Following on the heels of an image of the 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 headed to Verizon, Twitter tipster @evleaks has also posted an image of the 10.1-inch model. Unlike the 8-inch version, this image only shows the front of the device with the “Verizon Wireless” connection indicated on the lockscreen. As with the 8-inch version, @evleaks shared no information regarding possible release dates.
source: @evleaks (official site)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series of tablets have not been big news generators as they start to hit retail shelves in the U.S. Even so, when a new image of a device with specific carrier branding surfaces, it is nice to get an early look. Twitter tipster @evleaks has obtained a render of the 8-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 4 intended for the Verizon network as evidenced by the Verizon 4G LTE logo emblazoned on the back of the device. When Samsung announced availability of the Galaxy Tab 4 tablets, they only indicated the 4G-enabled carrier versions would be ready for sale this summer. We still do not have a specific date, but this is a good sign for interested buyers that Verizon is close to opening up sales.
source: @evleaks (official site)
Ready or not, Verizon will be launching its VoLTE network (voice over LTE) this year. We just do not know exactly when it will be happening. Over the summer? Near the end of December, just in time for Christmas? Who knows! But what we do know is that Verizon will be utilizing VoLTE for video calling as well. Two VoLTE-enabled device are necessary and Verizon will give callers the option to use voice or voice with video. The launch of the VoLTE network will be done in a rollout format, meaning that you may have to wait longer than anyone else. After all, Verizon does intend on making this a nationwide platform.
In the meantime, enjoy Big Red’s new XLTE network speeds.
No one should be surprised that the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 will be carried by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the United States. Last year, Motorola made sure the Moto X was available on each of these carriers in addition to some smaller ones. But the Moto X+1 also popped up on Motorola’s very own site a few times already. So aside from learning once again that the United States’ largest carriers would be picking up the handset, we have learned its codename: Victara.
What do you think Victara stands for, if anything?
Source: @evleaks (official site)
While the HTC One Mini 2 name will not be going to Verizon, the HTC One Remix will. Verizon is giving it a name change and today we have the first leaked press render of this handset. In the image above, you see the little HTC device within a case. When Big Red intends on releasing this, we do not know. Although, Verizon has really picked up the pace when it comes to adding a smartphone to its lineup. Read more
As soon as the update takes, your device will update to SU2-3.3. You can get the update manually by selecting the Settings icon in the apps menu, selecting “About phone,” selecting “System updates,” then selecting “Yes, I’m in”. After the software is downloaded, hit “Install Now”..” After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically. Of course it’s worth noting that the jump from Android 4.4 to 4.4.2 isn’t really that big of an update, usually with a small amount of changes. Owners of these three phones will have to sound off in the comments below and let us know if this is the 4.4.2 update.
Although wireless carriers receive a lot of attention whenever they change plans or offer new options for private consumers, the market for small businesses is another important component of their business. Today Verizon announced they were adding new options for small businesses in need of voice, messaging and data plans. Read more
We have some information today regarding the Samsung SM-N910 (possibly a variant for the Galaxy Note 4, as the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-N900).
We were already pretty sure that the phone would be coming to AT&T, but now we know it’ll be coming to Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon, T-Mobile and Bell Canada. All carriers should have the 32GB capacity available at launch.
Stay tuned, as there’s certainly more to come.
Source: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2
According to recent rumors, Verizon is set to launch their “XLTE” network to markets covered by their AWS spectrum as early as next week. Verizon recently announced that they expected to have AWS in at least 50 markets by mid-2014, and nationwide over the next 14-18 months.
The rebranding is supposed to happen on May 19, and rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) will be the first devices to take advantage of the network. An over the air update is also supposed to enable access to the network.
Users of the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M will be glad to hear that they should be getting the Android 4.4.2 update soon. Verizon today updated the support documents for the devices, brining new information about the updates and what features they’ll bring.
Both devices should be getting a new full screen mode, color emoji support, a less invasive status bar, a number of security patches, and so on.
Sources: Verizon (Droid RAZR HD), Verizon (Droid RAZR M)