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Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 just around the corner, Australian carriers have announced their pricing and availability of the much-anticipated 2014 addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line. To start with, the Galaxy S5 will be available for $929.00 outright and will be available for pre-order from tomorrow morning (March 27) at the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney. The Galaxy S5 itself will go on sale in Australia from April 11th. We’ve given you all the info we’ve got in relation to the three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – as well as[Read More...]

by 9:00 PM on March 26, 2014 18 comments Carriers, News, Phones
All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

It’s all about the All New HTC One (M8) today, and the most interesting news is going to be where to get the phone in Australia. We know that Optus, Vodafone and Telstra will be offering the phone on their Network so, what are the details? Vodafone Vodafone have advised that Pre-Orders for the All New HTC One (M8) will be available to pre-order online from 9am today through their website, with the phone arriving in-stores from April 1st. Vodafone will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) for $10 a month on a $65 Vodafone Red 24-month contract,[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on March 26, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News
Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what’s on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have Google Play Gift Cards (Unfortunately not on-sale though). Dick Smith Available now until Wednesday 26 March Mobiles LG G2 4G Smartphone Unlocked: $567 LG Optimus L7 II Smartphone Unlocked: $199 Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Mobile Phone Unlocked: $89 Samsung Galaxy Pocket[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on March 22, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

When the Android 4.3 update was finally delivered to Australian carriers there was much rejoicing from owners who have been waiting for an update to their phones which have been left languishing on Android 4.1.2 for over a year. But the celebrations appear to be short lived with Vodafone advising in their latest Software update that Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update. The Software Update Weekly Wrap – 13th March 2014 shows the following message with the current Android version for the Galaxy Nexus listed as Android 4.1.2 and the Future version – Android 4.3 crossed out with N/A[Read More...]

by 4:41 PM on March 14, 2014 8 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Update: Telstra, too! Optus and Vodafone to roll out Kit Kat update to HTC One in mid-March

Update: Telstra, too! Optus and Vodafone to roll out Kit Kat update to HTC One in mid-March

Anyone looking at buying an All New One, will likely consider how HTC handles updates for older phones. Historically, the short answer is ‘not well’. Owners of the HTC One X likely still feel the pain of being told that 4.2.2 was the last version of Android the 2012 flagship would ever receive. HTC have committed to at least two years of updates with 2013’s phones though, but although Ones throughout the world have been progressively updated to Kit Kat over the past couple of months, Australia has been left behind. Thankfully, this is beginning to change, with Optus having[Read More...]

by 1:28 PM on March 4, 2014 9 comments Carriers, OS Update
Samsung Galaxy S5 – Australian carrier availability

Samsung Galaxy S5 – Australian carrier availability

This morning saw the launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s bigger, faster and has more sensors on it than ever before, like the 200 Million customers who’ve already purchased a Samsung Galaxy S series product, there’s millions more waiting to get this latest phone, so we’ve spoken with local carriers here in Australia to see who will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5. Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile has advised that they will indeed be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5, but have no immediate information regarding pricing and plans for release. They are also looking at the Gear[Read More...]

by 10:45 AM on February 25, 2014 15 comments News
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
Virgin Mobile activates 4G for pre-paid customers

Virgin Mobile activates 4G for pre-paid customers

Virgin Mobile, has today announced that pre-paid users will now be able to access the Virgin Mobile 4G network, which is powered by Optus, on their 4G capable smartphone, and it’s all as simple as pushing a button – well several. From today existing Virgin Mobile customers with a 4G compatible handset will be able to activate 4G on their phone service by dialing ‘275’ and then pushing ‘2’. This will allow customers to access the faster 4G network to allow for a better internet experience for customers, enabling much quicker downloading of data, streaming of video and sharing of[Read More...]

by 2:29 PM on February 20, 2014 5 comments Carriers, News
Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

The Galaxy Nexus was a pretty popular phone choice for a number of Australians when it became the first Nexus device to be released on all three carriers but part of the carrier distribution agreement was that the updates had to go via Samsung and the carriers before being delivered to phones. After seemingly being abandoned on Android 4.1.2 it seems that carrier branded Galaxy Nexus owners will finally see their Android 4.3 update. All three carriers have updated their software availability pages to indicate that Android 4.3 has been received from Samsung. Optus and Vodafone have already approved the[Read More...]

by 12:10 PM on February 19, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update
Happy Birthday HTC Dream – 5 Big years in Australia

Happy Birthday HTC Dream – 5 Big years in Australia

Five years ago today, I was introduced to a phone that would change both my mobile world as well as the mobile landscape in Australia itself – the HTC Dream. Launching officially on Monday February 16th 2009, the HTC Dream (or the G1 as it was known in the US) was instantly a standout to me in what was a vastly different mobile landscape to what it is today. In 2009, dumbphones ruled the Australian mobile market with smartphones limited to older PalmOS devices, Windows Mobile or a heavily feature hamstrung iPhone. At the time, the most popular mobile OS[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on February 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus announces completion of its national network upgrade

Optus announces completion of its national network upgrade

Optus has announced this morning the completion of its national network upgrade project, resulting in over 4,400 mobile sites nationally to provide significantly improved indoor coverage and call quality for its 3G customers. Part of this project has been the roll-out of 900 MHz spectrum to the 3G network, increasing indoor coverage from 70% to 90% in metropolitan areas. The 900 MHz roll-out completed earlier this month with the upgrade of some 70 sites in and around Canberra. With up to 9.5 million customers accessing Optus’ network nation-wide, Optus has committed to retain the focus on 3G improvement and quality[Read More...]

by 11:56 AM on January 30, 2014 12 comments Carriers, News
Optus announces three new Samsung tablets available now

Optus announces three new Samsung tablets available now

Optus has today announced that it has three new Samsung tablets — the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition), Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 — available to purchase on plans starting at $39 a month. While the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 aren’t the newest of tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is rather new, and Ausdroid will be posting a review of this rather powerful device in the not too distant future. If you’re keen to get your hands on one of these devices, paired with Optus’ 4G network, you’d best check out the[Read More...]

by 6:57 PM on January 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
Virgin Mobile begins offering extra data on selected plans

Virgin Mobile begins offering extra data on selected plans

If your current data cap on your mobile plan isn’t quite cutting it, then maybe it’s time to look at Virgin Mobile, who has today announced that they’ll be throwing in an extra Gigabyte of data to new and upgrading customers connecting to plans in the $40 and above range. To qualify for the bonus data, you’ll need to sign up before the 28th of February and if you’re in need of a new phone they have a full selection available, although they seem to be pushing the Galaxy S3 4G on their BonusData site – yep, a phone almost[Read More...]

by 3:52 PM on January 13, 2014 1 comment Carriers