Today T-Mobile is supposedly rolling out the KitKat OTA update for their LG G Flex device. Problem is, is it even KitKat? According to the source link below, it shows Android 4.2.2 as the software. At first I thought it may just be a typo, but the file size is a mere 149MB’s. Seems a little low considering the G2′s KitKat file was about 1.5GB’s in total. Of course, these are just my speculations. Also, it seems users from XDA are reporting that the update has been pulled with no reason given.
If you have a T-Mobile G Flex, have you gotten the update notification today? And if so, is it KitKat?
T-Mobile released their first quarter results for 2014 and the news is very good for the Uncarrier. Since unveiling their Uncarrier strategy a year ago, T-Mobile has been pushing for changes in the way carriers do business. This has not only created ripples of change in the industry, it has also been good business for T-Mobile which saw record growth during the quarter. Perhaps the highlight of the numbers is the addition of 2.4 million customers, the first time T-Mobile has topped the 2 million mark. This was also the fourth consecutive quarter with more than 1 million net additions which T-Mobile says makes them the fastest growing wireless company. According to CEO John Legere, “…our results reflect the growing customer revolution that we’ve ignited.”
For the past several months, there have been some pretty intense rumors surrounding the possibility of Sprint buying out T-Mobile. Sprint has publicly stated that they’d like to at least try to make a bid for T-Mobile, and banks have clarified that a deal would definitely be possible and priced at around $50 billion.
Today T-Mobile and Metro PCS confirmed that they would be getting the LG Optimus L70 and L90, both featuring Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG’s custom UI enhancements.
T-Mobile will carry the Optimus L90 starting on April 30, and it will sell for the full retail price of $228. Specs include a 4.7-inch qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Hit the break for the full press release.
Like with any other valuable object, smartphones are often the target of thieves. Many lawmakers and even carriers and device manufacturers have questioned how to implement features on devices that would cut down on theft, but until now there hasn’t been much of a united stance in making that happen.
After a slight delay, T-Mobile just unveiled their 3rd and final installment of big announcements to further shake up the mobile industry. Last week brought a new Simple Starter Plan for day 1 and day 2 was that LTE tablets will be priced the same as Wi-Fi-only tablets. Day 3 is all about overage charges.
T-Mobile will no longer charge overages to their customers, which is a pretty good announcement in itself, but John Legere and team are taking it one step further. They are encouraging AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless to do the same, and they have created a petition on Change.org.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 on AT&T, you are not alone. Verizon and Sprint have followed AT&T’s decision to ditch Download Booster for their variants of Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone. For those unaware, Download Booster meshes WiFi and data connections to really pull down a signal. These carriers have opted to omit the feature likely due to data caps being in the way for many customers.
There is one carrier, though, that is not removing Download Booster. Who else but T-Mobile. The nation’s Un-carrier is even flaunting the fact that it is keeping the feature around. So while Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint Galaxy S 5 owners cannot enjoy the power of Download Booster, T-Mobile customers can.
Via: Fierce Wireless
When HTC announced the HTC One (M8) they also announced their latest flagship device would be available around the globe with more than 230 operators signed up to carry the smartphone. That far-ranging availability did not stop HTC from creating some initial scarcity for the phone by giving Verizon exclusive rights to carry the HTC One (M8) in their retail locations starting on the day of the announcement. In the U.S., if you were not a Verizon customer, you could still order the HTC One (M8) on-line and get it shipped to you. Customers with AT&T or Sprint now have the ability to get their hands on the device prior to making their purchase as Verizon’s exclusivity period draws to a close and these carriers have the device available in retail locations. T-Mobile is scheduled to have HTC’s newest device available starting tomorrow at their retail stores.
According to HTC’s original announcement, several other retail outlets should have the HTC One (M8) available for customers to try their hands on starting today, notably Best Buy. Not surprisingly, HTC is getting the HTC One (M8) onto retail sales floors just in time to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 5 which will start selling tomorrow.
T-Mobile is in the middle of a three day onslaught of big announcements that are likely to stir the pot. They are so good at it. Yesterday brought the Simple Starter Plan, which is perfect for those new to smartphones. Today, day 2, brings something entirely different….Operation Tablet Freedom. This program aims at getting you a tablet that goes “beyond the Wi-Fi zone.”
Traditionally, tablets with cellular connectivity are a lot more money than Wi-Fi-only versions, plus you have the added monthly cost for data. T-Mobile is eliminating both with Operation Tablet Freedom.
Twitter user @evleaks is at it again, this time with a leak of a picture said to be the LG L90, for T-Mobile. The upcoming device has had a couple leaks, and is said to feature a 4.7 qHD display, Snapdragon 400, 8GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera.