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OnePlus One Review – Not quite a flagship killer, but great nonetheless

“Never Settle”, a phrase which OnePlus has taken as its vague inspiration for a device that it wants to kill the flagship phones. Its production videos boast of a purposeful design, of no compromise and market-beating performance. But the reality doesn’t quite live up to those aspirations. I’ve had plenty of time with the OnePlus One to bring you my thoughts on it. . Design The OnePlus One design … [read full article]

T-Mo flavor Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.4

Although T-Mobile never officially carried the 2013 model Moto X, Motorola did sell a “T-Mobile” edition through its Moto Maker site. And I’m sure at least a handful of you, TmoNews readers eventually picked one up. I’m also fairly certain – like me – you thought the T-Mobile friendly 4.4.4 update would never arrive. Good news! It’s here. Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mo flavored Moto X is available to download over-the-air from this morning. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders open on September 24, available to buy Oct. 17

T-Mobile today announced that it will be opening up pre-orders for the next hotly-anticipated Samsung device: The Galaxy Note 4. The device will be available to pre-order from September 24th, with the release scheduled for October 17. Price-wise, you’re looking at a device priced the same as the base-model iPhone 6 Plus: $749. On EIP, that’s $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $31.24. Pre-registration for the device has been very popular, as … [read full article]

T-Mo LG G3 gets software update [Post Update: Wi-Fi calling enhancement]

In the late hours of last night/early hours of this morning, T-Mobile delivered a new software update to its LG G3 users. Several readers got in touch to confirm the download. It’s roughly 155MB in size, and it’s not clear exactly what the new software includes except for some minor bug and performance fixes. Build number KVT49L.D8511L0m was made available to all G3 users on T-Mobile. Android version remains 4.4.2 for the update.  As … [read full article]

T-Mobile confirms the arrival of Sony’s Xperia Z3 in the fall

On September 3, Sony took the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany, and offered up a whole new lineup of devices. That includes a new flagship with the Xperia Z3, the better-than-average Xperia Z3 Compact, the new Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and even a new lineup of smart wearables to boot. Following the official announcement of the Xperia Z3, one of the carriers that has worked with Sony for quite some time … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge official, will launch this fall

Samsung, hot on the heels of announcing the Galaxy Note 4, has also unveiled a slightly more unique version of the device. While we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s upcoming “curved Note” for sometime now, even with renders showcasing what it might look like, Samsung has now made it official. The Galaxy Note Edge is all about the curved display, which actually seems to offer up a bit of functionality that hardcore smartphone owners … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially announced, coming to T-Mobile in October

On September 3, as scheduled, Samsung officially unveiled their newest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 4. With the newest device, just about every nook and cranny has been upgraded from the previous generation handset, including the processor under the hood, the display, and the camera. Samsung officially announced the device at a pair of events on September 2, and unveiled that the handset will indeed be coming to T-Mobile (along with the other … [read full article]

T-Mo Galaxy S5 firmware update available

This morning, T-Mobile and Samsung rolled out an OTA update for the Galaxy S5. It’s not a major software update by any means, but it is a firmware update designed to boost performance and reliability. It’s still Android 4.4.2, but with baseband version G900TUVU1BNG4. Update details simply states “Improved performance” for the 87MB download. Pretty vague, and certainly a minor improvement. T-Mobile’s support page states simply that there are updates to “Audio and software stability”. If … [read full article]

Android 4.4.3 software update available for T-Mobile HTC One (M8)

Although it’s not yet showing up in T-Mobile’s support pages, we’ve been sent screenshots by a T-Mobile customer whose HTC One M8 received a major software update this morning. Software build number 2.22.531.5 has been released which includes – among other things – Android 4.4.3. Granted, it’s not the latest version of Android, but it’s at least a step up to one of the more recent versions of Google’s operating system. … [read full article]

iOS 8 beta 5 released to devs with “T-Mobile Wi-Fi” indicator for Wi-Fi calling

A couple of hours ago, Apple made the 5th beta version of iOS 8 available to registered developers. Among some of the minor changes is something most T-Mo customers will hope remains in the final release later this year: A Wi-Fi calling indicator. With previous beta versions (3 & 4), although Wi-Fi calling was possible for T-Mobile subscribers, there was no easy way to tell if you were using the service or just … [read full article]