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Chromecast and Chromecast Audio reportedly launching in Australia soon

Australian residents soon will be able to purchase Google’s new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio streaming media dongles. The price for both products will be $ 59.

According to Ausdroid.net:

According to sources, the dongles are both listed in the JB Hifi inventory system, with the launch expected to come within the next couple of weeks. The dongles are both slightly more expensive than the current $ 49 RRP of the original Chromecast dongle, with JB Hifi  [Read More…]

It’s official: Xiaomi Mi 5 is launching on February 24

It’s official folks. Xiaomi will be launching its flagship phone — the Mi 5 — on February 24. Xiaomi’s head of global operations Hugo Barra confirmed the date via a tweet, stating that the phone will be “everything you imagined, and more:”

#Mi5 is almost here! Xiaomi’s first product in 2016, launching on Feb. 24. It’s everything you imagined, and more. pic.twitter.com/FTd0KzFrgD

— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) January 26, 2016

With last year’s  [Read More…]

Spotify is launching video for Android. Should you care?

Music streaming giant, Spotify, announced on Monday that it would begin delivering curated videos and podcasts to its customers. The videos will come from major entertainment companies like ESPN, BBC, Vice, Maker Studios, and Comedy Central.

Less than 10% of Spotify’s current users, in four test markets, have had access to video for the past several months. Now, the Swedish music provider will branch out to a larger audience. Android users will see this new video feature roll out this week in the United States, Germany,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 could be launching sooner than expected

Having seen the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge details continue to surface over the last few weeks, the build up to the inevitable release continues to build momentum. We’ve seen benchmarks for the new Exynos processor for the Galaxy S7 leaked out, as well as a website detailing the screen sizes for the devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was first released on April 10th, 2015, and it was widely expected to be around the same date that the  [Read More…]

The Asus ZenFone Zoom, with 3x optical zoom, is finally launching

Better late than never? That’s exactly the case with Asus’s ZenFone variant that packs 3x optical zoom – the ZenFone Zoom. If you don’t remember, the ZenFone Zoom was actually announced at last year’s CES, alongside the ZenFone 2. But whereas the ZenFone 2 followed up with a proper launch soon after, the ZenFone Zoom quietly disappeared from view.

It appears that Asus was too ambitious and jumped the gun with last year’s announcement. Taking a whole ‘nother year of development,  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally launching in February for $399

The year-long wait for ASUS’ camera-centric smartphone will “redefine your expectations of smartphone photography” on top of Android 5.X Lollipop.

We freely admit that those who live and breathe smartphones are not the most patient bunch. But few can argue that the ASUS ZenFone Zoom has taken its sweet time, having first shown its face some 364 days ago. And today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas the company has finally given word:  [Read More…]

BlueStacks 2.0 is launching: What you need to know

Mobile company BlueStacks yesterday announced a new iteration of their popular Android Emulator “BlueStacks 2”. After hitting multiple major milestones with the original version, the platform has now counted 109 million downloads, with its users consuming over one billion apps per month.

As so many people use BlueStacks, it’s not surprising that their Android user base recently surpassed both Xiaomi and Sony in terms of users to become the 7th largest Android distributor in the world. “I’ve watched this company come  [Read More…]

We’re drawing a line in the sand on devices launching with Lollipop

There are very few reasons for a new phone or tablet to launch with less than Android 6.0 Marshmallow at this point — and fewer reasons for you to buy them.

Things that make sense to those of us who pound keyboards for a living — as well as you on the real-world side of things — don’t always make sense to the folks in charge of actually getting new phones and tablets out the door. So let us be  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Last minute releases, last minute pull backs.

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, things are getting hectic as last minute launches flow out the door. Microsoft’s long-awaited new Windows Mobile flagship finally arrived in the form of the Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch Quad HD hexa-core 20MP beast of a phone. And it’s even beastlier brother, the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is due a week later.

While Microsoft had a successful launch, things have been  [Read More…]

HTC is launching the One A9 in India on November 25

HTC has sent out media invites for a November 25 event in New Delhi, where the company is likely to debut the HTC One A9 in India.

The HTC One A9 is a mid-tier premium smartphone with a design that is strikingly similar to iPhone 6. In the US, the One A9 was launched at an introductory price of $ 399.99, and is retailing for $ 499.99 now.

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