US Cellular now offering Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Tab E

samsung_galaxy_tab_e_verizonUS Cellular has added a new tablet to its lineup, bringing Samsung’s wallet-friendly Galaxy Tab E to the mix. The 16 GB tablet offers plenty of bells and whistles for someone looking for a lightweight device to watch movies and browse the internet on, with some of Samsung’s fancy camera modes and the popular Kids Mode. It offers expandable memory and a 5,000 mAh battery, so it’s a decent option for a binge watching machine, especially if you don’t want to splurge on some of the high end devices. Read more

AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Active


AT&T has at last started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6 Active located in the United States. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest version of Lollipop, compatibility for Samsung Pay and a much-needed patch for the Stagefright vulnerability to the handset.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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T-Mobile receives approval for its Marshmallow update for the Nexus 6


Earlier today, Des Smith, Product Manager at T-Mobile, took to his official Twitter page to announce that the operator has finally received approval for the eagerly-awaited Marshmallow update for the Nexus 6. Unfortunately, no information was given with regards to a distribution date, but we suspect that it will start rolling out any minute now seeing as it’s already almost a month overdue.

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Verizon simplifies its prepaid plans


Every carrier in the United States has been making moves as of late. What better time to do it than the holiday season? Customers new and old are picking up new devices and bolstering their plans with more data. Recently, AT&T brought free roaming to Mobile Share Value plan customers; Sprint upped its network and lowered rates for new customers; T-Mobile launched unlimited video streaming and then gave more data to everyone. Even prepaid carriers Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS have introduced new benefits. Verizon, who last week announced TravelPass, now has simplified its prepaid plans for both basic phones and smartphones.

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