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Android M announced by Google, coming later this year with several improvements

At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco just a short while ago, Google announced details about its updates and improvements for 2015. They included new features for virtually all of its major products and services, but the one of most significance for us phone addicts was Android M. Unlike last year, this software update seems to be much more about adding features to improve the performance and usability and not a major … [read full article]

Is truly unlimited data going to disappear?

Looking at the U.S. wireless industry over the past couple of years seems to be indicating one thing to me: At some point in the future, truly unlimited data plans will die. Speaking at the Re/code conference yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure stated that – although unlimited works really well for Sprint now – at some point, it will stop offering unlimited data plans. As the carrier partners to offer more content to … [read full article]

Xperia Z1s Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software update rolling out

We’ve been informed by a handful of our readers that T-Mobile is finally rolling out Android Lollipop software updates for the Sony Xperia Z1S. Although T-Mobile’s software updates page still indicates that it is in “T-Mobile Testing”, the device’s own individual page does contain details of the update. Specifically, it’s Android 5.0.2 and weighs in at over 640MB in size. It also comes with Group messaging support. From today, you should be notified … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G4 available to order from tomorrow, May 27

T-Mobile finally announced a concrete release date for its LG G4. In a press announcement today, the carrier stated that it will open up early online orders from tomorrow, May 27th. Those wanting to be the first to get hold of the device will be able to place their orders from 6am Pacific/9am Eastern with $0 down an 24 monthly payments of $24.99 on EIP. That’s a full retail price of $599.76. And … [read full article]

T-Mobile Nexus 6 getting Wi-Fi calling update from this weekend

At long last, it looks like T-Mobile’s Nexus 6 users will be getting Wi-Fi Calling feature from this weekend. The ever popular product guru, Des Smith, teased the update in a tweet yesterday afternoon: THIS JUST IN!!! @TMobile has approved the #Nexus6 WiFi Calling Software Update! Happy Memorial Day weekend! pic.twitter.com/4dcS4ATEKt — Des (@askdes) May 22, 2015 Later on, in the evening, he tweeted with … [read full article]

TMUS stock climbs above $35 for the first time since MetroPCS merger

You’ll undoubtedly remember just over two years ago, T-Mobile and MetroPCS merged to form one company. Technically, it was structured as a reverse merger. T-Mobile didn’t have its own stock listing at the tim and was “acquired” by MetroPCS and took on its stock listening. Although it was structured that way, Deutsche Telekom still owned the controlling stake in … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom chief: We’ll consider partner for T-Mobile if it improves profitability

Just when we were thinking the rumors of T-Mobile merging – or partnering with a company – were dying down, Deutsche Telekom’s own CEO, Tim Hoettges brings the subject up again. As T-Mobile US’ major stakeholder, DT has a huge say in these matters. At DT’s annual shareholders meeting, Hoettges admitted that T-Mobile was in far better shape financially than it was two years ago. However, they couldn’t just sit on their laurels. … [read full article]