Sprint is pushing out lots of updates today. Shortly after rolling out a software update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the carrier has just pushed out yet another update. This time it’s Android 5.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sprint is trying to be consistent with their updates, this one being released exactly three months after Lollipop arrived for the device. That’s always a good sign for a carrier.
Sprint customers who own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge should be getting another firmware upgrade shortly. The update is 147MB in size, and will bring a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements to the two devices.
Sprint will soon add Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Grand Prime to their smartphone lineup on July 10th. The device will be available for $240, which you can purchase without a contract, with 24 $10 monthly payments with Sprint EasyPay, or for $29.99 on a two-year contract after a $50 rebate. Not bad pricing.
The Galaxy Grand Prime sports a 5-inch screen with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It ships with Android 5.1 and several of Samsung’s more popular software additions, including Ultra Power Saving Mode and still has a microSD card. Read more
Sprint has been in the headlines recently, with the news that its CEO, Marcelo Claure, is paid handsomely, that the carrier’s unlimited All-In plan launched with some limits after all. Sprint did get some brownie points for responding swiftly to the video streaming cap, removing the measly 600kbps limit, albeit by slipping in that streaming traffic would be managed when the network became congested. Now, it seems that Sprint is looking at re-invigorating its retail stores strategy by partnering up with Dixon’s Carphone to increase the number of its physical stores. Read more
Marcelo Claure is not the man to mess around with in the wireless industry. Why? Because he will directly call bullshit on you. That is exactly what Sprint’s CEO did to John Legere of T-Mobile following the latter’s tactics becoming all too much to handle.
Well, that didn’t take long. After announcing its ‘All-In‘ unlimited talking, texting and data plan that inexplicably included a 600kbps cap on video streaming, Sprint has decided to mostly remove the limitation.
Sprint’s “All-In” plan they announced earlier today sounds awesome. It’s simple to understand, costs only $80 per month (including the phone and access fees), and offers customers unlimited talking, texting, and data. Sounds almost too good to be true for a postpaid carrier plan, right? Well, it is. Kinda.
Some fine details in the terms and conditions of Sprint’s new plan suggests that the carrier will place a 600 kbps cap on all streaming video for users on this new plan. Yeah, 600 kbps. That’s just barely over the recommended internet speed that Google suggests for YouTube, and you can bet that’s not HD video. Read more
Sprint announced today their own step to take a swing at changing how the wireless carrier industry operates. Promising to help end customer confusion over pricing plans for cell phone service, Sprint’s new “All-In” pricing provides a simple, clear, straightforward price for customers. The All-In Wireless plan will run $80 per month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data and includes the price of a wireless smartphone. Read more
Sprint has finally started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in the United States. As for the added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
This week, Sprint will push a software update to its HTC One M9 that includes the latest version of Android. The flagship from HTC will receive Android 5.1 Lollipop in addition to some camera fixes on Wednesday. Being that the specifications of the One M9 have been underwhelming to some, providing timely software updates and a clean user interface is vital for HTC’s success. The company has issued multiple software updates to fix the camera’s quality as well.