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…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Lollipop Update Now (Updated)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners, your Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update has arrived. At least according to a handful of our readers. The update starting pushing within the last couple of hours and weighs in at around 939MB. Neither Samsung or T-Mobile have updated their support sites to confirm the update on their end, so we don’t have an official changelog to share with you. With that said, you know exactly what you are getting.  (more…)

T-Mobile Service Struggling in Northeast at the Moment (Updated)

Folks with T-Mobile service in the northeast corner of the US are reporting service issues at the moment. Not only is our Twitter timeline filled up with readers who are experiencing data drops, lack of LTE, and hit or miss connections, but Down Detector is also quickly filling up with reports.

If you are experiencing issues, feel free to let us know what you are seeing and where you are located.

We reached out to T-Mobile and will report back if we can pass along any info. Also, continue to check back as we will update this post.  (more…)