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It might be slightly too large for your pocket, but Kogan’s newest Android device is still a great addition to your media arsenal.
Last Friday, Kogan unveiled the worlds first Android 4.2 Smart TV. The TV gives you access to an entire realm of entertainment from the comfort of your living room. You can browse the web, watch YouTube videos and stay connected to your entire crew on FB – all without giving up your spot on the couch.
Not to mention, the Kogan TV is 3D capable. The TV can display 2D and 3D images in Full HD 1080P.
The TV will include:
- Built in Pause, Rewind and Record live TV capabilities
- 2 sets of 3D glasses
- Android 4.2
It’s official! No sooner than the rumours emerged that Samsung were looking at releasing an AOSP version of their flagship Galaxy S4, this morning at Google I/O, Google’s VP of Android Product Management, Hugo Barra announced an AOSP Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2.
This Galaxy S4 will differ in a big way from Samsung’s own Galaxy S4 – as mentioned it will be completely AOSP and stock Android, and like a true Nexus it will be available with an unlocked bootloader. This, like we stated yesterday provides individuals with the perfect solution if they desire a Galaxy S4, but aren’t fond of Samsung’s TouchWiz skin. Furthermore, users will stand to benefit from receiving timely updates, like all Nexus devices.
HP have surprised us today by announcing a new convertible Android-based laptop, the Slatebook x2. The Slatebook x2 goes for $479.99, which includes the keyboard dock.
For a smidgen under $500 this new convertible includes a whole lot of bang for your buck. It features some great specifications, with some of the highest quality internals you can find on the market. Further, this is the first non-NVIDIA device to come packing the Tegra 4 processor, which is no lightweight.
The Slatebook x2 features:
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 1920×1200 full HD 10.2″ display
- NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor
- 16GB storage (expandable via microSD)
- 2GB RAM
- Included keyboard dock
The keyboard dock extends your battery life, which can supposedly push it 8 hours …
Do you love your stock Android over OEM skins, but want a smartphone with internals up there with the major flagship devices? Well as one of the tech industry’s most anticipated events is ready to swing into action, we’re receiving the last round of rumours before Google I/O kicks off.
This time, it’s the speculation that Samsung is preparing to unveil the Galaxy S4 “Google Edition” at the conference. Why would Samsung do this you say? Well there are many of us out there who are fond of the Galaxy S4 but absolutely detest Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. Instead of going through all the effort to unlock and root your device to put on an AOSP ROM, talks are that Samsung …
If you’ve been waiting for a Nexus 7 with some decent storage for a while, then you’ll be more than happy to know that Dick Smith has a good deal on the lovely device. This discount plays nicely with rumours the Google could be announcing a Nexus 7 Mark II with a 1080p screen and bumped up specs at the upcoming Google I/O.
I’ve included the Google Play starting price for the 32GB Nexus 7, which pits it at $299 – making the discount save you $70 overall.
If you’re interested in the Nexus 7 then head over to Dick Smith to check out more.
Via: +Forest Lake
Sony has announced today that the much sought after Sony Xperia Tablet Z is finally available in Australia! The Xperia Tablet Z is basically Sony’s tablet version of the Xperia Z, which has had some decent sales figures to date.
Much like the phone, the Xperia Tablet Z is also completely waterproof , dustproof and can be kept in freshwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre. and comes in at an insanely thin 6.9mm. This makes it touted as the world’s thinnest 4G LTE tablet, which is also rocking a 1900×1200 resolution 10.1″ HD WUXGA display. The tablet weights in at 495g, has 8.1MP and 2.2MP cameras, 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1 …
If you’re into Chromebooks and like cheap, yet speedy computer then you’ll love the news that’s come out today. ASUS has announced that they will be releasing their own Chromebook in the second half of 2013.
With Chromebooks having recently launched in Australia, we’ve currently got the 11.6″ Samsung and Acer Chromebooks, as well as the 14″ HP. There’s no sign of the Pixel yet in Australia and nothing over that $400 price point.
According to PCWorld, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said:
Chromebook is good, not on the consumer side, but it’s good in the education and government side, and some for the commercial side
With ASUS entering the fray, we could expect to see a sleek device with …
Update: This article has an Australian twist as from what we’ve heard the international models don’t have this same issue. Most reports from America and Europe we’ve read have said that the phone is silky smooth, and it seems that only Aussies are experiencing these issues. If anyone else has had a good or bad experience we’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below!
Update 2: We’ve also noticed that the Australia firmware for the S4 omits a couple features that international versions have. The Australian S4 cannot have dock items/apps/folders changed and to the best of our understanding lacks the ability to add lock screen app shortcuts.
Three of us here at Android …
Remember the LG Optimus G which despite seeming like a solid phone (to which the Nexus 4 appeared to be based), took a little (too) long to arrive in Australia – so long that it found itself perhaps inadequately up against the aforementioned flagship devices?
Well you didn’t think LG would rest there did you? Well-known leak source @evleaks has posted a photo of what could very well be the upcoming successor to the Optimus G – the Optimus G2. Aside from its somewhat dashing small-bezeled design, the G2 is rumoured to use a Snapdragon 800 …
For far too long, Apples iPads have dominated the consumer tablet realm. However just last month the research firm IDC predicted that all of this was set to change.
Based on IDC’s data, in the first three months of 2013 there were approximately 49.2 million tablets shipped. Of which, 27.8 million ran Android and 19.5 million were iPads.
Whilst Apple is still the single largest tablet manufacturer in the world, Samsung is rapidly gaining on the US technology giant. Samsung shipped 8.8 million Android tablets in the first quarter of 2013.
To illustrate the drastic movements in market share, last year’s numbers for Q1 2013 shows that Apple dominated the tablet market with 58.1% compared to Samsung’s 11.3%. In contrast, …
Here’s an evening deal for you: Samsung’s Galaxy S III 4G i9305 (16GB, Black) for $379!
That’s right folks. Kogan’s at it again with their ridiculously low pricing. Not so long ago, the Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 was priced at $530 and I was thinking ‘wow’. Its LTE brother was priced slightly higher. Now, they’re both priced at a jaw dropping $379!
Note: This might be a misprint as the non 4G version is also priced the same. This doesn’t really make much sense. So if you’re looking out for a new smartphone, I’d be pulling out the credit card before Kogan change the prices!
Make sure to tell us if you do!
Have you been holding out on Sony’s Xperia Z, or have one and just aren’t sure where to take things next? Well, Sony have announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will now be headed for their flagship device. Like the Xperia S (which was Sony’s first foray into AOSP), the Z can hope to improve upon collaborative efforts and benefit from the wide development community.
Sony have stated that the software isn’t presently intended for everyday use – everything is still quite fresh and from the looks of things, Sony are definitely hoping to build things from the ground up, so if you have the Xperia Z you should know what you’re doing before you go ahead and flash …