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Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Welcome to episode 121 of the Ausdroid podcast! After a spell away, we’re back with a bumper episode covering the big Android announcements last week, both from IFA 2014 and Motorola. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: LG G Watch R Asus ZenWatch Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact Sony Smartwatch 3, Smartband Talk Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge Samsung Gear VR (although we spent most of this time talking about Google Cardboard) Motorola 360 launch The New Moto X The new Moto G Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe[Read More...]

by 10:50 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Samsung Gear Live receiving update OTA now – improves navigation and alarms

Samsung Gear Live receiving update OTA now – improves navigation and alarms

It’s not the big update that Google announced was coming for Android Wear yesterday, but the Samsung Gear Live is apparently receiving an OTA update at the moment which brings a couple of improvements to the current features. The update, which brings the build version of Android Wear up to KGW42N, is all about improvements to navigation and alarms. Android Police have done a deep dive into the update and found that the navigation improvements include options for alternate destinations, for example saying ‘Navigate to KMart’ it should automatically default to the nearest one, but offer options for ones nearby[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on September 7, 2014 3 comments Android Wear
Samsung’s VR headset given US pricing – still more than the cost of Google Cardboard

Samsung’s VR headset given US pricing – still more than the cost of Google Cardboard

Samsung had a number of announcements at IFA 2014, but the Gear VR headset seems to be quite a polarising product. Android, and Samsung fans either love it, or hate it. Either way, a Samsung spokesperson has let slip the pricing overnight, so you can start saving your pennies. While no release date was mentioned, a Samsung spokesperson has told VentureBeat, that the headset will cost US$199. This is obviously not counting the cost of the Galaxy Note 4 which the headset has been optimised for. The Gear VR, features hardware built by Samsung, but a software experience which is[Read More...]

by 8:42 AM on September 7, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Samsung announces new multi-function printers with Android 10.1 inch touch-screen panels

Samsung announces new multi-function printers with Android 10.1 inch touch-screen panels

During a dynamic presentation at IFA 2014, Graham Long from Samsung UK has announced a new range of Android running, multi-function printers with a built-in 10.1 inch touch screen which should be available worldwide next month. The Samsung Smart MultiXpress machines feature a touch screen that enables users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other content without needing to connect to a PC or server. You can also preview and edit documents along with annotating capabilities. There will be ten models of MultiXpress printers released across four categories with one colour series: the X4300 A3[Read More...]

by 8:16 AM on September 7, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News
Samsung Announce The Galaxy Tab Active

Samsung Announce The Galaxy Tab Active

Just when you thought Samsung could not possibly find yet another tablet variation to release they come out and prove you wrong. Just as they did with their phones Samsung at IFA 2014 have released a tablet version that is water and dust resistant, the Galaxy Tab Active. SamMobile, who often have the inside scoop on Samsung devices, describe the Galaxy Tab Active as coming with “mostly mid-range specs” although it seems a stretch to call them mid-range in my opinion. The specs include: 8in LCD Display, 1280 x 800 pixels Snapdragon 400 quad core CPU 1.5GB RAM 3.1MP rear[Read More...]

by 9:19 PM on September 4, 2014 0 comments News
Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

The curved edge display of the Galaxy Note Edge, was one of the surprise and most interesting announcements from IFA last night. Samsung Australia has already confirmed that the Note Edge will launch here in Australia later this year, and a new leak shows that it will most likely head to all three major Australian carriers. SamMobile has obtained, and released a list of Galaxy Note Edge model numbers, which Samsung are testing. The list includes the model #, as well as the carrier that device could eventually be destined for. The list includes a model for all three of[Read More...]

by 5:26 AM on September 4, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

As part of the Samsung Unpacked 2 event at IFA in Germany, Samsung has announced not one, but two Galaxy Note devices – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. There were a number of products announced, including the Gear VR head mounted Virtual Reality headset, but the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge were the key products coming from Samsung. Hosted by DJ Lee, the event was mainly presented by Rory O’Neill, Rachel Riley and David Park who showed off the features of the phones. The Note 4 is an evolution of the Galaxy Note line, continuing[Read More...]

by 12:46 AM on September 4, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to their range

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to their range

Vodafone has today announced they will be bringing the 4G enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to their network on a range of 12 and 24 month plans. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G is available from today in white, on plans, or outright from Vodafone stores or online. Plan wise, there’s a range of options on the Vodafone website on 12 and 24 month contracts. Device Price Mobile Broadband plan Vodafone data inclusion in Oz Min. Cost over 12 Months $59 $20 2.5GB $948 $49 $30 4GB $948 $47 $45 8GB $1104 $43 $65 12GB $1296 $33 $90[Read More...]

by 1:54 PM on September 3, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia’s devices section has been sold to Microsoft, meaning we won’t be seeing a new Nokia branded phone for a while. Their software section however remains in Finnish hands and one of the best parts of the software division is Nokia HERE Maps. HERE Maps is right up there with Google Maps as one of the better mapping products available, and it’s coming to Android – albeit as a Samsung exclusive. The app will be available for Samsung Galaxy phones as soon as Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Gear S – a Tizen powered self-contained 3G enabled smartwatch – is launched.[Read More...]

by 10:53 AM on August 30, 2014 1 comment Apps
Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Canalys has reported that shipments of smart wearable devices have soared by 640% in the last year, in part thanks to our new obsession with this new category of devices. The report, which shows that Fitbit and Jawbone are clearly leading the pack in the health and lifestyle category, states that Samsung has become the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market in the first half of 2014 with the release of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit helping them to cement their position. The report also notes that Samsung released its fifth smart wearable in[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch
Samsung, too, considering a circular smartwatch

Samsung, too, considering a circular smartwatch

While the first round of smartwatches were square, and not the most appealing visually, it seems the thirst is now for the round smartwatch. Moto 360 is the first one that we’re likely to see, but others too are jumping on board. LG has a rumoured round watch in the works, and it seems that Samsung is keen on the idea as well. SamMobile has published the news, but there’s (unsurprisingly) very little detail to go with. All we’ve got is that the product is under development, and while it won’t launch alongside the Note 4 and other Gear devices on[Read More...]

by 7:27 AM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Rumours, Smartwatch
The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

More teasers are appearing from Samsung that continue to ask “Are you ready to Note?” This time the minute long advert looks at the S Pen and it’s function in the Galaxy Note environment; from communication, to games, to creativity and general interaction with your Galaxy Note device. Finally closing off with the notable date of September 3rd and the phrase “ready to note” which is the date Samsung are delivering their annual presentation. We know it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, through various leaks it’s unlikely there will be much by way of surprises but the Galaxy Note range[Read More...]

by 6:22 AM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung keeps teasing the Galaxy Note 4 pushing the importance of handwriting

Samsung keeps teasing the Galaxy Note 4 pushing the importance of handwriting

Samsung has two really lines of Galaxy devices to release every year, the first is of course the Galaxy S series in the first half and the second being the Galaxy Note series, which Samsung has teased will be announced on the 3rd of September. Today they’ve released a video which focuses on the handwriting aspect of the Galaxy Note series. We already know the benefits of the larger screen, battery life etc. but Samsung wants the handwriting side of the Galaxy Note series and how well the device handles it. The clip shows a large number of people writing[Read More...]

by 6:57 AM on August 23, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones