Sprint chairman wants to try and purchase T-Mobile

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It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile since SoftBank took over the carrier last year. However, in a recent television interview, Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son publicly stated that he would absolutely love to try and purchase the Uncarrier. He did clarify that at this point in time, Sprint hasn’t made an offer for T-Mobile. They’re still working closely with banks and antitrust authorities to try to get the finer details worked out before moving forward with any kind of deal. » Read the rest

Sprint announces which other Samsung devices will receive KitKat

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Sprint already began KitKat rollouts for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Note 3, and today the carrier announced which other devices will receive the new operating system. Sprint still has plans to update the Galaxy Note II, S 4 mini, S III,  Mega and  Tab 3 7.0. Timing for these releases has not yet been announced. Some of the features the update includes are Location Menu, Enhanced Messaging, and Updated Lock Screen Features.

Source: Sprint

Android 4.4.2 update for Sprint Moto X ready to roll out

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The Sprint variant of the Moto X is set to get the Android 4.4.2 update as build 161.44.32. This update will include the same changes as the T-Mobile and Verizon Moto X models.

The features that will be brought to the device include improved battery life, the ability to cloud print, and a fix for email sync. You can check for the update yourself by going to Settings > About phone > System updates.

Source: Motorola

Sprint launches WiFi Calling, access starts today for two devices

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S 4 Mini on Sprint’s network should be expecting a software update very soon. That is because Sprint has launched WiFi Calling and those two devices are the first to gain access. Unsurprisingly, WiFi Calling will allow all calls and messages to take place over a WiFi network. The update for the Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S 4 Mini will be rolling out over the next few weeks.

Let us know in the comments if you have gotten the update!

Source: Sprint

Sprint Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update now available

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Yesterday, Samsung posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and we expected the OTA to follow soon. As expected, Samsung already started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3.

The over-the-air (OTA) update is sized at 503 MB with the build number of N900PVPUCNAB. The update brings the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces a few changes, such as the ability to choose the default texting app, improved location settings, camera shortcut on the lockscreen and much more.

The US Cellular Galaxy Note 3 should start receiving the update soon as it was expected to arrive yesterday. Until then, update your Sprint Galaxy Note 3 to the latest Android version and stay tuned for more updates.

HTC posts manual Android 4.3 update for Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE

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HTC said they wanted to get the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint updated to Android 4.3 by mid-February, and they’ve hit that goal. HTC’s VP Martin Fichter posted a link on his Twitter feed to the RUU for Android 4.3 for the EVO 4G LTE.

HTC RUU’s are update utilities that let users manually update a device to a certain software version. In this case, the RUU updates the EVO to Android 4.3, with one catch; it has to wipe your phone to install.

Apparently, HTC wanted to push an OTA update to the device, but due to memory restrictions on the EVO, they had to go with an RUU, evidenced by the mandatory storage wipe. Still, that’s a small price to pay for getting Android 4.3 and Sense 5. If you want to manually update your device, grab the download link below, connect your phone to your computer through USB, then start the EXE and follow the instructions. Be sure you’ve got everything backed up before you proceed, too. » Read the rest

Glove app now available in Google Play to help users find best wireless carrier

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With all of the wireless carriers battling for subscribers, many people may be tempted to give a new carrier a try. This could be for a variety of reasons, but probably anyone making a switch would like to know they will not regret a change due to poorer service compared to their current provider. Developer tawkon hopes to help with this situation with the release of the Glove app to help users find “a network that fits.” tawkon claims three out of four people could be getting better service than what they currently have. » Read the rest

Samsung posts KitKat kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3

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Yesterday, Samsung USA unveiled a list of US devices that will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has now posted the kernel source for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 on its open source page and the OTA update could arrive soon by tomorrow.

The kernel source which is sized at 892 MB should be of a great help to developers who want to create custom ROMs. It will help them create a more stable custom ROM based on the latest version of Android.

Samsung released the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy S4 right after it released its kernel source so it’s a good sign that we will see the OTA for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 soon. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the latest update.

Source: Samsung Open Source

HTC Desire 8 carriers and specs leak

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The HTC Desire 8 hasn’t been to shy as of late. We have seen a photo of the device (above) and a leaked screenshot came attached with a possible release date. Now the specifications and potential carrier information have trickled out, thanks to LlabTooFer. This 5.5-inch display will have a resolution of 720p. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. Along with 8GB of memory is a microSD card slot. Bluetooth 4.0, now an expectation, is included. The user interface is HTC’s Sense 6.0 over Android 4.4.2. And like the upcoming HTC M8, the Desire 8 will have on-screen buttons. » Read the rest

Sprint rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to its Galaxy S 4 today

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Alright Sprint Galaxy S 4 owners, today is your lucky day. The carrier is rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Samsung’s flagship right now. The build is VPUFNAE and Sprint’s version is JDQ39.L720VPUFNAE.

Here’s what Sprint says the update brings:

  • Android 4.4 (Kit Kat): The Samsung Galaxy S 4 device will be updated to support the Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) software.
  • Prevention Information alert: Customers should no longer receive “Prevention Information – An application has been forced to stop for an unauthorized attempt to access system in your device. It may be safe to delete an application obtained from an unauthorized route. Check now?” alert messages on the device.
  • Zact Mobile: Device now includes the Zact Mobile compatibility.

Source: Sprint