sites have been reporting will replace the Nexus program. But so far, Google had not responded to the rumours. Overnight, ReadWrite spoke to the one person who could clear up the speculation, and clear it up he did – the Nexus program is not going anywhere. Dave Burke, the head of Android engineering and the Nexus program at Google, is that man. He understandably wouldn’t actually comment on Android Silver, although the way he worded it, pretty much confirmed it. Regarding Android Silver, Mr[Read More...]
According to Android Police, this is HTC’s Nine inch Nexus tablet, the Volantis. With talk of Android Silver rumors and LG’s Ken Hong stating that the manufacturer doesn’t have a Nexus phone in the cards, the future of the Nexus line is uncertain. There’s no confirmation yet on whether a new Nexus phone exists, but there is information on HTC’s Volantis (or Flounder), an 8.9″ Nexus tablet. The information indicates the possible specifications, features, and pricing, as well as an early look at the form factor, although the images may not be final renderings of the device. The tablet is internally referred to as the Nexus 9, though this[Read More...]
The dispute surrounding whether Google will this year release another Nexus phone this year has apparently been resolved. A source within Google who is close to the project has advised Ausdroid that Google are indeed looking to release a new phone in the Nexus line later this year. The source advised that a new Nexus phone is definitely in the works, with the big feature of the new Nexus phone tipped to be a very LG G3 sized 5.5″ screen. While the screen size matches, no mention was made of whether the resolution of the panel would be equal to[Read More...]
T-Mobile (USA) reported at 10:43 am on 2 June 2014 (US time), that Android 4.4.3 is coming to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 today. Bugfixes and security enhancements are the only thing in the changelog and the build version is listed as KTU84M. T-Mobile has also posted an update page for the LTE Nexus 7, which it identifies as Android 4.4.3, build date KTU84L. So far, there’s no official word from Google, nor is there any changes to the Nexus Factory Images page, which still lists Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H or KVT49L for the Nexus 7 2013) as the[Read More...]
Welcome to episode 113 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at the will-they-or-wont-they Chromecast situation at Dick Smith, went over some of the new rumours and leaks about the LG G3 and more! Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Chromecast is / isn’t coming to Dick Smith LG G3 news / leaks Silver vs Nexus Galaxy S5 Prime Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Stitcher Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or leave a comment below.
It’s that time of year, now is generally when rumours surrounding the next Nexus smartphone, which is generally released every year in October/November each year, start heating up. This years rumour has already seen a hint that LG will be tipped to make the Nexus phone for the third year in a row, but now a new rumour out of China is saying that Google is looking to bring a sub-US$100 Nexus phone to market. While the Nexus line of phones is considered cheap, while still including fairly high-end hardware, apparently Google is going to look at a completely budget[Read More...]
Google have been talking about cameras on smartphones for a while now and back in February 2013 Vic Gundotra had this to say about the Nexus range We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras I think most of us will agree that the Nexus 5 doesn’t have the best smartphone camera out there, but it was an improvement over their previous offerings. The next step for Google looks to be an improved camera app and they may even release it into the Play Store. This all make a lot of sense to me and would continue with[Read More...]
Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that this latest addition to the boot-up screen was the result of a meeting between Google and leading Android manufacturers. However, it now seems this is part of a much larger plan currently playing out. According to an email confirmed by[Read More...]