Tag Archives: Android

Android 7.0 updates for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge move into T-Mobile testing

Good news, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners: Your Android 7.0 Nougat update just got one step closer to release. T-Mobile recently updated the statuses of the Android 7.0 updates for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Both updates are now in the “T-Mobile Testing” phase of development, which means that T-Mo is testing the software before releasing it to its customers. The “T-Mobile Testing” phase comes after “Manufacturer Development” and before “Completed” … [read full article]

T-Mobile to cover the sales tax on any new smartphone with prepaid card

After making the monthly bill more straightforward, T-Mobile is now aiming to do the same with phone pricing. Starting February 1, T-Mobile will cover the cost of sales tax on any new smartphone you buy. Specifically, T-Mo will give you 11.2 percent (11.55 percent in Puerto Rico) of your phone’s price on a prepaid MasterCard card. This offer includes ever smartphone that T-Mobile sells. T-Mobile’s new deal will be available to both new and existing … [read full article]

T-Mobile ZTE ZMAX Pro software update now rolling out

ZTE ZMAX Pro owners, a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update that bumps the ZTE ZMAX Pro to version TMO_Z981V1.0.0B09. The update, which began rolling out on January 27, includes bug fixes and the December Google security updates. This ZMAX Pro update is around 380MB in size, and you’ll need approximately 500MB of free storage on your phone to download and install it. Once you’ve got that storage available, you … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG G4 receiving security update

Last week, the LG V20 and LG G5 both began receiving software updates. Now it’s the LG G4’s turn to be updated. T-Mobile has announced an LG G4 update to version H81120r. This is a smaller update, weighing in at just 88.8MB, and it includes Google monthly security enhancements. This update is now rolling out, and TmoNews reader Weilei Wang received it today. If you haven’t gotten the update on your G4 yet, you … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S8 shows itself in new photo leak as spec details revealed, too

Days after an image of the LG G6 leaked, a new photo of another upcoming Android flagship has surfaced. A new photo claims to show off both the front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Specifically, this is the larger of the two models, says VentureBeat. This GS8 is said to include a 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and curved edges, as well as a 3500mAh battery. … [read full article]

BLU Vivo XL2 launches with 5.5-inch display and $149.99 price tag

BLU today introduced its latest affordable Android smartphone, the Vivo XL2. The unlocked BLU Vivo XL2 features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display and 8-megapixel camera on its face, and a 13-megapixel camera with flash on its backside. Inside the Vivo XL2 lives a quad-core MediaTek 6736T processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, and a 3150mAh battery with quick charging support. When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Vivo XL2 … [read full article]

LG G6 appears in leaked image ahead of MWC debut

T-Mobile has been home to many LG flagships in the past, and that’ll likely continue with the G6, which is expected to debut at the end of February. Before it does, though, an image of the device has given us a look at its front. A newly-leaked render allegedly shows the front of the LG G6. According to The Verge, we’re looking at a device with a glass and metal body and a screen-to-bezel ratio greater … [read full article]

MetroPCS kicks off free phone offer and bonus data for $50 plan

After launching the new all-in T-Mobile One plan and KickBack, T-Mo today revealed some offers for MetroPCS customers. First up, MetroPCS is now offering free phones to new and existing customers. New customers to Metro or existing customers that want to upgrade their phone or add a new line to their plan can get one of these phones for free: Samsung Galaxy On5 Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LG Aristo LG K7 LG 450 ZTE … [read full article]

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]

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]