Google IO 2015 Coverage

Sprint’s Galaxy S5 Sport is receiving it’s Lollipop update

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Waiting for a firmware update is something that has become part of life for Android users, and while we may grumble about how long the process takes, it’s almost always a great feeling to see your smartphone get a new lick of paint (unless you are in Norway). It’s now the turn of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport to receive some of the Lollipop goodness.

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Sprint joins in on the early order fun for the HTC One M9

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Following the lead of HTC and joining fellow carrier T-Mobile, Sprint has announced they will begin taking orders for the HTC One M9 starting on Friday, March 27th. Customers will be able to use any of Sprint’s sales channels, including telesales, online and in Sprint stores, to place their order for an HTC One M9. Sprint’s press release only says the HTC One M9 “will be available for shipment” which is vague as to when customers could expect to actually have the device in hand. However, if Sprint continues to follow HTC’s lead, delivery will probably take place sometime next week. Read more

Sprint covering all costs for you to become a customer

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Switching carriers is a costly decision for consumers. Between all of the fees and charges, hundreds of dollars can be spent. That is why taking advantage of a carrier’s offer to pay some of those fees is so valuable. Some carriers will handle a new customer’s early termination fee from their previous carrier but not much else beyond that. Sprint wants to really help those choosing to switch by covering both early termination fees and installment plan payments. Simply take an existing number and device to Sprint along with the final bill and the carrier will cover the costs. Sprint then hands over the credit in the form of an American Express Reward Card.

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Google’s new wireless plan might only be compatible with the Nexus 6

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Well here’s a Debbie Downer for today. Google’s new wireless MVNO plan could be announced in a few weeks, but according to the Wall Street Journal, only the Nexus 6 will be able to use it.

This does seem crazy at first, but if you think about it, it doesn’t seem all that surprising when you consider how Google’s new service will work. It’s rumored to work with both Sprint and T-Mobile as in automatically switching to the best available network along with Wi-Fi. It appears that Google and Motorola were planning on this when building the phone. Motorola already has similar experience with Republic Wireless’ feature of auto-switching between Wi-Fi and Sprint’s network when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

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Sprint Galaxy Note 4 now getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Listen up Sprint Galaxy Note 4 owners…..You are about to get Lollipop. Sprint started pushing the update over-the-air, but you know the drill……It could take literally 2 weeks or more until you get yours since it rolls out in stages. Yes, you can keep tapping, Check for Updates, but trust me when I say that it won’t do a thing other than make you feel like you think you are speeding things up.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai confirms MVNO carrier plans

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Earlier last month, it was revealed that Google was readying their own MVNO carrier plan. In other words, a seller of other carrier networks, namely Sprint and T-Mobile. Today Sundar Pichai as confirmed that Google will indeed offer some sort of plan. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he didn’t reveal anything else other than it will be “in the coming months.” Reading between the lines, you have to think that they will make an announcement at Google I/O.

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