Now that the Nexus 6 is official and all details are known, you probably want to know when and where you can get one, right? For the first time in the history of a Nexus device, the phone should be easy to get at every major carrier, assuming you either want to sign a contract or pay a pretty hefty full retail price. According to Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular will all carry the device, but you you will be able to get it through Google Play and Motorola’s store as well. (more…)
Traveling abroad? AT&T introduced three new international travel plans today, all under the name Passport. The plans, well, aren’t great deals, but they are the only options you have if you want AT&T service when visiting another country. The plans start at $30 per 30 days and go up to $120, depending on the type of service you want. (more…)
If you own an LG G3 – we are talking any variant – and are into custom recoveries, ROMs, that sort of thing, then you should probably have already installed Bump. Created by Team Codefire, Bump allows you to boot into a full TWRP custom recovery and flash ROMs as you please, sort of like if you had a full bootloader unlock. As I just mentioned, this should work with all carrier variants (including Verizon’s), you just need to be rooted first (and work through a little adb with a recovery.img). (more…)
HTC unveiled the Desire Eye this afternoon at the company’s Double Exposure event in New York City. HTC has differentiated the Desire Eye from the competition in an interesting way, as the undoubted highlight of the smartphone, which sports a water-resistant plastic body and removable battery, is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera with dual-LED flash.
The array, capable of capturing 1080p video and bordered by a dedicated microphone, is intended specifically to capture high-quality “selfies.” It is a first for a smartphone, HTC was eager to note. (more…)
In court, today was a bad day for AT&T. In one of the largest phone cramming settlements to date, the wireless operator has been ordered to pay a total of $105 million, much of which will go back to customers who were being charged roughly $9.99 a month for things like mobile ringtones, horoscopes, and love tips. (more…)
A mystery Motorola device showed up at the FCC today (ID IHDT56PK2), a phone that is starring in a bunch of documents that we are still browsing through to hopefully find specifics on what it might be. Engadget seems to think that it is the Nexus 6, but we haven’t found anything yet that really leads us to believe that this is it. It could be – we aren’t saying that this isn’t it. Here is what we know so far. (We will be updating this post as we have more.) (more…)
Google Voice team member, Alex Wiesen, took to Google+ this afternoon to announce that they have expanded MMS support to nearly 100 North American carriers as of today, a group that includes Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. If you use Google Voice on a regular basis, you know how big of a deal this is, as you have likely missed out on picture messages from friends at some point. As Wiesen points out, with this new carrier support, you can say “goodbye to FOMO (fear of missing out).” (more…)