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Top 5: The Best Android Smartphones

Chart: Looking for a new phone? Here are the best Android smartphones available in Australia as of April 28, 2015.


Google Glass 2.0, And Other Tech News You May Have Missed

You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech yesterday? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumours that might have slipped past your radar.


Google Attempts To Fight Patent Trolls With A Pretty Dubious Strategy

Google’s legal team has announced that it will be buying as many patents as possible in order to “remove friction from the patent market” and defeat patent trolls, companies that buy patents just to sue people on bogus charges of infringement. But there’s a big problem with this strategy.


Cost Obsessions Around The World, According To Google Autocomplete

If you ever wondered what sorts of things people are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website Fixr.com did, by examining the top Google autocomplete search terms for every country on the planet.


Google Deploys Person Finder Tool To Aid Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

As reports of the devastation from this morning’s earthquake in Nepal continue to roll in, Google has launched Person Finder, a crowdsourced, missing persons database to help victims of the quake track down their loved ones.


Huge Lack Of Local Support For The Nexus Player's Australian Launch

It’s all good and well Google’s Nexus Player is arriving in Australia very shortly, but one has to wonder what you’ll actually be able to use it for? Fortunately, Ausdroid’s Daniel Tyson has done some digging and discovered the answer is somewhat hit and miss.


Google Glass 2.0 Is Coming, According To A Google Glass Partner

It seems that Google Glass is down but not out: Italian eyewear maker Luxottica — better known as the company behind Oakley and Ray-Ban — has confirmed that it’s working with Google to make version 2.0 of the company’s faceputer.


Google Maps Shows An Android Robot Taking A Big Pee On The Apple Logo

A soldier in the operating system enthusiast wars has taken to the streets of Google Maps to spread a simple message, one that transcends the artificial boundaries of language and culture.


Sending Directions To Your Android Phone Just Got Stupidly Easy

Google’s on a drive to make the search box do much more than searching. Last week, it introduced an option to find your phone from the box; this time, it’s sending directions to your handset with about three clicks.


What Do You Hate Most About Your Mobile Network?

Google has plans to offer its own wireless carrier program through Project Fi, which would (in theory) save people money and offer more flexibility. The reason something like Project Fi is greeted with a clamour of interest is that most of us are unhappy with our current options. Let’s commiserate.


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