Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will hit all Carriers during Q2

Gizmodo Australia have come through with the goods this afternoon by announcing that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will hit all our favourite Carriers between May and June. This means Telstra, Vodafone, Three & possibly Optus will all get a slice of the handheld, mobile gaming pie. There have been no prices, or any official announcements, made available by the Carriers just yet, but it can't be long before we see each of them pushing this unique device quite hard. Oh yeah, and we'll be reviewing one for you guys as soon as humanly possible. In other Xperia Play... Continue reading

Vodafone snare the HTC Desire Z, due mid March

Today was another feather in the cap of Vodafone, on way to rebuilding their brand, after what has been a horror run for the telco. After nabbing the Legend, Desire HD, Nexus S and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, wrapping them all up in exclusive agreements, Vodafone have now added the QWERTY slider - Desire Z to their stable. Mirroring a lot of what Optus did at the beginning of last year, with their all out assault on the Android landscape, bringing more high end Android handsets like the... Continue reading

Announcing the Ausdroid Nexus S competition! – UPDATE: Now Closed

Update: Our competition has now closed, thanks to all who enter. Good luck! Be one of the first to own a Nexus S from Google in Australia! The Nexus S features Samsung’s groundbreaking hardware to offer amazing performance on Gingerbread, the fastest Android™ platform yet. We’re excited to announce a competition to WIN a Nexus S! This is thanks to Vodafone and Samsung who have partnered with Ausdroid to bring you the latest device running Android’s new Gingerbread platform. Continue reading

Comparison of 1080p video shot from Samsung Galaxy S II and LG Optimus 2X

Shooting 720p was last years technology, this year it's all about shooting video in full HD 1080p. Two of the heavyweights that are expected to hit Oz in the first half of this year are the Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 2X, which are both more than capable of shooting 1080p, so we've put together two videos of these devices shooting at their full (prototype) potential to give you an idea of the quality you can expect to see. Hit the break and press play to push your internet connection to the limit.... Continue reading

HTC Desire & Desire HD getting Gingerbread update around Q2

There have been a few rumours floating around adding to the uncertainty that HTC would update their Desire line of phones to Android 2.3, now Android Community have stated a HTC Executive has said the update (Gingerbread) is indeed coming to the HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z & HTC Incredible S. “We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will received the Gingerbread update in Q2, ” This will bring those phones up to the same version of Android that the new HTC Desire S is... Continue reading

Galaxy Tab 10.1 to launch on Vodafone Portugal for €699

Update: Although we lost the post during our server mayhem, this device is coming to Vodafone AU. Tablets are definitely the king of the hill at the moment, with today being no exception. Engadget have reported that Vodafone Portugal will release the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a not so cheap price of €699. A little bit of converting and that brings it to about $960 AUD - this is in line with pricing for the original 7" tab was when it landed here. Pricing this monster over a $999 price point would be almost instant death for the 10.1,... Continue reading

Vodafone Nexus S pricing leaked online? [Update: maybe not]

UPDATE: If this comment (purportedly from Vodafone) is to be believed, this pricing isn't actually real, and it's taken from a dummy page. Guess we'll keep an eye and ear out and see what eventuates. Vodafone's online shop has been updated to include pricing details for the Android-powered Samsung Nexus S smartphone. Running Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3), it will be available on the $45 Infinite plan, which includes nice things like 1GB of data, unlimited national voice and video calling, SMS and MMS messaging, and social networking sites. It's a twelve month plan on offer, and the Nexus S... Continue reading

Vodafone’s Nexus S will indeed use a Super Clear LCD display, Super AMOLED saved for bigger and better devices

Vodafone have confirmed to us via Twitter, and on their website, that the Nexus S that they stock will be using Super Clear LCD technology instead of Super AMOLED. Why? Well we all know Samsung has some stuff in the pipeline that they are going to need parts for, and as we've learnt from the past, when new stuff comes out, older products lose some of their better features. Before we all get up in arms about how Samsung has failed us and how Super Clear LCD is the worst thing to hit the earth compared to... Continue reading

Boom! Nexus S coming to Australia via Vodafone soon

Update: You'll be able to register your interest from tomorrow morning at 9AM. With a bit of luck they'll supply more than the 1,000 Nexus Ones ;) Update 2: Thanks to a keen eyed commenter, it seems as though Vodafone have listed the Nexus S with only one 12 month plan on offer. The 45 Infinite, along with a hefty $40 handset repayment for the phone itself, each month over the contract. From the information I have gathered, this is $300 more expansive than Vodafone's most expensive handset, Apple's iPhone 4 32GB. Way too expensive in my view, what do... Continue reading

Nexus S heading to Vodafone UK in black and white, Vodafone AU next?

So we're thinking we might be onto something here.. If you remember back to the days when we were all waiting with bated breath to see an announcement of the Nexus One in this great land, it was first announced in the UK on Vodafone, then later it snuck out quickly on Vodafone AU. Now, what we're seeing is the start of that exact same cycle again, but this time with the Nexus S. It has just been announced by Vodafone UK, in black and white variants, with no release date noted just yet. With that... Continue reading

Black HTC Legend coming to Vodafone and 3, Silver hitting Pre-Paid

Today seems to be the Legend's 15 minutes of fame. We have received some anonymous information suggesting that VHA is launching the HTC Legend in black for both Vodafone and Three. It is due to be available this week. It was announced for Vodafone in Europe in October, so it makes sense for it to come here. It will ship with Froyo pre-loaded, so no OTA or download of updates to get the frozen desert. Pricing is set to be the same as the current silver variant. Hit the break for the prepaid info. (more…) Continue reading

HTC Legend to get Froyo within 4 weeks

Update: We have recieved an email, stating that the 2.2 update for Vodafone's Legend is already available as a download, from the HTC website and that the OTA will be in the coming weeks. If you're a Vodafone customer with a Legend and have been hanging out for Froyo, your wait is almost over. We reported about a month ago, that HTC had updated their Facebook page with the news it would start to roll out in the coming weeks. Now according to Vodafone's Twitter feed, Froyo should be available for Legend owners within the next 4 weeks.... Continue reading

Network updates via Twitter for QLD flood areas

Everyone here at Ausdroid can't help but feel for all those affected by the horrible floods that have and still are affecting most of Queensland. If you wish to keep track of how our mobile networks are coping please check below for a list of Twitter accounts to keep up to date with outages and the status of QLD towers. Also if you wish to donate please hit up the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal page. Telstra Optus Vodafone Crazy John's Three If I have missed any accounts, throw us a line in the comments and we will update the post. Continue reading