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ZTE Axon 7 receiving Android Nougat update, Daydream support included

If you’ve picked up a ZTE Axon 7 to use on T-Mobile, you’ll be pleased to learn that a major update is now making its way to your device. ZTE announced today that it’s now pushing Android Nougat to the Axon 7. The update includes features like the ability to run two apps side-by-side, improved Doze mode battery savings, and more emoji. Also included is support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform, a feature that few … [read full article]

Another LG G6 photo leaks and this one shows the back of the phone

Last month, we got a look at the front of what might be the LG G6. Now a new leak has surfaced that claims to show us the rear of the device. This new photo allegedly shows the glossy back of the LG G6, complete with a dual rear camera setup, a flash in-between the two cameras, and a fingerprint reader below those cameras. We can also see “G6” tattooed near the bottom of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering one year of Netflix for free with purchase of Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

When T-Mobile took pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it gave buyers one year of Netflix for free with their new smartphone. Now that offer is back. T-Mobile is now offering a free year of Netflix with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. The deal will run through February 7. To get your free year of Netflix, you’ll need to purchase or lease a Galaxy S7 or S7 … [read full article]

T-Mobile offer to cover sales tax on new smartphone purchases launches today

T-Mobile’s attack on taxes continues today. Today’s the day that T-Mobile kicks off its offer to cover the sales tax on all of its new smartphones. The deal, which is open to new and existing customers, will give you 11.2 percent (11.55 percent in Puerto Rico) of your phone’s price on a prepaid MasterCard card. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to buy a new smartphone on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) and pair it … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ now receiving software updates

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ owners, the time to update has come again. T-Mobile has announced that its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are now receiving software updates. Both include “Android Security updates,” and both weigh in at around 60.44MB. TmoNews reader Gerald received this security update on his Galaxy Note 5, so if you’ve got a Note 5 or S6 edge+, keep an eye out for your update. You … [read full article]

Android 7.0 updates for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge move into T-Mobile testing

Good news, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners: Your Android 7.0 Nougat update just got one step closer to release. T-Mobile recently updated the statuses of the Android 7.0 updates for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Both updates are now in the “T-Mobile Testing” phase of development, which means that T-Mo is testing the software before releasing it to its customers. The “T-Mobile Testing” phase comes after “Manufacturer Development” and before “Completed” … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile customers getting RCS support in Google Messenger app

UPDATE: T-Mobile responded to me and said “T-Mobile was the first U.S. operator to launch RCS with our Advanced Messaging in July 2015. We don’t currently support Google’s RCS offering.” 9to5Google found that the supposed sources of this report turned out to be one person.   ORIGINAL: Some T-Mobile customers are getting a new messaging feature to play with today. RCS, which stands for Rich Communication Services, appears to have gone live in Google Messenger for … [read full article]

T-Mobile ZTE ZMAX Pro software update now rolling out

ZTE ZMAX Pro owners, a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update that bumps the ZTE ZMAX Pro to version TMO_Z981V1.0.0B09. The update, which began rolling out on January 27, includes bug fixes and the December Google security updates. This ZMAX Pro update is around 380MB in size, and you’ll need approximately 500MB of free storage on your phone to download and install it. Once you’ve got that storage available, you … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G4 receiving security update

Last week, the LG V20 and LG G5 both began receiving software updates. Now it’s the LG G4’s turn to be updated. T-Mobile has announced an LG G4 update to version H81120r. This is a smaller update, weighing in at just 88.8MB, and it includes Google monthly security enhancements. This update is now rolling out, and TmoNews reader Weilei Wang received it today. If you haven’t gotten the update on your G4 yet, you … [read full article]