Google IO 2015 Coverage

Release date and pricing leak for Verizon Nexus 6, will be available March 12th

Nexus_6_Cloud_White_And_Midnight_BlueWe know Verizon’s Nexus 6 is coming, and probably fairly soon, but some new promotional material has leaked that confirms some of the rumors we’ve already heard. The official launch date of the device will be March 12th if you’re willing to order it online, and the Nexus 6 will be offered in stores on March 19th.

As far as pricing goes, you’ll be able to snag a 32 GB variant for $249 on contract, $29.16 per month if you opt for Verizon’s Edge installment plans, or $699 if you plan on purchasing it outright. According to this info, though, it doesn’t seem like the white color will be available, and you won’t have any options besides 32 GB. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. Read more

Verizon to open pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on April 1st

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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

Verizon starts updating HTC One (M8) with Android Lollipop

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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

HTC One M9 heading to Verizon, logos included

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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.

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Verizon will finally sell the Nexus 6 on March 12th with Android 5.1 and VoLTE

Nexus_6_Cloud_White_And_Midnight_BlueVerizon 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

Image of Motorola Moto E (2015) for Verizon leaks

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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 makes deal to bring Wallet to major wireless carriers, buys out portion of Softcard

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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

[Bug Report] DROID Turbo won’t ring when receiving calls and goes straight to voicemail

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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.

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