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YotaPhone 2 lands in the US, and it’s compatible with all three T-Mobile LTE bands

The list of promising SIM-free unlocked phones in the U.S. is growing. Its most recent addition is a phone I’ve managed to spend some time with a while back: YotaPhone 2. It’s an intriguing Android device with two displays. The front one is your usual HD AMOLED panel, while the back uses E-Ink technology and is perfect for reading e-books or just having a permanent status screen. Until yesterday, the device was only … [read full article]

Android 5.0 for T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 finally enters testing

After what seems like months of silence – and the fear of abandonment – the Z3 has moved one step closer to getting its long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Only this morning, we checked the software updates page on T-Mobile’s support site and didn’t see any change in the Z3′s progress. But just a few hours later, one of our readers checked again and saw that it is now officially in “T-Mobile Testing” … [read full article]

[UPDATED X2] Android 5.0 update for T-Mobile Galaxy Tab S rolling out?

One of our readers got in touch this morning to inform us that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S on T-Mobile is beginning its rollout today. And he must have caught it early because T-Mo’s general software updates progress page is still showing it as under “T-Mobile Testing”. Edit – At time of posting, the updates page didn’t have the information on the new software. … [read full article]

Nexus 6 now $100 off at T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s Nexus 6 is now on sale at $100 off the usual retail price for both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the device. That means you can now grab the 32GB model for $549 and the 64GB one for $599. On EIP both storage options are available with $0 down payment. The 32GB model will set you back $22.91 per month over two years, while the 64GB is $24.99 per month on … [read full article]

Band 12 support arrives for Samsung Galaxy Avant in latest software update

Starting today, T-Mobile is beginning the rollout of a software update which finally brings Band 12 support to the Samsung Galaxy Avant. Although it’s not an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will enable those with the budget smartphone to access the carrier’s stronger, low-band network. Software version G386TUVU1AOD7 was made available to download over-the-air from today, May 11 and – as far as we know – it’s not a staggered release. If … [read full article]

Tampa and San Antonio residents – Be the first to try the LG G4 on Monday and Tuesday

As part of its pre-launch promotion push, LG has been offering a variety of different ways to preview its G4 handset. In the U.S. it teamed up with T-Mobile on an exclusive giveaway and as part of that partnership, it’s also going on tour offering demos and giveaways to a lucky few. Next Stops: Tampa and San Antonio We’re on our way to #Tampa! Demo the #LGG4 at Lykes … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 – An awesome budget and T-Mobile friendly smartphone [review]

It was back in March at MWC where I got my first hands-on experience with the new Alcatel OneTouch smartphone. And – for the first time – I was impressed by an Alcatel phone. In the past, the company has perhaps built the wrong kind of reputation for making cheap phones with far too many compromises. But the Idol 3 is the manufacturer’s attempt at making its own flagship at an affordable price. And I have to … [read full article]