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Samsung: 3 Million Galaxy Note IIs sold

Samsung: 3 Million Galaxy Note IIs sold

Samsung has announced – by way of a post on their SamsungTomorrow Flickr account, of all places – that they’ve sold 3 million Galaxy Note II’s since launch in just 37 days. Galaxy Note II, the follow-up version of Galaxy Note which opened a new category of smart mobile devices by Samsung as a market creator, surpassed the sales threshold of 3 million units. Samsung Electronics announced on Nov. 2nd that the Galaxy Note II set the accumulated sales record of 3 million from the supply side in only 37 days after its release. The sales of Galaxy Note II[Read More...]

by 11:25 PM on November 2, 2012 5 comments News, Phones
Android Platform distribution figures released, Ice Cream Sandwich Up, Gingerbread down

Android Platform distribution figures released, Ice Cream Sandwich Up, Gingerbread down

Google has released the latest platform distribution figures for Android and it shows that the trends we saw last month are continuing. The number of devices running the Eclair, FroYo and Gingerbread versions of Android are slowly decreasing whilst devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are increasing their market share. Gingerbread still remains the most popular at just over 54% of the market whilst Ice Cream Sandwich is on over a quarter of devices. With the sales of Nexus 7 tablets increasing month over month and storage capacity of the Nexus 7 tablet being increased as well as[Read More...]

by 2:46 PM on November 2, 2012 8 comments News
Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event on 14 November

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event on 14 November

Today, Ausdroid received an invite to an event to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in Australia. Of course, we’ve already reviewed the Galaxy Note II but we had our review unit ahead of the product’s launch in the Australian market. Ausdroid is just one of an exclusive number of tech media outlets invited to the launch, where attendees will experience creativity, performances and innovation, and of course, get hands on with the Galaxy Note II. It wasn’t long ago we went to another Samsung launch for their concept store in Sydney, and we had a good time there, too.[Read More...]

by 6:55 PM on October 31, 2012 14 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Telstra OTA update delays for HTC and Samsung devices

Telstra OTA update delays for HTC and Samsung devices

Around a month ago we reported on the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G being delayed. Fast forward one month and Telstra have just made another announcement regarding the update – via a community forum post. It seems Samsung have once again delayed the OS update due to “requirement for a mandatory update of the Google components of the software to meet Google certification requirements.” This delay is also affects the Telstra Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9″ Ice Cream Sandwich update and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update. There’s no word on any specific[Read More...]

by 6:19 PM on October 29, 2012 9 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Samsung Chromebook now available from Mobicity

Samsung Chromebook now available from Mobicity

Whilst Chromebooks aren’t actually Android, we at Ausdroid are watching Chromebooks and ChromeOS with interest. Unfortunately both Samsung and Google have deemed that the latest model Samsung Chromebooks can’t be purchased outside of the US Market but Mobicity has now advised that they now have the Samsung Chromebook in stock for $399 + Shipping with a lead time of around 5-7 days. They’ve also supplied Geoff with a sample unit which he will be putting through its paces over the next few days and weeks. If you’re not familiar the Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12) Specs are : 11.6 inches LED Display[Read More...]

by 1:41 PM on October 29, 2012 16 comments Chromebook, ChromeOS, News
The Nexus 10 is real and Vic Gundotra is taking photos with it

The Nexus 10 is real and Vic Gundotra is taking photos with it

The Samsung Nexus 10 is pretty much confirmed at this point, but it’s now solid thanks to Google’s own Vic Gundotra who has recently uploaded two photos to his Google+ profile that were taken with the device. The photos look to have been put through some type of HDR filter to add extra glow and colour, and are in 3MP size, though they could have easily been resized when uploaded. Oh, he’s also holidaying at a very nice location ahead of the Nexus event.

by 11:27 PM on October 26, 2012 4 comments Camera, News, Tablets
Nexus 10 manual leaked -looks curvy

Nexus 10 manual leaked -looks curvy

Looks like the Nexus 10 is also pretty much official, the manual for the tablet has been leaked over at Korean blog Seeko. Showing a very curvy body that appears to share some design aspects of the Note 10.1 which makes sense as it’s supposed to be manufactured by Samsung. The Nexus 10 is rumoured to have a very high res screen at 2560×1600 so it doesn’t appear to be a slouch in that department although no other specifications are listed. It appears we’re pretty definite for at least 2 of the devices that were listed for the launch at[Read More...]

by 9:02 AM on October 26, 2012 9 comments Tablets
Unlocked International Galaxy S3 receiving Jellybean Update

Unlocked International Galaxy S3 receiving Jellybean Update

Seems the Galaxy S3 update is ready, at least for the non-carrier bloated recipients anyway. We received a tip today that the unlocked international Galaxy S3 phones are receiving the Jellybean update and subsequently had confirmation from another user. Hopefully the roll out beginning on the unlocked versions will trigger the carriers to get a move on and finish reviewing theirs for OTA release sooner rather than later. As always we’ll ensure the let everyone know ASAP when further updates are released. Thanks to both tipsters for the early heads up.

by 3:49 PM on October 25, 2012 21 comments OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note II — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note II — Review

Is it just a bigger version of the Galaxy SIII? So many people are confused right now with a seemingly never ending choice of phones on the market. I understand. In fact, we at Ausdroid go through the same difficulty ourselves in trying to choose our next smartphone. What we’re looking at here is the biggest phone you can buy. That makes it significant, and worthy of our attention. There is no getting around the fact that the Note II is a big Galaxy S III. It’s pretty clear that the design language is the same and it makes a[Read More...]

by 5:59 PM on October 24, 2012 12 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Apple’s scrolling patent declared invalid

Apple’s scrolling patent declared invalid

A win came for Samsung last night as the United States Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated all 20 claims of Apple’s US Patent No 7,479,949. Patent number 7,479,949 covered the bounce-back scrolling effect that Apple uses on its devices and it was one of the big patents that Samsung was held to have infringed in its early Galaxy devices. One of the biggest problems with the US patent system is its reliance on inexperienced juries to determine patent validity, rather than having the validity determined by an expert judge. Juries don’t understand patent law, and the jury in the[Read More...]

by 10:38 AM on October 24, 2012 8 comments Legal, Phones
Competition: Win a Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 from Ausdroid and Vodafone

Competition: Win a Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 from Ausdroid and Vodafone

You may remember we had a friendly wager going with Kieran from Vodafone regarding the Jelly Bean update for the Nexus S. Well, after a false start, Vodafone won that fair and square and it’s time to pay up so there it is. Vodafone has again this week shown they speak Android supplying the Android 4.1.2 update to the Nexus S Over The Air to handsets, don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet it should reach you shortly. Part of the wager was that if Vodafone couldn’t push the update out to Nexus S handsets within 2 weeks of[Read More...]

by 7:53 PM on October 19, 2012 10 comments Competition, Giveaway, Phones
Galaxy Mini 2 — Review

Galaxy Mini 2 — Review

When Vodafone won the Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge it was a great day for Vodafone, it meant that Nexus S owners got their Jelly Bean upgrade within 2 weeks of the factory image being available on the Google Dev homepage, it also meant that Vodafone were free and clear of supplying a Galaxy Mini 2 to us to review and give away.

by 7:52 PM on October 19, 2012 3 comments Design, Phones
Galaxy Nexus is one year old, brother(s) coming soon?

Galaxy Nexus is one year old, brother(s) coming soon?

We were introduced to the Galaxy Nexus a year ago today and the Galaxy Nexus Google+ feed just posted a Happy Birthday message. In that message they also intimated that we may meet some younger brothers soon : Of course this could just mean we’ll see the LG Nexus 4 and a re-launched Nexus 7 with 32GB and possibly 3G as has been rumoured on and off, or it could mean a full blown 5 Nexus device introduction from manufacturers like Sony, HTC, LG, Samsung and maybe Motorola? Well we’ll find out soon enough. The ‘Playground is Open’ event is[Read More...]

by 9:56 AM on October 19, 2012 2 comments News