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T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras launching today

After going up for pre-order earlier this month, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is officially launching today. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro is now available from retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg, as well as from ZTE’s own website, at a price of $229.98. Amazon expects to have units in stock on January 23. If you pre-ordered a unit sometime between January 4 and today, your device will now be shipped your … [read full article]

LG Aristo official, coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with Android 7.0 in tow

T-Mobile and @askdes today announced a new Android 7.0 smartphone that’s coming soon to its shelves as well as MetroPCS’s. The LG Aristo is now official. It runs Nougat on a 5-inch 1280×720 display with a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint reader. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity and support for both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. On the inside of the Aristo lives a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, … [read full article]

HTC’s unlocked One A9 will start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat tonight

If you decided to make the HTC One A9 your daily driver, HTC has some good news to kickstart your week. The unlocked HTC One A9 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update tonight. The news was just announced by HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter, who confirmed that the update has received technical approval and will soon begin hitting devices. HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and … [read full article]

HTC U Ultra is a new Android phablet with a glass body and a second screen

UPDATE: HTC has confirmed to me that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the HTC U Ultra will work on T-Mobile.   HTC’s newest hero Android phone is here. The HTC U Ultra debuted today with a high-end spec list and some other notable features. The body of the U Ultra is a bit different from last year’s metal HTC 10, boasting a glass shell that HTC describes as “liquid surface.” Another major feature of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini receiving update with December security patches and more

If you’ve treated yourself to an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the months since its release, you’ve got a new software update coming your way. ZTE has announced a new update for the Axon 7 Mini in the US that includes some notable improvements. What you’ll get depends on which software build your Axon 7 Mini was on previously. For example, folks that are coming from the B12 build will be getting support for … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Some Android update news has arrived to help you get over this Wednesday hump. Android 7.0 Nougat updates appear to be rolling out to two T-Mobile devices. First up, noted HTC leaker LlabTooFeR today said that the T-Mobile HTC 10 is now receiving its update to Android 7.0. Multiple T-Mo HTC 10 owners on the xda-developers forums have confirmed that they have received the update. T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its HTC 10 software update … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro now available for pre-order with 5.5-inch display, dual 13MP rear cameras

ZTE today announced an Android smartphone targeted at the US market. The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is now official, boasting dual 13-megapixel rear cameras that let you do things like add a bokeh effect to your images. Also included with the rear cameras is a dual flash and 4K video capture. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front of the Blade V8 Pro, too. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro runs Android Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display … [read full article]

Honor 6X launching this month with metal body and dual rear cameras

After launching the Honor 8 in the US in the second half of 2016, Honor today kicked off 2017 by introducing another new handset. The Honor 6X is an affordable Android smartphone with a metal body. It’ll be available for pre-order starting January 4 for $249 ahead of its launch on January 15. Honor will also be hosting flash sales on January 10, 17, 24, and 31 when the 6X will be available for $199.99. … [read full article]