Softcard, the failure of a mobile payment system created by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, that tried its hardest to kill Google Wallet for years only to be acquired last month by Google in the most hilarious turn of events, is officially shutting down on March 31. According to emails being sent out to the four Softcard users in existence, the Softcard app will no longer work come March 31 and accounts will then be closed shortly after. (more…)
In the update, users will find all sorts of TouchWiz still. In our time with Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, we didn’t find much different from Kit Kat to Android 5.0, other than the notifications on the lock screen, subtle Material Design changes to stock apps, and Smart Lock buried where no normal person would find it. (more…)
Starting in April, you will be able to buy Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones at carriers and retailers across the US. Not all are getting both phones, though, so if one in particular grabbed your attention – like say the Galaxy S6 Edge – you will want to check the list below. (more…)
For all smartphone owners, we want our updates, and we want them now. However, the world is not a perfect place, and things take time – especially Android software updates. Thankfully, T-Mobile has published an update tracking webpage on its official site, allowing users to track the progress at which updates are happening. (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…)
Thanks, T-Mobile, for giving us the first real look at the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Some of us do, like, human things on Sunday (Oscars, Blazers vs. Memphis, Walking Dead, etc.), though, so we’ll be back in a bit with thoughts.
In the mean time, what do you think? I see slanted edges. I see a home button. I see a side power button. I see the word “SIX.” (more…)
T-Mobile continues to post growing numbers in its latest Q4 and Yearly earnings report, bringing in 2.1 million net customers in the Fourth Quarter alone. In 2014 as a whole, T-Mobile netted 8.3 million customers in total. Crazily enough, T-Mobile captured 80% of the industry’s postpaid phone growth in Q4 of 2014. (more…)