Back in February, Verizon did a big re-shuffling of its More Everything data plans that included the introduction of a bunch of new tiers, $10 discounts on many, and slight increases on a few. This morning, they did another big shuffling that wiped out many of those new plans, brought back others, and kept the $10 discounts. Let’s talk about what’s new, gone, and what stayed the same. (more…)
Now that Samsung’s new phones have been in the hands of normal people for more than a few days, we are hearing of a potential auto-rotate issue that is plaguing Galaxy S6 Edge owners on Verizon and Sprint. There may be variants from other carriers experiencing the issue as well, but these are the two we are seeing mentioned more often than any other model.
So what exactly is the issue? (more…)
Need a decent back-up phone? Best Buy is currently hosting a 4-hour sale on the Verizon Moto G that will get the phone in your hands for just $25. Sure, it’s the 1st gen model and doesn’t have LTE, but you never know when you might need a temporary replacement device. Or maybe your 12-year old needs his first phone? Or maybe you just like owning random prepaid phones? I don’t know, but whatever the reason, now is your chance to grab one for less than an IMAX Avengers ticket.
Note: Again, this phone doesn’t have LTE even if Best Buy’s listing claims that it does. Trust me, it doesn’t.
The deal ends at 3PM Central.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.
The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock. (more…)
In all seriousness, the timing of Verizon going live with update details makes perfect sense. Over the weekend, we told you on Twitter (you should follow us there for nuggets of info like this) that you could plug-in your G3 and update via Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. Many of you took us up on that and have been running Android 5.0 for a couple of days, while others were slightly confused by our half-cryptic Tweet.
Either way, the over-the-air (OTA) version of the update is going to start today. As expected, it’s a big one. (more…)
April 10 is here! Did you order your Apple Watch yet? Errr, that’s not what we care about. What is happening today….oh yeah! Star Wars is now available digitally! No…well, that’s awesome news, but that’s not what we care about either at this moment. Ahh yes, it’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 day! Did you get/order yours?
Below, we have links for all and to each carrier, in case you can’t figure out how to use Google Search.
If you need more info, well, we have that too. Our Galaxy S6 Review is out. That’s probably a must read. Our One M9 review will be here next week. We also have who knows how many videos of each phone over at our YouTube channel. Go watch them. Here is a pricing breakdown of the Galaxy S6s. Fun stuff. (more…)
While the rest of the US carriers who opened up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge found a way to ship those early orders early, Verizon remained poised. They would not follow. They are a leader after all. A leader, people. Leaders don’t ship early unless they are first to ship. And since they also wouldn’t follow in the March 27 pre-order day that every other carrier adopted and instead chose to lead by doing their own April 1 day, there was no way they were following with early shipments. Leaders lead. Not follow.
So, the leader in later-than-other-carrier shipments is now shipping pre-orders. According to a handful of our readers, those pre-orders are expected to arrive on April 10, which is the global launch day for Samsung’s new flagships. (more…)
Update: It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.
Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4! It’s happening!
According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us. (more…)