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…)
Late last Friday, invites to a soak test for the AT&T variant of the Moto X (2nd Gen) began rolling out for Lollipop, a sign that the update will soon be made available for all owners of the device. (more…)
AT&T wasn’t about to let T-Mobile stand alone in the Samsung Galaxy S6 hypebeast game and went ahead and teased their own “Six Appeal” image of Samsung’s next-gen phone. In doing so, they may have also outed the fact that Samsung really is going to release both a regular Galaxy S6 and an edge version known as the Galaxy S6 Edge. (more…)
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…)
And now we have the “Six Appeal” Galaxy S6 teaser that was first posted last night by T-Mobile, in AT&T’s blue.
Edges! Home buttons! Sixes! (more…)
Yesterday, we reported that AT&T was planning to bump up the data package for its $60 and $45 GoPhone plans to 4GB (from 2.5GB) and 1.5GB (from 1GB), respectively. This morning, they confirmed the changes.
The updated plans go live February 20. (more…)
According to sources of ours, AT&T’s line of prepaid GoPhone plans are getting upgrades beginning Wednesday, February 18, plus AT&T will also introduce a new $30 plan and a daily data package for $2 daily customers. The new changes arrive only three months after AT&T changed the plans to unlimited data and introduced a new $45 tier. Still, I think GoPhone customers are going to be excited about these changes. (more…)
AT&T added a new data option to its Mobile Share Value line-up this morning with the introduction of a 7GB “truly shareable” bucket that runs $75 per month and has Rollover Data. Beginning Sunday, February 15, AT&T customers can (for a limited time) find a home with this new 7GB tier, which also includes unlimited talk and text. Keep in mind that $75 is the price for the data itself – your cost will be higher depending on how many lines you add, as each line carries its own price. (more…)