There were pranks held worldwide on Wednesday, but one Galaxy S6 Edge owner was given an unfortunate truth on April Fools’ Day. On Reddit, /r/DrexelDragon93 posted an image of his Galaxy S6 Edge to show that its display was blanketed with scratches. Then, upon receiving a replacement unit, he discovered that he had yet another Galaxy S6 Edge with a scratched display. Others on the subreddit did not report the same issue and some are saying that perhaps it is just the way that the display looks in certain lighting.
Samsung has not commented on the matter and we do not expect them to do so unless this really spreads to a large number of units.
Hit the break to see an image of the handset with scratches on the display.
Starting today, Verizon customers have the option to remove themselves from the Relevant Mobile Advertising program. The carrier describes the program as a way for marketers to reach audiences with relevant content. However, it was discovered that this form of cookies was undeletable and stuck with individual users. Some labeled them ‘supercookies’ because of their permanence.
T-Mobile just announced Pets Un-leashed, which looks like a winner for those of you with pets in the household. For only $5 extra per month (added to the Simple Choice Family Plan), your pet(s) can stream their favorite pet content without using your high speed data. Now if that isn’t already a great deal, T-Mo has dropped three new pet-friendly apps…
Yesterday, AT&T launched its super-fast U-verse GigaPower Internet service in Cupertino, pipping Google Fiber to the Silicon Valley city post.
T-Mobile launched pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge last Friday, but you couldn’t order the Gold Platinum version, only Black Sapphire or White Pearl.
As of this morning, you can now pre-order the Gold Platinum version in either 32, 64, or 128 GB. Unfortunately your order won’t ship right away since they won’t receive stock until closer to April 10. Don’t forget, you still get 1 year of Netflix for free with any Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge pre-order from T-Mobile.
Just click the source link below to get your order in.
Another retailer, this one online, has started to accept pre-orders for three of the year’s hottest devices. Right now, you can pre-order the HTC One M9 (review here), Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge through Amazon. The online retailer has various storage and color options when it comes to the carrier variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. For the One M9, Amazon has limited the selection to Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Grey all with 32GB of internal storage. The only carrier without its variants listed by Amazon is T-Mobile.
[HTC One M9] [Samsung Galaxy S6]
If you’re still rocking an HTC One M7 on AT&T, you’re in for a treat tomorrow. The Lollipop upgrade on the phone has gotten technical approval from the carrier, so an over-the-air rollout should begin tomorrow. This means AT&T joins Sprint and T-Mobile in pushing out the 5.0 update, leaving Verizon as the last carrier to update the device.
Over the weekend Verizon started to roll out the update to Android Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S 5. This was welcome news to owners of the device who thought they were getting it back in February. However, after starting the process, Verizon pulled the update with no reason given, putting owners of the Galaxy S 5 back into waiting mode. Since resuming the update process, it appears Verizon has updated the update yet again based on changes to the build number.
Korea’s Communication Commission is planning on suspending SK Telecom’s ability to sign up new customers for a seven day period, and it looks like that sanction might hit right on the launch date (April 10th) of Samsung’s Galaxy S6. With SK Telecom accounting for 50% of wireless market share in South Korea, that’s a tough blow to take for Samsung.
T-Mobile with its uncarrier approach has kind of positioned itself as the people’s carrier. With a variety of uncarrier moves, the carrier has gained quite a lot of customers and garnered a lot of attention. Today, the company is tackling something, perhaps, minor, but something we see constantly: carrier maps.