Vic Gundotra has taken to his favourite social network to let the world publicly know that something may be keeping Sundar Pichai up tonight. The Google+ post reads:
Hey +Sundar Pichai you struggling to fall asleep too?
Now, we don’t know if it’s just Vic taking us on a wild goose chase or if Google’s decided to let their loyal Plussers in on the news just a little early. Perhaps the man in charge of Google+ mistakenly hit for his post to be public instead of for circles only.
Rumours have long been circulating the Google is announcing the Nexus 5 on October 14th, 24th and the 28th. The first two (among others), rolled around and there was nothing to be seen. The US is about to start the working day of the 28th and this may just be it!
Whatever the case, I don’t think we’ll be hitting the hay any time soon. We’re waiting Google, we’re waiting.
The much anticipated Google Nexus 5 has finally been spotted on the US Play Store! Along with the New Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, the Nexus 5 was officially up on the Play Store for a couple of minutes.
As seen above, the official product description reads:
Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. Starting at $349
Seeing that the description focuses on its camera primarily, this is (thankfully) bound to mean that the 8MP snapper has something special in store. “Starting at $349” all but ascertains the pricing of the 16GB model, while the 32GB variant will probably cost $399 (in the US).
An official image of the N5 has also been leaked, showing new …
Today Samsung held a launch gathering for their hotly anticipated follow up in their Note phablet line – the Galaxy Note 3, as well as its new companion, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
While both were first announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin some two weeks ago to the day, this is Australia’s first look at the next iteration of the phone which spurred its own market and interest in these particular devices, along with a smartwatch that hopes to do the same for its own market – which up till this point, has generated little interest from consumers.
Galaxy Note 3
The Note 3 improves upon everything users loved about the Note II, while adding a slew of …
Another IFA has come and gone. Don’t fret if you didn’t get to watch the event live, we’ve shortened it up and covered the major devices that were announced. As usual, we pretty much knew what the major players like Samsung and Sony had to offer, with constant leaks leading up to their announcements. That still didn’t stop us from being amazed by the range of devices announced though! Here’s a roundup of the major companies that were present in this year’s IFA and the devices they announced:
- Sony announced their new Xperia flagship, called the Z1 (aka Honami). Here’s a quick spec overview:
- 5” FHD Triluminous LCD display with an upgraded Bravia Engine
- IP58 Dust and water resistance
The 2013 Nexus 7 has been available at Australian retailers for the last few days, namely at Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.
The 32GB WiFi only version is retailing for $338, but it seems as though the 4G version has been missing for a little while. While casually browsing the Harvey Norman site I discovered that the 32GB 4G version is retailing for $438, making it a $100 price-bump to jam that LTE radio under the hood.
If you’ve been itching to have a powerful, light Android tablet that runs on a 4G network than head over to Harvey Norman to check out the 4G LTE capable 2013 Nexus 7. You won’t be disappointed.
Remember the Nexus 10, Google’s first foray into the 10-inch tablet sector? The device was first available in November 2012, along with the Nexus 4. However, unlike with other countries, it never journeyed far past Google’s online-only Play Store. The Nexus 10 has been available at other online retailers, but until now has yet to be found in brick & mortar stores down under. However, it would seem that times have changed – the Nexus 10 has been spotted popping up in a few JB Hi Fi’s around Australia.
The N10 has an ultra high resolution screen that brings a 300ppi display to the 10 incher. It is also powered by Samsung’s dual-core Exynos 5 chip and has a nice …
That’s right folks, you read right! Google have today lowered the price on the already bargain (when you consider specs) Nexus 4.
In preparation for the soon to be newest smartphone introduced into the Nexus family, the big G appears intent on clearing as much of the remaining Nexus 4 stock left in the Play Store. This is fantastic news, considering the handset is still capable of holding its own in the market and against its competitors. The added benefit of being a Nexus immediately grants access to timely updates, direct from Google – which will keep it relevant until the day Google decides it’s no longer able to support its hardware (which certainly won’t be any time in the …
As we approach ever closer the Galaxy Unpacked event hosted by Samsung in Berlin on Sep. 4, rumours and leaks are kicking up a notch.
First we start with what’s confirmed. Samsung Electronics’ Executive Vice President of their mobile division, Lee Young-hee has officially stated their upcoming event will, along with the Note 3 introduce “a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear”. Furthermore, and amidst speculation the smartwatch will incorporate a flexible display, Lee commented:
“The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications.”
Lee is confident that the Gear will spark “a new …
Do you think Android manufacturers of today’s flagship smartphones are getting a little too carried away with screen size? Perhaps you have small hands, small pockets, or think your phone makes too big a bulge in your pants? Would you jump at the opportunity to get the latest (and possibly greatest) chip, camera, and 2GB of RAM but in a body-size usually seen in the flagships of yesteryear?
If you said yes to any or all of the above, you might want to take a look at Sony’s rumoured Honami mini.
Specifications and rumours leaked about such upcoming device give it a “mini” screen size of 4.3 inches, but equipped with specifications like a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset, 720p Triluminos …
Of course HTC isn’t sitting on their laurels, and we’re seeing leaks of HTC’s very own supersized smartphone aptly named the HTC One Max. The HTC One Max is pictured in the leaked photo above next to its smaller siblings – the HTC One Mini and the HTC One. Notably, the HTC One Max pictured appears to have a fingerprint scanner – whether this makes it to Australia we’ll have to wait and see, as the leaked render below shows a version without it.
The HTC One …
The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) in its 2013-2014 awards announced a range of winners across a range of electronics including televisions, cameras, and (of course) mobile devices.
Aside from the Sony Xperia Tablet Z’s well deserved award, the other major award of note goes to HTC for the HTC One with European Advanced Smartphone for 2013-2014. Of course, many of you might want to debate this amongst the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Sony Xperia Z, and going forward against the likes of the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia …
Are you still a fan of the 10 inch tablet? Are you looking for an alternative to the Nexus 10?
Earlier this year Sony, the maker of the successful Xperia Z smartphone and the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra and 20.7MP camera Honami smartphones, released the Sony Xperia Tablet Z – a tablet with the simple yet striking design cues of the attractive Xperia Z smartphone, equipped for (at the time) high end specs including a 1080p HD screen, continuing the Xperia’s new trend of being waterproof, and being about 100g lighter than its competitors as well as maintaining a very thin frame of 6.9mm.
Whilst we were impressed with this leap in the tablet space over Sony’s previous attempts …