We have been discussing when the bulk of Samsung’s smartphone lineup could expect to see Android 4.3, which would include compatibility for the company’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. After last week, when an internal document leaked with all of the supposed release dates for the 4.3 updates for each device, Samsung has now confirmed this morning that the updates will begin rolling out as early as today. (more…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S4 Active have been waiting patiently to hear about when these Samsung devices would receive an update to Android 4.3. According to a leaked internal document we scored this morning, we finally have some dates to mark on our calendars. (more…)
This morning, the Moto X for AT&T has dropped to $99 on new contract for the 16GB version, and that includes custom designed versions through MotoMaker. You could make the closest thing to a DL phone (pictured above) and still walk away at under $100 if you’d like, though we wouldn’t exactly recommend that colorway for a 2-year contract. We had previously heard from @evleaks that a price drop of $100 was coming in Q4, so this seems to be right on time. We also saw a price drop to $99 on-contract at Best Buy recently.
The 32GB version is now $149, which is a $100 discount as well.
No sign yet of the wood backs, outside of a Calvin Harris video or two.
AT&T announced four new 4G LTE markets this morning, including one in Hawaii. Given our unfamiliarity with these town names, we would say that AT&T is nearing completion of its LTE rollout across the US, but of course, there are always other little patches here and there that still need to be lit up. (more…)
This morning, outside of Galaxy Gear compatibility news, Samsung announced that their Galaxy S4 Mini will arrive in the U.S. next month (as in November) on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and US Cellular. US Cellular and AT&T have already confirmed that they will carry the phone, we just haven’t seen pricing yet. We have also seen press images of Verizon’s variant with massive home button branding, but no official word or pricing either. (more…)
When first announced, it was only apparent that the One Max would hit Sprint and Verizon, but thanks to some newly leaked press renders from @evleaks, it appears that AT&T is also getting in on the fun.
For those not keeping track, this device features a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p LCD, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, an Ultrapixel (4MP) camera, a 3300mAh non-removable battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and quite a bit more. Those are good specs, but most were surprised that HTC didn’t attempt to match Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 specs, which are pretty much future proof. (more…)
Late last night, a press render of the Galaxy S4 Zoom with AT&T branding hit the web, which means we could be seeing an official announcement from AT&T sometime soon. The S4 Zoom is an interesting device, first unveiled back in June with some mediocre specs for a device that should be a powerhouse. What makes it completely unique is not only its funky design, but its massive 16MP camera complete with 10x optical zoom. It was made with the mobile photographer in mind. (more…)
Today, AT&T is ending new customers’ ability to select a traditional minutes+text+data plan, and instead will only offer Mobile Share plans. The Mobile Share plans have been around for some time, and pretty much everyone is used to how they work, but here is a quick refresher. Instead of worrying about the minutes you have on your plan, AT&T offers the customer unlimited minutes and unlimited texts, but bundles a selected data plan with the line. They call these “data buckets.” (more…)