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T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ update rolling out with improvements to Bixby, SD card stability

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, a new update is now coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing a software update to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The update is said to include improved SD card stability and an update to Bixby. Once the update is installed, the phones will be on the May 1, 2017 security patch level. If you’ve got a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you should see this update on … [read full article]

OnePlus 5 leaks out ahead of June 20th announcement

The OnePlus 5 will be officially revealed on June 20th, but it turns out that we don’t have to wait until then to get a look at the new flagship Android phone’s design. A new image has leaked out that reportedly shows the front and rear of the OnePlus 5. The image, shared by Android Police, only shows the upper half of the device, so while the entire design hasn’t been revealed, this leak does … [read full article]

OnePlus 5 official reveal happening June 20th

OnePlus is nearly ready to reveal its newest flagship Android smartphone. The OnePlus 5 will be announced on June 20th, OnePlus confirmed today. The device will be revealed during an online event that’ll kick off at 9:00 am PT/12:00 pm ET. OnePlus is also planning to host pop-up events in a number of cities that’ll give folks the chance to be the first to own the OnePlus 5. One pop-up event will take place at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to get Android 7.0 updates this week

At the end of April, T-Mobile began pushing Android 7.0 to its version of the Galaxy S6 edge+. Now it’s time for the other Galaxy S6 models to begin getting their taste of Nougat. T-Mobile product guy @askdes today revealed that T-Mo’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will begin getting Android 7.0 this week. If you’ve got a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, you can manually check for a software update by going into … [read full article]

Essential Phone is a new flagship Android smartphone from Andy Rubin

UPDATE: Here’s T-Mobile’s official statement about the Essential Phone: “We’re excited for Andy Rubin and his team (the device looks amazing), and welcome customers purchasing Essential to bring it to the fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network in the country through our BYOD program. We’ll have more to share closer to general availability in terms of what advanced network features might be available in Essential.”     ORIGINAL: Meet the Essential Phone, the latest Android … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge receiving security updates

It may be a holiday weekend, but that hasn’t stopped T-Mobile from pushing out updates to some of its devices. Owners of both the T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are reporting that they’ve recently received software updates. The Galaxy S7 has been updated to software version G930TUVS4BQE1, while the Galaxy S7 edge has been updated to G935TUVS4BQE1. T-Mobile hasn’t updated its support documents for either phone as of the time that … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches and bug fixes

It’s been awhile since the LG V20 has gotten a software update, but that drought is ending this week. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to the LG V20 that bumps it to software version H91810k. TmoNews reader AlwaysSmile got the update on their V20 today, and the phone is now on the May 1, 2017 security patch level. According to T-Mobile’s support page, this LG V20 update also includes an e911 timer fix and … [read full article]

Kyocera DuraForce Pro is a rugged Android smartphone that’s launching at T-Mobile today

If you’re looking for a new Android phone that’s a bit more rugged than the recent glass-covered flagships, then you might want to check out Kyocera’s new device. The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing for this rugged Android smartphone is set at $17 down and $17 per month for 24 months, or $425 total. The highlight feature of the DuraForce Pro is its rugged body, which is IP68-rated to resist dust … [read full article]

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) now available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has sold many different Samsung accessories in the past, including the Gear S3 and Gear VR, and now another Gear device has hit T-Mo’s shelves. The Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $0 down and $9.59 per month for 24 months, or $229.99 total. Also of note is that Samsung is running a promotion that’ll get you a hefty discount on the new Gear 360. … [read full article]

T-Mobile offers to pay for Verizon switchers’ phones, two-lines-for-one deal also coming

Yesterday T-Mobile CEO John Legere teased that T-Mo had multiple announcements coming up, and today a couple of them have been made. Starting May 31st, T-Mobile will kick off its #GetOutoftheRed promotion to help Verizon customers switch to T-Mo. Verizon customers in good standing with their carrier can get their iPhone or Google Pixel paid off by T-Mobile when they switch to T-Mobile and sign up for T-Mobile One, and they can keep their existing … [read full article]