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LG G2

LG G2 could land in Korea on Aug. 8, all four major U.S. carriers tipped

Fast-tracked release in Korea and a launch on the big four in the U.S., according to Korean press reports We're gearing up for tomorrow's big LG G2 unveiling in New York City, but it seems the first country to see a retail release for the phone could be South Korea. According to reports from...
Moto X Bootloader

Moto X will have unlockable bootloader on most carriers, Verizon will get a Developer Edition

Still no indication of where, when and for how much people can buy unlocked models. Working to clarify some of the confusion surrounding the Moto X launch yesterday, VP of Product Management at Motorola Punit Soni shed some light on the state of bootloader unlocking and Developer Editions. In a...
Moto X

Moto X hitting Sprint 'this Summer' for $199 on-contract

Only 16GB model available, colors and specific availability unknown. Following in the footsteps of AT&T this afternoon, Sprint has announced its own pricing and availability window for the newly-announced Moto X. Just like its larger counterpart, Sprint is hitting the same price point of $...
Sprint

Sprint flips on 4G LTE in 41 new locations

Sprint today announced that's it's turned on LTE data in 41 new locations. Some of them we already knew about, a good many we didn't. The additions give Sprint a total of 151 LTE-capable markets. Here's what's new: Baraboo, Wis. Beaver Dam, Wis. Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas Bronx/...
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Sprint Q2 2013 results: $1.6 billion loss, record high ARPU

Final iDEN shutdown and Network Vision investments continue to hurt the bottom line Sprint has posted its Q2 2013 earnings, and amidst a whole bunch of changes for the nation's third-largest carrier it has a big of a mixed bag in terms of earnings. Here are the highlights for Sprint this quarter...
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Sprint LTE hits Brooklyn, the Bronx on July 30

Sprint today announced that it'll officially launch LTE data in two New York boroughs — Brooklyn and the Bronx — on July 30. Parts of Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens are coming later this year, but you testing is already underway, and you might already be seeing LTE signals. In addition,...
Sprint Vital.

Sprint Vital mini review

The Sprint Vital offers a lot of bang for your buck, but it's not for everyone, especially given the carrier's handful of other budget-friendly options. Things have changed quite a bit over the past year in terms of what $100 can buy you, and for those who can’t stomach dropping more than a...
Sprint HTC One

Sprint's HTC One getting an update for HD Voice

If you've got an HTC One on Sprint, be on the lookout for a little update starting today. Sprint's pushing software version 1.31.651.2 that has an "HD Voice enhancement" and fixes things so Sprint's ringtones will show up in the ringtones list. HD Voice, of course, requires you to be speaking to...
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Sprint to utilize Clearwire 2.5GHz spectrum for LTE starting this week

New higher frequency to support current 800 and 1900MHz network Sprint has finally completed its acquisition of Clearwire, and the carrier has announced today that it is quickly integrating the new spectrum to its expanding LTE offerings. Adding to its primarily 1900MHz-based network, Sprint has...
Sprint

Sprint announces new unlimited plans, 'Unlimited Guarantee'

'Unlimited, My Way' and 'My All-In' plans available starting tomorrow As a possible reaction to the sweeping changes Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have been making to their plan structure over the last year, Sprint is introducing two new kinds of plans and what it calls an "Unlimited Guarantee...
Kyocera Torque

Kyocera Torque receiving Jelly Bean update starting today

The rugged device makes a necessary move up to a modern version of Android Sprint's latest rugged device offering, the Kyocera Torque, is making the jump from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean today via an OTA update that is rolling out now. The update, which Sprint says will roll out to users "...
Sprint

Sprint completes its acquisition of Clearwire

Third-place carrier gobbles up Clearwire for $5 per share Sprint has completed its acquisition of Clearwire, the U.S. carrier has announced. Sprint, which already held a majority stake in Clearwire, and is itself to be acquired by Japan's SoftBank, said in a press release today that it had...
Sprint S4 OTA

Sprint's Galaxy S4 getting an OTA update, apps-to-SD support and Samsung Knox are notable additions

The 357MB update may hold a locked bootloader as a requirement for Samsung Knox support -- hackers beware The Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Sprint network is seeing a general rollout of the MF9 update, and it has a few welcome changes baked in. Users who have already received the update have noticed...
SoftBank

SoftBank expects $21.6 billion Sprint investment to close July 10

Clearwire shareholders also finally approve buyout by Sprint Update: Clearwire has just released an official statement as well regarding its agreement to be purchased by Sprint, indicating that the minority shareholders of the company "overwhelmingly approve" the transaction. 82-percent of the...
Google Play editions

Ask Android Central: Google Play edition phones on Verizon or Sprint?

Verizon and Sprint exercise more control over the phones that can use their network, and it takes a little more that just building one to make it happen. In the midst of all the discussion over the merits and flaws of the Google Play edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, there's a third...
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FCC approves Softbank's investment in Sprint and Sprint's acquisition of Clearwire

The FCC has reached two very important decisions for Sprint today. The commission has voted unanimously to approve all applications filed by Softbank, Sprint and Clearwire concerning the recent acquisition and investment news. This means Softbank now has the green light to pour their 22 Billion...
Android Central

Sprint finally shuts down iDEN, but how fast will it translate into improved LTE?

New cash and spectrum give Sprint lots of potential, but it still needs to execute on its (Network) Vision We've known about the impending shutdown of Sprint's legacy iDEN network for a long time now, and this is finally the last full day of service for the network. There are likely very few...
Moto X

Possible Moto X prototype sighted once again, Sprint release rumored

Motorola 'XT1056' said to be in testing on Sprint, appears to be running vanilla Android While Motorola has officially acknowledged that the "Moto X" will be its next flagship device, we've yet to hear much in the way of official details from the manufacturer — and in the absence of any hard...
Softbank

Sprint shareholders give final blessing to Softbank merger

An overwhelming 98 percent of voters welcome the deal with the Japanese carrier The ongoing saga of the fight for Sprint's hand in marriage is coming to a close, with a single suitor finally able to close the deal. Today, Sprint shareholders voted in an overwhelming majority to approve the...
Optimus F3.

Hands-on with the LG Optimus F3

Sprint was on hand at last night's Pepcom showcase to highlight its next cream-of-the-entry-level-crop, the LG Optimus F3, available now for a mere $30 on contract. It's undoubtedly a starter phone, designed specifically with the blind and visually impaired thanks to its bundled Google TalkBack ...

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