Google appears to be preparing a big Google Play promotion to celebrate the store’s second anniversary. Users in Australia report that books, games, magazines, and movies have been reduced to as little as AU$0.99 — while others like FIFA 14 have gone completely free.
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Google has taken to its official Twitter account to announced that its second-generation wireless charger for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) is now available from the Play Store in Australia, India, Japan and Korea.
Today, Google officially updated its Play Store support page, to notify consumers that it will soon be launching its Google Play gift cards in Japan with ¥1500 ($15), ¥3,000 ($29), ¥5,000 ($49), ¥10,000 ($97), ¥15,000 ($146) and astonishingly ¥20,000 ($195) denominations.
Two weeks ago, Amazon U.S. officially announced that it has started shipping Google’s latest handset-to-TV dongle, the Chromecast, to the U.K. and Australia, and now reports are flying in suggesting that the team at Mountain View have made the official Chromecast for Android app available to download internationally.
Having already gone on sale in the United States, and been made available to pre-order in the U.K., those in Australia can now place their orders for the device starting today. Prices start at AU$299 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, and retailer PLE Computers says the device is “due to arrive late August.”
Apple and Samsung have been exchanging blows with each other in the Australian courtroom for the past two years. Neither side has emerged as a clear favorite to win, but the case is already breaking records.
Because of the enormity of the case, Australia’s Federal Court has appointed two judges to hear the case together. It’s the first time Australia’s Federal Court has ever needed to have two judges hear a case together.
It has taken its time, but the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally making its way to 3G handsets on Australian’s Telstra. This is the “Premium Suite” package that brings Multi-Window, Page Buddy, contextual menus, Best Face, and a whole lot more to Samsung’s flagship smartphone.
Michael T. Jones has a helluva fun job. He’s the Chief Technology Ambassador for Google, and as such, he not only gets to work for one of the coolest companies in the world, he also gets to cruise around the world and tell people why Google is so darn awesome.
When it comes to Apple, you would think that Michael Jones would have some really mean things to say. In a recent interview with ABC News in Australia, Michael Jones actually praised Apple and said that customers can trust Apple with their private data. But then he added that using Apple Maps might kill you.
Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S IV, its next-generation Android flagship, on March 15 — before it goes on sale in early April. That’s according to a “trusted insider,” who claims the location of Samsung’s Unpacked event is still “top-secret.” Invitations will reportedly go out to the press just after Mobile World Congress at the end of this month.