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…)

AT&T GoPhone $60 Plan Getting Bump to 4GB, $45 Plan to 1.5GB (Updated)

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 Introduces 7GB “Truly Shareable” Plan With Rollover Data for $75

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…)