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HTC U Ultra is a new Android phablet with a glass body and a second screen

UPDATE: HTC has confirmed to me that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the HTC U Ultra will work on T-Mobile.   HTC’s newest hero Android phone is here. The HTC U Ultra debuted today with a high-end spec list and some other notable features. The body of the U Ultra is a bit different from last year’s metal HTC 10, boasting a glass shell that HTC describes as “liquid surface.” Another major feature of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini receiving update with December security patches and more

If you’ve treated yourself to an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the months since its release, you’ve got a new software update coming your way. ZTE has announced a new update for the Axon 7 Mini in the US that includes some notable improvements. What you’ll get depends on which software build your Axon 7 Mini was on previously. For example, folks that are coming from the B12 build will be getting support for … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Some Android update news has arrived to help you get over this Wednesday hump. Android 7.0 Nougat updates appear to be rolling out to two T-Mobile devices. First up, noted HTC leaker LlabTooFeR today said that the T-Mobile HTC 10 is now receiving its update to Android 7.0. Multiple T-Mo HTC 10 owners on the xda-developers forums have confirmed that they have received the update. T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its HTC 10 software update … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro now available for pre-order with 5.5-inch display, dual 13MP rear cameras

ZTE today announced an Android smartphone targeted at the US market. The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is now official, boasting dual 13-megapixel rear cameras that let you do things like add a bokeh effect to your images. Also included with the rear cameras is a dual flash and 4K video capture. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front of the Blade V8 Pro, too. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro runs Android Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display … [read full article]

Honor 6X launching this month with metal body and dual rear cameras

After launching the Honor 8 in the US in the second half of 2016, Honor today kicked off 2017 by introducing another new handset. The Honor 6X is an affordable Android smartphone with a metal body. It’ll be available for pre-order starting January 4 for $249 ahead of its launch on January 15. Honor will also be hosting flash sales on January 10, 17, 24, and 31 when the 6X will be available for $199.99. … [read full article]

OnePlus 2 getting OxygenOS 3.5.5 update with VoLTE support and other improvements

If you’re using a OnePlus 2 on T-Mobile, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for a new update that’s now rolling out. OnePlus has announced an OxygenOS 3.5.5 update for the OnePlus 2. One of the most notable features of this update is that it adds VoLTE support “for select carriers”. OnePlus doesn’t specify which carriers’ VoLTE the OnePlus 2 now supports, and the company hasn’t responded to my questions about the … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off buy one, get one free deal on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

With T-Mobile’s latest offer, anyone looking for a last-minute holiday gift can get something for a loved one and a little something for themselves, too. T-Mobile today launched a Samsung Galaxy buy one, get one free promotion. With it, customers can get a Samsung Galaxy smartphone for free when they purchase one. Here are the smartphones that qualify: Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Nexus 9 to Android 7.1.1

If you’re using a Nexus 9 on T-Mobile, there’s a new update coming your way that you’ll want to keep an eye out for. T-Mobile has announced that it’s pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Nexus 9. The update also includes December’s security patches and unspecified bug fixes. This update became available earlier this week, so if you haven’t already gotten it on your Nexus 9, you should see it soon. You can also check for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 receiving November security update

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that updates are now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. In addition to the November security patches, both phones are receiving domestic data roaming improvements.   A couple of weeks after the Galaxy Note 5 received a software update, it’s the Galaxy Note 4’s turn for an update. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to Galaxy Note 4 phones that weighs in at 60.38MB in … [read full article]