Hi guys, pardon the intrusion into your daily dose of Android news! It’s Monday May 26, which means – besides being my birthday – that Vodafone‘s #TheVault competition is underway! Vodafone has released clue #1 this morning and it’s time for us to get cracking. There’s now a Google+ Community for the Ausdroid Vault Crew. Ausdroid’s got a full crew of 50 participants, so it’s time to get organised! This is where it gets a little messy, though. I’ve invited those of you I could find on Google+ to join the community, but I wasn’t able to find everyone. So,[Read More...]
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Ausdroid has learned that Samsung Australia mobile technical support services will be moved off-shore to the Philippines as of June 1, in a bid to cut costs. Many readers may not have realised that Samsung Australia operates a local 1300 customer care number, fielded by an Australian call centre in Wollongong operated by Xerox-owned WDS. This call centre houses five permanent staff and anywhere up to eighty casual staff members providing technical support via phone, email, and online live chat for Australian owners of Samsung mobile devices. Ausdroid has been advised that as of June 1 2014 this customer support[Read More...]
Contrary to earlier reports of the worldwide cessation of the Samsung Music Hub service, Ausdroid has been advised that the service will continue to run in Australia. A Samsung spokesperson told Ausdroid this evening: Samsung Music Hub in Australia has been developed for this country and for Australian customers. It is a separate platform from other music channels offered in other overseas markets. Samsung Electronics Australia remains committed to Samsung Music Hub in Australia and providing an amazing music experience through our products. We currently have no plans to discontinue Samsung Music Hub in this country. We don’t have any[Read More...]
UPDATE: We’ve received advise from Samsung Australia this evening that Music Hub will be remaining in Australia. Samsung has apparently advised customers via email, that Samsung Music Hub, will be closing as of the 1st of July. Samsung has at the same time as announcing the death knell for their music service announced that they are working on a replacement. The Music Hub service, first appeared on their smartphones after Samsung purchased mSpot, the company behind the technology which runs Music Hub, back in 2012. Samsung seemingly didn’t find a lot of traction for their Music Hub, in a world of[Read More...]
Update: As of this morning, we have unfortunately filled all 50 positions we’re allowed in the Ausdroid Vault crew. Last night, Samsung and Vodafone announced a nationwide social competition known as The Vault with a grand prize of 50 – yep, fifty – Galaxy S5 phones. Participants can form crews of up to 50 people and pool their talents, wits and resources in order to win the phones. There’s a weekly combination you’ll need to discover from clues given out daily by Vodafone and Samsung, and a weekly challenge will involve shooting particular photos or videos for additional clues to[Read More...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is about to have its first birthday which means an update is probably just around the corner. If GSMArena’s sources are reliable, the rumoured Note 4 will feature a 5.7-inch, 2560 x 1440 display which matches the resolution of the rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime. Since the original Galaxy Note smartphone was released, Samsung has been increasing the display size by 0.2 inches (5.08mm) each time. If the rumour is correct then Samsung may now have settled on a 5.7 inch screen for their large smartphone line. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may also be water[Read More...]
We all knew it was coming, and here it is. The man behind the videos we saw over the last couple of days claiming to be of the Galaxy S5 Prime has gotten his hands on a Galaxy S5 Active(SM-G870A). Unlike the Galaxy S5 Prime he claims to have this one looks absolutely legit. The Galaxy S5 Active has the same heavy duty industrial design of the original, which appears to be fully waterproof and surrounded by a rubberised casing. The phone has the same hardware buttons as the original, but this also leads to speculation as to whether this[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.
If you’re one of the may users who may have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (WiFi) tablet, then you’re in for some good news! Samsung is pushing out a firmware update for your tablet bringing it to Android 4.4 KitKat. SamMobile are reporting that only the Wifi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will receive the update, making it the first Galaxy Note tablet to get the firmware upgrade. The update has begun, with devices purchased in the UK receiving the first look. Included in the update, besides KitKat, are improved performance and battery life, as well as the standard KitKat[Read More...]
Introduced this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Galaxy Note|Pro (NotePro from here on in) is a giant tablet, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding mobile professional. The specifications are mind-blowing so far as Android tablets go. It features a 12.2″ form factor, with WQXGA Widescreen (18:10 display ratio), running at 2560×1600 pixels (for those playing at home, that’s over four million pixels). Consuming media on this device is amazing. It doesn’t just look good. Under the hood, the NotePro is worthy of your respect. It’s rocking a 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, with[Read More...]
Pictures claiming to be of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime in the wild have cropped up over the weekend. The pictures show off the phones design which appears to be similar to that of the current Galaxy S5, but with a metallic band surrounding the phone. The hardware is rumoured to include a fairly significant upgrade, including a 5.2″ 2560×1440 QHD screen, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU. Currently, the Galaxy S5 Prime – the SM-G906 – is said to be launching in the same colours as the Galaxy S5 – Black,[Read More...]
Earlier this week we reported that Samsung was rumoured to be launching the Galaxy S5 Prime in Korea in five different colours, well it seems the rumours are true according to a post from The Droid Guy (TDG). According to The Droid Guy, a source close to the Korean company revealed to a South Korean publication, Naver, that Samsung’s first QHD smartphone – the Galaxy S5 Prime G906S – will debut as early as the middle to late next month (being June). The Source has gone on further stating that the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will[Read More...]
Looking over at Telstra’s website recently, it seems Telstra has added the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to its line up of pre-paid devices. Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3, although spec wise, the phone has is quite a step down. But it’s still quite a decent mid-range phone which includes LTE. Just in case you have forgotten what the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is offering, here are the full list of specs: 4″ TFT LCD Display (480 x 800) Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait (LTE) Adreno 305 (LTE) Snapdragon 400 (LTE) 8GB[Read More...]