Three UK previously announced that they were going to work on implementing new technologies and tools on their network to try to exert some control over advertising hitting their customers’ devices. The carrier is now ready to test this new technology during an event to be held in mid-June. Three UK plans to contact customers to ask them to be part of this testing event. Read more
The Android operating system dominates the global smartphone market, but in spite of that lead position, there are some frustrations that users put up with in using the platform. One concern is a lack of updates to the operating system being released by manufacturers and carriers for devices that are in the hands of consumers. This has been an issue Google has battled for years and it looks like they may be getting ready to deploy a new tool to aid end users by releasing public rankings and hoping this has a shaming effect on those parties who are lax in keeping up. Read more
For a service that isn’t expected to even be profitable for another two years, Verizon bet big on Go90. And while the carrier claims that performance of the Net Neutrality-skirting video streaming app is “satisfactory,” they also know that it got a little bit overhyped and caught a bit of flak for what it is. Read more
Verizon began pushing updates yesterday to both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has the same purpose for both handsets, which will fix Google Play issues, kill off some bloatware, and include a few other nifty features.
Republic Wireless is shaking things up recently, first by adding a bunch of high-end handsets to its range, and today by changing up its plans. Remember when the carrier started giving you a credit for the data you didn’t use every month? Well, that promotion would appear to have been taken away with its newly announced “Clear Choice Plans” that are a little cheaper for the most part. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
With new cellular plans, AT&T is giving consumers the decision of whether to use lower monthly payments, or upgrade to a new smartphone sooner. AT&T says the plans will bring flexibility to both existing subscribers and new subscribers.
Are you in the market for a new 6-inch smartphone? Cricket has a new option and it’s the ZTE Grand X Max 2. It costs just $199.99 with an activation.
Sprint has been on the fence for quite a bit of time whether or not to kill 2-year contracts. Other U.S. carriers have for the most part decided which direction to head in, whether that be keeping 2-year contracts, or going away with them totally in favor of monthly installment payments. A new report out of Android Central is making us believe that Sprint has come to a final conclusion, killing 2-year contracts for good.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced this morning that T-Mobile was adding several new video streaming services to their Binge On platform. Binge On is the carrier’s option to not have video data from partner platforms count against a user’s monthly data allowance for high speed data. Binge On is similar to Music Freedom which does the same thing for streaming music services. With the latest additions, T-Mobile now has over 80 video services participating in Binge On. Read more
Noted tipster Evan Blass posted a new image this morning that shows the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and it is getting as warm a reception as a certain alien creature in a Central American jungle. The device is apparently a model intended for AT&T, so this could be a special version for that carrier or it may just be the only option. Read more