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11 Hours Ago   Last year, when Google announced the end of the Inbox by Gmail experiment, we were given the approximate date of March 2019. It is now March 2019, and this means the end for Inbox is near.

14 Hours Ago   As the focus in Australia shifts from 5G carrier projects, Huawei is doubling down on its consumer efforts with what could be the brand’s biggest smartphone launch yet.

14 Hours Ago   What a screw up – almost a week a head of the official launch, Amazon has accidentally published a listing for the Huawei P30 Pro with European pricing included.

5 Days Ago   Formula 1 fans will no doubt be aware that the F1 Grand Prix comes to Australia this weekend, and Epson – a sponsor of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team – took a few of us to Melbourne to talk about their partnership with the racing brand and to show off some of their tech.

5 Days Ago   You may have heard of Fraser Anning. If you have, I’m sorry. The accidental Senator has been a feature of our Australian parliament following the section 44 dual citizenship woes which touched most of the major parties.

6 Days Ago   Twitter has updated its Android app to include an easier-to-access camera to make capturing that important moment on the go all the easier. You can see the new functionality in the tweet announcing the feature below: See it?

6 Days Ago   Aussie pop-culture fans are bound to be getting excited, with news that Oz Comic-Con tickets are going on sale and 2019 already shaping up to be the most exciting to date.

6 Days Ago   HMD Global’s investment in the Nokia smartphone brand has produced some excellent smartphones, and one of the main selling features is the stock Android experience. That includes regular OS updates, and today we can confirm the Nokia 3.1 has received an update to Android 9 Pie.

7 Days Ago   While the top-shelf flagship phones get all the attention, it pays to remember that there are usually other devices announced alongside. We’ve seen many rumours about the P30 to be launched in a couple of weeks, but the P30 Lite has seen relatively less attention.

9 Days Ago   The saying that a rising tide lifts all boats holds a lot of water, but even in a declining market, it’s possible to do well. In 2018, the Australian smartphone market dropped 9% year-on-year, but even in that market, Alcatel has announced today that it did rather well last year, doubling its business and selling … The post In 2018, Alcatel doubled its business in Australia with close to a million sales appeared first on Ausdroid.

9 Days Ago   As much as this sounds like a bit of a catchy phrase to accompany a smartphone launch, when Richard Yu says the P30 will rewrite the rules of photography, there’s a reason people pay attention.

10 Days Ago   Samsung and Optus are keeping their word, bringing the Android 9 Pie update to Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Note 8 customers later this week. According to the Optus software updates page, the update will be rolling out on 13 March 2019, meaning that users have as little as two days to wait until the … The post Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Note 8 customers on Optus 4G are about to get a taste of Android 9 Pie appeared first on Ausdroid.

10 Days Ago   A smartphone launch isn’t really a smartphone launch unless it launches with some other stuff. Generally, a smartphone will launch with some accessories, sometimes they go well, and sometimes they’re poorly thought out.

11 Days Ago   Google is slowly developing its podcast product, and while it might not have feature parity with established players in the field, it’s making improvements to make it better and easier to use.

11 Days Ago   Google Maps has become the second app on the Play Store to hit five billion downloads, after YouTube became the first back in December 2018. Technically, its the third, because Google Play Services has also been downloaded five billion times, but we figure that doesn’t really count, as it’s a core part of virtually every … The post Over 5 billion users have downloaded Google Maps from the Play Store appeared first on Ausdroid.

12 Days Ago   Buying a new Samsung usually comes with perks. If it isn’t the pre-order bonus of free Galaxy Buds that gets your engine going, perhaps its free YouTube Premium access.

12 Days Ago   This week saw a number of interesting announcements across a number of different areas of Android, and what better way to catch up on what you’ve missed than a best of the week round-up.

14 Days Ago   Huawei has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered StorySign app, which helps deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to read using Sign Language. After being announced in December, the app is now live on the Google Play Store for download.

14 Days Ago   Huawei has announced that it will be taking legal action against the United States for codifying a legal ban against the use of Huawei equipment on 5G networks in the US.

14 Days Ago   If you’re keen to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 range, you’re not alone. They’re some of the best looking smartphones on offer at the moment, but this comes with a sting in the tail; they’re not cheap, with prices reaching $2,399.

14 Days Ago   It’s a question we’re asked every time a new smartphone comes out – which one should I buy? In the realm of Android, there’s really three big names you need to know about when it comes to a premium smartphone, and there’s soon to be some more on the market.

14 Days Ago   Smart Compose in Gmail is basically predictive text taken to the next level. Unlike your keyboard, though, which predicts one word at a time, Gmail’s Smart Compose can predict whole sentences.

15 Days Ago   Just last week we saw Alcatel Mobile’s Family Watch on the stand at MWC 2019, and now the watch is here in Australia to give parents some peace of mind for kids that are increasingly on the move.

16 Days Ago   2019 marked the fifth year that Ausdroid has been at Mobile World Congress, and each year as reliable as clockwork Sony Mobile held its press conference on Monday morning, the first day of the show.

16 Days Ago   It’s no longer a new phone, but at eighteen months of age, the Motorola Moto G4 is receiving a software update. It’s not getting Android 9 Pie, though — this update is Android 8.1 Oreo.

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