Google hasn’t made the largest inroads into corporate and enterprise when it comes to spreading Android. Samsung has taken up a bit of the slack though with Samsung Knox, their security suite of APIs, apps and protocols designed to keep Samsung devices safe and secure in a managed environment. At Google I/O last month, support for components of Knox in the upcoming Android L release was announced, and today Google and Samsung have talked a bit more about the details. First off, despite rumours that Samsung were handing over the reigns of Knox to Google, Samsung has clarified this stating:[Read More...]
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Google has today uploaded the Kernel source for Android Wear to AOSP. The code includes Kernel source for both the Dory (LG G Watch) and Sprat (Samsung Gear Live) smart watches. In a post to the Android Building Google Group, Googler Bill Yi announced the availability of the source and kernels for the current Android Wear devices on the market. The update is a small release which is a minor update to the kitkat-mr2 release. hi All, Today, we pushed a small number of GPL projects for the kitkat-wear release. The tag is android-4.4w_r1. The changes are minor since kitkat-mr2.2.[Read More...]
After Telstra announced they would begin trialling a 4G network running on the 700MHz spectrum purchased in the auction last year, Optus has today advised that they too will be running a trial using the same frequency. Optus advised that they will be turning on the 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs letting their customers trial the network thanks to an early access license from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). When Optus participated in the auction run by the ACMA last year, they spent a total of $650 Million dollars, which got them 2 x 10[Read More...]
In May last year, Telstra and other carriers participated in a spectrum auction, which saw the countries largest Telco, successfully bid on two 20 MHz blocks (40 MHz) of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The license to operate on the 700MHz band becomes available in January 2015, however Telstra today advised they have launched a trial of 4G services in the 700MHz spectrum in six locations around the country. Telstra customers in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith will get the first 700MHz experience on the network, before Telstra rolls it out to more locations in January.[Read More...]
Without ever reaching Australian shores, Google recently removed a number of Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store in the US. Thankfully, some of those devices are now available to purchase directly from Expansys Australia. The prices may be a bit more expensive than buying them in the US but when you take the freight forwarder charges out it probably works out about the same if not a little cheaper: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GPE $429.99 ($691.35), Save 38% – Update: It appears this has been removed by Expansys HTC One (M7) LTE GPE $429.99 ($692.41), Save 38% – Update: It appears this[Read More...]
Samsung has today moved into exciting new territory with their Exynos line of processors, introducing the Exynos ModAP processor with a built-in LTE-A modem. The announcement is a step forward for Samsung, who has been unable to deliver a complete solution for LTE devices with their Exynos line, until now. The Exynos ModAP includes a quad-core Application Processor built on the 28nm HKMG process, which Samsung believes will bring about power savings. The built-in LTE-A modem supports ‘Release 9 of 3GPP and Cat 4, at both duplex mode, FDD and TDD, in addition to legacy 2G and 3G’, so there[Read More...]
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...]
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...]