Verizon dubs the LG L70 as the LG Optimus Exceed 2

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Verizon has taken the LG-L70 and re-branded it into the LG Optimus Exceed 2. The device is available for pre-paid customers and comes in at just $79.99 without a contract. As for specs, the Exceed 2 comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM paired with 4GB’s  of native storage, although that’s expandable via an SD card slot. The device also comes with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480. With the Exceed 2, you can expect some of the features that are on LG’s flagships such as the QSlide, Quick Memo and even their much popular Knock Code unlock system. 

source: Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition available now for Verizon

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The Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition for Verizon has been quietly sitting on Samsung’s site for nearly one month. Today, it is finally available to everyone. The other carriers’ GS5 Developer Edition have yet to surface, but they are presumably on the way.

If you hit the source link below, you can by the Developer Edition of the GS5 for Verizon, but it does have a hefty price tag. Purchasing it will cost $600, but free shipping is included. The price is common among devices with unlocked bootloaders, so this really should not be a surprise to anyone. Also, only the Charcoal Black color is available.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 Developer Edition?

Source: Samsung

AT&T’s VoLTE believed to be coming on May 23, no word on Verizon’s

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AT&T customers in Chicago and Minneapolis better be ready for something brand new at the end of this month. On May 23, sources say AT&T’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will go live in those two markets. This would utilize 4G LTE networks to make voice calls rather than older 2G and 3G networks.

This would make them the first carrier in the United States to have a VoLTE network operating. Verizon, on the other hand, has remained silent as to when its VoLTE network will go live. The Samsung Galaxy S 5 is reportedly ready to operate with AT&T’s VoLTE network. As early as the start of 2013, we have heard Samsung’s devices were being tested by the carrier.

Via: Engadget

Xperia Z2 for Verizon appears in image posted by Sony on Google+ [Updated]

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Oops? It looks like we have a carrier in the United States that will be selling the Sony Xperia Z2. Despite not having any U.S. carriers officially partnering to do so, it is now very likely that Verizon will carry Sony’s flagship smartphone.

The image above came from Sony’s official Google+ page for the Xperia brand. It shows a normal Xperia Z2 with a special piece of branding up top. A Verizon logo is sitting directly above the display. While nothing is official, this does resurrect the previous leak that the Xperia Z2 would indeed land on Big Red’s network.

Update: The post was pulled and Sony sent us the following statement…

“A mock-up image was mistakenly posted to the Sony Mobile Google+ page. The image has since been removed and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused. For our U.S. customers eager to find out more information about the availability of Xperia Z2, we are excited to share that the device will be coming to the U.S. unlocked this summer.”

Source: +SonyXperia
Via: Android Central

Verizon could be getting two Samsung and two Amazon tablets for its lineup

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Verizon’s tablet lineup could be getting a lot bigger. According to @evleaks, Big Red is going to be adding two tablets from Samsung and an additional two tablets will come from Amazon. From Samsung, the brand new Galaxy Tab 4 line will be featured on Verizon with the 8.0 and 10.1 models. On Amazon’s end, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9 models will make their way to Verizon.

No word on pricing or a release date just yet as Verizon has not made anything official.
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Samsung suggesting hardware replacements for Galaxy S 5 camera failure

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Samsung has issued a statement regarding the Galaxy S 5s that have been suffering the camera failure bug. The bug manifests itself as a popup message error when the camera is launched, and it’s not really clear if it’s a hardware or software problem. Reboots and factory resets don’t seem to fix the problem, so it looks a lot like hardware failure. It seems to primarily affect Verizon devices, but there have been reports about other carrier devices being affected.
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Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rolling out to Verizon, US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners

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This week has been full of system updates. Now, Verizon and US Cellular customers that have the Galaxy S 4 can join the fun. The Galaxy S 4 on those two carriers is now receiving the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Samsung has certainly been doing a great job making sure they move many of their devices to the latest version of Android. Earlier today, we found out that the international Galaxy Note II was starting to receive the KitKat update.

Let us know if you have the update!

Source: Verizon (PDF), US Cellular

Android 4.4 update for Verizon’s DROID DNA starts rolling out right on time

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Earlier this week, we learned that the Android 4.4 KitKat update (with Sense 5.5) would be rolling out to the DROID DNA on Thursday. And that is exactly what started yesterday. The device that hit the market back in 2012 is getting the software update in two stages. The first is 18.3MB and preps the DROID DNA for the massive 618MB download.

Hit the break for Verizon’s changelog.
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Picture of red Verizon HTC One M8 leaked

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Earlier this month a rumor started floating around that claimed that the HTC One M8 would be released on Verizon in red. Well it seems like that rumor has some weight behind it now, with an image supposedly being leaked of the special edition device.

At first glance of the device, it seems pretty much what we would expect, but upon taking a closer look at it, some things seem a little off. For example the official renders of the device show the dual LED flash as being round, while on this image the flash is square. The render also shows the plastic strips as being a little curved, while on the official shots they’re straight. These things add up, and the render could be a fake after all.

Source: @evleaks