Verizon and Sprint customers won’t be getting a Nextbit Robin


In September, Nextbit really surprised everyone by announcing that, yes, a CDMA model of the Robin would be made for use on Verizon and Sprint’s networks. The company, despite only just coming onto the scene as a small player in the mobile industry, believed it could serve a segment often overlooked because of their carriers’ inferior technology. While the Robin began shipping to Kickstarter backers on February 16, problems were ahead for the CDMA model. Nextbit was forced to delay the CDMA model of the Robin because of “a number” of uncontrollable factors. And now there’s even worse news than a delay.

Nextbit CEO Tim Moss announced today Verizon and Sprint customers will not get to enjoy the Robin for themselves. The phone’s CDMA model has been canceled.

Verizon confirms Samsung Pay to be ready on March 11th for Galaxy S7 devices


Verizon’s Jeffrey Nelson, vice president for the carrier’s Communications for Enterprise Solutions, indicates in a tweet posted yesterday that Samsung will be ready to rollout a Samsung Pay solution in time for Verizon’s March 11th launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. People who got their hands on early units noted Samsung Pay was missing from Verizon units and they had to resort to sideloading the APK if they wanted to use the mobile payment solution.

How to get the Samsung Pay app on Verizon’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge


So, you’ve just received your brand new, top-of-the-line, Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, and a feature you’ve been looking forward to using, Samsung Pay, is nowhere to be seen. If this is your experience, you probably bought the handset from Verizon. The good news is that you can easily remedy the situation yourself, and it will only take a couple of minutes to do so.

Verizon also shipping the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge early


When Samsung announced them at MWC 2016, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were scheduled for a March 11 release date. It was impressive to see the company have its flagship ready so soon, but it’s a huge surprise that carriers are shipping phones sooner than expected.

Now all of the four big U.S. carriers are shipping the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 early.