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Samsung announces new multi-function printers with Android 10.1 inch touch-screen panels

Samsung announces new multi-function printers with Android 10.1 inch touch-screen panels

During a dynamic presentation at IFA 2014, Graham Long from Samsung UK has announced a new range of Android running, multi-function printers with a built-in 10.1 inch touch screen which should be available worldwide next month. The Samsung Smart MultiXpress machines feature a touch screen that enables users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other content without needing to connect to a PC or server. You can also preview and edit documents along with annotating capabilities. There will be ten models of MultiXpress printers released across four categories with one colour series: the X4300 A3[Read More...]

by 8:16 AM on September 7, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News
Optus offers up to $450 to switch carrier as well as early upgrades for existing users

Optus offers up to $450 to switch carrier as well as early upgrades for existing users

Optus has kicked off Fathers Day with a new offer to try and tempt more Australian mobile users to say ‘Yes’ to Optus. Following in the footsteps of US based carrier T-Mobile, with their ‘U-Carrier’ initiative, Optus has today announced that they are offering cash and discounts to customers who wish to transfer to the Optus network. Users who bring their number from a competing carrier and sign-up to a 24 Month My Plan Plus contract, will be offered up to $250 trade-in for their existing mobile phone, as well as up to $200 towards paying early termination fees on[Read More...]

by 7:52 AM on September 7, 2014 3 comments Carriers
The new Moto G now available for order in Australia

The new Moto G now available for order in Australia

After being announced yesterday afternoon, the Moto G is now appearing for pre-order on Australian retailers websites. The GoodGuys have put the new Moto G (XT1068) up on their website, with a price of $279, putting the price slightly above the RRP of $269. A call to stores in the Sydney area advise that the phone is only available via order, so there’s no stock in stores at this stage, although that is expected to change later in the month. There’s options to pick-up in store (free) or have the phone delivered to you (around $5 extra), and the site[Read More...]

by 1:23 PM on September 6, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Huawei catches the Android Wear wave, smartwatch coming in 2015

Huawei catches the Android Wear wave, smartwatch coming in 2015

As the Android Wear bandwagon rolls ever onward, we’re starting to see a number of new manufacturers jump on board alongside those who’ve been with the platform from the beginning. In an interview with Engadget, Huawei CEO Richard Yu has indicated that his company also intends to bring a watch to market. The Chinese OEM recently launched its first wearable device – the Talkband – but it seems they’ll be taking their time with Android Wear, with an expected release sometime in 2015. Of course, that could mean we’ll see something at CES. Yu also commented that Huawei’s device will[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Smartwatch
Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

Rumour: HTC has dropped plans to release their own Android Wear watch

When Google announced Android Wear back in March, HTC was named as one of the OEMs who would be producing hardware for Android Wear when it was made public. They even teased a watch in a behind-the-scenes video (which they later denied was the watch), but apparently, they’ve decided to pull out of launching an Android Wear watch. According to Pocket Lint, sources familiar with the matter have advised that HTC has abandoned plans for a smartwatch, at least for the time being. According to the source, rising costs and the popularity of Android Wear watches like the Moto 360,[Read More...]

by 9:31 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, Rumours
Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

Meet Home Tube – a kid friendly YouTube player

After teasing us earlier this week, Aussie developer Chris Lacy has this morning released his latest app – Home Tube, a third-party YouTube player designed specifically for use by kids. Chris has a child himself and after letting his child use his Android devices, he found his YouTube suggestions being a little skewed by the choices his child was making – that is unless he’s developed a love for Dora the Explorer repeats. So, Chris created Home Tube, it’s a YouTube player, as well as a Launcher that you can set and then hand off to your child, safe in[Read More...]

by 9:17 AM on September 6, 2014 0 comments Apps
Motorola advise the Moto 360 has sold out

Motorola advise the Moto 360 has sold out

With the launch of the Moto 360 yesterday, a number of people haven’t let the US only availability stop them, ordering the Moto 360 from Motorola or other sources overnight. But, it seems the stock is in limited supply with Motorola advising that their stocks are now depleted. Unfortunately Moto 360 is sold out on http://t.co/5EZh0UFqjq. Availability may be limited for a while. Get updates: http://t.co/P8bflJKXCj — Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) September 5, 2014 Motorola advise you to keep checking their product page to see if stock has been replenished. There’s also a ‘Notify Me’ button on the website to let[Read More...]

by 8:59 AM on September 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer
Google outlines new updates for Android Wear coming to devices soon

Google outlines new updates for Android Wear coming to devices soon

Google kicked off the Android Wear launch at Google I/O, announcing the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch as the first pieces of hardware running their wearable version of the OS. Since that initial launch we’ve seen a couple of small updates to the devices, but over night, Google has outlined some upcoming updates which will be headed out to all Android Wear devices, both current and future. The updates include a couple of features which Sony outlined in the release of their Android Wear running SmartWatch 3 at IFA, namely that they will be bringing GPS Support and[Read More...]

by 8:47 AM on September 6, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Want to order a Moto 360 tonight from Motorola.com and ship it to Australia? Here’s how!

Want to order a Moto 360 tonight from Motorola.com and ship it to Australia? Here’s how!

The Moto 360 is here. Well, it’s there – if by “there” you mean “the US”. If you can’t wait any longer for the it to arrive in Australia later this year, then you’re probably going to be looking to import your Moto 360 from the US. Motorola’s hot new smartwatch goes on sale in the US at around 2.00am AEST from Motorola.com. It’ll also be available from Google Play and Best Buy’s website in the US, but they’re not much use to us – it can be a pain to access the US Google Play site, and Best Buy[Read More...]

by and 10:07 PM on September 5, 2014 10 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, News
Motorola announce the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro accesories

Motorola announce the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro accesories

Motorola has had a pretty big day, launching three major new products, the new Moto X and Moto G, as well as their long awaited entry into Android Wear, the Moto 360. But that’s not all, as teased on their press invite, they also had an accessory to share with everyone – the Moto Hint and Moto Power Pack Micro. The Moto Hint leaked earlier today and is a discreet wireless earbud, which connects via Bluetooth to your handset. The Moto Hint allows you to use the voice controls on your Motorola phone, as long as it’s within range of[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on September 5, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Motorola announce the new Moto G – coming to Australia this month

Motorola announce the new Moto G – coming to Australia this month

Alongside the new Moto X and Moto 360, Motorola has also announced the new Moto G – again, the rumoured Moto G2 name was incorrect – with Motorola promising a heap great features, including front-facing stereo sound on a 5″ HD Display. The new Moto G is promising all day battery life, along with the latest Android OS (which we presume will be updated as regularly as the original). The new Moto G will have a range of colourful new shells to clip to the back to personalise your phone and with a quad-core processor it should be just as[Read More...]

by 5:01 PM on September 5, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola announce the new Moto X with 5.2” AMOLED 1080p display – coming to Australia later this year

Motorola announce the new Moto X with 5.2” AMOLED 1080p display – coming to Australia later this year

Motorola has just announced the all new Moto X. Instead of carrying the much rumoured Moto X+1 name, Motorola have instead simply called the phone the new Moto X. With the tag line: ‘The new Moto X: Pure style. Pure performance’, Motorola will have a lot to live up to, but their previous efforts with the Moto line, have shown they can deliver performance. Syle wise, the new Moto X will have a curved metal frame body with an upsized screen carrying a FullHD resolution, at 5.2″ and 1080P, it’s going to attract some criticism from fans of the original[Read More...]

by 4:53 PM on September 5, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Moto 360 launches today in the US, later this year in Australia

Moto 360 launches today in the US, later this year in Australia

With Motorola’s product launch underway, we’ve finally got official launch information for the device. The Moto 360 will be available in three models: light stainless steel with a gray or stone leather band or dark stainless steel with a black leather band. Price is US $249, available at Google Play, Motorola.com or Best Buy. If you’re disappointed that the metal band hasn’t made the cut, don’t despair – Android Central reports that a metal band will be included with a new model priced at $299 later in the year. You’ll also be able to buy it separately. The question of[Read More...]

by 4:24 PM on September 5, 2014 13 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch