Archive | Android RSS feed for this section

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”. … [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 … [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]

Google previews Android L, Android Wear and Android one at I/O 2014

Today, Google kicked off its annual I/O conference in San Francisco. Among the key announcements were the Android L developer preview, Android one and a much more in depth look at the new software for smart watches: Android Wear. Android one You might not see much of this, but Google today announced a new program named Android one. In essence, it’s a way to ensure a certain standard of hardware quality, and software … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 to get T-Mobile VoLTE software update today

Since news went official that T-Mobile was launching its VoLTE service in Seattle a few weeks back, a number of extra cities and markets have been added to the list, but only three handsets have been equipped to make use of it. Until today, only the Galaxy Note 3, LG G Flex and Galaxy Light have received the required carrier update settings via software download. Later today, T-Mo is adding the Galaxy S5 … [read full article]

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s rooted

Rooting carrier locked devices can often be a tricky task. Especially since almost all come with a locked bootloader. But Sony Xperia Z1s users will be glad to know their chosen device has been successfully rooted. The root exploit was found by XDA devs, jcase and beaups and announced yesterday on a XDA developers forum. Interestingly, it was found when the developers discovered an exploit for the Z2 and Z2 tablet. So, if … [read full article]