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Huawei’s Mate X will ship in China from November, for a cool $3500 AUD – Ausdroid

It’s been a long time coming, but Huawei is getting ready to put the foldable Mate X on sale, in China to start with, and with an eye-watering price tag to match. Just how much? Expect to part with upwards of $3000 AUD to get your hands on the Huawei Mate X. Huawei’s Mate X …

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Google wants to help you find a balance between tech and digital wellbeing – Ausdroid

Let’s be honest here, smartphone, tablets and smart speakers and technology have very much taken over our lives and it can be hard enough to find that medium between digital and personal wellbeing now a days. However, its seems Google wants to help you out by making Digital Wellbeing a part of their products and …

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A Google Home firmware update is destroying some devices, and they can’t be fixed – Ausdroid

You mightn’t be aware, but your Google Home devices (Google Home, Google Home Mini, and so on) automatically update new firmwares every so often and install them, almost entirely without your involvement (or even knowledge). Usually, this process is entirely seamless, and they’ll reboot silently at a time when you’re not likely to notice (usually …

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Google rolling out “Rules” automation feature to Pixel phones – Ausdroid

Early in the Android 10 beta program we saw hints of a new automation feature codenamed Routines that would be arriving on Android 10 but come Android 10 release, and the Pixel release, and it has not been seen since. Now some users on Reddit are seeing the feature available on their Pixel phones. The …

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Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are here – what do we think of them? Here’s the Ausdroid hands-on. – Ausdroid

Google’s annual Pixel release is always significant. Excitement reaches fever pitch as the launch date looms, as the Pixel is seen as the phone for the Android faithful. The Pixel sets the tone for where Android goes over the next 12 months, launching with the latest release of the world’s dominant mobile operating system. It …

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Google’s new Assistant will not work for G-Suite users or many students without jumping through a few hoops first – Ausdroid

Google have made a big deal about their new Assistant coming to the Pixel 4 in Australia later this year via an OTA update but the problem is that many users will not be able to use it without performing some software installation acrobatics. Android Police have unearthed the new Google Assistant help document that …

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