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Friday, May 29, 2020

Apple Music appeared on Google Home (and then disappeared just as quickly)

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Last week during all MWC 2019 news, this one almost slipped past our radar; Apple (or Google) brought Apple Music to Google Home as an optional music service. However, almost as quickly, the feature disappeared. With an update to Google Home...

OnePlus maintains its position as the number one premium smartphone manufacturer in India

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A few years ago seeing an opening for a premium smartphone without the premium price tag OnePlus made a push into India and have not looked back since. Counterpoint research have released the Indian sales results not just...

Google has iPhone X range in its sights with new “Night Sight on Pixel...

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Google's Night Sight was incredible when it first leaked. It allows Pixel phones to take almost impossible photos in near darkness, and the results are simply amazing. Now that the Night Sight feature is official, Google is advertising its phones'...

Samsung Smart TVs bringing iTunes Movies and TV, as well as AirPlay 2 in...

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On the surface, this is Apple expanding their footprint but when you look at it deeply - it's really big news. Samsung Electronics announced today it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019...

Huawei and OPPO are the fastest growing mobile brands in Australia

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Many of us would not be surprised when told of the success of Huawei and OPPO in Australia in recent times. New research from Roy Morgan has confirmed that smartphone devices from Chinese-owned Huawei and OPPO are the...

Apple Music update adds Android Auto Support and other new functions

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Since launch, Apple's streaming music has gained traction as a popular service across the two major mobile platforms, but for those on Android it has been lacking some functions. The latest update, rolling out now through Google Play,...

Huawei “charges” Apple in release day troll

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While they're perhaps a touch dormant on new release devices, Huawei are far from inactive in the marketing space. In fact they've once again taken aim at Apple in a rather amusing iPhone release day troll. No...

To notch or not? Huawei’s P20 phones give you the choice

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The advent of the "notch" smartphone design has been controversial, but with multiple manufacturers telling us that phone screens will eventually be taking over 100% of the face of the phone, it's a design element that seems here to...

Chinese super-brands Huawei, Oppo and Vivo claim a quarter of global smartphone sales for...

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According to Gartner reports, the global smartphone market grew 9.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017, on the back of growth of three Chinese manufacturers - Huawei, OPPO and Vivo. Of the 380 million units shipped in Q1,...

Telstra Wifi calling capability expanded to more phones including the Galaxy S8 and S8+

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Telstra's wifi calling service, announced earlier this year, allows seamless transition between mobile phone towers to wifi transmission even while calls are in progress. Today Telstra have expanded the range of devices that are capable of utilising Wifi calling. The...

Taking a look at Apple’s WWDC headlines from an Android perspective

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Every time big announcements come around in Apple, the tech media splits roughly in half. Those who are pro-Apple, and write about how great everything is that was announced, and those who tend to see it as a bit...

Apple could bring iMessage to Android as early as next week

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Apple's developer conference kicks off next week in San Francisco, and while we won't be there, there is some interesting news today about what may come from that event: Yes, Apple is predicted to bring iMessage to Android. iMessage, if you didn't...

Editorial: US Government wants to force Apple to modify software to allow it access...

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There's a rather complex situation coming out of the US in the last couple of days, arising out of the San Bernardino shooting incident which occurred in December last year. We won't go into overwhelming detail, but in essence...

Ausdroid Podcast 149 – TAG, you’re it!

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Welcome to episode 149 of the Ausdroid podcast! The Nexus 6P is still experiencing some issues on the Telstra network, and with a number of owners (including our own Scott Plowman) ready to return the phone Google and Huawei are...

Telstra customers experiencing widespread issues accessing Apple content

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When Telstra announced a tie-in with Apple Music, offering free subscriptions with selected plans, Apple customers were probably fairly excited; though it's not available for Android yet (it might be soon), the service offers an excellent array of musical...

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