AT&T Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are FINALLY Getting Marshmallow Updates

Back in February, we saw a first glimpse of a beta Marshmallow running on AT&T’s variant of the Galaxy Note 5. February. Today is June 22 and AT&T is finally pushing the stable update to not only the Note 5, but to its brother, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well.

The update is arriving as a big 1.4GB file that seems to be available to most owners of the phone. Heading into Settings>About phone to check for the update will likely allow you to pull it.  (more…)

Samsung’s Gear 360 to Cost $350 in the US, Who Knows When It’s Coming to Anyone but YouTubers

Back in April, Samsung announced that its Gear 360 camera, a device that will probably be the best 360-degree VR camera on the block, was headed to select countries. At the time, they failed to provide pricing or when anyone in the US could buy it. Now, as we close in on the end of June, we are one step closer to knowing all when it comes to US availability. We know a price!

According to Samsung, the Gear 360 will cost a semi-steep, but-sort-of-expectedly-steep price of $349.99. The device goes on sale in the US today…sort of.  (more…)

T-Mobile Tuesdays Struggles for 3rd Straight Week, Offers Extended Through Friday

T-Mobile Tuesdays was billed as a way for the growing wireless (un)carrier to thank and reward all customers with free sh*t on a weekly basis. Dinner and a movie was the biggest selling point, but T-Mobile wanted to give out free Lyft rides, swag to MLB.com, and Frosties from Wendy’s too. Of course, we already saw the dinner and a movie idea fall through after just two weeks of Domino’s struggling to keep up and now, in our third week, the bumps aren’t softening.  (more…)

Jim Wicks is the Latest Exec to Leave Motorola

That guy, right there, is Jim Wicks. You may not know him by name, but you certainly will know him by his work. This was the man at Motorola responsible for leading the company’s design, which means the RAZR and Moto 360 were all created under his watch (Ooh, pun!). He also led the charge through a number of DROID devices and more than likely, the Moto X line. Jim Wicks was a big deal at Motorola and in the consumer electronics industry.

I say “was” because he’s out at Motorola. Wicks was one of the last remaining big names at Moto(rola) since the company was sold by Google to Lenovo. In fact, I don’t know who is left any longer. Ashton Kutcher, I guess? Either way, losing Wicks, like Rich Osterloh who went back to Google to head up a new hardware team, is a tough one for Moto.  (more…)

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review

As the first wave of rumors arrived for Samsung’s Gear Fit 2, I’ve got to be honest in admitting that I was not at all excited. In fact, I probably winced, shook my head a couple of times, and contemplated schemes that would force Tim to review it. I say that because I had the displeasure of reviewing the first version of the Gear Fit, a fitness wearable that was a terrible fitness tracker with a cool display. But then we had a chance to spend some time with the Gear Fit 2 during a media briefing and I was immediately sold on this latest version for a number of reasons.

Let’s talk about what you get with the Gear Fit 2 and if that initial hype stuck with me through to this review. This is our Gear Fit 2 review. (more…)

DEAL: 32GB Nexus 5X is Just $269 at eBay ($130 Off)

If you missed out on the end-of-the-week sale that B&H Photo held last Friday for the 16GB Nexus 5X, we have another equally-as-good deal today. Over at eBay, you can grab a 32GB Nexus 5X for just $269.99, which is a $130 discount off Google’s full retail price. How can you beat that?

As we always mention with the 5X, this affordable 2015 Nexus was already a good value at Google’s pricing, so when you see big discounts like this, it’s tough not to want to jump at it. For one, it’s a Nexus, which means the quickest of all Android updates and access to Android Betas for things like Android N. This Nexus also has a great camera, a smallish body for those who like smallish phones, connectivity on all of the major US carriers, and is only getting better with each update.

What’s not to like?

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OnePlus 3: First 10 Things You Should Do

Thanks to OnePlus’ stellar launch of the OnePlus 3, a number of you already have the device in hand and have spent most of the weekend with it. For those of you with your shiny new phone or for those of you with one still on the way, we’ve put together a little video today with 10 tips or suggestions for things you may want to consider doing out of the box.

We do this for all of the major flagship phones, but if you are new to the series, expect to see tips that remind you to setup the fingerprint reader on your phone or show you ways to get the most out of your display (turning on ambient, proximity modes; tweaking color balance). The tips here also talk through choosing between on-screen or capacitive navigation buttons, utilizing gestures, and launching the camera in various ways.

Here we go, here are the first 10 things to do with the OnePlus 3(more…)