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Galaxy S5 Mini specs purportedly leaked

Galaxy S5 Mini specs purportedly leaked

After a UserAgent Profile(UAProf) for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was supposedly spotted last month. There wasn’t much included except for CPU Speed and the resolution of screen, now SAMMobile are reporting they have some more specs for the SM-G800. For a start the phone will come with a 4.5″ 720×1280 resolution Super AMOLED display, very much an improvement over the disappointing qHD resolution of last years Galaxy S4 Mini. The type of processor still hasn’t been named but is rumoured to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core, and if the UAProf for the SM-G800 is to be believed this[Read More...]

by 10:05 AM on April 3, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours
Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab 4 series with 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ screen sizes

Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab 4 series with 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ screen sizes

Samsung has overnight announced their fourth generation Galaxy Tab series of tablets – the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. The tablets have been expected ever since their appearance on the Gear Fit microsite as compatible with the fitness band. Before you start getting excited for high-end devices, it is bests to remember that the Galaxy Tab range are what’s considered their ‘budget’ range. But there’s some decent specs here: All three screen sizes on offer come in WXGA (1280×800) resolution, there’s microSD card expansion slots on all the tablets offering a[Read More...]

by 1:24 PM on April 2, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Good deal: Pick up a Galaxy S5 for $798 shipped

Good deal: Pick up a Galaxy S5 for $798 shipped

If you think the outright cost of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a little steep at $929, but you still really want to purchase the device outright, you might like to have a look at Melbourne-based Millennius. Millennius is currently advertising the device in Black or White for $779 plus shipping – $19, via Express Courier. There are a couple of caveats, but nothing that should stop you in your tracks. Firstly, the big one: It’s not Australian stock. Millennius is importing the units from overseas, and offers a 1-year warranty. Secondly, because they’re being imported, your S5 won’t ship[Read More...]

by 12:02 PM on April 2, 2014 21 comments News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Welcome to episode 107 of the Ausdroid podcast! With local launches for the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 past, we could finally discuss some Australian specifics like carrier pricing. As both Dan and Jason have the One M8 in hand, we also gave some early thoughts on the device. There’s also a quick roundup of some other notable devices hitting local stores and carriers, and a software update for an old friend. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson and Phil Tann. Topics: April Fools pranks Galaxy S5: Launch, Carrier pricing and SK Telecom selling it early HTC One[Read More...]

by 7:24 AM on April 2, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Samsung Galaxy S5 available online

Samsung Galaxy S5 available online

So much for April the 11th as a simultaneous worldwide release! Following the Galaxy S5 breaking street date in South Korea, there’s a number of third parties (not telcos or retail shops) selling the Galaxy S5 on Amazon. These parties are offering shipping in 1 – 2 days, and with the usual “US Shipping Only” rules that can be circumvented, getting a Galaxy S5 early, and in Australia, might just be doable. For around AUD$980.00 you could get your hands on the latest toy from Samsung, and I can confirm that I was able to get through to a point[Read More...]

by 6:43 AM on April 2, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Chromebook 2 listed on Samsung’s Canadian website

Chromebook 2 listed on Samsung’s Canadian website

Earlier this month, we saw Samsung announce the Chromebook 2, a rather nice-looking Exynos-based system available in 11.6 and 13.3-inch variants. The catch? The launch was for the US market, and it’s still not actually available there yet. Today we’ve seen a detailed product page for the Chromebook 2 added to Samsung’s Canadian website, so we’re expecting it’ll make its way there soon, although the dealer locator seems to indicate that there aren’t any stores currently stocking the device. A closer look Now that there’s a full product listing, we’ve been able to glean some additional information from the page.[Read More...]

by 10:01 AM on April 1, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

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...]

by 1:44 PM on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

Two full weeks ahead of its intended simultaneous worldwide release, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has broken its street date and is available for purchase from retailers in Samsung’s homeland of Korea, albeit “unofficially”. The move has taken a bit of the polish off an carefully-planned marketing build-up for Samsung. The Korean electronics giant is reportedly none too pleased, and is said to be investigating the situation quite closely to discover why this has happened, and prevent it from occurring again. Korean carrier SK Telecom breached Samsung’s strict sales embargoes, making the phone available for sale on Thursday – seemingly to get[Read More...]

by 6:04 PM on March 30, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung to bring LED Smart Bulbs to market this year

Samsung to bring LED Smart Bulbs to market this year

Not content to let LG hog the app-controlled-lightbulb spotlight, it’s been revealed that Korean rival Samsung is also bringing a product to market in the space. Due to be announced at the Berlin Light + Building 2014 trade fair event in the next few days, and posted on its own blog, Samsung will bring two Parabolic Aluminized Reflector (PAR) bulbs – one with a swiveling head – and an entry in its existing L-tube series (the type you might see deployed as overhead lighting in offices) to market … soon. The new PAR bulbs have a Color Rendering Index (CRI)[Read More...]

by 1:50 PM on March 30, 2014 3 comments Other
Achievement Unlocked: Galaxy S5 Rooted before release

Achievement Unlocked: Galaxy S5 Rooted before release

The Galaxy S5, which is sure to be one of the biggest sellers of this generation of flagship phones, has already been rooted even before its official release on Friday the 11th of April. Much like when the Galaxy S4 was rooted days before its release, the Galaxy S5 only requires a CF Autoroot from Chainfire and ADB installed on your machine. The usual myriad of disclaimers and cautions apply to this root kit (as with any root kit for any phone), but the firmware used to develop this particular root kit for the S5 was the international ROM for[Read More...]

by 1:00 PM on March 30, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung’s Australian Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 Launch – and how you can be one of the first to try it out

Samsung’s Australian Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 Launch – and how you can be one of the first to try it out

Tonight, Samsung hosted its launch event for the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 range at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Samsung Australia’s Arno Lenior held the stage – dominated by a large screen – for most of the presentation, introducing guest speakers to cover specific details of the Korean giant’s new product offering. While we already knew much of the information from last month’s global launch event, it’s clear that Samsung sees the nascent mobile payments as a huge target for the Galaxy S5 in Australia with the phone’s NFC functionality offering integration with Westpac’s and Commonwealth Bank’s payment systems.[Read More...]

by 1:12 AM on March 27, 2014 7 comments Phones, Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 leaks on Twitter possibly arriving April 24th

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 leaks on Twitter possibly arriving April 24th

Samsung has an ever growing line of tablets, from their recently released NotePRO and TabPRO series, to their high-end Note they cover all bases, including the low end in their basic Tab series and now the Tab 4 is on its way. The Galaxy Tab 4 series first showed up in Samsung doco, on the micro-site for the Samsung Galaxy Fit, where the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1″, 8.0″ and 7.0″ were all listed as compatible with the fitness tracker. EvLeaks has just posted a pic of the 7.0″ on Twitter and with his history we expect more to come along[Read More...]

by 10:21 PM on March 26, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
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