Archive | February, 2014

Samsung releases KitKat source code for Tmo Galaxy Note 3

If you thought today’s KitKat announcements were going to stop at the LG G2, you thought wrong. Thanks to one of our sharp-eyed readers, we know that Samsung has just released the 4.4.2 source code for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3. It doesn’t mean the actual software update is available, but it’s a good indication that it’s coming very soon. If you hit opensource.samsung.com and search for N900T (Tmo GS Note 3 model … [read full article]

LG G2 KitKat update rolling out through company’s PC utility

Android 4.4.2 updates for T-Mobile devices have been rolling out at a frenzied pace over the past couple of weeks, and it’s not about to slow down now. Today, LG released its KitKat update for the Magenta LG G2. But it’s not yet available as an OTA update. It’s only available through the LG PC Utility desktop software, or by grabbing a direct download. Our reader who got in touch (@TheNewsHQ) … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 – Hands On

So, as you know, I got my hands on the Galaxy S5 on Monday evening. It’s now Thursday, and I finally found a chance to upload my hands on video. You’ll have to forgive me for the “Phonedog.com” intro and sign-off. I’d been introducing videos for Phonedog all day, it kind of got engrained in me. We’re still yet to receive information on the Galaxy S5’s launch date on T-Mobile. We know it’s April, and we know … [read full article]

Record 100 thousand Galaxy S5 pre-registrations in 2 days for T-Mobile

On Monday afternoon, Samsung took the wraps off its latest flagship device: The Galaxy S5 split opinions among tech enthusiasts, but it’s clearly proving a hit with consumers. Only two days after opening up pre-registration for the device, T-Mobile has collected more than 100,000 submissions on its registration page. Mike Sievert tweeted the announcement a yesterday evening. Whichever way you look at it, that’s an impressive figure. Of course, it doesn’t … [read full article]

T-Mobile branded LG L90 Leaked

A short time ago, @evleaks leaked an image showing an upcoming LG smartphone with T-Mobile’s branding on the back. This L-series device is the at the top end of the mid-range of LG smartphones. It features a 4.7-inch display, loaded with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera on the back. It can also make use of LG’s Quick Window smart cover. As for release date, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 price: $672?

One of our astute readers was browsing through the T-Mobile online store and spotted the Galaxy S5 has a placeholder, now showing the full retail price of $672. Although it’s seemingly a little expensive, it’s worth noting that it’s only $48 more than the current price of the Galaxy S4. Once you click on the phone and view its overview page, the pricing information disappears. In terms of monthly commitments, presuming … [read full article]

T-Mobile will shut off MetroPCS network in Boston, Las Vegas and Philly by year’s end

Over the past 12 months, T-Mobile’s network roll-out speed has been phenomenal. It’s ahead of schedule with its LTE expansion, and ahead of schedule in migrating customers from the old MetroPCS network over to T-Mobile. As part of its earnings results yesterday, Tmo announced that it plans on decommissioning MetroPCS’ CDMA-based networks as soon as the end of … [read full article]

Uncarrier makes its way to Puerto Rico

Almost a year after the Uncarrier wave started in the mainland US wireless market, it’s now hit the shores of Puerto Rico. Plans are very similar to those found in the mainland. For instance, there are three individual plans that’ll give the customer 500MB of high speed data, 2.5GB of high speed or unlimited for $40, $50 or $60 respectively. Each gives unlimited texting and calls. Essentially, the same as the Simple Choice … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 heading to T-Mobile in April, pre-register now

If you head on over to T-Mobile.com, head in to the “shop all phones” section and you’ll spot a nice little headline placeholder for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Click “learn more” and you’ll be able to pre-register your interest to be one of the first to know when it’s coming, and how much it’s going to cost. Also, you’ll be entered in to a draw to win a free Galaxy S5 … [read full article]