We heard the heat during the summer months in Australia can get pretty intense. For Android enthusiasts, the temperature is about to rise some more with the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi-2 in the continent – albeit unofficially.
It would take us all day to sum up all the questions, doubts and queries we have on the upcoming launches of Sony’s Xperia Z and ZL, so we would be better off listing the things we know.
With so many new quad-core 1080p smartphones coming from left and right, it’s easy to lose perspective on a key aspect of today’s tech market – there are lots of people that care about low prices and low prices alone.
One of the most anticipated Android smartphones to be on display at CES 2013, Sony’s Xperia Z, might have not had many surprises in store spec-wise, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make waves in Vegas.
Since the arrival of Jelly Bean on the Motorola Droid Razr HD in the States earlier in the month, those who own the non-Droid variant of the phone in Australia have been waiting for the good news to travel south of the equator. It looks like you’ll be getting what you wish for a few weeks before Christmas comes.
Android is still just warming up in some markets. In Australia, for instance, Android smartphones have only started overtaking the iPhone. This year so far, 67% of smartphones sold down under were Android devices. Summing up total smartphone usage in the country, Android has overtaken the iPhone, with a 44% market share, versus the iPhone’s 43%, as reported by Australian market research firm Telsyte.
Australian and New Zealand listeners get free mobile apps for Pandora Radio. This is the first international expansion of the company, which is offering new genre stations for local artists of the two countries.
Asus has announced that the 32GB Nexus 7 with mobile data will land in Australia and New Zealand this December, where it will retail for a cool AUS$369.
Less than an hour. That’s how long it took Google Play Australia to see its Nexus 4 vanish from stocks following unprecedented demand. That was two weeks ago, and, just like all across the Globe, Google is still struggling to refill the exhausted stocks.
Though Samsung has gone out of its way lately to ensure all Galaxy S3 users worldwide can get a taste of Jelly Bean, there are still a couple of loose ends to be tied up here and there.