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MetroPCS, T-Mobile Merger To Be Reviewed By Justice Department, FBI

In a fairly standard move, the US Department of Justice along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have filed a request with the FCC pertaining to the T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger. Both government entities have asked the FCC to “defer action,” or have asked them to delay their decision in order for both parties to decide if the deal has any “national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.” They’ve asked the FCC … [read full article]

Google Sends Out Android 4.2.1 Update, Adds December Back To Your Nexus 4, 7, and 10

While we’re waiting for the Nexus 4 to go back on sale today, there is some good news as Google has started sending out Android 4.2.1 adding December back to the Nexus 4, 7 and 10 devices. There’s been a lot made about the Android 4.2 release as one of the buggier Android releases in recent memory and the loss of December in the contacts app is a big bug. … [read full article]

(Updated: Keep Trying) Nexus 4 Hits Google Play Store Right On Schedule, Sells Out Within Minutes

Quick Update: Around 4:40pm EST, Google Play started showing this message: “Google Play is currently experiencing very high traffic. Nexus 4 is not sold out and will still be available for purchase. Please try again shortly. Thank you for your patience.” In other words, keep trying! It took just a matter of minutes, but both 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 smartphones are already sold out as Google once again underestimates the sheer number of … [read full article]

Google’s Play Store Now Posts Public Reviews Using Your Google+ Name, Goodbye Trolls?

Google Play trolls should recognize their days are numbered as Google socializes comments by linking Play Store reviews to your Google+ account. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as YouTube now asks if your comments can be posted using your Google+ name as well. Given that, this change doesn’t come as a huge surprise as Google continues to supercharge Google+ in any way that they can. The addition of Play Store reviews might force those … [read full article]

Google Says Nexus 4 Back In Stock At Noon Pacific Today, Also Back In Stock Through

Google just sent out emails indicating the Nexus 4 will resume sales today at U.S. noon Pacific time. That’s pretty much it, at noon pacific time you should have your F5 button ready and your credit card already logged into Google Play. We hope that this time around Google is prepared for another massive influx of would-be Nexus 4 buyers and can keep up their order process ensuring everyone who wants … [read full article]

Google Sending Email Advising Some Nexus 4 Orders Shipping This Week

With the Nexus 4 selling out across Google Play and T-Mobile, many of you are stuck waiting, impatiently I’m guessing for their handsets to arrive. According to an XDA Developers thread there is some good news as Google is sending out a batch of emails to a number of people alerting them to another email set to arrive later this week. Why Google is sending out an email advising you … [read full article]

Samsung Announces Five Million Galaxy Note II Units Have Shipped Worldwide

It seems like just yesterday that Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II had surpassed three million in sales as they highlight a new milestone. It took an extra three weeks, but Samsung has passed the five million mark for Galaxy Note II units shipped around the world. With a brand new ad, the holiday season and Samsung’s incredible momentum, we have no doubt that the five million number is just another checkmark on the Note … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday Sale Now In Full Swing, Get Em While They’re Hot

T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday special’s are now in full swing with special savings on new purchases. Savings include the Windows Phone 8X (free after $100 mail-in rebate), and the Lumia 810, Ceramic Black HTC One S, Galaxy S II (Steel Gray and White), all free with instant discounts. The Galaxy S III (both colors) will run $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the 32GB model offered for $149 … [read full article]

Leftover Chip Technology To Blame For Lack Of LTE On Nexus 4 Says LG

With the ability to activate LTE on the AWS band with a minimum of work, LG is taking to the press to officially discuss the lack of the feature. In fact, LG’s reasoning is pretty much exactly what we expected, the Nexus 4 has leftover chip technology from the LG Optimus G, an LTE-ready device. “In order to provide the best possible specification for Nexus 4, LG utilized the same powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset as can be found in its 4G … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts One-Day Online Only Black Friday Deals

T-Mobile’s Black Friday sales are in full affect with a host of devices on sale including the Galaxy Note II, HTC One S, Nokia Lumia 810, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus L9 and more. This online-only offer is in combination with their extended ‘Samsung Holiday Sale’ which offers a Value Plan-only opportunity to grab a host of new Samsung 4G smartphones. No word on whether the online-only Black Friday offer … [read full article]

Nexus 4 Tweak Allows LTE Activation On One Frequency, And It’s Good News

It may be a crazy day of Black Friday shopping around the country, but if can turn your attention away from door-buster deals for a minute, this just might interest you. It turns out those crafty boys from XDA Developers may have discovered a quick and easy way to activate LTE on the Nexus 4. As it turns out, the Nexus 4, which is by all accounts, an LTE-less device can … [read full article]

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes From TmoNews

Well, it’s another Thanksgiving in the books at TmoNews and we hope it’s a good one for all of you. Spend the day with family and friends and those that you love. Enjoy some Turkey, Football and the bottomless pit that we like to affectionately call leftovers. With the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger looming in 2013 we hope the next 12 months is the beginning of a new and reinvigorated T-Mobile. More importantly is my … [read full article]