Sunday , February 18 2018

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

Chris’ Best of 2017

In many ways, 2017 has been more iterative than anything else; rather than any truly new, revolutionary products, we’ve seen iterative upgrades of existing product lines; Samsung’s Galaxy S8 wasn’t hugely different to last year’s Galaxy S7, this year’s Pixel 2 isn’t hugely different to the Pixel, and the companies …

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ZTE halts production on its Axon 7 handset, with no replacement yet announced

In an unusual move, it appears that Chinese brand ZTE has stopped making it’s flagship Axon 7 handset, despite not having announced a successor. Announced about this time last year, the Axon 7 received mostly favourable reviews including from us in Duncan’s January review. ZTE’s Axon 7 has been out of …

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Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Not long after the Pixel 2 range was announced, Google announced the Android 8.1 developer preview, and we’re almost at a final release today with the release of Developer Preview 2. Google says “Near-final system images for final testing” are available today for the latest Pixel and Nexus devices and come …

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