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Galaxy S5 announced – Faster, more efficient and leather-clad [pics]

As you may well know, I’ve been hanging around in Barcelona for the past couple of days covering MWC for Phonedog.com. By now, you will also almost certainly know that Samsung launched its next Galaxy S device. The S5 takes some of the great features from the S4, improves them and slaps some porous faux-leather covering on the rear shell. And while it may not look incredible, it is – in my opinion … [read full article]

Tmo HTC One update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat finally here

Apologies for grabbing this so late, but for those of you who haven’t already downloaded and installed it, 4.4.2 is finally here for the Magenta-flavored HTC One. It landed late last night, very inconveniently while I was in the middle of travelling to Barcelona for this year’s MWC conference. As for the update, it marks the start of HTC’s campaign to ensure that all future devices will support the latest software updates, and will receive them for … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) coming to Galaxy S4, S3, Note 3 and other Samsung devices

Today, Samsung announced that it would be pushing out KitKat to a slew of its Android-powered smartphones. Although we’re not precisely sure on specific dates for T-Mobile devices, the 4.4.2 update will be rolling out from today. Among the list of devices being supported are the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S 4 and S 3 as well as others. Full press release below: DALLAS, February 18, 2014 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 now available for T-Mobile Moto X users

After a short while in “soak test” mode, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for Moto X owners on T-Mobile. If you are using the device on Magenta, and if you haven’t already, you can now download the update. Within the new software are the following features and bug fixes: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages and other content using a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection or using cloud-printing services like … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5 should be unlocked phones free of carrier bloatware [opinion]

Ever since the Uncarrier movement, the company’s made it clear that it’s trying to get rid of customer “pain points”. In other words, areas of the U.S. smartphone market that are restrictive and end up creating a poor customer experience, or frustrating people. For CEO, Legere, it’s always been about changing a broken industry. The old model of subsidizing smartphone cost is dying off, and customers can upgrade whenever they like. On T-Mobile, … [read full article]

Moto X users on T-Mobile being invited to test new software

Recent information from T-Mobile Moto X users suggests that Android 4.4.2 could be on its way to your Motorola’s soon. Yesterday, Android Central reported that Tmo user’s who’d signed up to take part in Motorola’s feedback network were receiving invitations to try a new version of software. The email doesn’t give any information on what version of software is going to be tested, but we’re almost certain that it’s 4.4.2. This pre-release “soak … [read full article]

LG G Flex and Optimus F3Q launch date confirmed as February 5, pre-order from today

T-Mobile today officially announced that both of its upcoming LG phones will be available to buy from February 5th. Both the LG G Flex and Optimus F3Q will be released on the same day. LG’s G Flex is the most notable here, mostly due to its gigantic 6-inch curved OLED display. It also features a 13MP camera and a 3,500mAH battery. Like the G2, it also has the built-in Rear Key for convenience. … [read full article]

Nexus 5 price drops through Tmo online store

I’m aware that I may be a little late with this news, but, with covering the T-Mobile event in a foreign timezone, all the follow up stuff and all that goes along with it, I must have missed it somehow. Regardless, I guess it’s better later than never to inform you that at some point over the past couple of days, T-Mobile dropped the price of its Nexus 5. When it launched on … [read full article]

Android 4.3 finally arriving for Galaxy Note 2 users

A little later than expected, but I guess late is always better than never. Android 4.3 has finally arrived for the Galaxy Note 2, a week or so later than was planned. A handful of readers have emailed/tweeted us to inform us that new software is available to download now. It should be available as an OTA update, but if it’s not showing up automatically, head on over to the settings menu and … [read full article]