Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2013), 6 and 9 All Getting Updates to Build LMY48M, LYZ28K Today

According to T-Mobile, Google is going to push another update today to many of its Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 9. The update will arrive as build LMY48M for all but the Nexus 6, which will be LYZ28K. The update will contain bug fixes and “Android security enhancements.”

It appears that this is one of the scheduled monthly security updates that Google promised after the big Stagefright extravaganza.  (more…)

T-Mobile Video Calling Arrives Today, Starts With Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Via Updates

This morning, T-Mobile announced Video Calling for select handsets when on LTE connections. T-Mobile Video Calling joins the Uncarrier’s movement towards deploying every next-gen calling feature they can, like VoLTE and their new Advanced Messaging.

With T-Mobile Video Calling, you don’t need to install an app or configure anything, as the service is built-in to your phone’s stock dialer. Think of it like Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0, that takes over your dialer and contacts, showing you when you can and can’t place video calls to people. If you can place or a receive a video call to/from someone, you will see options with a video icon (see image above – greyed out icon means not available).  (more…)

T-Mobile to Stop Network Abusers Who “Steal” Terabytes of High-Speed Data a Month

In a post to the official T-Mobile blog, CEO John Legere announced that the company will begin to crack down on data thieves beginning today. The issue stems from abusers of the carrier’s unlimited high-speed data plan, which also grants a small portion of high-speed data for tethering devices.

According to Legere, approximately 3,000 T-Mobile customers are willfully stealing about 2TBs (yes, terabytes) of data for tethering each month. Utilizing rooted phones, software to help mask network activity, and other various means, these apparent evil-doers are not adding to an honest customer’s experience on T-Mobile. So, to put it simply, Legere is going to shut them down.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Pre-Order Now Live, Starts at $399

The Galaxy Tab S2, announced from Samsung in July, is now up for pre-order in the United States. Carriers are also getting in on the fun, as you can purchase the tablet with LTE radios inside, launching in-store through AT&T on September 4, and T-Mobile on September 3. US Cellular, Sprint, and Verizon are also confirmed to carry the device, but we have yet to learn the in-store launch date.

The Galaxy Tab S2 comes in four models, a 8.0″ and 9.7″, both sporting WiFi-only and LTE variants. For specs, the tablets feature Super AMOLED displays, octa-core processors, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing cameras, and decently sized batteries. More impressively, both tablets are extremely thin, with both models measuring in at just 5.6mm thick. For comparison the Galaxy S6, a rather thin device, is 6.8mm thick. (more…)

T-Mobile Skipping Galaxy Note 5 Pre-Orders, Purchase Device Starting Tomorrow

T-Mobile’s CEO, the one and only John Legere, announced today through Twitter that the company would be skipping the pre-order process entirely for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, and instead, will accept orders for the device beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6am PST. Once your order goes through, Legere states that T-Mobile will ship your device, “ASAP.” (more…)

Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Pre-Orders are Now Live!

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live! Samsung said it would make them available today by 3PM Eastern and they delivered.

We have links to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile devices below to save you a Google search and a few clicks. Keep in mind that T-Mobile is the only one that isn’t actually doing a pre-order, but if you at least pre-register before August 21, they will give you a free year of Netflix after buying one of the two phones before September 30. Everyone else will let you pre-order. Most also have promo offers accompanying the devices for a short period of time.

Get after it.  (more…)