Google IO 2016 Coverage

Demand outstrips supply for BlackBerry’s Priv as shipment dates slip to November 23rd


The BlackBerry Priv has generated a good amount of positive publicity and excitement, which is understandable considering it it BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone, and it’s also the first slider we’ve seen in the Android world for a long time. It would seem that the handset is so popular that BlackBerry has had to push the shipping date back for new orders.  Read more

Google Now adds alternate flights after delays and cancellations


It’s pretty annoying when your flight gets delayed, or even cancelled. It’s even more annoying trying to find an alternate flight to get to where you’re going.

But now, you won’t have to worry about it.

Google Now has added an “alternate flights” view after your flight has been delayed or cancelled, which is a pretty convenient addition to the service.

Source: Engadget


Design choice delays OnePlus One in Europe

OnePlus_One_Official_01If you were one of the people in Europe who ordered the OnePlus One, you may want to check your email this morning. According to, the company is sending out emails to people in Europe explaining that the OnePlus One is delayed due to a design choice. Basically what it boils down to, is the company modified the CE logo to match other icons in an attempt at being as “minimalistic as possible.” Apparently, this was unacceptable and orders that were shipped to soon-to-be owners, were sent back. The email that was sent is as follows:

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OnePlus One delayed again due to CyanogenMod issues


It was all too good to be true, wasn’t it?

OnePlus, a small start-up which planned to release its first mobile device this summer, has delayed the project, dubbed the “One,” once again.

Invites for the OnePlus One were supposed to be sent out in May, but there were software bugs that held back the device from release. It looks like there’s been another bump in the road — there are more problems with the software. The device will come running CyanogenMod, the popular Android-based operating system.

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Sony Xperia Z2 deliveries to be impacted by parts shortages causing delays


In the past we have seen some instances where phone manufacturers dropped the ball on being ready to meet demand for new flagship devices. A new report from DigiTimes indicates the most recent launches by the major companies have been successful with one exception, the Sony Xperia Z2. According to analysts, Sony is being impacted by a shortage of some parts, which is expected to result in a delay of five to seven months in some markets, including the U.S., the U.K., and Hong Kong. It will be interesting to see how this delay may impact Sony’s strategy for the release of their next flagship device. Read more

Vivo Xplay 3S delayed until late February


When Vivo officially announced their new Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone back in December, they were hoping to lay claim to the first smartphone to hit the market with a 2K display. That official announcement followed several leaks in November, like one showing the device’s screen in action. Unfortunately, producing prototypes that help demonstrate a new technology is different from mass production for consumers, a situation that Vivo has been dealing with much to their chagrin. Read more

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 to be delayed until 2014


Using their Twitter account, Gameloft has announced Modern Combat 5, the next in the franchise, is being delayed until sometime in 2014. Gameloft released the first teaser for Modern Combat 5 back in June and it was hoped that meant a release before the end of the year, especially in light of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour being released in December 2012. While fans of the franchise will be disappointed with having to wait more than a year for the next title. if Gameloft does things right they may be able to duplicate the success of other popular titles like Grand Theft Auto that also follow extended breaks between titles. The screenshot above, included in the Twitter posting, appears to be highly detailed. Hopefully game play will match any graphics excellence.

source: @Gameloft_ANZ
via: Ausdroid