Archive | March, 2018

Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements

If you’ve got a Google Pixel or Pixel 2 device, you can now give Android P a try. Google today released the first Android P Developer Preview. There are factory images for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, and you can sideload them right now. Keep in mind that this update is intended for developers to get their apps ready for Android P and may be … [read full article]

T-Mobile recognized by EPA for its commitment to going green

After announcing back in January that it plans to move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2021, today T-Mobile revealed that two notable groups have recognized its efforts to go green. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added T-Mobile to its Green Power Partnership. This is a list of organizations that highlights companies working to support the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide and helping to protect the environment. T-Mo is the … [read full article]

Speed tests show T-Mobile LAA surpassing 500Mbps down in New York City

Last month, T-Mobile touted that it reached speeds of 1.3Gbps in its labs when testing License Assisted Access (LAA). Now some real world testing has come out. Speed tests show downloads surpassing 500Mbps using T-Mobile LAA in New York City. Ookla Technical Evangelist Milan Milanovic and PCMag ran 13 speed tests and got an average of 503Mbps down and 42.7Mbps, and one of the results show a test that put up a download speed of … [read full article]

More details on U.S. carriers’ Mobile Authentication Taskforce announced

Last year, we got word that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon were coming together to for the Mobile Authentication Taskforce with the goal of creating a mobile identification system to fight identity risks. Fast-forward several months and the group has started to share details of what it’s cooking up. The Mobile Authentication Taskforce is creating a “highly secure and trusted multi-factor authentication platform” that’s powered by the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. With … [read full article]

T-Mobile ending Binge On free Vudu rental promo for Simple Choice Unlimited customers

Way back in late 2015 when Binge On originally launched, T-Mobile offered a free Vudu rental for every month of 2016 to Simple Choice Unlimited customers. That offer was extended through early 2018, but now it looks like it’s coming to an end. T-Mobile is notifying customers that it’s ending its Binge On promotion that gives Simple Choice Unlimited customers a free Vudu movie rental each month. The offer is coming to an end on March … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ now available for pre-order from T-Mobile

Right on schedule, T-Mobile has begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. T-Mobile is now taking orders for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black color options. Both models will launch on March 16 and are listed as shipping between March 14 and March 16, but T-Mo has a history of shipping pre-order devices ahead of their launch dates, so there’s a chance … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LG G Pad X 8.0 receiving security update

The LG G Pad X 8.0 may have been replaced by a newer model last year, but that doesn’t mean that it’s stopped getting attention from LG and T-Mobile. T-Mobile is updating its LG G Pad X 8.0 with some new security patches. Specifically, the update to version V52120m brings the G Pad X 8.0 up to the February 1, 2018 Android security patch level. It’s always good to see devices receiving new security patches, … [read full article]