We’re not even to Thanksgiving yet and there are deals to be had all over this vast internet. If the two tablet deals we told you about already weren’t doing the trick because a new phone is what you really had been holding out for, take a look at Best Buy’s pre-Black Friday deals. One includes the Samsung Galaxy S4 for free from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in any color you can find them in. The featured version on BBY’s site comes in “Arctic Blue” which is apparently new. But you’ll also find black, white, red, purple, and brown variants depending on carrier.
If you are an AT&T customer and really wanted the Galaxy S4 Active instead of the original 2013 flagship, it’s included in the free deal as well. (more…)
A few new 4G LTE markets on AT&T’s network went live this week, ranging from rural Nevada to Amsterdam, New York. AT&T continues to push forward with the high-speed network rollout, and soon, they will be complete and standing alongside Verizon with a country blanketed in LTE. As consumers, we enjoy that very much.
Take a peek down below to see the new markets. (more…)
Thanks to a new beta tool created by Justin Case, the Moto X on Verizon and AT&T running the new Android 4.4 update has been rooted. The process isn’t necessarily as simple as it has been in the past, but this method installs a “backdoor” to help regain root and also requires a downgrade in bootloaders to “re-expose a vulnerability.” There are tons adb commands involved along with the use of Cydia Impactor to open a Telnet session. Again, it’s not pretty or anywhere near a 1-click option, but at least you have an option. (more…)
AT&T Moto X owners, here we go! The Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update has been approved and is now rolling out to all devices. We had initially expected a soak test to begin and marinate for a few days, but Motorola and AT&T appear to be happy with their work. Our AT&T unit is not a part of the soak and we were able to pull the update with a single check.
This evening, members of the Motorola Feedback Network who own the Moto X for AT&T began receiving invites to test out an upcoming software update. No exact details were given for the update, but since the Verizon variant just received Kit Kat (Android 4.4), I’d imagine that’s what this test is for. Motorola is certainly on top of the update game right, especially when it comes to the Moto X.
We were told that the soak for AT&T models should start around November 22 with the full rollout to all users by the first week of December.
Cheers R, R, and _!
Owners of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 smartphones from Samsung have been patiently waiting for Android 4.3, with the updates finally rolling out about two weeks ago. But in a new case of bad news, multiple issues have arose for users, which has forced both Samsung and AT&T to pull the updates for the time being. The problems are centered around the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4 and the I9300XXUGMG9 model of the Galaxy S3, so if you have been mashing your update button, you can stop now. (more…)
Isis Mobile Wallet, the mobile payment joint venture between Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, has finally gone nationwide as of this morning. After what seemed like an eternity of testing, those who live in Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX are no longer exclusive members of this mobile payment community. Apps for each carrier’s version of Isis are available on Google Play, along with showcases of the service in individual carrier stores. (more…)
This morning, AT&T announced 10 new 4G LTE markets scattered across the U.S., with Texas appearing to have received the most love with 4 new markets all for themselves. AT&T has been great about posting up new markets each week, and at this rate, they should be caught up to Verizon in no time at all.
Have a look down below for the new markets. (more…)