Tag Archives: Android

T-Mo Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets minor software update

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 only officially launches today, but those who received their pre-orders earlier this week have already got their first software updates. And before you get too excited, no, it’s not Android 5.0. Instead, it’s a small (~65MB) update issued to fix some performance problems. Chief among those is battery performance. The carrier’s support site is yet to be updated with the new software details, but if you have a Galaxy … [read full article]

Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to Xperia Z3 and Z1s beginning 2015

Following yesterday’s official unveiling of Android 5.0 Lollipop by Google, Sony has confirmed in a blog post today that it’s bringing the newest, sweetest version of Android to its Xperia Z lineup. The company confirms that it will be working hard to bring the update to its premium series as quickly as possible. “We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android “L” upgrade available for the entire premium Z series*: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia … [read full article]

T-Mobile to carry 32GB Xperia Z3, device gets official press pics

Sony’s Mobile device web page has been updated recently to include the T-Mobile version of its Xperia Z3. And if the listing is accurate, it would seem that T-Mo will be selling the 32GB model, not the 16GB one. In the listed specifications it states “Up to 32GB flash memory*****”. Now, I’m always cynical when I see the words “up to” and a collection of asterisks in a phrase. It normally means “less than” … [read full article]

OnePlus One Review – Not quite a flagship killer, but great nonetheless

“Never Settle”, a phrase which OnePlus has taken as its vague inspiration for a device that it wants to kill the flagship phones. Its production videos boast of a purposeful design, of no compromise and market-beating performance. But the reality doesn’t quite live up to those aspirations. I’ve had plenty of time with the OnePlus One to bring you my thoughts on it. . Design The OnePlus One design … [read full article]

T-Mo flavor Moto X finally gets Android 4.4.4

Although T-Mobile never officially carried the 2013 model Moto X, Motorola did sell a “T-Mobile” edition through its Moto Maker site. And I’m sure at least a handful of you, TmoNews readers eventually picked one up. I’m also fairly certain – like me – you thought the T-Mobile friendly 4.4.4 update would never arrive. Good news! It’s here. Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mo flavored Moto X is available to download over-the-air from this morning. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders open on September 24, available to buy Oct. 17

T-Mobile today announced that it will be opening up pre-orders for the next hotly-anticipated Samsung device: The Galaxy Note 4. The device will be available to pre-order from September 24th, with the release scheduled for October 17. Price-wise, you’re looking at a device priced the same as the base-model iPhone 6 Plus: $749. On EIP, that’s $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $31.24. Pre-registration for the device has been very popular, as … [read full article]

Rumored ZTE “Olympia” officially unveiled as ZTE ZMAX

T-Mobile and ZTE have confirmed the existence of a budget-friendly phablet. Dubbed ZMAX, it’ll be available from September 24th and will cost just $252 (or $10.50 per month on EIP with $0 down). Apart from having a name that takes me back to the days of DROID MAXX, EPIC 4G and Thunderbolt, the ZMAX boasts some impressive specs for the price. It has the 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM, a … [read full article]

T-Mo LG G3 gets software update [Post Update: Wi-Fi calling enhancement]

In the late hours of last night/early hours of this morning, T-Mobile delivered a new software update to its LG G3 users. Several readers got in touch to confirm the download. It’s roughly 155MB in size, and it’s not clear exactly what the new software includes except for some minor bug and performance fixes. Build number KVT49L.D8511L0m was made available to all G3 users on T-Mobile. Android version remains 4.4.2 for the update.  As … [read full article]

T-Mo Galaxy S5 firmware update available

This morning, T-Mobile and Samsung rolled out an OTA update for the Galaxy S5. It’s not a major software update by any means, but it is a firmware update designed to boost performance and reliability. It’s still Android 4.4.2, but with baseband version G900TUVU1BNG4. Update details simply states “Improved performance” for the 87MB download. Pretty vague, and certainly a minor improvement. T-Mobile’s support page states simply that there are updates to “Audio and software stability”. … [read full article]