Mobilicity sale to Rogers for $465 million approved by Canadian court

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A deal has been struck and approved by a court in Ontario for Rogers Communications, Inc. to purchase small wireless carrier Mobilicity in a deal valued at $465 million. Mobility has been under creditor protection since September 2013 and has been the subject of a bit of a bidding war that includes Telus Corporation. Although Mobilicity is small, the company does possess valuable spectrum, hence the interest from the larger carriers. Read more

Samsung starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for carrier-branded Galaxy S5’s in Canada

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Samsung has just begun pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all Rogers, TELUS, Koodo, WIND Mobile and Bell-branded variants of the Galaxy S5 located in Canada. This upgrade brings the latest version of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Canadian HTC One (M8) owners will see Lollipop update tomorrow

HTC-One-M8_Gunmetal_Silver_Gold1HTC has been hard at work preparing their Lollipop update for the M8, and it’s finally going to roll out to Canadian users on Rogers and Telus starting tomorrow. HTC’s product manager confirmed that the update has passed its testing and certification, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see it start hitting devices.

Unfortunately, still no word on when it’ll be available in the US after missing its 90 day deadline, but hopefully HTC keeps everyone updated about the progress of the upgrade. Read more

Google enables MMS for Google Voice for North American carriers

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Alex Wiesen, a lead manager with Google’s Google Voice team, announced today that MMS support within Google Voice is now live for almost 100 North American based carriers. To the dismay of many people, the list of carriers that gave the go ahead to roll out this update does not include Verizon. Customers on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the U.S. as well as Rogers, Bell Canada and Telus in Canada will have this new option available to them. Read more