Yesterday, we reported that Virgin Mobile would be one the first carriers in the United States to offer LG’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Tribute, and now you can order the handset from the operator’s website for just $79.99 on a prepaid plan.
On Thursday August 7, 2014, Sprint announced its plans to close WiMax, the United States’ first ever ‘4G’ network, before the end of 2015. Today, thanks to an anonymous Android Central reader, we now know the exact date for the closure is Friday, November 6, 2015.
Earlier this month, LG announced its next budget-friendly smartphone, the Tribute — essentially a rebranded variant of the F60 with some minor carrier adjustments designed to make the phone function correctly in the United States.
It looks like two carriers in the U.S. are gearing up to launch the handset. According to industry insiders, both Sprint and Virgin Mobile have been in contact with LG and are currently awaiting stock.
T-Mobile earlier announced the Sony Xperia Z3 will be joining their portfolio some time this fall. Although the timing was a bit nebulous, it appears the official release may be imminent. This is considerably faster than the timeline for prior Sony devices to come to the U.S. market. T-Mobile has been the only U.S. carrier to show interest in offering Sony devices to their customers, but in the past the release has typically lagged behind other markets by several months. Part of the reason for the faster release this time around could be the accolades Sony’s latest flagship received during IFA 2014.
Since its announcement, the Moto 360 has started a very spasmodic staged distribution in the United States, been featured in a price listing for its arrival in India, and is now the focus of attention in the United Kingdom.
Although Motorola’s latest smartphone, the Moto X, has been available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon for the past three weeks, U.S. Cellular has only just announced that it too is selling the handset.
Just a day after making the official factory images available to the public, Google has started pushing out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update (build KTU84P) to all unlocked, LTE variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) located in the United States.
Get your grain of salt ready. A report coming from Pocketnow states that the Nexus 6 will be available through Verizon. There was plenty of chatter last year that the Nexus 5 would join Big Red, but that never happened. One good sign is that the Nexus 7 (2013) is available and operable on Verizon’s network. It just is hard to believe that this is truly happening until we actually see it happen.
Like any other device from Google, availability is expected to work on just about any carrier’s network. Verizon, and often Sprint, are left out due to the CDMA technology and wireless bands used. A GSM network is more favorable for a Nexus device. Google opts to go with the latter with global availability being the focus.
It looks like Verizon will soon be offering a brand new 10.1-inch tablet with LTE. This time the tablet is made by LG. An jpeg image link has shown up on the LG web site showing something with a model number of LGVK7oo. The WiFi-only version of the G Pad 10.1 is LGV700 so the new model number suggests that it will be coming to Big Red. The 7-inch G Pad on Verizon comes with a model number of LGVK410 where the WiFi-only version has a model number of LGV410.
Other specs include a 10.1-inch IPS display at 1280×800 resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM with 16 GB of eternal storage and a micro-SD slot. It also has a 5MP rear shooter and a 1.3MP front camera and will have a 8,000mAh battery. There’s no word on when Verizon will get it, but chances are it’ll be before the holiday season kicks off.
source: My LG Phones
After trading barbs with the FCC over the summer upon announcing a plan to start throttling some customer’s LTE data speeds, Verizon announced today that the company was not going to proceed with the change to their network optimization policy. The new policy was going to impact users who crossed over into the top 5 percent of data users and were on a legacy unlimited data plan. This would include users on the LTE portion of the network. Users on 3G are already subject to the policy.