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Vodafone’s #TheVault competition is underway – details for the Ausdroid Crew inside!

Vodafone’s #TheVault competition is underway – details for the Ausdroid Crew inside!

Hi guys, pardon the intrusion into your daily dose of Android news! It’s Monday May 26, which means – besides being my birthday – that Vodafone‘s #TheVault competition is underway! Vodafone has released clue #1 this morning and it’s time for us to get cracking. There’s now a Google+ Community for the Ausdroid Vault Crew. Ausdroid’s got a full crew of 50 participants, so it’s time to get organised! This is where it gets a little messy, though. I’ve invited those of you I could find on Google+ to join the community, but I wasn’t able to find everyone. So,[Read More...]

by 12:11 PM on May 26, 2014 3 comments Competition
Vodafone and Samsung invite you to crack The Vault – join Ausdroid’s crew!

Vodafone and Samsung invite you to crack The Vault – join Ausdroid’s crew!

Update: As of this morning, we have unfortunately filled all 50 positions we’re allowed in the Ausdroid Vault crew. Last night, Samsung and Vodafone announced a nationwide social competition known as The Vault with a grand prize of 50 – yep, fifty – Galaxy S5 phones. Participants can form crews of up to 50 people and pool their talents, wits and resources in order to win the phones. There’s a weekly combination you’ll need to discover from clues given out daily by Vodafone and Samsung, and a weekly challenge will involve shooting particular photos or videos for additional clues to[Read More...]

by 10:54 AM on May 22, 2014 31 comments News
Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

If you’re the owner of an HTC One (M8) in Australia, you’ve probably seen reports on US Android blogs a few weeks ago about a pending software update. It doesn’t bring the much-awaited jump to Android 4.4.3 — Google hasn’t pushed that yet — but it does bring some new features, bug fixes and other things which are kind of exciting. I managed to capture the update notification this morning so you can see what’s in store: For those who don’t want to load the imagery, here’s a quick list: General stability improvements Call audio performance improvement Addition of a new Extreme[Read More...]

by 11:43 AM on May 16, 2014 12 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei hosted an event in Sydney this morning to announce the Australian launch of the Ascend G6 smartphone, coming to Australian retailers as well as on-contract at Optus from June 2, and Vodafone from June 11. This was a bit of a surprise given the overnight launch of the Asend P7 in Paris (it took a while to realise I wasn’t looking at the P7 once I arrived at the event), but Huawei’s Australian staff were apologetic for the confusion and assured us we’d be seeing the P7 and other products in good time. The Ascend G6 borrows from Huawei’s[Read More...]

by 7:05 PM on May 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer
Vodafone now offering the Gear Fit bundled with the Galaxy S5

Vodafone now offering the Gear Fit bundled with the Galaxy S5

After launching last month with the phone only, Vodafone has now added an option for customers to grab the Samsung Gear Fit when they pick up their Samsung Galaxy S5. While the phones is available in all four colours – Shimmer White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold – the Gear Fit, remains available only in black. The Samsung GALAXY S5 with Gear Fit Bundle is available from as low as $82 per month, although the $87 Red Plan (including 3GB of Data per month) appears to be a better offer. It’s with some trepidation that some customers are[Read More...]

by 12:57 AM on May 8, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Phones, Smartwatch
The Voice HomeCoach now available on Google Play

The Voice HomeCoach now available on Google Play

As a major sponsor of the latest season of The Voice, Vodafone has released their apps to coincide with tonights launch of the second season of The Voice. The app which is also available for iOS, is called ‘The Voice Australia HomeCoach‘ and can be downloaded from Google Play. To access the app, you’ll need to login, or register with Vodafone, all of which you can do from within the app. It comes with a wide variety of features, including a countdown timer which will let you know when the next episode is due. Feature wise, you can expect :[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on May 4, 2014 3 comments Apps
Take the Vodafone network for a spin when you buy a $2 SIM card from Coles

Take the Vodafone network for a spin when you buy a $2 SIM card from Coles

It’s been a pretty dark time for Vodafone over the last few years, the network lost a steady stream of customers over consecutive years, over frustrations experienced with their network coverage. But after investing Billions of dollars over the last four years into their existing 3G and burgeoning 4G network, Vodafones outlook is looking a lot rosier. The outflow of customers appears to be stemmed, and they can proudly claim over 1 million customers are now enjoying the fastest 4G network in Australia. Now Vodafone is looking to invite some of their former customers back to the network and to[Read More...]

by 5:47 AM on April 22, 2014 29 comments Carriers
Olé, Olé, Olé – Vodafone adds Brazil to their list of countries eligible for $5 International roaming

Olé, Olé, Olé – Vodafone adds Brazil to their list of countries eligible for $5 International roaming

Brazil will be the focus of the world in mid-June, when the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in São Paulo when Brazil plays Croatia. If you’re lucky enough to be there in person to see it, you’ll want to phone, text, tweet or tell someone who isn’t there about it. Luckily, Vodafone has today announced they’ve added Brazil to their list of countries covered under the Roam for $5 plan. The addition of Brazil, brings the total list of countries supported to 47. The premise of the Roam for $5 is simple, pay $5 per day and use your[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on April 17, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5 [Ed. we don't count South Korean embargo breakers ;)]. With such a popular phone, Brittany said she was aware that the stock would sell out fast and knowing that the Vodafone stores were opening early for it, she decided to[Read More...]

by 4:21 PM on April 11, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

The launch of the Galaxy S5 is of course going to be a major event in the mobile phone sales calendar and tomorrow is the day Samsung fans have been waiting for. Retailers and carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S5 from tomorrow morning, but Vodafone is trying to get the jump on sales by opening selected stores early, with some open from 6am. There’s limited stock available of the Galaxy S5, so if you’re keen on getting one of these handsets on launch day then you’ll need to be ready to go. The list of stores opening early is,[Read More...]

by 8:52 PM on April 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Welcome to episode 107 of the Ausdroid podcast! With local launches for the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 past, we could finally discuss some Australian specifics like carrier pricing. As both Dan and Jason have the One M8 in hand, we also gave some early thoughts on the device. There’s also a quick roundup of some other notable devices hitting local stores and carriers, and a software update for an old friend. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson and Phil Tann. Topics: April Fools pranks Galaxy S5: Launch, Carrier pricing and SK Telecom selling it early HTC One[Read More...]

by 7:24 AM on April 2, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they’ve un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that’d be you lot), they’d release the update anyway. The update will begin rolling out to Vodafone Galaxy Nexus users from April 8 – only a week away now. This is obviously great news for users who are still snuggling up to their Galaxy[Read More...]

by 5:19 PM on March 31, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Would you like to get your hands on the Galaxy S5 today, to decide whether it’s the next superphone for you? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Vodafone have Samsung’s new flagship in store (well, in selected stores) for you to have a play with and explore. https://twitter.com/VodafoneAU/status/449403515060748288 You can find the Galaxy S5 in the following stores: Store Address State Vodafone Parramatta Shop 5074-5075 Westfield Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW NSW Vodafone Bondi Junction Shop 1015 Westfield Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, NSW NSW Vodafone Sydney: George Street 399 George St, Sydney, NSW NSW Vodafone Chatswood Shop 433 Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood, NSW[Read More...]

by 3:40 PM on March 28, 2014 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones