AT&T Announces Plans to Carry the LG Watch Urbane

AT&T announced this morning that it is the first US carrier to confirm that it will carry LG’s new all-metal “luxury” smartwatch, the Watch Urbane. So we are clear, they didn’t announce that they will be the first to carry, only that they are the first carrier to confirm that they will carry it at some point. Why that’s worth an announcement is a discussion for another day, but that’s what we have here.  (more…)

Report: Galaxy S6 Edge Might be More Expensive Than the iPhone, Samsung Having Yield Issues

We have been stressing the importance of Samsung to release a kick ass flagship phone for the year of 2015, especially after the disappointing Galaxy S5 and the poor financial year that followed for the company. Basically, this is Samsung’s opportunity to get back in the ring with Apple, not just in smartphone sales, but with regard to the brand’s image as an OEM in the eyes of consumers.

According to a report from Ars Technica, who has a source close to Samsung, the company’s Galaxy S6 will feature two variants – one which looks like a Galaxy S5 in overall design, and another (presumably called the Galaxy S6 Edge) that the company will base most of its marketing on throughout the year of 2015. The latter device will feature two rounded edges on the left and right sides of the display, which aligns with previous reports and rumors.  (more…)

Google Wallet Will Come Pre-Installed on Android Devices at AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile

It’s official. Google has acquired “some exciting technology and intellectual property” from Softcard, the carrier-owned mobile payment system that for years, was the reason Google Wallet couldn’t exist on your Android phone. Oh how the times have changed.

Thanks to this acquisition of tech, along with a new partnership through Softcard’s founders (Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile), Google Wallet will now come pre-installed on Android phones sold by these carriers later this year. Google didn’t specify if this meant all Android phones moving forward or not, but I would imagine that is the case. Google did note that phones will need to run KitKat or higher.  (more…)