In our inbox this afternoon was the following news – Telstra Motorola XOOM customers will be able to do even more with their tablets when Telstra sends through the updates to the new Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 software. The update should be available to Telstra XOOM customers in July. Here are some of the improvements and new features customers can expect from the new software: Full support for the final release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web. Resizable widgets to enable further customisation of home screens. The MicroSD card reader activation[Read More...]
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You may have heard of the following four devices or you may even notice a familiar looking chassis in the above image. Either way, these are the top dual-core Android smartphones that are going to hit carriers on our shores in the near future (the Sensation still up in the air, for now): Samsung Galaxy S II HTC Sensation LG Optimus 3D Motorola Atrix Each have their pros and cons, however in the end it’s all up to personal choice. What we’ve done here though, is create a little comparison table comparing some of the more important specs of each[Read More...]
Just in from Sony Ericsson – from 8th June, the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be available with Optus and Telstra. We attended the launch party not long ago, and it seems the launch is now imminent. Xperia™ PLAY delivers a world’s first – a powerful and cool smartphone, access to over 200,000 apps via the latest version of Google’s Android platform (Gingerbread, version 2.3) with the added bonus of a slide-out PlayStation certified game control. Xperia™ PLAY comes with six games pre-installed; Star Battalion (Gameloft), FIFA 10, Madden NFL 11 and SIMS 3 (EA Games), Bruce Lee (Digital Legends)[Read More...]
Remember when we told you the Optimus Black from LG was going to Optus in June? Well it turns out our source was bang on the money. Gizmodo Australia reports that all Carriers will be picking up the Optimus Black, which features a 4″ NOVA IPS display (480×800) and the now obligatory 1GHz CPU. Vodafone and Optus will launch the device this month, with Telstra following next month. The device itself is only 9.4mm thick (1mm thicker than the SGSII) and will run Android 2.2 with an update to 2.3 coming soon after launch. There’s also a gyroscope and 5MP[Read More...]
It’s official, it hasn’t been that long and Optus pretty much beat them to the punch, but Telstra have finally announced they’ll be stocking the most anticipated Android handset of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S II. The 4.3″ handset will launch on Telstra in July, bringing with it theoretically blistering HSPA+ speeds on Australia’s fastest network. The biggest question on everyone’s lips however is of course price, and at this stage both Samsung and Telstra are being cagey about it. Look out for updates on price and availability closer to release, in the meantime you can read our Galaxy[Read More...]
It wasn’t long ago (and it wasn’t unexpected, either) that we announced the HTC Desire S would come to Telstra. After their success with the first iteration of the HTC Desire, it was no surprise Telstra would follow up with the Desire S. Today we can share the launch pricing, following HTC and Telstra’s launch party last night in Sydney. The HTC Desire S will sell through Telstra for $649 outright – available from 31 May 2011 - and will also be available for $5 per month on Telstra’s $59 Freedom Connect plan over 24 months. The plan offers $550[Read More...]
When we received this tip, we first thought ‘That was quick!’ – but it seems that the times are changing, and when telcos say they’re about to release something, they are. Well, Telstra surprised us this morning and announced the availability of the Motorola Xoom precisely when they said they would. Through Telstra, the Motorola Xoom will be available for $840 outright, or on a couple of different plans: $29 Data+ Cap plan + $25 MRO, which includes 1 gb of data each month. Total cost $54 per month. $49 Data+ Cap plan + $25 MRO, which includes 7gb of[Read More...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the most hyped device so far this year. I mean who wouldn’t get hyped up over a 4.3″ Super AMOLED + display, 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU and Quadband 3G supporting every network in Australia at the proper HSPA+ speed of 21Mbit. The Samsung Galaxy S set the benchmark last year and there’s no doubt the Galaxy S II has done the same this year. Just from this intro you can tell how I felt about using the device, though you can read on for some more detail. You know you want to.
Announced this morning, Samsung’s newest addition to the Galaxy smartphone line up, the Ace, will be available online and through Telstra’s retail stores, starting today. Available both outright and on a selection of plans. The 3.5″ LCD packing, 5MP shooting, handset will run in at about $528 outright or starting $0 upfront on Telstra $59 Freedom Connect Plan. The Galaxy Ace comes included with the normal suite of features, you’d come to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy range, including Navigon Navigation and Swype, all ruining atop Android 2.2 (FroYo). Hit the break for a full list of the Acer’s specs.
So Ausdroid has been in Sydney rocking out with the people from Sony Ericsson. We were invited to their exclusive Xperia Launch party — held last Wednesday night — and we had a ball. Buzz and myself both attended what was basically the official launch of the Xperia range, the Arc, the Play and the Neo. We were served drinks and food by computer/console game characters and some famous faces such as Lara Croft and Bruce Lee, all the way up to Slash from Guns N Roses. It was a really enjoyable night, thanks to James at Sony Ericsson and[Read More...]
Here at Ausdroid we’d been given some pretty unconfirmed information from people in the past few weeks regarding the HTC Sensation on Telstra. Today we’ve had it confirmed by multiple people in the know and we’re pretty darn excited about it, though you can still add salt as required. We’ve been told the HTC Sensation will launch on Telstra in the coming weeks (possibly next month) with an announcement in the not too distant future. Update: We’ve heard the Wildfire S and Desire S will launch May 24th. To more concrete news: we’ve been told the Desire S and Wildfire[Read More...]
I wouldn’t usually put up a post detailing my first thoughts on a device, seeing as though I only just received the Samsung Galaxy S II this afternoon, but you guys are just too insistent that I supply my thoughts to you as quickly as possible. So hit the break for a quick read of what I currently think of the SGSII.
If you haven’t yet heard of the HTC Sensation (codenamed Pyramid), it is HTC’s first 1.2GHz dual-core powered Android device with a 4.3″ qHD Super LCD display. Those two specs are more than enough to get your geek juices flowing, then comes the bad news: the bootloader is signed. What does this mean to the average Android user? Jack-all. Though for a savvy Android user this means that you cannot flash custom builds of Android onto the device, which somewhat goes against the openness of Android. Motorola have been getting a kicking over this lately and have said they’ll be[Read More...]