Invites to a soak test for Verizon’s version of the Moto X went out moments ago, asking that participants check out an “early preview of a new software release.” With Verizon’s variant one of the last remaining without Android 4.4.2, I think it’s safe to assume what is in store. The update is considered pretty minor, but does bring the phone up to the most current version of Android.
We have already seen the update arrive on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular models. Before you get too negative about the timing of this one, keep in mind that Verizon’s was first to get 4.4, which was the bigger update of the two. (more…)
Many people struggle with getting a proper network connection at their office and even at their own homes. In this day in age, that should be unacceptable. No one should stress about not having a proper signal, and with so many carriers to choose from, it’s time you find the carrier that fits you best. With Glove, a newly-released app in beta on Google Play, certain US residents can now find which carrier is best for their lives. (more…)
Want a G Pad 8.3 from LG that can connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network? According to the latest tweet from @evleaks, it’s definitely coming soon. In the tweet, Evan posted up a press render of the G Pad 8.3, complete with two Verizon logos and a healthy-sized 4G LTE logo on its backside. As we posted last month, the tablet stopped by the FCC with Verizon radios inside, so these renders lend more credence to that report. (more…)
Remember that update for the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) that rolled out earlier this week to help the tablet better connect to Verizon’s network? We now have a factory image and binaries for it as Android 4.4.2 build KVT49L. Or as Google is calling it “release 2.”
If you own the LTE Nexus, feel free to grab the factory image, you never know when it might come in handy.
Links: Factory Image | Binaries
Today marks the end of a ridiculous saga: the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 2013 is available for purchase through Verizon. It only took six months, but the Google-branded tablet has finally been “approved” to work on Big Red’s network. Talk about a thorough certification process!
It’s no secret that LTE Nexus 7 owners have long been able to use the device on Verizon’s network through unofficial methods, but the carrier’s approval and a a software update released yesterday will make the process a lot simpler. (more…)
Just as we reported would happen, Verizon announced a new initiative called MORE Everything. The idea here is simple – Verizon is upping the data buckets on select plans, while keeping the price the same, hence the “more.” They are also upping bandwidth in major cities, handing out 25GB of cloud storage to select data plans, letting you upgrade faster with EDGE, and even giving discounts on lines if you participate in EDGE. (more…)
The Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is receiving a 37MB update this afternoon that “enables full compatibility with Verizon’s 4G LTE network.” That’s literally all it says. The screenshot we have mentions that it’s Android 4.4.2, but as you all know, that update came long ago for Google’s 7-inch slate. You are looking at a new build number of KVT49L, though.
The timing for an update that deals with Big Red’s network couldn’t be better, as the tablet is set to launch with official compatibility tomorrow in stores and online. We first reported the news that the Nexus 7 would be sold by Verizon this Thursday, even showed pictures of the unit in stores with a line-up of accessories. (more…)
Last year, Verizon introduced a same-day delivery service for customers who ordered a new phone on contract in certain markets. The service will cost customers an extra $20, but if waiting for UPS or FedEx to swing by your house later in the week doesn’t interest you, it was a sweet way to get your new phone the day you ordered it. (more…)