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Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to Australia and New Zealand

Pre-orders for Echo in Australia are live now; Music Unlimited launching in February.

Although the Google Home is my smart speaker of choice, there’s one important area in this market were Amazon still reigns supreme – worldwide availability. The company launched its Echo hardware and Music Unlimited streaming service in 26 countries across the globe in early December, and now these two things are coming to Australia and New Zealand.

In regards to Echo devices, Australia and  [Read More…]

Bixby Voice expands to the UK, Canada, Australia and 200 other countries

Samsung’s Bixby Voice service has expanded to more than 200 countries — as long as you speak English.

Well, it’s finally happened, just not in the way many expected. Samsung has announced that Bixby Voice, its assistant-slash-intelligent-interface, is going to be available in more than 200 countries starting today, including Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. Why point out these in particular? Because the service is still only going to be accessible in U.S. English, along with its  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 is going to ‘soft launch’ in Australia later this month

Aussies no longer have to go through grey market imports to get their hands on OnePlus products.

Three years after launching its first smartphone, OnePlus is all set to enter the Australian market. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced in the company’s forums that the OnePlus 5 will be making its way to Australia later this month through a “soft launch program” wherein the phone will go up for sale for a limited time.

OnePlus will be  [Read More…]

Google Home and Google Wifi are coming to Australia on July 20

Google Home and Google Wifi are heading to the land Down Under later this week.

After making their debut in the UK, Canada, and France in recent months, Google Home and Google Wifi are heading to Australia next. Both devices will be available in the country starting July 20.

You’ll be able to get a daily news briefing from Fox Sports, ABC NEWS, The Australian, Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Sky News. You can also control your  [Read More…]

LG starts promoting the G6 in Australia ahead of Mar. 28 launch

Australia will be the first market outside Korea to receive the LG G6.

LG announced last week that it would launch the LG G6 in Australia on March 28, and the manufacturer is now hyping up the handset ahead of its debut in the country. Telstra will be the exclusive carrier partner for the phone, but as of now there’s no mention of pricing.

With the LG G6, not all regions will get the  [Read More…]

Sorry, the OnePlus Australia website is fake

We know you want to see OnePlus sales in Australia, but this isn’t going to help.

OnePlus has yet to bring its phones to Australia, and it still doesn’t have any public plans to do so despite the appearance of a new oneplus.com.au website. Going to that URL sure looks legit, closely mimicking the main OnePlus website design and saying “We’re Bringing OnePlus to Australia” — but as Ausdroid found, the website actually has no affiliation with OnePlus at  [Read More…]

Note 7: Return rate passes 81% in Australia, as Chinese TV criticizes Samsung

A mixed picture as Samsung looks to restart sales in some parts of the world.

As we approach a full month since the Galaxy Note 7’s battery issues first came to light, there are signs of the recall program approaching its conclusion in some countries. Samsung Australia has issued a statement saying 81% of old Note 7s sold in the country. The news comes just over a week since the official Note 7 recall kicked off  [Read More…]

Android Pay lands in Australia

Android Pay has made its debut in Australia. Google’s contactless payments service works with American Express and Visa credit cards from over 25 banks and credit unions, including ANZ, American Express, Macquarie, MyState Bank, and Teachers Mutual Bank. Support for Bendigo Bank and ING Direct will be added soon, as well as MasterCard cards.

Here’s a full list of all the banks and credit unions that support Android Pay:

American Express ANZ Bank Australia Bank of  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay is now available in Australia

Samsung Pay is now available in Australia for American Express and Citibank credit card holders. Customers using either the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, or the Galaxy S6 can now register their cards and start using the contactless payments service.

After debuting in South Korea, Samsung Pay has made its way to the U.S., China, and Spain, and is set to launch in Singapore later this week. The  [Read More…]

Samsung rolls out June security patch to the Galaxy Note 5 in Australia

Samsung has started rolling out the June security patch to the Galaxy Note 5 in Australia.

As noted by AusDroid, the update comes in at 267.61MB, and is available for the unlocked variant of the phone in the country:

The June update is also available to Galaxy S7 edge users in Spain, and should be rolling out to more handsets and regions shortly. Thus far, Samsung has done a commendable job of ensuring that its phones  [Read More…]