Unlocked LG G5 on B&H Photo Should Work on GSM and CDMA Networks (Verizon Included)

B&H Photo is now listing the LG G5 on its website, available for purchase starting April 1. However, this isn’t an ordinary carrier-specific variant. Instead, this unlocked model, according to the product listing, features LTE bands that would make it compatible with all of the top US carriers, including Verizon.

Usually, consumers only see this much carrier compatibility from Nexus or similar devices, so seeing LG embrace this type of functionality, which is known to be extremely beneficial for buyers, is a great thing.  (more…)

Nextbit Cancels CDMA Variant of Robin Smartphone

The Nextbit Robin won’t come to Verizon or Sprint networks, the company announced to backers this morning. The move, which comes after the CDMA variant was already delayed a couple of months, should shock no one. CDMA is hard, it’s expensive, and it’s a pain the ass. In a letter to backers, Nextbit Tom Moss said that the last thing they want to do is “disappoint” supporters, but they need to do that today, unfortunately.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition is Getting an Update Today, Says Sprint

Own a Moto X Pure Edition? Interested in receiving a new update? Feel free to check for one, as Sprint says that we should be expecting one as soon as today.

Sprint’s support page for the update doesn’t mention what’s included, nor do any of Motorola’s support documents. It could be Android 6.0.1 or it could just be a security patch for March. We don’t really know! Fun, right?  (more…)

Where to Buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Still haven’t decided whether or not to pull the trigger on a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge? Today is the day that you can officially buy them in stores, so you can finally make a decision after your own personal hands-on time. While a number of you pre-ordered because you knew from day 1 that one of these would be your next phone, we know that a number of you have been waiting to get your paws on them in person. Thankfully, everyone should have them today, including  the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, plus the big retailers as well (Best Buy, Target, etc.).

If you need quick links to them, we have those below. For specific pricing and all of the deals that each carrier or retailer is including, you’ll want to check out this post. We’re talking freebies that include the Gear VR, microSD cards, Netflix for a year, and more.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Getting Marshmallow Today

As you all know, Verizon (somehow) became the first US carrier to introduce Marshmallow to a Samsung flagship from 2015. That phone was the Galaxy Note 5. We don’t even want to know the politics behind Verizon being first, when they are almost always last, because it’ll likely anger us, so we’ll just point out that Sprint is now the second in line to do so. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, on that other network with yellow involved and unlimited-not-unlimited data plans and something-for-life, but probably-not-for-life leasing options, are receiving the update to Android 6.0.1 today.  (more…)

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Pre-Orders Now Live!

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are now available for pre-order at just about every damn carrier you can think of. Each device is certainly available at all of the big players.

If you are considering either, we have links for you below, along with pricing and details for each carrier that includes information on the bonuses that all are offering. Should you pre-order, you’ll at the very least, land yourself a free Gear VR and 6-game bundle, but some of the carriers have thrown in extra goodies to sweeten the deal.

Ready to pre-order?  (more…)