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Looks like Android L will be “Lollipop”, version number 5.0

Android’s dessert-themed version names look set to continue this year with Android L. For weeks, or months even, predictions have included Lemon Meringue Pie, Licorice and Lollipop. But if today’s leak is anything to go by, it’s almost certainly going to be the latter of those three. Sad really, because I’m a big fan of Licorice (or liquorice as we spell it this side of the pond). Especially if it’s salty. Sorry, got … [read full article]

Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders arriving on doorsteps early, as expected

Last week, we heard from several readers that their Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders were being shipped early, with an expected shipping date of October 13. That was yesterday. Sure enough, Galaxy Note 4 pre-order units landed on doorsteps. A couple of my Twitter followers forwarded images to confirm that the early shipment notices weren’t just a system error. I’m hoping to … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z3 launching on October 29, T-Mobile online pre-sale on Oct. 15

T-Mobile, this morning, finally announced when it would begin selling the long-awaited Sony Xperia Z3. The device is set to land on store shelves and online on October 29th. It’ll be available with $0 down on EIP and 24 monthly payments of $26.25, that’s a full retail price $630. But if you can’t wait until then, T-Mobile’s holding a special online pre-sale event on October 15 at 12:00am Pacific Time. So you could order … [read full article]

T-Mobile joins Sprint and others in asking FCC to review AT&T spectrum acquisitions

In a letter to the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler and a few other FCC commissioners, T-Mobile, Sprint and a few other organizations have asked the commission to review AT&T’s recent low-frequency spectrum purchases. The purchases in question are predominantly for blocks of 700MHz B and C block spectrum. The other companies include Public Knowledge, Free Press, the New America Foundation, Comptel, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Writers Guild of America, … [read full article]

T-Mo compatible Quad HD Motorola Droid Turbo in the works?

Rumors have cropped over the past month or so claiming that Verizon is about to launch another exclusive Android device, and is planning to add it to its well-known DROID range. The Droid Turbo – as it’s being called – will allegedly feature a Quad HD display and fast-charging technology along with the usual long battery life. We’re expecting “Big Red” to unveil it some point this month. But it’s not the only carrier that’s … [read full article]

FCC commissioner discusses progressive plans, wants to look at lower/higher frequencies

The race for mobile operators to gain spectrum is competitive. Each carrier wants to bolster its network to add speed, reliability and expansive coverage. And as device technology is on the increase, and the number of people with LTE-capable devices is growing, network technology needs to match the demand. And it could lead the FCC to start looking at alternatives to the current bandwidths being used. Most mobile spectrum, as it stands, ranges … [read full article]

Google Voice gains MMS support on T-Mobile and other carriers

Google Voice gained a much needed new feature this week: The ability to receive MMS as MMS, and not as links to the media. Google Engineer, Alex Wieseen announced on his Google+ page that Voice now supports MMS on over 100 North American carriers. One of which – of course – is T-Mo: “We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, … [read full article]