Verizon leaving LG G3 owners hanging out to dry?

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When LG rolled out the Lollipop update for their then flagship smartphone, the LG G3, they staked a claim as being one of the first to get Lollipop out to their devices. We all know manufacturers will roll out an update to a small market to make claims like this. Nevertheless, it is usually a decent sign of a commitment to providing the latest version of Android for a given device even if users have to wait a bit longer for kinks to be worked out and carriers to give their blessing. At the time, as a relatively new owner of an LG G3, I was looking forward to seeing what would happen with my device. Fast forward half a year later and Verizon finally pushed out the Lollipop update. That was the beginning of the transition for my “dream” phone to a nightmare and now signs point to Verizon not doing anything to fix the problems they have wrought. Read more

Verizon launches the Sony Xperia Z4v as an exclusive this summer

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There must be a multi-device agreement between Verizon and Sony because the carrier has received another exclusive device. The two worked together late last year on the Xperia Z3v and today Verizon introduced the Xperia Z4v. The device is very similar to the global Xperia Z4; however, the Xperia Z4v has some very noticeable changes. The display, while remaining the same size, has seen its resolution increase and the size of the battery has been altered to compensate for the display. Sony also included special charging technology just for Verizon’s Xperia Z4v.

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Verizon’s Moto E (2015) gets the Android 5.1 OTA

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The Verizon branded Moto E (2015) is now in the process of getting the update to Android 5.1, nearly a month after Motorola began pushing out the update.

The update brings with it some much needed UI improvements with Material Design. It also has some notification improvements and Factory Reset Protection. It should only be a couple of week’s before all Verizon Moto E (2015)’s are on the latest Android version, as updates like these do take a bit of time to roll out to everyone.

If you got the update, be sure to let us know what improved, what you like, and even what you hate about the software upgrade.

source: Verizon

Verizon starts pushing out an OTA to fix a major bug on the Galaxy S6 Edge

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Verizon has begun rolling out a firmware update for all its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 Edge located in the United States. The upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality. Well, in fact, it doesn’t bring anything at all. It merely transports a fix for the extremely irritating auto-rotation bug that many early adopters have been experiencing for a while now.

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OnePlus is upset that Verizon is using the #NeverSettle hashtag

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Have you ever used a catchphrase and then become annoyed when someone else began using it in earshot of you? Well, that’s kinda like how OnePlus is feeling at the moment, thanks to Verizon Wireless using the #NeverSettle hashtag in an advertising campaign. To make matters even more confusing, T-Mobile has also been using the same hashtag in its attempt to attract Verizon Wireless customers.

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Best Buy offering $100 gift card with LG G4, lists release dates

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Best Buy has launched their pre-order page for the LG G4 and in an effort to entice buyers to stop by one of their stores instead of going directly to the carriers, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of the G4. That could be useful for users who want to add a case or car charger or some other accessory to their order. The pre-order page also lists release dates for several carriers and colors of the smartphone. Read more