Phones

  • Don’t expect Android Nougat on your device anytime soon

    Google may have released Android version 7 (aka Nougat) today, but unless you have a Nexus device, expect a lengthy wait. The updated has over 250 major features according to Google, but that does nothing for the revenue of carriers and manufacturers. Ultimately the reason so many Android devices still run...
  • Pre-orders now live for Galaxy S7 on Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin

    Telstra Telstra customers can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now (from Friday 26 February from 12:01am). Customers pre-ordering these phones will receive a free Samsung Gear VR, but you better be quick, with the disclaimer of “while stocks last”. There’s no stated number of GearVRs that are...
  • Microsoft confirms HoloLens will feature at tonight’s devices event

    Tonight Microsoft is holding a devices event in New York, where they’ll talk about a range of hardware products. One of the most hotly anticipated is HoloLens and given it’s been months since the announcement and news has been quiet since, we’re well overdue for some good news. Previously...
  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + and Note 5

    Samsung announced two new phones this week, the Galaxy S6 Edge + and the 5th generation Galaxy Note. This morning in Sydney, Australian media were invited for the local launch of the new devices. After an efficient briefing, it time for a hands-on with the two new large, curved...
  • Oppo Mirror 5 has a fancy back and Android 5.1

    OPPO are continuing to roll out new phones and the latest is the Mirror 5. There’s a lot of attention being paid to the external design of this phone, with the unique back made from a sparkling diamond-like mirrored surface, it’s available in a ivory white or midnight blue....
  • Review: HTC One M9

    The latest flagship from from HTC is the One M9, which is a solid upgrade on last year’s One M8. With HTC’s One series now entering it’s 4th year, we’re expecting a lot with their 2015 model, the only one so far. After spending around a month with the...
  • Review: Oppo N3

    The OPPO N3 smartphone is another device from China, but one with a difference. The company continues to power it’s devices with VOOC (Voltage Open Loop Multi-step Constant-Current Charging) or Flash Charging for normals. This is a rapid-charge technology that means if you’re running low, in as little as five minutes of charge, you’ll...
  • Continuum for Phones could be Microsoft’s biggest challenge to Chromebooks

    Among the many announcements that came out of the first day at Build 2015, was a new feature called Continuum for Phones. Those Windows 10 users will know Continuum as the feature for convertibles which automatically detects if you’re in keyboard and mouse, or tablet mode and adjusts automatically....
  • Updated home screen arrives in Windows 10 for phones build 10070

    Windows 10 for phones has been trailing behind the desktop, especially in relation to new features. Now arrives a new leaked version that shows an update to home screen. Build 10070 shows a massive reduction in the spacing between tiles to make more use of the available real estate....