Here we have Verizon announcing that the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime handset will become available online from February 26th and in Verizon Wireless Stores from March 5th. This entry-level smartphone will available for $29 with a two-year contract or $8 per month for eligible customers on Verizon Edge.
It seems that everyone is feeling the Six Appeal (except for Verizon), with Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T each teasing an image of the Samsung Galaxy S6 that only differs in color. AT&T appears to have gone one further though, by inadvertently confirmed that Samsung will be releasing two variants of its latest flagship; a regular Galaxy S6 and a Galaxy S6 Edge. This accidental confirmation comes courtesy of a DroidLife reader who noticed that AT&T’s Six Appeal teaser page contained meta tags for both variants of Galaxy S6 handsets.
The mystery announcement from Motorola on February 25 could be the Moto E (2015). Today, an alleged image of the Moto E (2015) for Verizon leaked. The device, which initially surfaced in January, looks awfully similar to last year’s model. And here we just have that same device with Big Red’s logo stamped at the bottom of the rear.
The following are the specs listed by Best Buy earlier this month:
- 4.5-inch display (960×540)
- Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM (from Qualcomm)
- 5MP rear camera / VGA front camera
- 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot for an additional 32GB
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Source: Android Police
During the Oscars last night, T-Mobile decided to tease the world with the first glimpse of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 6. The image has a glowing Galaxy S 6 with the phrase ‘six appeal’ floating above it. Then, earlier today, AT&T introduced the same teaser and the magenta glow was replaced with blue. Another carrier also joined the fun today, too. The image above was provided by Sprint this evening. Once again, the glow has been switched to match Sprint’s yellow.
Now we are waiting for Verizon to start feeling the ‘six appeal.’
Probably the biggest question smartphone owners have is, “When will I get a software update?” Well T-Mobile is now making it a lot easier to find out that answer. They launched a dedicated site which will let you select your device (phone or tablet) and then find out where things stand.
Software updates have 3 stages and they include manufacturer development, T-Mobile testing, and completion. Once a manufacturer finishes development, they send it to the carrier (in this case T-Mobile) for testing. Testing checks for bugs, which could end up going back to manufacturing development. However, once the carrier (again in this case T-Mobile) is satisfied, then it’s considered completed, and the update will be rolled out. This new site will let you know at what stage your next update is at, as well as what version of Android it will be.
Last night T-Mobile made it clear they were going to carry the Galaxy S 6 and released a teaser image that appeared to be the Edge version of the said phone. Now AT&T is chiming in with a very similar image other than this time the edge display has a blue tint to it.
I guess this means that AT&T plans on not only offering the Galaxy S 6, but will also offer the Edge version. That’s no surprise since they are currently carrying the Galaxy Note Edge.
As one would expect, top officials at mobile carriers get to see devices before they are announced since they have to agree on whether they want to carry the specific devices. In this case, a carrier would have to be completely insane not to carry the Galaxy S 6, but they still go through the motions.
The Korea Herald is reporting that many of the carriers are excited about the Galaxy S 6, as well as the Edge version of the same phone. They even went so far as to say that they are better than the iPhone 6 in terms of design.
So, what do we have here? Only the most detailed picture yet of the soon-to-be-announced Galaxy S6, courtesy of T-Mobile setting up a page where you can register your interest in Samsung’s latest and greatest Galaxy flagship.
Sprint announced today that it is making available a new Family Share Plan that it thinks places it at the forefront in terms of providing value for customers. The new plan provides 12 GB of high-speed data along with unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for only $90 per month. This bests T-Mobile slightly, which has a plan offering 10 GB of data for $100 per month if four lines are on the plan, as the carriers appear to be focusing more on scooping up entire families as customers. In order to achieve this feat Sprint is waiving the normal line access fee for new lines on the plan until March 31, 2016 after which the plan may no longer represent such a value.
It should come as no surprise that T-Mobile had a stellar year. Despite being told otherwise, both CEO John Legere and the company have been pushing an uncarrier approach to how it does business. From music streaming services not eating data to rollover data, the company has done a lot to sway public and consumer opinion. As such, it looks like the move has paid off as T-Mobile posted a fourth quarter profit of $101 million.