The European HTC One M8 has started to receive its first major post-release software update — the second in total, following the launch-day update that added Extreme Power Saving mode. M8 handsets in parts of Europe are getting a 66MB update to firmware version 1.54.401.10, adding a variety of stability fixes. Here's the official changelog —
A Verizon Wireless variant of LG's oft-rumored upcoming LG G3 smartphone has now leaked shown brandishing the carrier's logos. The Verizon logos can be seen both on the front and the rear of the device in the latest leaked press photo for the LG G3 smartphone, continuing Verizon's tradition of branding devices to the extreme.
The new ultra-affordable Moto E hasn't been with us for long but this bank holiday weekend Brits can already get a great deal on one. Supermarket chain, Tesco, is offering a £10 discount on all purchases over £75 at its Tesco Direct shopping service until May 27, which drops the price of the Moto E to just £69. That's £20 below the recommended list price.
AT&T is pairing up one of our favorite fitness trackers with one of our favorite phones, and helping you save money. Starting today, AT&T customers can save $50 on a Fitbit One or Fitbit Flex when purchasing a new HTC One (M8). The HTC One is available on-contract with AT&T for $199 and also comes pre-loaded with the Fitbit app.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 May 2014 6:41 am
Samsung's latest camera-centric smartphone, the Galaxy K Zoom, is now available for pre-order in the UK via Samsung's official e-store. The website lists that all pre-orders will begin shipping from May 29.
The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 today is getting a software update over the air or through the KIES desktop program. New in build G900TUVU1ANE5 is an improvement for intermittent failures for text messages and MMS messages. And ... that's it. Look for the update. Update the update. Text all the things.
A quick look at superficial features on an otherwise excellent phone
So this here is the Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One M8, a phone we've already crawled all over, inside and out. You know the specs. We know how good the 5-inch display is. We know just how good those "BoomSound" speakers are. We know how great the battery life is, how powerful the phone is, and how well the 4-megapixel...
More Android 4.4 KitKat goodness is on the way to AT&T subscribers. Anyone rocking the LG Optimus G Pro should be getting update notifications. Changes include fresh status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved security, responsiveness, and battery life, Google Cloud Printer support, and all of the other good stuff you expect from Android KitKat.
Your Android smartphone is the most personal computer you own. No other device is with you virtually every second of every day, and so over the course of a standard two-year contract you'll be presented with plenty of opportunities to misplace it.
Fortunately, over the past few years Android has grown has grown into mature, stable mobile OS with an abundance of security features designed to...
If you've been hankering for more details on the LG G3 and not just stolen glances of live devices, a pre-launch event in Korea seems to outline all of the technical specifications one could be interested in. The quad-HD 2560 x 1440 display is no surprise, and has been shown off by LG already. The most interesting things here are relating to the camera, which will apparently include a selfie...
T-Mobile and Sprint have announced that the Samsung Galaxy S5 in gaudy gold will be available in stores starting May 30. The Galaxy S5 is still going for free and around $27/month over 24 months. Sprint is offering a free gold Samsung HM1900 Bluetooth headset if you go with them. Samsung has additionally informed us that the gold Galaxy S5 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular...
If you're rocking a HTC One M7, and you're in Europe then you might want to start looking for an update to Sense 6 that could be headed your way. We're hearing reports that unlocked devices in various parts of the continent are starting to see the update hit including the UK where we've verified it on our own M7.
Sony has announced that they've begun rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to a wide range of their devices. The Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z are all enjoying the update, while Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1, and Xperia M2 are next in line for KitKat updates in July.
Information about the rumored HTC One M8 Prime hasn't been as plentiful as that of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (despite the tremendously leaking nature of the standard HTC One M8, but that doesn't mean it's not too late to start. After yesterday's M8 Prime specs leak, today we're looking at what is purported to be the M8 Prime's camera.
The LG G3 has been leaked to the point where we're wondering if LG will have anything left to surprise us when the finally and formally unveil it. So imagine our surprise when the LG G3 slipped through the FCC with a confidentiality letter hiding any photos of the device undergoing testing. What, not more photos? Nope, just radios and FCC labels.
Verizon has just announced their plans to start rolling out voice over LTE, also known as HD Voice and VoLTE. The system should be rolling out over the next couple of months, and enable high-quality audio calling provided both users are in an area with a VoLTE network and are using supporting handsets. They'll be using AMR-wideband to deploy HD Voice. Verizon promises this upgrade will also...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 May 2014 8:33 am
If the rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a QHD display. The folks at GSMArena got their hands on a document that allegedly reveals key details about Samsung's upcoming flagship device's display. It's said to measure in at 5.7 inches with an eye-popping 1440p resolution and a pixel density of 515 PPI.
Virgin Mobile US and Boost Mobile have both today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 without lengthy contracts. The new smartphone from Samsung will set purchasers back by $599.99, but comes pack full of functionality including support for 4G LTE on both mobile carriers and no contract commitment.
So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of Android devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network.
If you're in the market for a new Samsung Galaxy S5, you might want to take a look at Best Buy. They're offering a $50 Best Buy email gift card with the online purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S5 on contract from their online store. If you buy the phone online and off contract, Best Buy will just throw in the gift card with the purchase and ship it to you with the phone. There's probably some...