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Ice Cream Sandwich update for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G update to begin Friday

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G update to begin Friday

Looks like owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G are about to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich update finally, with Craig Ruhan from Telstra advising via the Crowd Support Forums that the Samsung has advised that the update will begin rolling out to the handsets from 5PM tomorrow : All, Samsung have informed us that the GS2 4G ICS update will commence deployment from 5:00 PM Friday 14 December. The FOTA deployment will be “staggered” : Day 1-3 : 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or[Read More...]

by 11:19 PM on December 13, 2012 8 comments Carriers, OS Update
Jelly Bean update for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus ready for rollout

Jelly Bean update for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus ready for rollout

It’s been a loooooong wait and Samsung has certainly been a major factor in the reason behind the wait, but it appears the wait is nearly over for Vodafone Galaxy Nexus owners with this weeks latest software update blog advising that the upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.04) to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) is ‘Approved, awaiting roll out by Google’. To prompt your phone to check for a software update you can go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check now for update. The rollout hasn’t begun as yet as far as we know and even[Read More...]

by 10:55 PM on December 13, 2012 12 comments Carriers, OS Update
Samsung Chromebook (2012) — Review

Samsung Chromebook (2012) — Review

Samsung’s newest Chromebook is based on the ARM architecture. Can it replace a netbook or a tablet? The Chromebook is an enigma. A laptop that is confusing to some and a Godsend to others. Most people have used a laptop with a Windows or Mac Operating System on it. When I tell people that this notebook has a Google Operating System on it many of them look confused. It’s when I ask them what browser they use that the lights come on. I’m finding that lots of people use the Chrome browser! Many still use Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer[Read More...]

by 4:07 PM on December 13, 2012 9 comments Chromebook, Design, Reviews
Telstra’s Note II 4G available from Boxing Day

Telstra’s Note II 4G available from Boxing Day

When Samsung launched the Note II 4G in Australia on 14 November many people were disappointed that Telstra delayed their launch until ‘early 2013′. Perhaps in response to the negative feedback they received on their blog, Telstra today announced that they were able to ‘accelerate development’ and the Note II 4G will be available from Telstra stores commencing Boxing Day (26 December). The Note II 4G has been available from grey importers for a while now, and from Optus and Vodafone for the past few weeks, but many people have been holding out to pick one up on a Telstra[Read More...]

by 4:36 PM on December 12, 2012 8 comments Carriers, Phones
Samsung continues its crusade against Apple, says it knows where Mildura is.

Samsung continues its crusade against Apple, says it knows where Mildura is.

Samsung is at it again, presumably taking advantage of a recent statement from the Victorian Police which advised iOS users against using Apple Maps after the Mildura Police had to rescue some people who had followed directions from the Apple Maps software to the Victorian town of Mildura, that landed them smack bang in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park which is in reality, 70 Kilometres away from the town. The latest Samsung stunt has seen them today park a Nissan Patrol 4WD in Australia Square in Sydney and a VW Combi Van in Southern Cross Station in[Read More...]

by 4:09 PM on December 12, 2012 10 comments News
Nexus 10 – 16GB Now out of stock on Google Play

Nexus 10 – 16GB Now out of stock on Google Play

Looks like all models of the new Samsung built Nexus 10 are now out of stock in the Google Play store, with one of our regular readers Alexei pointing this out this morning. With no news from Google on when new stock is expected to arrive customers are now faced with the agonizing decision of waiting for Google to replenish the stock and release them to the Play Store or look at other options in 10″ tablets. My initial thoughts on the Nexus 10 which I purchased on launch day lead me to tell people to wait, the tablet is[Read More...]

by 6:21 PM on December 6, 2012 8 comments Google Play, News, Tablets
Telstra OTA update news – some good, some bad

Telstra OTA update news – some good, some bad

Telstra have once again posted news on their handset OTA update status. And, in a continuing trend, they bring some mixed news. Good news for Samsaung Galaxy S II 4G owners, as the Ice Cream Sandwich update has finally been approved. Deployment is expected very soon, though no specific dates have been given as yet. On the flip side, submission of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update has been delayed yet again by Samsung and is expected to be made on 7th December. Telstra claim they’ll try to both test and approve this update in 1 version in order[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on December 6, 2012 20 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G landing on Telstra any day

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G landing on Telstra any day

Fans of Samsung’s larger-than-life Note series of devices will be excited to hear that the Galaxy Note 10.1 4G is coming soon to Telstra. How soon? Very. How do we know? An anonymous source, possibly within Telstra, has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1 4G has appeared in Telstra’s internal inventory system, meaning availability for customers is literally just around the corner. Ausdroid’s Tia Porter reviewed the non-4G variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1, and we’ve used 4G enabled variants of the Galaxy Note II, so combining the larger form factor with the much faster radio sounds like a winning[Read More...]

by 3:15 PM on December 3, 2012 1 comment Exclusive, News, Tablets
Ausdroid announce the Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S III giveaway winner – Andrew Hodges from Victoria!

Ausdroid announce the Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S III giveaway winner – Andrew Hodges from Victoria!

On Monday this week, we announced that we’d negotiated an exclusive deal with Vodafone, to give away a Samsung Galaxy S III thanks to Samsung to celebrate the arrival of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout which began on Monday at 1pm. We held a fairly simple competition – we jam-packed a jar full of jellybeans, counted how many would fit, and asked you – our readers – to simply guess how many there were. We had such a fantastic response that I’m still a little lost for words, with over a thousand entries received. While we did not have[Read More...]

by 3:35 PM on November 30, 2012 7 comments Competition, News
Jelly Bean 4.1.2 leak for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 leak for the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000

While most of the recent phablet attention has been focused on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, a new leaked Jelly Bean update serves as a reminder that Samsung are still paying the original Galaxy Note N7000 plenty of attention behind the scenes. SamMobile have released a leaked Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware update for the N7000. Sitting at build JZO54K, the leaked firmware is a Samsung internal test build, and according to SamMobile, is far from complete, with further updates expected to appear. Some of the additions and enhancements found in the leaked Jelly Bean update are: Android 4.1.2 – Build[Read More...]

by 4:06 PM on November 29, 2012 3 comments News, OS Update
Android 4.2.1 update rolling out to International Unlocked Galaxy Nexus now

Android 4.2.1 update rolling out to International Unlocked Galaxy Nexus now

Owners of the International unlocked Galaxy Nexus running the YAKJU build should now start to receive their Android 4.2.1 update Over The Air now, the update does of course fix the missing month of December. The update has been captured and you can now download the update and flash via a custom recovery or flash via ADB or if you don’t know what any of that means then you can wait a few days and the update will appear as an OTA update that you will be prompted to install. The update for the TAKJU build(Basically YAKJU but with Google[Read More...]

by 6:08 AM on November 29, 2012 6 comments OS Update, Phones
Vodafone announce Samsung Galaxy Note II available in-store and online from December 5th

Vodafone announce Samsung Galaxy Note II available in-store and online from December 5th

Vodafone has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in-store and online from December 5th on their $50 Plan with a $10 monthly handset repayment on a 24 month contract(total min cost $1440), other plans will no doubt be available but at this stage the Note II is not showing up on the Vodafone website. Update : The Galaxy Note II from Vodafone is the N7105 4G enabled model so it will run on their existing 3G network which Vodafone has spent 22 months upgrading as well as being ready for the 1800MHz 4G LTE network[Read More...]

by 11:15 AM on November 27, 2012 2 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Samsung China launching dual-SIM flagship phones

Samsung China launching dual-SIM flagship phones

Samsung China have released a new dual-SIM variant of their ever popular phablet, the Galaxy Note II. Labelled as the GT-N7102, spec wise, it’s identical to the Note II, except for the obvious addition of dual-SIM capability. The GT-N7102 sports a substantial selection of radios (GSM 850/900/1, 800/1,900, WCDMA 850/900/1,900/2100 MHz), and the SIM slots are a mix of regular SIM and microSIM. The device goes on sale on December 3rd. And as if this wasn’t enough, there have been sightings of a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S III in China. With the model number SCH-i939D, just like its Note II[Read More...]

by 11:11 AM on November 24, 2012 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones