Despite a March 1 announcement, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available after a bit, starting April 10. As such, carriers here in the US and abroad have announced that they will be carrying the new Galaxy flagship. Those include, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint in the US and Vodafone and Three in the UK. As far as pre-paid is concerned there are a few carriers that will carry the new Galaxy.
Customers of AT&T will be happy to know that their carrier will sell the HTC One M9 and the HTC Grip this spring. The pricing and release date were not provided; however, AT&T did not waist the opportunity to boast that it “currently offers the broadest selection of HTC devices for consumers.”
Getting your mobile device insured is something that should be done. However, the cost of doing so is not cheap and it just adds another expense to what is already a loaded monthly bill. We have good news for AT&T customers that are currently using uninsured devices. The carrier announced open enrollment for customers outside of the usual thirty-day window. Starting today, AT&T customers can choose between three programs to ensure one or multiple devices. Open enrollment will end on March 31; therefore, give it some thought and decide. Really, insuring your phone can be the difference between paying hundreds or a few bucks.
Hit the break for a look at the three programs offered.
If you’re on an AT&T plan and own a 2014-edition Motorola Moto X, you’ll be happy to know that Lollipop is rolling out now in an over-the-air (OTA) update. This update will bring your current version of Android to 5.0.2.
Motorola recommends that your device has at least a 50% charge and is connected to WiFi.
If you want to know what you can expect to see in your Android update, check out the source link below for Motorola’s synopsis of Lollipop.
Did anyone predict that the Galaxy S 6 would be photographed in bubble right? Probably not. Earlier today, the image above was posted on the XDA Forums. It shows the upcoming Samsung flagship in white while covered by pink bubble wrap.
The shot on the left shows the camera and LED flash. Nothing too surprising there. The center shot shows what looks like the metal that everyone has been waiting years to see Samsung utilize. And on the right is the front of the Galaxy S 6. The main portion to notice on the front is the home button. It seems slightly taller than previous Samsung devices and that could be to house the improved fingerprint scanner.
Hit the break for a description from the source.
It seems that everyone is feeling the Six Appeal (except for Verizon), with Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T each teasing an image of the Samsung Galaxy S6 that only differs in color. AT&T appears to have gone one further though, by inadvertently confirmed that Samsung will be releasing two variants of its latest flagship; a regular Galaxy S6 and a Galaxy S6 Edge. This accidental confirmation comes courtesy of a DroidLife reader who noticed that AT&T’s Six Appeal teaser page contained meta tags for both variants of Galaxy S6 handsets.
Last night T-Mobile made it clear they were going to carry the Galaxy S 6 and released a teaser image that appeared to be the Edge version of the said phone. Now AT&T is chiming in with a very similar image other than this time the edge display has a blue tint to it.
I guess this means that AT&T plans on not only offering the Galaxy S 6, but will also offer the Edge version. That’s no surprise since they are currently carrying the Galaxy Note Edge.
Google has signed a deal that will lead to the distribution of their Google Wallet app pre-installed on devices sold by by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T starting later this year. As part of the deal, Google is also buying some technology from Softcard, a mobile payment solution that had been developed by those same carriers.
According to Softcard, the app will continue to work for users that want to make mobile payments – for now. However, this could change as Google starts to rollout their solution on carrier devices. Since Soundcard is selling some of their intellectual property related to the app to Google, it seem unlikely future development will continue. Reports indicate there are no Softcard employees joining Google as part of the agreement, which could be bad news on the horizon for Softcard employees.
AT&T continues to capitalize on their acquisition of Iusacell and expanding into the Mexican market. Last month the carrier added free calling to Mexico for AT&T customers. Not to be left out, AT&T’s prepaid service GoPhone is reaping some benefits of the expansion.
Starting February 20th, GoPhone users on the $60 plan will enjoy the same unlimited calling to Mexico that AT&T customers get.