HTC’s Desire 626 has been available in Taiwan for a while now, and today it has announced that a version of the handset will go on sale in India. The Desire 626G+, as it will be known in India, is a solid mid-range smartphone with a 5-inch 720p display. Read more
Providing evidence that No Phone Left Behind™ should be the mantra of every major carrier (and reminding us that Bush-era -isms are things of beauty), AT&T has announced the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for Samsung’s now-ancient Galaxy S4. OK, it’s not really ancient, but phone years are like dog years times seven. So the S4 is actually 98 years old.
To be clear, this is an upgrade straight into Lollipop from KitKat, and it’s a big ol’ file at 947MB. So much for laughing at your friends with their massive iOS updates.
Those who follow/like T-Mobile on Twitter and Facebook will have an opportunity to download a remix of Zedd’s “I Want You To Know” for free. Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile plans to allow 250,000 free downloads of the musician’s latest single to promote his True Colors album. The carrier has already done similar promotions with Macklemore and Shakira.
T-Mobile also announced its return as the sponsor of Coachella’s livestream. Beatport, another sponsor of the event, will join T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program as well. This brings the total amount of music streaming services featured on Music Freedom to thirty.
Hit the break for the full press release.
Owners of the HTC One (M8) on AT&T finally have something to look forward to. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that a software update would begin rolling out on April 7. The software update is, of course, for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Versi says that the company received technical approval for the software and that means an update can occur as soon as possible. An delay will only occur if a bug randomly surfaces.
Let us know in the comments when you receive the software update.
Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)
For you US Cellular Galaxy S 5 users, Lollipop has finally arrived for your device with version 5.0.1. To grab the update, you can either head into About Device>Software Update (make sure you have Wi-Fi and you’re signed into your Google account) and get it via an OTA, or use Samsung Kies and update it manually.
For more information and instructions on how to update via Samsung Kies, check out the source link!
source: US Cellular
T-Mobile has discontinued sales of its Sony Xperia Z3 device with just under 6 months of being released. While it may be stunning to hear at first, it’s not much of a surprise to most if one were to really think about it. It’s no secret that Sony’s mobile phone division is well behind its competitors (Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple) and with lackluster sales of its Z3, T-Mobile has no other choice but to yank the device from its shelves. Read more
Earlier today, Sprint announced that it would ship the Galaxy S6 to customers on April 6. That means, following Monday’s shipment, devices will arrive on customers’ doorsteps this week. The carrier does ask that people still pre-order the Samsung flagship so they get it as quickly as possible.
Source: Sprint (Twitter)
Back in February, RadioShack filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and Sprint agreed to move into several stores. The restructuring plan has now been approved and the new entity will be owned by hedge fund Standard General. 1,740 stores will be retained, which is a big drop from the total of 4,000.
If you are the owner of an LG G3 from T-Mobile you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has become available for download via LG’s mobile support tool.
Waiting for a firmware update is something that has become part of life for Android users, and while we may grumble about how long the process takes, it’s almost always a great feeling to see your smartphone get a new lick of paint (unless you are in Norway). It’s now the turn of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport to receive some of the Lollipop goodness.