LG announced a new device this morning called the X Venture. I’m assuming that name is a play on “adventure,” since this is a rugged-esque metal-framed phone built for “on-the-go lifestyles” that need water resistance and a build that can withstand 14 different military toughness tests. (more…)
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on AT&T are receiving updates today that should address the red tint issues some owners have complained about. This would be the same update that T-Mobile pushed out just over a week ago.
The update weighs in at roughly 480MB and arrives as the exact same build as the one pushed to T-Mobile S8 and S8+ units. You should receive G950USQU1AQDE on the S8 and Q955USQU1AQDE on the S8+. (more…)
The entire Galaxy S6 line from AT&T should now have Nougat, thanks to updates that started for the S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Active last night.
Each update includes the April 1 security patch from Google, along with software versions G920AUCU6EQCF (Galaxy S6), G925AUCU6EQCF (Galaxy S6 Edge), and G890AUCU6DQD1 (Galaxy S6 Active). They are also all Android 7.0, not the newer 7.1 that has been out for almost as long. In terms of size, you are looking at 1.2GB at least, so make sure you have plenty of space on your phone and a whole bunch of battery. This is a big one. (more…)
AT&T’s first 5G Evolution market goes live today and can be taken advantage of by owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. If you are in Austin, TX, you’ll find connection to this next-level network in “select areas” right now. Time to go hunting!
In related news, AT&T also announced that they plan to light up over 20 “major metro areas” by the end of 2017 with similar 5G Evolution speeds. They haven’t posted a full list of those, but areas in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis (this summer), Los Angeles, Nashville, and San Francisco will get the love. (more…)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch day is here! After months of speculation and rumor, followed by an Unpacked event a few weeks back and then a pre-order period, the phones are now in stores. And we’re not talking select stores – we’re talking all the stores.
AT&T began pushing the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ today. Each update weighs in at roughly 1.5GB, so as you go hunting for it in Settings>System updates, make sure you have plenty of battery left.
For the Note 5, the update arrives as software version N920AUCU4EQC6, while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is getting G928AUCU4EQC6. They are both Android 7.0, as I mentioned, and include network performance enhancements and other security patches alongside Nougat. (more…)
Starting tomorrow (April 6), AT&T will hand out free HBO to current and new customers who are a part of their Unlimited Plus data plan. This news arrives on the heels of last month’s offer that included a free year of HBO to DIRECTVNOW customers. Now, though, the DIRECTVNOW portion of the freebie is no longer a requirement. (more…)