When Samsung officially unveiled their new flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, at MWC 2015 earlier this week they indicated the device would not start shipping until April 10th. The major U.S. carriers along with others around the globe quickly released statements letting their customers know they would make the device available. Absent though was Verizon, although most people assumed they would be in on the action as well. That was confirmed today when Verizon announced via Twitter that they will start accepting pre-orders for the devices on April 1st. Read more
HTC One (M8) users on Verizon may be glad to know the carrier has finally started to roll out Android Lollipop to the device on their network. The update just started rolling out this evening, so it may be a few days before you receive a notification letting you know it is available in you have an HTC One (M8) on Verizon. You can check for the update manually by going into your Settings and checking for updates. Read more
Verizon took to its Twitter profile, earlier today, not only share an image of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 with its famous Big Red branding, but also to announce it’s plans to launch the handset on its 4G LTE network in the United States early 2nd quarter.
Hit the break to see the picture in all its glory.
In true Verizon fashion, the HTC One M9 will be available with two sizeable logos on its rear. Big Red confirmed the One M9 on its network by posting an image of handset on Twitter. As you can see in the image above, both Verizon and 4G LTE logos are stamped. The carrier will also include its LTE logo in the status bar and plenty of bloatware such as the Verizon Messages app.
Verizon hasn’t been in any kind of a rush to release the Nexus 6 on their network, but it looks like the wait is almost over. Most Verizon stores are getting promotional materials for the device that are slated to go up on March 11th with a March 12th launch date, which means we’re about two weeks out from seeing the phone officially active on Verizon’s network. Read more
The mystery announcement from Motorola on February 25 could be the Moto E (2015). Today, an alleged image of the Moto E (2015) for Verizon leaked. The device, which initially surfaced in January, looks awfully similar to last year’s model. And here we just have that same device with Big Red’s logo stamped at the bottom of the rear.
The following are the specs listed by Best Buy earlier this month:
- 4.5-inch display (960×540)
- Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM (from Qualcomm)
- 5MP rear camera / VGA front camera
- 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot for an additional 32GB
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Source: Android Police
Google has signed a deal that will lead to the distribution of their Google Wallet app pre-installed on devices sold by by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T starting later this year. As part of the deal, Google is also buying some technology from Softcard, a mobile payment solution that had been developed by those same carriers.
According to Softcard, the app will continue to work for users that want to make mobile payments – for now. However, this could change as Google starts to rollout their solution on carrier devices. Since Soundcard is selling some of their intellectual property related to the app to Google, it seem unlikely future development will continue. Reports indicate there are no Softcard employees joining Google as part of the agreement, which could be bad news on the horizon for Softcard employees. Read more
I know it’s hard to imagine, but some smartphone owners actually do make and receive phone calls with their devices. If you’re a DROID Turbo owner though, unfortunately you might find yourself waiting and waiting for that girl or boy to call you back.
Turns out there is some sort of bug that prevents the Turbo from ringing when receiving a call and it goes straight to voicemail. I stumbled up on this when a friend, who owns a Turbo, was asking if I knew of a way to fix it. It turns out that many other users are experiencing the same issue.
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
RootMetrics, a consumer focused, independent mobile network tester, has released its latest United States report discussing where mobile carriers are leading and where they’re falling behind.
For 2014, RootMetrics has taken the crown away from AT&T and given it to Verizon, who took first place in all of the categorical breakdowns RootMetrics tested. Read more