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T-Mobile's "New Year, New Phone" sale will slash Android prices for three days only

Anndrew Vacca 16

If the holiday season didn't manage to bait you into a new phone, this might be your chance: T-Mobile is having a three-day "New Year, New Phone" sale this weekend only, beginning on Friday, January 6.  Sure, there are mail-in rebates involved, and you'll have to make a monthly payment ranging from $10 to $20 on the device itself, but a $49.99 down payment on a Galaxy S II or an Amaze...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II getting fixes for caller ID, battery life, Wifi calling

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II getting fixes for caller ID, battery life, Wifi calling

Phil Nickinson 9

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II is getting an update today to Android 2.3.5, software version T989VUVKL1. You're getting a trio of "enhancements" (read: bugfixes) with this update, including caller ID, battery and Wifi calling. T-Mobile notes that the update's not mandatory, but we can't think of why you wouldn't want a better phone.  You can get the update over the air, or use the Kies...

Older phones running custom Android firmware from Moto, HTC, and Samsung have major security issues, say N.C. State researchers

Older phones running custom Android firmware from Moto, HTC, and Samsung have major security issues, say N.C. State researchers

Jerry Hildenbrand 28

Researchers at N.C. State University have performed a study of eight Android phones (HTC's Legend, EVO 4G, and Wildfire S; Motorola's Droid and Droid X; Samsung's Epic 4G; and the Nexus One and Nexus S from Google) and found more potentially disturbing information.  While the Nexus phones and OG Droid (phones that run stock Android) had one minor security issue, namely a code bug in the...

The Sprint Epic 4G Touch possibly has a fix on the way soon for loss of signal and other bugs

The Sprint Epic 4G Touch possibly has a fix on the way soon for loss of signal and other bugs

Jerry Hildenbrand 51

The Sprint Epic 4G Touch has been plagued by a known issue for quite a while now.  Not everyone experiences it, but enough do to make it a serious concern for many people, including the folks at Samsung.  We're talking about the "LoS" (Loss of Signal) bug -- it mostly happens in areas with spotty coverage and affects both 3G and 4G networks.  It's fairly simple to recover, just reboot...