Tag Archives: Android

Alcatel 3V (2019) now available from Metro by T-Mobile with 6.7-inch screen and $189.99 price tag

We learned earlier this month that the Alcatel 3V (2019) would be coming soon to Metro by T-Mobile, but at the time, there was no word on exactly when the launch might be or what the phone would cost. Now we’ve got both of those details. The Alcatel 3V (2019) is now available from Metro by T-Mobile. Pricing is set at $189.99, but customers who port their number to Metro and buy the Alcatel 3V will … [read full article]

T-Mobile updating Galaxy S8, S8 Active, and LG G7 ThinQ with new security patches

T-Mobile is now pushing out the November 2019 security patches to a handful of Android phones. First up, T-Mo says that it’s updating the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to versions G950USQS7DSK2 and G955USQS7DSK2, respectively. The only item on the changelogs is the November 2019 security update. Also being updated is the T-Mobile flavor of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. This update is version G892USQS6CSK1 and it, too, is only listed as including the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ updates are now rolling out

We just saw the Galaxy S10 and S9 get updates from T-Mobile, and now the Galaxy S8 is being updated as well. T-Mobile is now pushing updates to its Galaxy S8 and S8+, bumping them to versions G950USQU6DSJ6 and G955USQU6DSJ6, respectively. T-Mo hasn’t published an official changelog for either of these updates yet, but we do know that they’re based on the October 2019 Android security patch level. TmoNews reader Joanna received the new Galaxy S8 update … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing Galaxy S10 and S9 software updates

T-Mobile is updating Samsung’s recent Galaxy S flagships this week. First up, the Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ are all receiving updates. The Galaxy S10 is getting bumped up to version G973USQS2BSIX while the Galaxy S10e is moving to version G970USQS2BSIX and the Galaxy S10+ is being updated to version G975USQS2BSIX. The update changelogs for all three S10 series phones say that “The security of your device has been improved” and include the November 2019 security patch … [read full article]

Google begins enabling RCS messaging for all Android users in the U.S.

Just a few weeks after T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers announced plans to launch their own RCS messaging service in 2020, Google says that it’s starting its own RCS push in the U.S. Starting today, Google will begin broadly pushing RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging to all Android users in the U.S. Android users that already have Google’s Messages app installed should get a notification to enable RCS chat features in the coming … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now receiving updates

Two more Android phones are now receiving updates from T-Mobile. First up, the T-Mo version of the OnePlus 7T is being updated to version 10.0.4.HD63CB. This update comes in at 119.6MB and includes the October 2019 Android security patches, improved quality of photos taken at night, an optimized full screen gesture experience, and more. TmoNews readers Derek and Colin received this update over the air today, so if you’ve got a T-Mobile-flavored OnePlus 7T, you should … [read full article]

Alcatel 3V (2019) coming soon to Metro by T-Mobile with 6.7-inch display

Metro by T-Mobile is getting a new Android phone with a massive screen. The Alcatel 3V (2019) is launching soon at Metro by T-Mobile and it features a 6.7-inch 1440×720 display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Alcatel’s new 3V is focused on entertainment and consuming content, and that big screen will definitely help you do that, along with the phone’s stereo speakers. Also included with the Alcatel 3V (2019) is a dual rear camera setup with a … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushing LG G8 ThinQ update

T-Mobile is now pushing out another update for the LG G8 ThinQ. The T-Mobile LG G8 is being updated to version G820TM10p. The update comes in at 481.4MB and includes the October 1, 2019 Android security patches. T-Mo hasn’t posted a changelog for the update yet, so it’s not clear what else might be included. This update is now rolling out over the air, and TmoNews reader Ronald confirmed that they got the update on … [read full article]

T-Mobile to offer tablet for kids on November 15

Alcatel has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the Joy Tab Kids.  Just as its name suggests, this tablet is marketed towards kids. The tablet comes with an 8-inch HD display with Asahi Glass protection on the screen. It includes a sturdy silicone case that makes it easy to grip for kids. On the back, there is a kickstand that helps make viewing videos and playing games a lot easier.  The tablet comes … [read full article]

T-Mobile pushes software update for Samsung Galaxy S9

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Yesterday, it was revealed that T-Mobile pushed the Android software update for devices such as the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10+ devices. Just a day later and we’ve received word that T-Mobile has also pushed another software update for Samsung Galaxy S9 devices.  This update, however, comes as a security update as it improves the security on such devices. The update is called G960USQU7CSJ2 / G960UOYN7CSJ2 / G960USQU7CSJ2 and has a size of 381.13 MB.  For … [read full article]