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T-Mobile HTC One M8 software updated with Extreme Power Saving, M7 gets Sense UI 6

A couple of small software updates to inform you of this morning. Last night, T-Mobile variants of the HTC One, both M7 and M8 received some much desired improvements. M7 was updated with Sense 6, the latest version of HTC’s custom user interface. The M8 – on the other hand – was updated with one of the features most lauded at its launch event: Extreme Power Saving mode. Extreme Power Saving reduces the … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on its way for the T-Mobile Xperia Z1s?

Being on T-Mobile can often mean software updates coming a little later than they do elsewhere in the world, or sometimes on other U.S. carriers. Having been released late last year, the Xperia Z1s is yet to be updated to Android 4.4.2. But that could be about to change. XperiaBlog reports on some findings online at PTCRB showing certified software versions. Firmware build 14.3.D.0.183 was certified last month and could be set to … [read full article]

Android 4.4 KitKat update now available for T-Mobile LG G Flex

Good news LG G Flex owners, today, T-Mobile has finally cleared Android 4.4 KitKat for landing. If you check your software updates now through the settings menu, you should see it available as an over-the-air download. The update also comes alongside the new KnockCode feature, and should bring G Flex users some increased battery life. For full details on the update, hit T-Mobile’s support page. As always, let us know … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lumia 521 receiving “Lumia Black” update

It’s about time the T-Mobile Lumias got some love, and the low-end 521 is the latest to receive the much-hyped Lumia Black software update. It started rolling out yesterday. Of course, the 521 is the Magenta-flavored version of the 520. Lumia Black’s main features are as follows: Bluetooth LE: All Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will now be Bluetooth Low Energy enabled. This means devices like the Fitbit will be compatible. All we … [read full article]

Original T-Mobile Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.3 [Update: Just a bug fix]

Happy Monday! And what better way to start the week than with news of an optional software upgrade for users with the original version of the Galaxy S3? Over the weekend, Android 4.3 finally arrived for the Galaxy SIII t999 (original), and if you haven’t already been notified on your device, you should be able to go to settings and check manually and download OTA. This update includes KNOX and support for Samsung … [read full article]

iPhone users: iOS 7.1 available to download now

One of the questions I get asked most – at least since I took over running TmoNews – is “when does [insert Android device name] get KitKat?”. Thankfully, with iPhone, it’s never really an issue. Once the software update is out, it’s out for everyone. Earlier this afternoon, Apple released version 7.1 of its iOS software. As for what’s new, here’s the full list on Apple’s website. They include CarPlay … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 out now

We just got word from our readers that they’ve been able to successfully download Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S4. You might not get an automatic notification of its availability though, as it seems each of our readers has had to check for it manually through the settings menu. Word of warning: Everyone so far has complained that it’s taking ages to download. One reader stated 45 mins, while the screenshot above shows over … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 now available to download

About five days ago, we received information that Samsung had released the source code for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3′s KitKat update. Normally that means within a day or so the update should be available to the public. After much waiting, and anticipating, the day has arrived. Several readers have contacted us, delighted that the update is finally here. Android 4.4.2 for … [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]