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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 investigation finds two battery issues caused overheating

After months of investigations, Samsung today officially revealed the cause of last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fires. Samsung explains that there were two batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7, and that each one had its own defect. The first battery had a design flaw in its upper right corner that could cause electrodes to bend. This could cause the separation between the positive and negative tabs to break down, which could then cause the … [read full article]

T-Mobile One plan now all-in, KickBack launches today, too

Right on schedule, the new T-Mobile One plan with taxes and fees included is available. The new T-Mobile One plan officially launched today, January 22. The goal of this new T-Mo One plan is to simplify customers’ monthly bill by building the taxes and fees into the advertised price of the plan. The new T-Mobile One plan is also now the only postpaid plan that new customers can sign up for. T-Mobile One starts at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Tuesdays will begin letting you give your gifts to other people

Next week, T-Mobile Tuesdays will gain a big new feature. T-Mobile has announced that, starting with the January 24 edition of T-Mobile Tuesdays, customers will be able to give select gifts to anyone else. That even includes people on other carriers. On January 24, T-Mobile customers will receive two discounts of $0.25 off a gallon of gas at Shell (up to 20 gallons) and two free movie rentals from FandangoNOW (up to $5). T-Mo customers can keep … [read full article]

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer. Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 receiving software updates

Looks like the LG V20 isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting a software update this week. T-Mobile has revealed that its BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 are both receiving updates. The Priv’s update is version AAI459 and includes the January Android security updates. It weighs in at 126.3MB. The LG G5 is getting a security update of its own. This update is version H83020c and is 116MB in size. As with most software … [read full article]

FCC says 600MHz incentive auction requirements have been met

After several rounds of back and forth between the broadcasters and bidders, the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction is finally moving forward. The FCC today confirmed that with today’s rounds in the forward auction, the requirements of the Final Stage Rule has been met. That means that the auction will come to an end in Stage 4. The auction proceeds as of the second bidding round are $18.2 billion, surpassing the $10 billion clearing cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

ZTE Blade V8 Pro with dual rear cameras launching today

After going up for pre-order earlier this month, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is officially launching today. ZTE’s Blade V8 Pro is now available from retailers like B&H Photo Video and Newegg, as well as from ZTE’s own website, at a price of $229.98. Amazon expects to have units in stock on January 23. If you pre-ordered a unit sometime between January 4 and today, your device will now be shipped your … [read full article]

LG Aristo official, coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with Android 7.0 in tow

T-Mobile and @askdes today announced a new Android 7.0 smartphone that’s coming soon to its shelves as well as MetroPCS’s. The LG Aristo is now official. It runs Nougat on a 5-inch 1280×720 display with a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint reader. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity and support for both VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. On the inside of the Aristo lives a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, … [read full article]

Stage 4 clearing cost in FCC incentive auction set at $10 billion

The start of the new year has brought with it more news on the FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction. The reverse part of the FCC’s auction finished recently, and the clearing cost was set at $10 billion for 84 MHz of spectrum. That’s considerably less than it was in the past three stages, which was $86.4 billion in Stage 1, $54.6 billion in Stage 2, and $40.3 billion for Stage 3. Now that … [read full article]

HTC’s unlocked One A9 will start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat tonight

If you decided to make the HTC One A9 your daily driver, HTC has some good news to kickstart your week. The unlocked HTC One A9 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update tonight. The news was just announced by HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter, who confirmed that the update has received technical approval and will soon begin hitting devices. HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and … [read full article]

Florida woman drives SUV into T-Mobile store, says she was having a ‘bad day’

A woman who recently had a “bad day” decided to take it out on a T-Mobile store. A video posted online shows a woman driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Fla. Shinobia Montoria Wright is said to have visited the store on Wednesday to exchange her cracked iPhone, then returned the next day and drove her vehicle into the store. It’s said that she then started smashing glass displays with a squeegee … [read full article]