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The latest Android Updates feel like Christmas

Regarding feature updates, Google does an excellent job at staging rollouts to ensure continued fresh feelings for your devices. This time around, several new features cover content consumption, mobility and accessibility. Having a child with disabilities, I'm always keen to...

OnePlus software update promise leaps to the front of the pack

There are significant differences in the Android mobile space around what updates are available. It differs betwen manufacturers and device ranges greatly. A short time ago, OnePlus has taken a leap forward in the pack with regards to updates. OnePlus...

Samsung’s plans for Android 13 rollout are extensive before 2022 finishes

Samsung has significantly improved its rollout of OS updates in recent years. While the Android 13 Beta has been available on a number of phones (recently released high-end devices), the pathway for official rollout is starting to emerge. As a...

Aussie Find X5 Pro owners get official Android 13 (Color OS 13) update

Australian owners of OPPO's Find X5 Pro flagship phones are starting to receive the official Android 13 (Color OS 13) update, just weeks after the beta version was released. Oppo Find X5 Pro owners in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and...

How long should phones receive updates for? The EU thinks 5 years is the...

When buying a phone, there are a lot of factors that many consider. Cost, specs, battery life, connectivity and availability of accessories. For users who like to have the latest and greatest, it's less of a concern, but for...

Lenovo launches new products tablet, thinkpads and gaming monitor in Australia

Lenovo Australia and New Zealand has announced the launch of a suite of new products for the Australian market with the launch of the Lenovo Tab P11 second generation, ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 and and the Lenovo Legion Y32p-30...

Samsung’s S21 series gets a taste of Android 13 goodness

Android 13 is making its way to the masses with the major manufacturers steadily rolling out updates. Now with Samusng bringing a beta version to the S21 series, a lot more users are set to get a taste soon. SamMobile...

Image Gallery: OPPO ColorOS 13 Highlights

Android 13 is rolling out and to their credit OPPO is close behind with a version of ColorOS 13, OPPO's customised version of Android for their phones. We've had a sneak peak of ColorOS 13 Beta on a Find X5...
Oppo Find X5

Opinion: The evolution of OPPO has taken it from family value to flagship contender

OPPO has been in the Australian market for a while, originally breaking into the Aussie market in around 2014. This added another name to the increasing population of the mobile market alongside the likes of Samsung, Moto, Google and...

Android 13 is officially rolling out

If you're not on the Beta program (a wise move if you don't have a second phone to test on), then the official release of Android 13 is exciting. It brings a host of new and improved features ready...

Google is showing some serious love to large screen Android devices

With updates to Google workspace apps, larger screen Android devices are about to become even more functional. Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep are all getting updates that increase usability as we near the release of the Pixel...

Chromecast with Google TV finally gets an update after 7 months

Chromecast with Google TV users might be in for a shock, with the popular streaming dongle finally getting an update that will see the software update bring the device up to build version QTS1.220504.008. The new build version, which is...

June update brings new features and security updates to Google Pixel devices

As is often the way, the June 2022 security patch for Android brings a number -- 23 to be precise -- of fixes to the OS. They're typically stability and minor security issues, while anything truly major would be...

Google I/O: Android 13 has a lot to offer visually and behind the scenes

For the Android faithful and Geeks alike, Google I/O is an exciting time of the year. It's where we get to see the future of the Android platform, other major Google projects (Assistant, Search, Android Auto etc) and, of...

Here’s where to watch the Google I/O Keynote

We're just over a week out from the Annual Google I/O keynote and things are happening. For those that like to brave the early hours, the stream link is live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP-nMZpLM1A The stream is scheduled for 3 am EST on May...

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