Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]
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One of the privileges (if you can call it that) of retaining Ausdroid’s Galaxy S5 in my office is that I get to play with accessories that get sent through for one of the year’s most popular Android devices. Last week, Griffin sent me a Survivor case (you can see it above, albeit on a Galaxy S3) designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and I thought I’d take it out of the box and have a little play. We’ve previously looked at tough cases from OtterBox in the past, but I think it’s fair to say this case from Griffin[Read More...]
The Samsung Galaxy F, the premium version of the Galaxy S5 has been rumoured for months, even showing up in renders in Gold and Clear, now, as you can see apparently shown up for real. The phone in the picture shows a clearly metal edged phone, with Samsung stylings. The phone shows not a lot of bezel, but just enough to make holding and using it, seem an enjoyable prospect. While there will be an aluminium frame, the rear will apparently still be made of plastic. With a QHD 2560×1600 display, metal chasis and rumoured Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with[Read More...]
Samsung hosted a number of journalists – including yours truly – for an overnight stay at Sydney’s QT Hotel last night for the local launch of the Galaxy Tab S series. We got a bit of hands-on time with the 8.4- and 10.5-inch models in the demo area before dinner. The 8.4 inch is a portrait device with a weight that’s more or less the equivalent of Google’s current Nexus 7 device, while the 10.5-inch model tips the scales at 460 grams. Both tablets are just 6.6mm thin. Talking about the tablets in terms of numbers doesn’t actually do them[Read More...]
Although Wi-Fi versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be launching in retailers on the 14th of July, the LTE versions of the tablet won’t arrive here until later this year. When they do, you’ll be able to pick-up one of them from Telstra, which will be nicely enabled to work on their upcoming 700MHz LTE network. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5, will have the ‘honour’ of being the first APT700MHz capable 4G tablet to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network – one of the largest in Australia. Telstra is building out the 700MHz network into regional areas as[Read More...]
Android Wear is about to start shipping – Have you received a shipping notice and which did you order?
Today is the day – Android Wear will begin shipping for those of you who ordered a watch. The LG G Watch is due to begin shipping today, with the Samsung Gear Live due to begin shipping out to customers on Monday. So, with orders coming, we have some questions, so we thought we’d do a bit of a poll and see what you’re thinking when it comes to Android Wear. We’re also keen to find out if you’ve recevied a shipping notification. Now, vote below: So, remember to let us know in the comments when you receive your shipping[Read More...]
The two pieces of Android Wear currently available on the market – the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live – are both receiving an Over-The-Air update at the moment. Unfortunately, if you weren’t one of the 6,000 attendees at Google I/O who received one of the new watches, you wouldn’t notice. But, if you ordered a Gear Live or G Watch from Google Play, then you should expect the update – which takes the build to KMV78V – to arrive on your wrist shortly after powering the watch on and connecting it to a data stream for the[Read More...]
After announcing their new premium line of Galaxy Tablets to the world last month in New York, Samsung Australia has today opened up about their plans for the tablets here in Australia. While the tablets will be released in Wi-Fi as well as 4G versions, only the WiFi models will go on-sale on the 14th of July. The WiFi models will be available for pre-order from the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as online through the Samsung E-store. Both the 8.4″ and the 10.5″ variants will be available, in Wi-Fi and LTE models with 16/32GB storage[Read More...]
As with every Samsung flagship, it’s only been a matter of time until Samsung announces variants of their flagship – the Galaxy S5, and tonight Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini. The Galaxy S5 Mini continues the tradition of being a mini in name as well as specs, offering a 720P 4.5¨ display with 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Its a more compact form factor but with the same design stylings as the main flagship phone, offering the dimpled, ‘premium, soft touch grip’ on the rear case. The Galaxy S5 mini does come with some of the main[Read More...]
Thanks to some friendlies on the inner circle, I managed to get my hands on a Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch ahead of next week’s shipments. It’s rather cool. The Gear Live has a 300 mAh battery behind a 1.63-inch 320×320 Super AMOLED display. It’s got 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and is run by a 1.2 Ghz processor. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and it’s no secret that the device is designed to be a watch that delivers notifications to your wrist, in a more sophisticated and elegant way than other devices like the Pebble. What does[Read More...]
Samsung’s Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch is now live and available to purchase directly from the Play Store for a mere $250 + delivery. Based on the info showing on the Play Store, deliveries are to leave Google’s warehouse (probably in Hong Kong if previous deliveries are a reliable guide) by Monday 7 July. Ordering today, therefore, could see you with a Gear Live in your hands by Tuesday or Wednesday next week. The difference between the Gear Live and LG’s G Watch is mainly to do with Samsung including a heart rate monitor, although the Gear Live does[Read More...]
Live in the Newcastle/Hunter region & are a good driver? Then S Drive from Samsung wants to reward you.
Samsung Electronics Australia have launched a new initiative in the Newcastle/Hunter region of NSW, aimed at rewarding careful drivers who do the right thing. The initiative called S Drive, is aimed at rewarding compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone devices who live in the Newcastle/Hunter region and Hold a P2 driver’s licence or above and are over the age 18 years of age who have an impeccable clean driving record or are at least a good driver obeying the local road rules of NSW of course, with rewards ranging from Music Subscriptions (via Samsung’s own Music Hub) and Movie Rentals to Fuel[Read More...]
After this morning being officially announced, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are now showing in the Australian Google Play store. While both pieces of Android Wear are showing, there’s a catch. The Samsung Gear Live does not appear ready for release as yet, with the watch listed as ‘Coming Soon’. There’s better news for fans of the LG G Watch, with the watch listed as ready to order with options for Black (Titan) or White Gold. When the Samsung Gear Live goes on-sale, which we are told is ‘Soon’, it will cost $250 from Google Play. The[Read More...]