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Galaxy S5 Active shown off in the wild

Galaxy S5 Active shown off in the wild

We all knew it was coming, and here it is. The man behind the videos we saw over the last couple of days claiming to be of the Galaxy S5 Prime has gotten his hands on a Galaxy S5 Active(SM-G870A). Unlike the Galaxy S5 Prime he claims to have this one looks absolutely legit. The Galaxy S5 Active has the same heavy duty industrial design of the original, which appears to be fully waterproof and surrounded by a rubberised casing. The phone has the same hardware buttons as the original, but this also leads to speculation as to whether this[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on May 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 113 – Lazy Ass

Ausdroid Podcast 113 – Lazy Ass

Welcome to episode 113 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at the will-they-or-wont-they Chromecast situation at Dick Smith, went over some of the new rumours and leaks about the LG G3 and more! Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Chromecast is / isn’t coming to Dick Smith LG G3 news / leaks Silver vs Nexus Galaxy S5 Prime Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes Stitcher Get in contact with us via our Podcast Email, or leave a comment below.

by 3:13 PM on May 21, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat

If you’re one of the may users who may have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (WiFi) tablet, then you’re in for some good news! Samsung is pushing out a firmware update for your tablet bringing it to Android 4.4 KitKat. SamMobile are reporting that only the Wifi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will receive the update, making it the first Galaxy Note tablet to get the firmware upgrade. The update has begun, with devices purchased in the UK receiving the first look. Included in the update, besides KitKat, are improved performance and battery life, as well as the standard KitKat[Read More...]

by 7:16 AM on May 21, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 — Review

Introduced this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Galaxy Note|Pro (NotePro from here on in) is a giant tablet, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding mobile professional. The specifications are mind-blowing so far as Android tablets go. It features a 12.2″ form factor, with WQXGA Widescreen (18:10 display ratio), running at 2560×1600 pixels (for those playing at home, that’s over four million pixels). Consuming media on this device is amazing. It doesn’t just look good. Under the hood, the NotePro is worthy of your respect. It’s rocking a 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, with[Read More...]

by 5:03 PM on May 19, 2014 10 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Pictures claiming to be of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime in the wild have cropped up over the weekend. The pictures show off the phones design which appears to be similar to that of the current Galaxy S5, but with a metallic band surrounding the phone. The hardware is rumoured to include a fairly significant upgrade, including a 5.2″ 2560×1440 QHD screen, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU. Currently, the Galaxy S5 Prime – the SM-G906 – is said to be launching in the same colours as the Galaxy S5 – Black,[Read More...]

by 11:28 AM on May 19, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Earlier this week we reported that Samsung was rumoured to be launching the Galaxy S5 Prime in Korea in five different colours, well it seems the rumours are true according to a post from The Droid Guy (TDG). According to The Droid Guy, a source close to the Korean company revealed to a South Korean publication, Naver, that Samsung’s first QHD smartphone – the Galaxy S5 Prime G906S – will debut as early as the middle to late next month (being June). The Source has gone on further stating that the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will[Read More...]

by 3:00 PM on May 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Telstra Pre-Paid offering the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 for $249

Telstra Pre-Paid offering the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 for $249

Looking over at Telstra’s website recently, it seems Telstra has added the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to its line up of pre-paid devices. Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3, although spec wise, the phone has is quite a step down. But it’s still quite a decent mid-range phone which includes LTE. Just in case you have forgotten what the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is offering, here are the full list of specs: 4″ TFT LCD Display (480 x 800) Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait (LTE) Adreno 305 (LTE) Snapdragon 400 (LTE) 8GB[Read More...]

by 11:14 AM on May 17, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

The rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime, model # SM-G906 is headed to Korea, according to EvLeaks. The handset, which is rumoured to be launching in June is said to improve on the recently launched Galaxy S5 hardware by introducing a higher resolution screen. The Galaxy S5 Prime, will launch in Black, White, Gold, Blue, and Sweet Pink – similar to what has launched in South Korea with the existing Galaxy S5. The handset is rumoured to launch with a QHD 2560×1440 resolution screen which improves on the FullHD 1080P on the Galaxy S5. Also rumoured for the phone is a metallic[Read More...]

by 5:54 AM on May 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung schedules ‘Tab into Color’ Galaxy Tab event for June 12th in New York

Samsung schedules ‘Tab into Color’ Galaxy Tab event for June 12th in New York

It’s been six months since Samsung unveiled their Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO tablets at CES, and the usual six month product cycle for phones and tablets decress we’re due some new tablet. The time frame makes this invitation from Samsung to attend an event in New York labelled ‘Tab into Color’ not too surprising. While the launch of the Galaxy S5 was labelled Unpacked 5, this Tab focused event will be called ‘Samsung GALAXY PREMIERE 2014′, possibly pointing to a premiere line of Galaxy Tab S tablets, which have been leaking recently. The event is being held at Madison Square[Read More...]

by 11:10 PM on May 15, 2014 0 comments Events, Manufacturer, Tablets
Galaxy S5 Active Support Page: Placeholder found

Galaxy S5 Active Support Page: Placeholder found

The Galaxy S5 Active is coming, at least if you’re to believe the rumours, leaks and now the fact that there are placeholders for the SM-G850F model on a number of countries’ pages inside the Samsung domain. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have already got placeholders that have been found, and there’s likely more out there that are yet to be located. Much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Active, the S5 Active is expected to have near identical specs to its flagship brother, the Galaxy S5. The “claim to fame” for the S4 Active was the water- and dust-proof[Read More...]

by 4:04 PM on May 14, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung releases a 1.5TB wireless media streamer targeting Android users

Samsung releases a 1.5TB wireless media streamer targeting Android users

Samsung has collaborated with Seagate to bring us an external wirelessly-accessible hard drive designed to work with Android devices to bring wireless media streaming to the fore. The drive sports a huge 1.5TB capacity, allowing you to carry around up to 750 movies, over 350,000 MP3s, almost half a million photos, or any mix of the above. Dubbed the ‘Samsung Wireless’, it allows up to five users to connect wirelessly to the hotspot generated by the device, which in turn allows users of Android 2.2 Gingerbread or higher to stream media from the drive. It’s not just Android though; Windows[Read More...]

by 9:11 AM on May 13, 2014 6 comments Accessories, News
Samsung Galaxy S5 to receive an update to fix fingerprint scanner and camera performance

Samsung Galaxy S5 to receive an update to fix fingerprint scanner and camera performance

Samsung is releasing an update to the international version of the Galaxy S5 handset to improve the recognition of integrated fingerprint scanner and to speed up the camera performance. We noted when we reviewed the S5 (as did many other reviewers) that the fingerprint scanner was woefully inaccurate, and often required repeated attempts to get it to recognise a registered print, in contrast to a decent implementation in the iPhone 5S. If Samsung have found a way — in software — to fix this, then that’s great news for those of us who are security conscious but want an easy[Read More...]

by 8:42 AM on May 13, 2014 8 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Details on three new Samsung tablets leak – including the 13.3″ ‘Warhol’

Details on three new Samsung tablets leak – including the 13.3″ ‘Warhol’

Samsung is about to follow into the footsteps of Toshiba, launching a 13.3″ tablet, at least according to a leak from GSMArena. The leak centres on a spreadsheet, which details three upcoming tablets including two SuperAMOLED based devices and the behemothly large 13.3″ ‘Warhol’. GSMArena advise that the three tablets will come in 3G and Wifi variants, and while they’ll have different screen sizes, ranging from 8.4″, through 10.5″ up to 13.3″, they will all have WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution. GSMArena posit that the 10.5″ T801/T800 ‘Chagall’, will be known as the Galaxy Tab S, but there will also be the[Read More...]

by 9:22 PM on May 12, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets