Earlier today, Samsung put out a press release for all of the “tastemakers” out there. If you tastemakers were jealous that T-Mobile was the only one getting the B
and-Aid Gold Galaxy S5, today is your lucky day. Samsung announced the new colorway will be available to more people on more carriers around the globe.
On May 30, T-Mobile will not be the exclusive carrier to offer the phone. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon (through select indirect retailers), and even U.S. Cellular will be offering up the Gold Galaxy S5 option for its customers. (more…)
The LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T is receiving an update to Kit Kat today. As surprising as that may sound, the update weighs in at 700-800MB and can be downloaded over-the-air. The software version post-update is E98020g.
You can find a mini-changelog below, but similar to the G Flex and G2 updates, the G Pro will see a restyled status bar for Kit Kat, stronger security, Immersive Mode, improved battery performance, cloud print settings, and even better processing speed. The update should also include NFC Tap&Pay for mobile payments, lock screen media art, Emoji, and more. (more…)
A device has popped up YouTube this afternoon that may be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on its way to AT&T. According to the leaker, this is a prototype of the rugged version of this year’s Galaxy S5, which we wouldn’t necessarily argue against. (more…)
If you have a penchant for news about LG’s highly anticipated G3, you’re in the right place – there is no shortage of it to hold you over until the official reveal. FCC filings released today reveal two variants of the G3 - D850 and D851 – recently passed through the agency’s certification process. (more…)
Last week, a report surfaced suggesting that AT&T was on the verge of acquiring DIRECTV for close to $50 billion. Today, that deal became official for $48.5 billion.
Together, AT&T thinks the companies can become a content distribution leader across mobile, video and broadband platforms. To be more specific, the deal will help AT&T and DIRECTV “better meet consumers’ future viewing and programming preferences, whether traditional pay TV, on-demand video services like Netflix or Hulu streamed over a broadband connection (mobile or fixed) or a combination of viewing preferences on any screen.” (more…)
Back in March, AT&T announced that Cricket Wireless and Aio Wireless would soon merge, leaving Cricket as the name of their prepaid wireless service. That day has come, meaning Aio Wireless is no more. Well, all of the Aio plans seem to have carried over under the Cricket name, but the Aio color scheme (which T-Mobile hated) and website are a part of wireless history. Oh, the little “Aio” mentions on your lock screen and notification pull down now say “Cricket” as well.
So what does Cricket Wireless now offer? Again, the Aio package, just under the Cricket name. (more…)
This morning, AT&T announced its first batch of HD Voice and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) markets that will go live on May 23. With HD Voice and VoLTE, customers will experience dramatically better sounding voice calls, while also being able to talk and use an LTE data connection at the same time. This is the future of LTE that we have all been waiting for. (more…)
The HTC One (M8) for AT&T is receiving a minor update today to build 1.58.502.1. The update includes Extreme Power Saving Mode, new photo editing features and Duo Camera effects, and fixes a bug that was preventing owners of the device from claiming their free 50GB of Google Drive space.
That’s pretty much it. (more…)