There may not be many Desire Eye owners roaming the country, but June 30 will be an exciting day for them. The device’s exclusive carrier, AT&T, will release a software update that bumps it up to Lollipop.
Mo Versi, the HTC employee who announced the update’s impending release, did not specify the exact version of Lollipop coming to the Desire Eye. So it could be Android 5.0 or 5.1, but we will know for which one tomorrow.
Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)
One would expect that the carriers in the United States pay their chief executive officers by performance. By that assumption, the total compensation for Lowell McAdam, Randall Stephenson, Marcelo Claure, and John Legere would be in order of their employers’ position in the market. That, however, is not the case. The total compensation for each CEO really varies because each company has a different set of incentives on top of base salaries.
So who is the highest paid leader among carriers in the United States? Hit the break to find out.
ZTE is launching two new inexpensive phones. The ZTE Maven will be heading to AT&T and the Sonata 2 which is heading to Cricket Wireless. Although everyone likes to hear about the crazy specs of current flagships these two phones are not bad for being budget friendly.
Currently AT&T owns Mexico’s No.3 and No. 4 wireless carriers Iusacell and Nextel. They are planing to invest $3 billion in high-speed mobile internet in Mexico which is expected to cover 40 million people or about one-third of the population within six months. Their goal by the end of 2018 is to reach 100 million.
Everyone loves to praise phones with premium materials such as metal and glass. The only problem with them is durability. Drop a phone with glass and it is practically guaranteed to shatter. Drop a phone with metal and it is going to get nicked and scratched. There is a large group of consumers ranging from construction workers to overall clumsy people that require phones capable of handling drops, spills, and even dust storms. This summer, Samsung and AT&T have worked together yet again to release the Galaxy S6 Active. The phone stays true to the regular, flagship Galaxy S6. Both phones have the same stunning display, speedy processor, and large camera sensor. Really, it’s all the same! So what’s different here? The Galaxy S6 Active’s design will brace it for impact and handle itself in just about any risky situation.
And that’s a wrap for another week in the Android world. There were some exciting stories in the spotlight this week, such as a possible $100 million fine on AT&T and Nest unveiling some exciting products to “focus on the little things, so you can focus on the things that matter.”
The FCC announced today a proposed $100 million fine of AT&T over allegations the carrier was improperly throttling data speeds for unlimited plan customers and in particular that the company failed to adequately disclose the throttling consumers may face. The plans in question were offered between 2007 and 2010 by AT&T. Although the carrier no longer offers unlimited data plans, subscribers who had such a plan could continue to renew them. The FCC contends AT&T falsely labeled plans subject to the company’s maximum bit rate policy as unlimited and failed to adequately inform customers of the maximum speeds they would have available. Read more
Third-party sellers on Amazon have brought the One M9+ and E9+ to the US, despite HTC making it clear that it wouldn’t launch the two devices outside of Asia, which could contribute to the company’s increasingly poor earnings.
If you’re interested, you can sign a 2-year contract to pick up the Active for $199, or start up an AT&T Next financing plan for upwards of $23.17 a month. Read more