Telus publishes update schedule for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and LG G3

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With Marshmallow rollouts well underway for the Alcatel Idol 3, HTC One M8, HTC One M9, LG G4 and Moto G (2015), Telus has today published a new roadmap for the next batch of devices it plans to push the long-awaited upgrade to. The table reveals that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 head the next set of candidates to receive the firmware on March 9. The operator will then distribute the update to the Galaxy S6 Edge and LG G3 on March 16, followed by the standard Galaxy S6 on April 13.

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HTC One M9 Marshmallow update to hit Canadian carriers on Monday

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This past Thursday, Canadian wireless carrier Telus published a tentative distribution schedule for Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to devices on their network. Included on the list were the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 slated to get the update starting on Monday January 18th. That date was validated for the HTC One M9 for several Canadian wireless carriers by HTC’s Mo Versi. Read more

Device unlocking fee on Telus being raised to $50 on July 7th

TelusCanadian carrier Telus has announced that they will be raising the unlock fee for devices on their network by $15 starting on July 7th. This move raises the unlock fee to $50, bringing it in line with Rogers and Bell.

Telus has offered the unlocking service for $35 since 2012, but the cost of unlocking devices is higher than the carrier originally anticipated. I’m not entirely sure how that works, but since it looks like the standard pricing going forward, I don’t think anyone in Canada will have much of a choice there. Read more

Mobilicity sale to Rogers for $465 million approved by Canadian court

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A deal has been struck and approved by a court in Ontario for Rogers Communications, Inc. to purchase small wireless carrier Mobilicity in a deal valued at $465 million. Mobility has been under creditor protection since September 2013 and has been the subject of a bit of a bidding war that includes Telus Corporation. Although Mobilicity is small, the company does possess valuable spectrum, hence the interest from the larger carriers. Read more