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Samsung offering $150 off unlocked Galaxy S8, get another $150 with qualifying trade-in

Samsung Galaxy S8 $150 off

Samsung is now offering $150 off the unlocked Galaxy S8, and you can get another $150 off when you trade in a qualifying smartphone. You can view the Galaxy S8 deal on Samsung’s website. The devices that qualify for trade in are the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Samsung says that your … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V10 getting its Android 7.0 Nougat update

Looks like it’s time for another T-Mobile phone to be updated to Android Nougat. T-Mobile says that it’s now updating its LG V10 to Android 7.0. The update began rolling out this week and includes an E911 timer fix and Google software and stability fixes in addition to the bump to Nougat. As one might expect from a major upgrade like this, the V10’s update is pretty large. It weighs in at 1366MB, so you … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 receiving security update

A couple of days after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ got software updates, another Samsung smartphone has started receiving an update of its own. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its Galaxy Note 5. It’s a small one, weighing in at just 24.39MB, and it includes the July 2017 security patches. As I’ve said before, security updates aren’t the most exciting things ever, but it’s important to have up-to-date security patches to keep … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak claims to reveal the design of the upcoming flagship

Shortly after Samsung sent out invitations for its Galaxy Note 8 event, a leak has surfaced that claims to show off the design of the upcoming handset. Renders of what’s said to be the Galaxy Note 8 have been shared, showing a device that looks like a boxier Galaxy S8. There’s the same Infinity Display that’s found on the Galaxy S8, complete with slim bezels and no home button, which indicates that on-screen keys … [read full article]

Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23

The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2017, and now we know the day on which we’ll get to officially meet Samsung’s new flagship smartphone. Samsung is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked event at 11:00 am ET on August 23rd. The company isn’t saying much about what it’s got planned but there is a teaser image that we can dissect. As you can see in the image above, Samsung is … [read full article]

Moto Z2 Force specs rumored to include dual 12MP rear cameras, Snapdragon 835

It feels like it’s been awhile since a new Moto smartphone was on T-Mobile’s shelves, but that might change soon. The Moto Z2 Force is rumored to be coming to T-Mobile, and today a report claims to have spilled many of the device’s specs. Moto has equipped the Z2 Force with a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display, says VentureBeat, and the screen includes ShatterShield technology to help protect it against drops. Above that display is … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving updates with security patches

Looks like Bixby Voice isn’t the only goodie that T-Mobile Galaxy S8 customers are getting today. T-Mobile is now pushing software updates to its versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. T-Mo says that they include a UMTS 911 update, and as you can see in the screenshot below, the July 1, 2017 security patches are included as well. These updates are now rolling out and are around 130MB in size. If you’ve got … [read full article]

Samsung launches Bixby Voice for the Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

After missing out on the Galaxy S8’s U.S. launch, Bixby Voice is finally ready to go. Samsung says that Bixby Voice is now available in the U.S. To get it, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners need to update the app to the latest version. Bixby Voice is fully integrated with core Samsung apps, with support for other native apps and third-party apps coming via Bixby Labs. You can launch the assistant by saying “Hi Bixby” … [read full article]

Moto E4 launching at MetroPCS on July 31st

MetroPCS’s smartphone lineup doesn’t currently include any Motorola hardware, but that’ll change soon. The Moto E4 will launch at MetroPCS on July 31st. Its suggested retail price will be $129, but MetroPCS customers can snag one for $49 plus tax after instant rebate. Switchers can get the Moto E4 from MetroPCS for even less. Metro says that for a limited time, switchers can get the Moto E4 for $0 (though they do have to pay … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts fastest LTE download speeds, says 600MHz phones from Samsung and LG coming soon

T-Mobile’s got some network news to share. T-Mo says that, according to its analysis of national LTE results of Ookla Speedtest data, it’s got the fastest download speeds in the U.S. T-Mobile had an average of 26.9Mbps, while AT&T had 23.0Mbps and Verizon had 22.7Mbps. Sprint finished below 20Mbps, and so T-Mo decided to not include it in its graph. Also included in today’s announcement is that, according to crowd-sourced data, T-Mobile’s LTE availability is at 91.5 percent. … [read full article]