Want another reason to grab that attractive new AT&T toy from HTC? Amazon is offering the One X smartphone for a cool $150 for both new and existing customers. Amazon’s listed price cuts AT&T’s offering by a full $50. What’s even better is Amazon is not only offering the familiar white version, but it will indeed be offering the sleek gray version as well.
Remember folks, we’ve told you before the One X is the best phone hands down. That means if you’re in the market for a new phone, you need to jump on this deal… today. Hit the source links for more details.
source: Amazon AT&T HTC One X White | Gray
Seems like Verizon is pushing potential customers into getting Android phones instead of iPhones. On the surface, this sounds great for Android. Verizon must love Android if they keep pushing it in favor of Apple’s handset. But the folks at CNNMoney have uncovered something interesting. It’s not that Verizon necessarily prefers Android. It’s that they need to push people into using their 4G LTE network and off of their heavily trafficked and clogged up 3G network.
Last year, Big Red started offering Double Data Deals for 4G users in an attempt to shift more users in that direction. Since the iPhone does not support 4G LTE and only runs on Verizon’s 3G network, and many iPhone users tend to not want to switch to Android, Verizon is seeing their 3G network usage remain relatively high.
As we get closer to the big day tomorrow, we are beginning to get more and more details leaked regarding the anticipated Galaxy S III. While we expect the Galaxy S III to feature an LTE chip to be used on Verizon’s network later this year, it was uncertain whether this Galaxy S III variant would carry the Sammy-built quad-core screamer or an alternative processor such as the Snapdragon line of chips. Well it looks like we have the answer folks. According to a leaked user agent profile obtained by our pals at pocketnow, a Verizon “SCH-I535″ smartphone will feature a Snapdragon MSM8960 processor— aka a Snapdragon S4 chip. While there’s no concrete evidence this “SCH-I535″ smartphone is indeed the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S III, some features of the device hints that this is the Verizon version of the smartphone on the way. For example, there is a heavy scoop of Android 4.0 and a 1280 x 720 (most likely HD) display. Oh and the “SCH-I535″ matches up with other premium Samsung devices sold by Verizon (see SCH-I515 – Galaxy Nexus as example).
This potential strategy of including Snapdragon-based chips by Samsung should come as no surprise really. Samsung previously made it clear that not all of its Galaxy S III variants would feature their in-house chip because simply put— the Exynos processor may not quite be ready to implement LTE technology just yet. So it makes sense for Sammy to include cost-effective alternatives like the Snapdragon which would allow the devices to operate on LTE (think of what HTC did with its One XL smartphone). While we do know the Exynos processor is in a class of its own compared to the competition— the Snapdragon-based chips more than holds its own against other competition. Just ask the AT&T HTC One X smartphone.
Motorola recently sent out a “confidential email” to DROID Bionic owners part of the Motorola Feedback Network, so you know what that means— an update is on the way folks. What this update is exactly, no one knows. But we do have the lovely letter in its entirety, so come join us as we share it with you after you hit the break.
Sprint has launched their version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before fully rolling out their LTE network. This means that users of the device have to depend on Sprint’s 3G EV-DO network for data when not near a Wi-Fi connection. Unfortunately, it seems some customers are complaining that their Galaxy Nexus handsets are not able to attain a reliable 3G connection.
Some customers that have exchanged their phones for a new one are claiming successful 3G connections, so it seems that there’s either a bad batch of phones out there, or there’s some other reason why some specific phones are problematic. Whatever the reason is, it seems that Sprint and Samsung are aware of the issue and will be providing a software fix soon. A Sprint employee posted the following in the Sprint community forums:
Sprint/Samsung are aware of this problem and will be releasing a software update to resolve the issue. Can’t commit to a date yet, but they are trying really hard to get it released early next week. Sorry for your troubles.
So there you have it. If you’re experiencing 3G connectivity issues, you can either try your luck by exchanging your device, or wait just a little longer for the fix to arrive.
We know you all love a good deal or two, so we’re happy to share with you all a super find for those of you interested in the mouthwatering AT&T HTC One X smartphone. Amazon Wireless has the device available for pre-order for a not-too-shabby price of $149.99 for both the white and grey versions of the smartphone— $50 less than what AT&T is offering the smartphone for. That’s not even the best part too— the offer is available for both new and existing customers. Very nice indeed. In case you’ve forgotten, the 4G LTE version of the One X features:
- 3G/4G/4G LTE connectivity
- Android 4.0
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 4.7-inch HD 720p touchscreen
- 16 GB memory
- 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0
If you’re interested, you’ll want to jump on this deal right away before its too late, so be sure to hit the source links for more details.
source: Amazon Wireless Grey | White
via: Android Police
Is the Sprint Galaxy Nexus truly arriving in just a few weeks? It sure appears to be the case folks. Our friends at BGR seem to have gotten a hold of yet another internal document highlighting the device’s arrival on April 22. This latest leak matches up with rumors we’d already heard about last week regarding the April 22nd release date on the NOW Network. Moreover, Sprint stores around the country should be receiving the various merchandising items which would showcase the full potential of the device. All we need now is just the formal confirmation from Sprint and/or Samsung for the imminent release date.
While the device’s April arrival looks to be unofficially official, let’s just hope the majority of the country will be able to enjoy Sprint’s new LTE network sooner than later.
Are you a Verizon customer and see 4G for the first time recently or are getting a stronger signal? In an effort to gain a serious head start over other carriers, VZW just expanded its LTE coverage across the U.S. and lit up a bunch of new markets. The folks over at Droid-Life have compiled a nice big list outlining the new LTE markets and also the ones getting an expansion.
I personally have had 4G in the Washington town that I live in but could never get a 4G signal inside my house until today. I now get a solid two bars in the basement even! The other carriers are going to have a hell of a time playing catch up to this amazing effort from Verizon. Jump past the break to see the full list of new markets and let us know if you are now enjoying the speed of LTE for the first time.
The great thing about the Android platform is the fact it allows us to tinker and modify our devices, despite certain OEMs and carriers making a clear effort to deter us from doing such sinful acts. While HTC has given us some ability to unlock its devices, we do know that some very intelligent and crafty individuals are hard at work trying to make newer HTC devices (and other OEMs for that matter) more accessible to us– the common people, in the meantime. That’s why an anonymous person who has that mouthwatering AT&T HTC One X smartphone is ready to make the device just a little more interesting. Apparently he or she bought a prototype of the smartphone with full S-OFF in the bootloader. While the anonymous person may not be able to do anything on his or her own, the development community is sought upon to try and throw in their two cents on how to crack the additional codes in the phone. Ladies and gents— if the lucky owner and other developers are able to crack the code of the phone, we may just see a new world of potential for the device… sooner than we think. Stay tuned for further developments on this noteworthy story everyone!
Well look what we have here folks. It’s a map showing the plans of Sprint’s 4G LTE Network for the year 2014. The map was posted on Twitter by tech journalist Sascha Segan. It appears to be legit, with questionable drawing skills as some of the states are not properly drawn. I know some maps are drawn up to represent market areas and are not always drawn to represent the States of the U.S. Whatever this case, it shows Sprint’s determination to get 4G LTE out to the masses, no matter how small it seems to be. Jump past the break to see the map and read more.