T-Mobile publishes list of devices to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update


While Nexus owners revel in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodness in the form of both OTA‘s and download links, the rest of us wait to find out when, or indeed, if, our devices will ever be updated. The US carrier, T-Mobile, has published a list that consists almost entirely of flagship devices that will be updated to Android 6.0, the details of which are after the break.

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Band 12 disabled in new Nexus phones


Although more smartphone manufacturers are going down the path of selling directly to consumers rather than through carriers, a move welcomed by many consumers, there are some pitfalls to be on the lookout for. One of those concerns band 12 LTE and use of these phones with T-Mobile. Following similar issues for the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, T-Mobile indicates they have managed to get Google to disable band 12 in the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, at least until Google gets the devices certified for VoLTE. Read more

How to block a number on your Android device


Need to block a phone number on your Android device but aren’t sure how? Good There are plenty of ways to block a phone number on Android, though it can be different for different types of devices. For instance, blocking a number on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ can be different than doing it on the Moto X Pure Edition. Either way, if you need a way to block a number, you have options whether it be through your phone’s own settings or in a more roundabout way with third-party apps. Blocking a number can be important for a lot of reasons, so we’ve made sure to provide steps and options that work for everybody.

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Are Altice, other cable operators targeting T-Mobile?


This past week at a conference sponsored by Goldman Sachs, the chairman of French telecom company Altice noted the cable operator needed to look into owning a mobile network. Many see Patrick Drahi’s comments as an indication that Altice may be interested in scooping up T-Mobile as part of a strategy to offer a “quad play” to consumers. Altice is not the only company interested in T-Mobile, or other wireless carriers, as an interesting M&A drama starts to unfold. Read more