AT&T and Samsung are finally pushing out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4. The update is actually a slightly tweaked version of what Samsung has been pushing out (which was is what Sprint’s users received) that brings Mute mode back. Otherwise, the update is identical and gives the Galaxy Note 4 all of Lollipop’s much appreciated new features. Read more
Promoting a new device is typically done through the manufacturer itself, but carriers have some work to do as well. These days, devices are released through multiple carriers; therefore, they need to make sure that consumers choose a specific device on their network. That is the reasoning for the carriers releasing promotional videos focusing on certain handsets. For two of the year’s most popular devices, AT&T has gone the route of in-depth promotional videos. The carrier has a single video covering the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge while another video highlights the HTC One M9. Covered in the videos are specifications and unique services bundled with the devices.
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“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!” So goes the intro to The Twilight Zone and you may feel like you have entered it after reading that headline. A wondrous land of imagination may not be the impression you get from AT&T announcing they are going to start selling the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini starting this Friday, March 20th. Read more
The close relationship between Samsung and AT&T will continue with the upcoming Galaxy S6 Active. The device, according to SamMobile, will launch exclusively on AT&T’s network before making its way to any other carrier. Its model number will be SM-G890A and have similar specifications to the regular Galaxy S6; however, not everything is the same. The measurements and battery size will be altered to meet the rugged and longevity standards of the Active name.
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J.D. Power released a report containing the results of the big four carriers in the realm of lost calls, slow downloads, failed texts, and other network issues. Read more
Building upon its previous arrangement, Audi and AT&T have reached an agreement to have all of Audi’s 2016 vehicles to come pre-installed with AT&T’s LTE service. This deal offers Audi drivers the ability to add the LTE service for an extra $10 per month. In addition, a new capability of AT&T Drive is added where the car can connect to the company’s Digital Life home security and automation platform. This enables the user to control parts of their home straight from their vehicle.
For a little more info, check out the source link after the break!
source: Fierce Wireless
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.
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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.