Post Tagged with: "Nexus"

Lollipop:  The state of root

Lollipop: The state of root

Back in Android version 4.3, Jelly Bean, SELinux was introduced into Android, albeit in permissive mode which is basically turned off. This was switched to enforcing in KitKat, 4.4. SELinux policy is in effect and things that it doesn’t want to allow won’t be allowed. SELinux was ported to Android by a team who submitted a patch earlier this year that stated “/system is always mounted read-only, and no process should ever need to write there”. This was a bit of a worry for those of us who prefer root access on their Android devices to be able to control[Read More...]

by 4:49 PM on October 22, 2014 20 comments News
Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player announced Australian carriers and retailers. Bonus: Financial impact! We ran a Google document throughout the show for both ourselves and users in the live chat to tally up how much money they were going to give[Read More...]

by 5:25 PM on October 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Nexus 9: Did you order one on launch day?

Nexus 9: Did you order one on launch day?

With the Nexus 9 now available to purchase in Australia via the Play Store, and with some of Ausdroid’s guys waking up at an ungodly hour to partake, we want to know: did you order the Nexus 9 on launch day as well? Some of us are on the fence – myself included – whereas others have already taken the plunge. Daniel and Jason have jumped right in and pre-ordered. Daniel says the Nexus 9 is the definitive Android Lollipop reference device, being the first Android device (tablet or phone) available with a 64-bit processor, allowing the true power of[Read More...]

by 10:00 AM on October 18, 2014 21 comments News, Tablets
Expansys has Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB on a run-out special

Expansys has Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB on a run-out special

Amidst all the other Nexus news today, there’s this tidbit from Expansys. Perhaps you’re not taken by a 9″ Nexus tablet. Perhaps you can’t afford that price just at the moment. If you do need a tablet though, the Nexus 7 (2013) is a great tablet (I’ve still got mine, and use it regularly) and Expansys is offering them for a special price of just $213.15 today. Add on $19 shipping, and you’ve got a 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) for just $232 and 15 cents. This is a one-day only offer though, so if you’re interested, head on over to[Read More...]

by 7:34 AM on October 16, 2014 3 comments Deal, Sale, Tablets
Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google has just announced the latest members of its Nexus family, the Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola, Nexus 9 tablet made by HTC and surprised us all with the first Android TV device – the Nexus Player made by Asus. Each of the new devices runs Google’s new Android 5.0, finally officially christened “Lollipop”. Click here check out our Android Lollipop coverage. Google is embracing colour choice options from the beginning this year, with the Nexus 6 available in blue and white, and the Nexus 9 available in black, white or gold (sand). Each device has a black bezel[Read More...]

by and 4:58 AM on October 16, 2014 27 comments Android TV, Phones, Tablets
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
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
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
Nexus 5 No Longer In Production, Bring On The Nexus 6

Nexus 5 No Longer In Production, Bring On The Nexus 6

In mid August the Nexus 5 black version showed as out of stock on the Google Play Store, showing a dwindling of Google’s supply of their Android reference device for phones. A couple of weeks later it returned to the Play Store and all was well. We are all waiting for it to either be discounted or disappear entirley to signal the imminent release of the sixth Nexus device. Today Canadian carrier Wind let slip in a tweet that the Nexus 5 is no longer in production. Not long later they deleted the tweet but the Internet being the Internet,[Read More...]

by 8:46 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments News
HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC is confirmed as the maker of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

HTC have been out of the Nexus game for a while, last offering us the Nexus One a few years ago, as shown above. However, we’ve had rumours for a while now suggesting HTC is about to re-enter the Nexus race with the rights to produce the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. The Wall Street Journal has today confirmed that HTC is definitely working on the next tablet, and it’s coming. Soon. WSJ is reporting that HTC’s engineers have been flying back and forth between California and Taiwan to collaborate on the development of the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet. WSJ really[Read More...]

by 5:19 PM on September 22, 2014 20 comments News, Phones, Rumours
The Asus Nexus Player: An Android TV?

The Asus Nexus Player: An Android TV?

Leaks regarding Nexus devices always have us here at Ausdroid salivating at the lips. This time it is not a Nexus 8 tablet made by HTC, nor is it a Nexus phone made by Motorola, it is an Asus Nexus Player. What the hell is an Asus Nexus Player I hear you asking? Speculation is that it is an Android TV, possibly the first to run Google’s new Android TV. Benchmark site GFXBench has uncovered “evidence” of a device call an Asus Nexus Player. The devices seems to come in two sizes, 23.7 and 31.9 inches each of 1920 x[Read More...]

by 11:38 AM on September 13, 2014 8 comments News
7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?

7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?

As Nexus rumours go, this one’s a little confusing. Droid Life reports that a new Google device that looks to be a 7-inch tablet hit the FCC last week for certification, with Nvidia Tegra chips and a phone-sized battery inside. The FCC exhibit identifies the device as 7″ Tablet with designation A4R-NX74751. There’s a confidentiality request around the Block Diagram, Schematics Diagram and Parts List, so we won’t get a look at the details until Google’s good and ready. The listing is dated September 4, 2014, although SAR reports are dated July 2014. What we do know is that there’s[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on September 8, 2014 6 comments Tablets
HTC Nexus Tablet To Get A Keyboard Case

HTC Nexus Tablet To Get A Keyboard Case

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...]

by 11:57 AM on September 2, 2014 11 comments News