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A closer look: Samsung Gear Live

A closer look: Samsung Gear Live

One of the surprise announcements (though it was rumoured and leaked a bit) at Google I/O 2014 earlier this morning was Samsung’s Gear Live. In the form factor of the Gear 2 Neo, but running Android Wear, the Gear Live certainly looks to be an impressive piece. Fortunately for the Android community at large, Brent Rose from Gizmodo is at I/O, and has taken a closer look in photos at the Gear Live for us all. Please go give them a page-view, but we’ve got the photos and a bit of info here for you to enjoy. Brent writes that the[Read More...]

by 6:24 AM on June 26, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, News
Rumour: Samsung to launch an Android Wear Smartwatch at Google I/O

Rumour: Samsung to launch an Android Wear Smartwatch at Google I/O

The Gear, Gear 2, Gear Fit, are all now Tizen based, but Samsung isn’t quite ready to go it completely alone in the Smartwatch world, with a report from C-Net stating that they will launch an Android Wear Smartwatch at Google I/O next week. C-Net has been told that the Samsung has been working on two models of Android Wear smartwatch, with the device looking very much like the Gear products released in the past year. One of the Samsung made watches will utilise Samsung’s own chips, while another will be based off Qualcomm’s processors. Samsung has apparently provided the[Read More...]

by 12:14 PM on June 21, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows up in AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shows up in AnTuTu

Samsung’s scattershot approach to releasing phones in multiple sizes and configurations, certainly came up a winner with their Galaxy Note series of phones and this September at IFA in Germany, we expect to see the fourth iteration. Overnight, it appears that the Note 4 has shown up in Antutu bringing two configurations There’s two variants which have shown up, SM-N910S and SM-N910C, with the difference between the two being in the processor. The SM-N910S will be the Qualcomm variant, most likely destined for the international market, which includes a Snapdragon 805 and Adreno 420 GPU. The SM-N910C will be the[Read More...]

by 10:17 AM on June 21, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy F render in ‘Glowing Gold’ shows up

Samsung Galaxy F render in ‘Glowing Gold’ shows up

The rumoured high end Samsung Galaxy F just keeps on showing up, last week it was in ‘Perfect Golden’, but it looks like Samsung has decided that Gold is their colour, with a render in ‘Glowing Gold’ showing up at EvLeaks. The render of the Galaxy F in Glowing Gold, still has the same Wednesday September 12th date on the screen, which was shown in the previous render, but there’s a problem as a quick look at a calendar will show you that September 12th is a Friday. With IFA in Germany, running from the 5th to the 10th, it’s[Read More...]

by 9:50 AM on June 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them as the wallpaper on your Android device. Droidpack Wallpapers contains over 500 wallpapers for you to choose from, and there’s a selection from Google, including wallpapers from stock Android 4.4, 4.3 and Android 3.x. You will also find wallpapers from[Read More...]

by 7:14 PM on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Welcome to episode 116 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we recorded the podcast at an odd time, at short notice, and with only Dan and Jason available – hence the “Emergency Edition” name! We took a look at some of the more interesting local stories of the last couple of weeks and notable app updates. Dan also mocked Jason for buying a Wii U, but his time will come. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson. Topics: Galaxy Tab S Galaxy Note 4 rumours Galaxy F rumours LG Chromebase in Australia Parallels Access comes to Android Moto E –[Read More...]

by 6:17 PM on June 19, 2014 0 comments News
OtterBox unveils the Symmetry Series of smartphone protection

OtterBox unveils the Symmetry Series of smartphone protection

Something most owners of slim and svelte smartphones have probably considered is how to add some protection to such a thin device without making it thick and frankly a bit ugly. OtterBox has introduced its new Symmetry range of smartphone cases to address this concern. Of interest to Android users will be the availability for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), but as you can see pictured above, the cases are available for your friends who’re still stuck in the Apple reality distortion field. The cases are thin, clearly have appealing designs, and are as lightweight as possible.[Read More...]

by 1:36 PM on June 19, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer, News
Galaxy Note 4 apparently confirmed with 5.7″ QHD display

Galaxy Note 4 apparently confirmed with 5.7″ QHD display

Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 isn’t expected to launch until the IFA conference in Germany in September, specs for the Phablet have apparently been outed by a listing on Indian import site Zauba which includes the model #, which led to the discover of the User Agent Profile (UAProf) on the Samsung Mobile website. Zauba listed a phone with model # SM-N910A, which would be the natural model # progression from last years Galaxy Note 3’s SM-N900 model #. The listing further lists the SM-N910A with a 5.7″ screen. A look through the UAProf site on Samsung Mobile[Read More...]

by 6:39 AM on June 16, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Retail Round-Up: This weeks specials

Retail Round-Up: This weeks specials

So it has been a while since we have done a retail round-up of specials available this week at Australia’s biggest retailers, so we here at Ausdroid thought it was about time we bring this back. We are aiming to do this weekly at this stage, of course depending on what the retailers have to offer. So without further delay, here is this weeks Android and Chrome related specials! Coles Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Pre-paid Mobile – $79 – Available now until Tuesday 17 June Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Vodafone Pre-paid Mobile – $69 – Available now until Tuesday 17[Read More...]

by 8:37 AM on June 15, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 Update allows editing of dock icons… finally!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Update allows editing of dock icons… finally!

A frustration known by many Samsung device owners in Australia is the inability to edit the dock icons (shown above), which users see below all app home screens. Just about every other Android phone in existence allows the user to change these ever-present icons — ordinarily users can select Chrome or Gmail instead of the default Messages or Internet icons, or they can replace them with anything they like. Samsung, however, hasn’t allowed users to do this for quite some time, and it’s been a festering sore. It’s something that will probably start to hurt a little less now though,[Read More...]

by 8:12 AM on June 15, 2014 22 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy F shows up in ‘perfect golden’

Samsung Galaxy F shows up in ‘perfect golden’

The premium Samsung Galaxy F is rumoured to be launching sometime in September, with premium specifications designed to bring it into line with other phones launching in the market. And EvLeaks has just shown us the above render of the phone in ‘Perfect Golden’ colouring. The render of the Galaxy F also points to a September release, with a September 12th date on the screen. With IFA in Germany, where Samsung traditionally launches their Galaxy Note series phones, running from the 5th to the 10th, it seems there could be ‘just one more thing’ from Samsung just after the event.[Read More...]

by 6:48 PM on June 14, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 4 with curved screen and Gear Glass at IFA 2014

Rumour: Samsung to reveal Galaxy Note 4 with curved screen and Gear Glass at IFA 2014

September is the time of year when the international press gather in Berlin for IFA. It’s where Samsung has released their Note series phones and this year looks to be no different, with Samsung rumoured to launch the Note 4, but it won’t be alone, with Samsung rumoured to also be launching their Google Glass competitor – Gear Glass. What is interesting this year is that an unnamed Samsung executive has advised that Samsung will announce two versions of the Galaxy Note 4. Not only will they have different processors this time, but they will also differ visually. The unnamed[Read More...]

by 4:12 PM on June 14, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours
Bendigo Bank launches a retail point of sale mobile payment solution called ‘redy’

Bendigo Bank launches a retail point of sale mobile payment solution called ‘redy’

The Bendigo Bank has long been the upstart in the banking community, by aiming their services at communities who actually welcome them. They’ve done well by being big on small business, in a time when some of the larger financial institutions aren’t so interested, and they’ve just launched a retail point of sale mobile payment solution in partnership with Community Telco Australia (CTA), and Samsung Electronics Australia called ‘redy’. So what is redy? redy, is both the platform and app, which uses QR codes as opposed to NFC transactions that larger banks are seemingly aiming for, so iOS users as[Read More...]

by 6:49 PM on June 13, 2014 1 comment Apps, News