Google IO 2015 Coverage

Carriers announce that they will carry the S6 and S6 Edge

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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.

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Sprint pre-registration page opens for HTC One M9

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As expected, Sprint will offer the new HTC One M9 to its customers. The carrier did not provide a specific release date, but it did say “early spring.” While waiting for the concrete release date, you can pre-register starting today. Sprint will then forward exact information when it becomes available.

On the carrier branding side of things, it looks like Sprint has only touched the status bar. The physical appearance is untouched and the status bar features the carrier’s LTE logos.

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Source: Sprint [Pre-register Link]

Sprint to off the LG G Pad F 7.0 for free on two-year contract on March 13th

LG g pad f 7.0If you’ve been considering adding a tablet to your monthly cellular plan, Sprint will soon be selling LG’s G Pad F 7.0 on a two-year contract. The tablet comes equipped with LTE radios for Sprint’s network and is the first LG tablet that the carrier has offered. The tab is free on a two-year contract, and it runs just $10 a month on Sprint EasyPay. Read more

Sprint feeling the ‘six appeal’ of the Samsung Galaxy S 6

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During the Oscars last night, T-Mobile decided to tease the world with the first glimpse of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 6. The image has a glowing Galaxy S 6 with the phrase ‘six appeal’ floating above it. Then, earlier today, AT&T introduced the same teaser and the magenta glow was replaced with blue. Another carrier also joined the fun today, too. The image above was provided by Sprint this evening. Once again, the glow has been switched to match Sprint’s yellow.

Now we are waiting for Verizon to start feeling the ‘six appeal.’

Source: Sprint

Carriers think the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge are better than the iPhone 6 in terms of design

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As one would expect, top officials at mobile carriers get to see devices before they are announced since they have to agree on whether they want to carry the specific devices. In this case, a carrier would have to be completely insane not to carry the Galaxy S 6, but they still go through the motions.

The Korea Herald is reporting that many of the carriers are excited about the Galaxy S 6, as well as the Edge version of the same phone. They even went so far as to say that they are better than the iPhone 6 in terms of design.

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Sprint announces new $90 Family Share Plan with 10 GB of data

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Sprint announced today that it is making available a new Family Share Plan that it thinks places it at the forefront in terms of providing value for customers. The new plan provides 12 GB of high-speed data along with unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for only $90 per month. This bests T-Mobile slightly, which has a plan offering 10 GB of data for $100 per month if four lines are on the plan, as the carriers appear to be focusing more on scooping up entire families as customers. In order to achieve this feat Sprint is waiving the normal line access fee for new lines on the plan until March 31, 2016 after which the plan may no longer represent such a value. Read more

Samsung overtakes Apple, jumps to number 3 in Reputation Quotient in Harris Poll

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The Harris Poll has released the results of their annual poll of corporate reputation and Samsung has moved all the way up to number 3 in the rankings, surpassing Apple along the way for the first time. Samsung moved from seventh in the prior year while Apple fell from third down to ninth. Some other notable tech companies also made the top ten including Amazon at number two and Google slid in to the tenth place. Read more

Lollipop heading to Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition this weekend

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Another device from HTC is being prepared to receive a software update that brings with it the latest version of Android. This weekend, the Harman Kardon Edition of the HTC One (M8) on Sprint will see Android 5.0 Lollipop arrive. Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, shared the news on Twitter, saying that the over-the-air (OTA) update would start this weekend.

Let us know in the comments when you have received the update.

Source: @moversi