Kit Kat Update for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Approved and Available Today

AT&T announced this morning that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finally receiving an update to Kit Kat (Android 4.4).

The update introduces an “improved user interface” with a restyled notification area, option to choose a default messaging app, cloud printing, Immersive mode, color Emoji support, and stronger security. Outside of the goodies from the Android portion of Kit Kat, Samsung has also made camera access easier from the lock screen, improved GPS performance, added new sound controls, and more.  (more…)

Android 4.4 KitKat Update Begins Rolling Out to HTC One Mini on AT&T

HTC may have just launched a high-profile smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that company is neglecting purchasers of older devices. As HTC executive Mo Versi promised earlier this week, an update to 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 is now available for HTC One mini owners on AT&T.

The updated firmware weighs in at 658MB and comes with a long list of improvements, including requisite Android 4.4 KitKat features and a tweaked BlinkFeed app.  (more…)

HTC One (M8) Available Today at 1PM – Online at All Carriers, In-store at Verizon

Just as we exclusively reported yesterday, the all new HTC One (M8) will be on sale today at 1PM Eastern in the U.S. All of the major U.S. carriers will put the device up for sale through their online stores, but Verizon will have some in-stock, in-store today. That’s right, if you want to get your hands on this phone now, you can.

If you don’t want to go to Verizon, all U.S. carriers will have in-store stock within first few weeks of April. Most in-store before April 10.

“All New HTC One” Inventory Arriving at Verizon Stores, “Exclusive” Likely Only In-store

Sources have informed us that “All New HTC One” inventory is now arriving in Verizon stores, ready for tomorrow’s launch. That lines up with our report last week, saying that Big Red would indeed have stock available minutes after HTC makes the phone official.

With that said, we also reported last week that Verizon would have some sort of exclusive on the device, however, that will likely just be for in-store availability. AT&T and other carriers should have the phone available for order (online or via phone) tomorrow as well, if not within a couple of days. Verizon itself said on Facebook over the weekend (before editing the post) that they would have the phone “in our stores exclusively on 3.25.14.” The word “stores” is the key word here.  (more…)

AT&T Teases HTC One (2014), Might go on Sale March 25

According to AT&T, the company has a secret. Unfortunately for them, and thanks to a gazillion leaks over the past couple of months, the entire world knows what it is. On March 25, HTC is set to unveil the All New One smartphone, with evidence pointing to a same-day release.

AT&T is hosting a sweepstakes in which a few lucky folks can win the upcoming device simply by filling out a form. The sweepstakes ends on March 25, so as hypebeasts, we are assuming that could mean the carrier intends to have the device for sale on its network on the 25th.  (more…)