AT&T’s prepaid phone service, GoPhone, is adding the Rollover Data benefit to all new and existing accounts. Similar to the feature on regular AT&T plans, GoPhone customers on the $60 and $45 per month plans who have unused data at the end of a cycle can use that data in the next cycle, technically 30 days. Customers do have to renew their plan on time to get this benefit.
AT&T says the new benefit will be available starting on May 15th for new customers. For existing customers, the change will take place on their next renewal date after May 15th. When data rolls over, it is the last used, not first used, so it will only help if you splurge on using data while the rollover is available.
Galaxy Note 8.0 users in the Persian Gulf will be disappointed, as some more provocative news is coming from Samsung Gulf’s Facebook page.
Vivo is one of those smartphone manufacturers that enjoys producing extremely thin devices and frequently retains the title of “world’s thinnest smartphone” with one of its devices. However, Vivo is still subject to the realities of current technology and when it comes to batteries, that means a thicker battery for longer life. Vivo is poised to launch a new variant of their Vivo X5Max on May 13th which comes with a 4150 mAh battery and will be called the Vivo X5Max S. Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is by far one of Samsung’s more interesting devices, especially as developers begin to create compatible applications to fully take advantage of it. Developers and consumers who liked the device will be pleased to hear that the Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge successor has surfaced on the HTML5test database.
Oppo announced Friday that the company will be releasing a Plus version of its upcoming R7 device. Thanks to a recent GFXBench listing, we won’t have to wait until May 20 to see what is powering the Oppo R7 Plus.
Information has leaked concerning Qualcomm‘s upcoming Snapdragon 818 SoC. Sources are telling tech publication STJSGadgets that it will feature a deca-core processor.
Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about what Motorola has in store. They usually announce their products in the late summer to early fall. Of course, we know there will be a new Moto X and a new Moto 360, but let’s not forget about the Verizon exclusive DROIDs. Last year, Verizon chose to go with one DROID, the DROID Turbo. In previous years, they did offer multiple models, and it looks like they might adopt that strategy again this year.
It’s just over a month ago that the OnePlus finally released the OxygenOS for the One handset after numerous delays. While the OxygenOS firmware is meant for international One handsets, OnePlus has just announced it will release a new ROM called HydrogenOS for the One handset in China.
Although T-Mobile is reputed as a GSM carrier, it still has a few CDMA networks out there in the wild. The company however has been very keen to shut down these networks as it pushes customers towards using its GSM (HSPA+ and LTE) bands. Read more
In a Reddit AMA session held by Google officials, the company has yet again made its stance clear on NSA’s surveillance and also voiced strong support for the proposed USA Freedom Act. Read more