Tag "KitKat"

New Android flaw discovered, but Google is already on it

July 28, 2015

Another week, another security flaw, with the latest a real dog of a hack, breaking into handsets using multimedia messages. But have no fear, because our people at Google tell us the company is ready with a patch.

Alcatel tackles budget phones and tablets for under $100

June 2, 2015

Phones and tablets can be expensive, but if you’re more interested to spend a small amount of money, Alcatel might have the answer with two very, very entry-level machines.

Samsung ruggedises a tablet with Tab Active

March 24, 2015

A new tablet is on the way for people who need tablets to be a little more rugged than the rest of us, as Samsung embraces the “Active” name once more.

Six months on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

March 9, 2015

When Samsung launched its Galaxy Tab S last year, we saw a different side of Samsung. No longer was it trying to play catch-up to the iPad, competing properly with a sharp high-res screen, thin textured body, and a speedy processor. Six months on, is this still a great tablet?

Budget phones continue as Telstra releases first prepaid 4GX handset

February 25, 2015

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and that means a whole slew of new phones are on the way, but if you don’t need top tier gear and are looking for a budget handset, Telstra is joining in with a little something of its own for its 4GX network.

Samsung announces metal-framed A7 smartphone

January 13, 2015

Years of saying “Samsung needs to make a metal phone” might finally be paying off, as Samsung announces a new metal-framed phone, though Australia isn’t likely to be on the release list.

Livescribe to work with Android in 2015 (finally)

January 7, 2015

In 2013, when Livescribe announced a new pen that would only work with iOS, we were pretty critical. Gadgets should support all major platforms, not just one, and so it’s nice to see Livescribe is finally waking up and building an Android app for 2015.

Motorola’s X to end the year as the last 2014 smartphone

December 15, 2014

This year has been stellar for smartphones, and customers are now spoiled for choice, but it’s not done yet, and Motorola is getting in what what appears to be the last new release of the year.

Kogan’s sub-$300 4G smartphone given the plus treatment with new model

November 26, 2014

Earlier this year, Kogan and BenQ partnered for a 4G phone that hit under the $300 mark and provided good value, but it’s not done, with an improved edition on the way.

HTC’s 13 megapixel photography phone landing in Australia shortly

November 18, 2014

Like taking pictures? Like taking selfies? If you checked yes on both of those, HTC’s next phone might be for you, and as luck would have it, you’ll even find it on shelves soon enough, too.

Voda gets in with a 4G phone for $99, Spotify included

November 13, 2014

We’re seeing so many 3G budget phones that sometimes you forget we’re living in a 4G world, but Vodafone, it seems, hasn’t forgotten, ready with a budget LTE phone.

Huawei’s 6 inch Note killer arrives in Australia

November 12, 2014

Samsung may have come up with the phablet, but that doesn't mean it's the only company trying to perfect them, as Huawei brings its new 6 inch wonder to Australia, boasting a thinner design than even Samsung's new model.

Oppo introduces the world’s thinnest smartphone (but with no headphone jack)

October 30, 2014

How thin a phone do you need? If you pass off everything today as being too thick, something else is coming, but you’ll have to be prepared to make a sacrifice or two.

Sony hits “start” on PS4 Remote Play

October 29, 2014

One of the most intriguing features to hit a smartphone and tablet is working from today, as Remote Play for the PS4 goes live from, well, now.

Aldi takes on Motorola with a sub-$300 dual-SIM smartphone

October 23, 2014

High-speed 4G isn’t everywhere yet, and there are people that just don’t need it, so if you don’t want to spend more than $300 on a phone, where do you turn? Apparently Aldi is one such place.

HTC, Telstra team up for sub-$200 4G in BlueTick certified Desire 510

October 17, 2014

We’re still surprised that so many 3G phones are out there, but once you’ve gone 4G, you’ll never want to go back, and if cost was the thing stopping you before, it’s never been cheaper to try it out, as demonstrated by Telstra and HTC.

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