Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile, your Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update is ready today. You can pull it over-the-air or via Kies, but understand that the file is roughly 500MB in size. It’s a big one.
The build once finished is N900TUVUCNB4 and Android 4.4.2, so you will be running the newest version of Android available.
Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn’t listed a changelog other than “user improvements.” Once we have the list from Samsung (which could be here today), we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then, get to updating! (more…)
The 12-minute “All New HTC One” leak from Sunday was good and all, but it still failed to tell us much that we didn’t already know about the phone. I actually find it fascinating that after all the leaks of the HTC One (2014), we still don’t really know the official spec list or anything about how HTC really plans to use that dual-camera setup. And you know what, today’s latest leak is much the same, although we do get a look at a benchmark. (more…)
Apologies on the two APN posts in one afternoon, but we wanted to get them out of the way and into the Beginners’ Guide.
If you aren’t on Aio Wireless and instead went with Straight Talk, we also have APN settings for you as well. Below, you’ll find the official settings pulled from Straight Talk’s site for both AT&T and T-Mobile service, though if you venture into a variety of forums across this wonderful internet, you are bound to find tweaked settings that one user or another claim bring even better performance.
I would suggest that you start with these, and should you run into issues, start tweaking or looking elsewhere. But again, these are the official settings. (more…)
If you joined the world of prepaid wireless (our list of the best prepaid plans), there is a good chance that you have also encountered “APN settings.” Without going into dirty details on what APN settings are, just understand that they are your gateway to have service with your prepaid carrier of choice. In this case, it would be Aio Wireless. By inputting the specific APN settings for Aio into your Android phone, you are giving it the power to connect to their network, send text messages, and utilize data.
Thankfully, Aio provides the exact APN settings for use on their network through their website. We have included them below, along with instructions on how to get into the APN settings of most of the major phone types for Android. (more…)
Sprint’s variant of the Moto X is next in line to receive the update to Android 4.4.2, according to Motorola support pages. The update is build 161.44.32 and includes the same upgrades as the 4.4.2 updates for T-Mobile and Verizon models.
You are looking at improved battery life, cloud printing support, and an email sync fix. The update likely isn’t all that big, so should it pop up, it may only take 10 minutes to install. (more…)
The Android team updated their platform distribution numbers for the month of March this morning, showing slight growth for both Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) and Kit Kat (Android 4.4+). Jelly Bean has now reached a flat 62.0% (from 60.7%), while Kit Kat is up to 2.5% (from 1.8%). (more…)
The name for HTC’s 2014 flagship is 100% confirmed at this point if you ask us. Tech media have been referring to it as “the All New HTC One” for a couple of weeks now thanks to leaks. And even in those painful HTC teaser videos, the company is calling the phone “the new One.” But just in case that hadn’t hit home yet, HTC’s UK Twitter account Tweeted the above image yesterday, which clearly shows the words “The All New HTC One” at the top, along with “Feel it.” (more…)
If our hands-on software and hardware tours, feature highlights, and comparisons weren’t enough to satisfy your appetite for all things Galaxy S5, then check out the latest video from Samsung. Sammy takes us on a 4-minute walk-through of all the key features for their new flagship, from a list of specs to new camera functionality to going grey-scale to extend battery life.
This is your step-by-step guide to knowing which features will help your life become “powered” by a GS5. Yes, that’s the tagline here. In fact, Samsung reminds you at the beginning of the clip that innovation isn’t just about the technology and specs, it’s about how the entire package can improve your everyday life. Good ol’ marketing speak.
Still not sold on Samsung’s new phone? (more…)