The update to Android 4.4.3, for the HTC One M8, has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia now, with Optus the first to push the update to their customers. The update includes performance optimisation updates for WiFi, Bluetooth and Radios, as well as application updates to Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync Manager according to the screenshot of the update kindly supplied by Michael: The update also includes Security Fixes. These security fixes are actually the ones from Android 4.4.4, as advised by VP, Product Management for HTC US, @moversi on Twitter: @swalker20659 @JasonMacHTC We've incorporated the security fixes[Read More...]
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HTC has announced a new low-end phone for the Australian market, and better yet, it’s designed to take maximum advantage of the newly emerging 700MHz 4G LTE networks, especially Telstra’s which is being touted as a launch partner. The HTC Desire 610 doesn’t appear to be a lightweight though; it incorporates features such as a bright 4.7″ screen, Blinkfeed, and HTC’s BoomSound as well. HTC’s Country Manager, Ben Hodgson, told Ausdroid: Our Desire range presents unparalleled value for customers who want a best in class 4G smartphone, with no compromise on quality, at an affordable price. We have worked closely[Read More...]
From today we’re starting to see the arrival of LG G3 stock available in stores, both from carriers directly, and also in dealers such as JB HiFi. One intrepid Ausdroid editor spotted this in today’s JB HiFi catalogue; not only is the G3 now advertised as being available, but it’s also available in gold colour (which we had heard might not actually have been coming to Australia). It seems it’s here, and it’s available from JB HiFi on Telstra plans. $77 per month gets you the LG G3 in Gold on a Telstra $70 plan, which includes $700 worth of[Read More...]
The update to Android 4.4 for the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD has been a long awaited by Australian owners, ever since Motorola announced the KitKat update for US models last November. But the wait is apparently almost over, with the Australian Motorola Support page now showing the update listed as due to receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While the Razr M and Razr HD support page gives no dates for the update, it’s been saying the 4.4.2 update was coming for a while, the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD was also sold on Telstra, and this[Read More...]
Telstra has today announced that pre-orders for the upcoming LG Flagship, the LG G3 are now open. Telstra has chosen to offer the LG G3 in Titan Black colour options only, meaning that only Optus is making the White version available. The Telstra deal for the LG G3, begins at $70 per month. But there’s a range of plans to get the LG G3 on though ranging in price all the way up to $130 per month over 24 months. Telstra plans also include their ‘Peace of Mind Commitment‘ which allocates you an extra 25GB of data to use within[Read More...]
Telstra has added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of devices, with the Huawei Y530 now showing up on the Telstra Pre-Paid website for $129. The Huawei Y530 isn’t going to wow with top line specs, but for an entry level phone, well, it’s not terrible The full list of specs include: 4.5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen display (480×854) 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 320 GPU 512MB RAM 4 GB storage, expandable to 32 GB via MicroSD Card 5 MP rear camera, VGA front facing Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Connectivity: 2G network[Read More...]
Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]
Telstra has announced its intention to switch off its 2G (GSM) mobile network by the end of 2016. The network, which has been powering mobile telecommunications in Australia for over twenty years now, has reached its end of life, and while Telstra’s 2G network was once one of the best, and carried the majority of Australian mobile traffic, its time has come. Today, Telstra’s 2G network carries just 1% of its overall voice traffic, and with newer networks offering better coverage, faster services, and better features, it’s easy to see why Telstra has decided the time is now. We’ve moved[Read More...]
LG has today announced the official Australian retail availability of their Android Wear device the G Watch. While it went on-sale directly after Google I/O last month, some consumers have been wanting to get their literal hands on the watch before purchasing, and now is your chance. LG advised that the watch will be available in White and Gold or Titan Black for $259 from Harvey Norman and Telstra, the watch will also be available from selected retailers who are yet to be named. The pricing is about on par with the Google Play store, which sells the watch for[Read More...]
Telstra has announced today that the LG G3, and LG G Watch, will be available from Telstra on 5 August. This is fairly big news in respect of the G3, but even bigger news in respect of the G Watch — retail availability of these two giants will no doubt be popular news. G3 The LG G3 will operate on Telstra’s latest 700MHz network and will be available for online pre-order on 29 July. A limited time offer of a $250 VISA gift card with select pre-orders will also be available. Telstra customers can purchase the LG G3 on a Telstra Mobile[Read More...]
In May last year, Telstra and other carriers participated in a spectrum auction, which saw the countries largest Telco, successfully bid on two 20 MHz blocks (40 MHz) of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The license to operate on the 700MHz band becomes available in January 2015, however Telstra today advised they have launched a trial of 4G services in the 700MHz spectrum in six locations around the country. Telstra customers in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith will get the first 700MHz experience on the network, before Telstra rolls it out to more locations in January.[Read More...]
Google has today posted an update on their Factory Images page for the Nexus 5. Designated Android 4.4.4r2 with build KTU84Q, the release is very specifically for the Nexus 5 on Telstra as well as for carrier 2Degrees in New Zealand and the Nexus 5 in India. As well as the factory image, Google has released binaries for the new build as well. Its an oddly specific release and shows some carrier specific fragmentation. We’ll be following up with Telstra to see if we can find out what inclusions are being wrapped up in this release.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]