There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]
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This morning saw the launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s bigger, faster and has more sensors on it than ever before, like the 200 Million customers who’ve already purchased a Samsung Galaxy S series product, there’s millions more waiting to get this latest phone, so we’ve spoken with local carriers here in Australia to see who will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5. Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile has advised that they will indeed be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S5, but have no immediate information regarding pricing and plans for release. They are also looking at the Gear[Read More...]
We’re all getting a little antsy regarding a launch of the Nexus 5, we’ve seen it over and over again – mostly ‘accidentally’ from the official source – we’ve seen it’s internals and externals multiple times and we even know a starting price; but we don’t have an official release date yet. What we do have is rumours, and today there’s one more. There’s been multiple rumours regarding release dates for the Nexus 5, we received a tip that it would be announced October 14th, but it seems that, that was apparently the technical acceptance date. The Kit Kat Google+[Read More...]
Proposed changes to the use of Electronic devices in-flight set to hit the US – what about Australia?
When travelling on aircraft around the world, you are required to turn off your portable electronic devices during take off and landing; while you can use them again after an aircraft has achieved cruising altitude, the period of not being able to use the devices between take-off and landing has frustrated a large number of air travellers. Now a new recommendation by a panel in the US, could see the governing body for flight regulations in the USA – the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) – relax those standards to allow for use of devices for the entire duration of the[Read More...]
Off the back of the IFA events overnight has come a rush of Press releases, Samsung have been quick to notify media outlets this morning of their intent to release the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear Smartwatch and Note 10.1 (2014 edition) in Australia soon. Following the success of the Samsung GALAXY Note range in Australia, we are excited to confirm that Samsung GALAXY Note 3 as well as the innovative new GALAXY Gear and the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will all be launching in Australia soon. Pricing and availability information will be made available closer to the launch[Read More...]
Update: Another reader, acceler8er has informed us that his “unbranded” SGSIII has also received the JB update. One of our readers, Matthew Cranley has just made us aware that the SGSIII phones on the Virgin Network are starting to receive Jellybean, 4.1.2. This update has been long awaited for most SGSIII owners, and it will be interesting to see what improvements it will make to the premium handset. Edited to add: On the off chance, I checked my SGSIII that is on the Live Connected network. It also was ready to receive the Jelly Bean update.
HTC has announced that they will be releasing the HTC one SV onto the Optus Network initially with the phone also going to Virgin Mobile as of the 1st of December. This is the third Android device available on the Optus 4G network which is expanding at a good rate and is now available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane CBD. The One SV does only come with 8GB of storage on-board however as with previous One series phones they are offering Dropbox and SkyDrive integration with the Dropbox option giving customers 25 gigabytes of free online[Read More...]
If you’re desperate to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G then you’re very likely going to get it from either Optus or Virgin Mobile — both are offering it before it launches next month on Telstra — so we thought we’d do a quick comparison of similar plans from both carriers. If you’re after a better, far-reaching 4G network, then you’re best to wait it out until Telstra announces prices. Virgin Mobile is using Optus’s mobile network, so there’s no need to compare those two in that regard. Optus Virgin Plan Cost $60/mo $59/mo Repayments[Read More...]
Virgin Mobile have this morning announced that they’ll also be selling the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G and it’s available for pre-order right now. Virgin are accessing Optus’ new 4G network — no surprises there — and are even offering fairly affordable plans. Virgin don’t have a set release date just yet, though they have written on their site “rumour has it that the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G will be available late September”. If you pre-order now it will shipped as soon it’s available.
According to Australian Business Traveller, Virgin Australia has completed their pilot and it obviously went well they are rolling out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to aircraft servicing the majority of their domestic and short-haul network including trans-Tasman flights this month. The tablet will be available free of charge to business class customers and on flights over three hours in length to flexi far guests -subject to availability. No comment on if economy class would have access to the tablets. The tablets will come pre-loaded with a range of TV Shows(Air Crash Investigations?), Movies(Flying High?) and Music however Virgin advised[Read More...]
Samsung have today pushed out a maintenance update to its flagship Galaxy S III which is said to improve stability and overall performance for Android 4.0.4. We heard back from users who have received the update — which has rolled out to Optus, Telstra, Virgin and generic Galaxy S IIIs so far — who have said that the ROM/Kernel has been updated from LE6 to LF2. @Ausdroid @Statts78 the phone was already 4.0.4 out of the box. It said “stability improvements”, the ROM/kernel was LE6, they’re now LF2 — Nick Fletcher (@omniwolf) July 11, 2012 SamFirmware has confirmed the updates[Read More...]
We’ve been informed by a trusted source of ours that the HTC One V stock that was to be sold by Optus — the device hasn’t launched or been announced yet — has been recalled. We aren’t yet able to confirm the reasoning behind the recall, but we do know this is going to push back the release date of the device for an unknown period of time. Looks like all those dummy units aren’t going to see the light of day in Optus stores for some time yet. Update: We’ve received the internal message sent to Optus Stores regarding[Read More...]
Just as we reported earlier in the week, the HTC One S will indeed be launching on not only Virgin and Optus, but also Telstra. The mid-ranged device will call Optus and Virgin home from July 2nd (Monday) and will then make its way to Telstra on July 17th. Optus will be offering the One S for $0 on their $50 plan over 2 years, and Virgin — just as we reported earlier — will launch it on their Big Plan 39 without the bonus 2GB of data, so you’ll just have 500MB to work with. Telstra have not yet[Read More...]