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Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is coming, it’s out there in a few review circles already so here come the unboxing videos. The 5.7″ QHD display is a highlight that everyone who’s handled the device at various display shows always mention as well as the consistency of the Samsung design of the phone; making it instantly a familiar and comfortable feeling device to someone who’s had a Samsung Galaxy device in the past. Of course in the current market state, what’s a large phone unboxing without a mention that the phone feels “solid” or “sturdy”? It’s close to the undisputed[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on September 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
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
Samsung has begun pushing out Android 4.4 to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Samsung has begun pushing out Android 4.4 to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Long suffering owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) are beginning to report receiving a notification to update their tablet to Android 4.4. Thanks to reader Anthony who sent us the information, it appears that the tablet is receiving firmware update P600XXUCNH3. The update, which clocks in at over 500MB in size, takes the tablet from Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) which the tablet shipped with, up to Android 4.4.2. The update brings about a few changes including lockscreen shortcuts, the transparent notification panel, updates to S Pen and associated apps and of course the ever famous Bug Fixes[Read More...]

by 2:49 PM on September 26, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
Eyes-on with Samsung’s Gear VR

Eyes-on with Samsung’s Gear VR

Samsung held their “Notable Innovation” launch event on Tuesday night, revealing launch details for the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Gear VR. It’s the latter unit that we’re focusing on here, and I’m pretty excited about it. It seems a bit unfair to the hype storm created every time Samsung releases new Note products, but it feels like the Gear VR stole the show on Tuesday night, with the main stage dominated by two demo units running an Australian-shot Great Barrier Reef 3D demo video. The main stage was flanked by a couple of additional units on either[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on September 25, 2014 4 comments News
Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

Retailer Round-up: This Week’s Specials

So it’s been a few weeks now since we last did a retailer round-up, so we thought it might be time to do another one. So getting straight into business, here is what the big retailers have install for us with this weeks Android related goodies for us to enjoy: Coles Mobiles Boost Nero Pre-Paid Mobile – Includes a free $20 Google Play Gift card – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September. Telstra Easy Smart Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 30 September . Optus Sony Xperia E1 pre Paid Mobile with an additional $30[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on September 25, 2014 6 comments Phones, Sale
Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]

by 8:21 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments Accessories, Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung is busy running the launch event for their range of products announced at IFA in Germany earlier this month. As we thought, the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR are all coming to Australia in the next couple of months, but if you’re looking for pricing from carriers you’ll have to wait just a little longer. Galaxy Note 4 Starting off with the phone that finally caused Apple to copy them, Samsung has launched the 4th generation Galaxy Note, advising the phone will be made available from Samsung Experience Stores and other retailers from the 29th of[Read More...]

by 6:56 PM on September 23, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones
6-inch behemoth, Galaxy Mega 2 now showing on Samsung’s Thai website

6-inch behemoth, Galaxy Mega 2 now showing on Samsung’s Thai website

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has begun showing on Samsung’s Thai website. The presence on the website could possibly indicate a launch in Australia before the end of the year. The original Samsung Galaxy Mega came in two sizes, 5.8 and 6.3-inch, and were originally available as import only, before JB Hi-Fi started selling the 6.3″ variety in August last year for around $600. Jason reviewed the 6.3 version and had mixed feelings about the device due to the 720p screen, size and performance. The Galaxy Mega 2 on the other hand is slightly smaller with a 6-inch 720p display[Read More...]

by 8:43 AM on September 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 owners rejoice, your KitKat update is on its way. According to a tip from reader, SN Harden the update hit his Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 this weekend past, updating his Jelly Bean build to KitKat in one fell swoop. The P5210XXUBNH1 firmware update brings many of the KitKat features we’ve loved on other Android devices who’ve seen the update, including the transparent status bar and of course the Launcher chooser in settings. Samsung updates include the ability to add the camera shortcut to the lockscreen, as well as some performance improvements. The update should be available[Read More...]

by 1:55 PM on September 22, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
Good Deal: Samsung Gear Live $198 at The Good Guys

Good Deal: Samsung Gear Live $198 at The Good Guys

Now that you’ve finished reading up on the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch, you may be in the market to puchase one of them, but where from? Well, you can get a pretty good deal from The Good Guys at the moment, they’re selling the watch for just $198. The Gear Live is Samsung’s Android Wear watch, and if you haven’t read up on the Gear Live, you can check out Geoff‘s thoughts on the watch in his feature packed review. If you’ve now decided that the Gear Live is for you, it’s available for delivery from[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on September 22, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Samsung Gear Live — Review

Samsung Gear Live — Review

Android Wear is here and the talk around the watercooler amongst techy types is about smart watches. And other things of course, but people are wondering if they should invest in a smartwatch. I know because I’ve been surprised by the number of people who have asked me about the one on my wrist. Samsung has had an early go at it with their own Tizen OS on the Galaxy Gear range. The Galaxy Gear watches are now in their second generation with the Galaxy Gear 2 and Neo, their latest offerings, replacing the original Galaxy Gear. So, the Gear[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on September 22, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Design, Reviews
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

We’ve reported previously on Samsung‘s new metal-clad Galaxy Alpha phone, and we were previously advised that the phone will make it to Australia – but we weren’t told when that would be. Yesterday, Tech4Geeks‘ Jens Garcia sent us the above picture of the JB Hi-fi store at Westpoint shopping centre in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown – clearly they knew something we didn’t about the device’s release. We’ve also been tipped that JB will be selling the 32GB version of the Galaxy Alpha for AU $830, and that stock will start arriving in early October. There’s no word on pricing,[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours