Google IO 2015 Coverage

AT&T adds Mexico to GoPhone plan, ups data allowance on two GoPhone plans

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AT&T continues to capitalize on their acquisition of Iusacell and expanding into the Mexican market. Last month the carrier added free calling to Mexico for AT&T customers. Not to be left out, AT&T’s prepaid service GoPhone is reaping some benefits of the expansion.

Starting February 20th, GoPhone users on the $60 plan will enjoy the same unlimited calling to Mexico that AT&T customers get.  Read more

Google’s Android One program launches in the Phillippines, brings Android 5.1 goodness

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While many of us are still waiting patiently for Android 5.0 to reach our devices, the Philippines is going one better thanks to Google’s Android One program. That’s right, Android One handsets will be launching in the Phillippines in the coming weeks, with Android 5.1 Lollipop running out of the box for under 5,ooo Phillippine Peso (around $113).

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Lollipop heading to Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition this weekend

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Another device from HTC is being prepared to receive a software update that brings with it the latest version of Android. This weekend, the Harman Kardon Edition of the HTC One (M8) on Sprint will see Android 5.0 Lollipop arrive. Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, shared the news on Twitter, saying that the over-the-air (OTA) update would start this weekend.

Let us know in the comments when you have received the update.

Source: @moversi

RootMetrics performance review for 2014: Verizon leads in all categories, T-Mobile gives impressive metro speed performance

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RootMetrics, a consumer focused, independent mobile network tester, has released its latest United States report discussing where mobile carriers are leading and where they’re falling behind.

For 2014, RootMetrics has taken the crown away from AT&T and given it to Verizon, who took first place in all of the categorical breakdowns RootMetrics tested. Read more

[Deal] Grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet for free at T-Mobile for Valentine’s Day

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If you’re a T-Mobile customer and in need of a new tablet, you’re in luck. They have brought back the “Tablet on Us” promotion to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Starting this Thursday, February 12, you can grab the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 for $0 down and $0 payments assuming you have a qualifying data plan (1GB or higher). All you will have to do is pay the sales tax and keep your plan for 24 months. Not a bad deal.

The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 might not be the greatest tablet in the world, but we are talking Free and it will work on-the-go with its 4G connectivity.

You have until February 16th to get in on this deal.

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HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile to get Lollipop on February 10

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The HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile was originally scheduled to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in a software update sometime today. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be happening as there is an hour left in the day (on the east coast) and no such update has arrived. On T-Mobile’s support page for the HTC handset, February 10 is listed as the new date for Lollipop to start rolling out. The software update will be labeled as build 4.20.531.4 and the start of the roll out is tomorrow; therefore, it may take a few days for the update to reach all device owners.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the update.

Source: T-Mobile

Motorola Moto E (2015) for Sprint listed on Best Buy’s site

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Pretty soon, we expect Motorola to announce the next version of its affordable Moto E handset. A product page went live earlier today on Best Buy’s site showing that the device would cost $99. This specific listing is for the Sprint variant as a prepaid option. Also, specifications and images of the device were included. The Moto E (2015) does not seem to have changed all that much compared to its predecessor.

Hit the break for specifications and images of the device.

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T-Mobile HTC One (M8) getting Android 5.0 Lollipop this Monday, February 9

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Owners of the HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile have something to get excited about this weekend. Android 5.0 Lollipop will start pushing to the device starting this Monday, February 9th.

This news comes from Mo Versi who Tweeted that the update has received technical approval.

Sprint already started pushing the update to their branded One (M8) today, so we can only assume that AT&T and Verizon won’t be too far behind.

source: @moversi