Beginning November 14, Best Buy will begin to offer an exclusive Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 from Samsung, for three of the four major U.S. carriers. Customers on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint can pick up this new colorway for an unknown price, but you can expect it to be in the $199+ on contract range. Besides the color, it’s the same exact GS4 that we have known for months now. (more…)
Back in early August, @evleaks posted on Twitter that we could expect to see MotoMaker open up to Verizon customers on November 11, which would mean that the device customization service would no longer be an AT&T exclusive. Thanks to a leak of an internal Sprint memo to employees today, it looks like the Now Network will also get access to Motorola’s colorful service, with the same launch date of November 11. (more…)
We heard not too long ago that the Nexus 5 would be making its way to Sprint, but the Now Network has made it official. Sprint is the first carrier to announce a release date for the Nexus 5 that has only been out for less than two hours. Starting next friday, November 8, the phone will be available on-contract for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Sprint was also quick to point out that if you sign up for their One Up program, it will only cost you $18.75 a month for your new phone. (more…)
According to Sprint’s support forums, the Galaxy Nexus is getting Android 4.3 today. The build is JRO03U.L700GJ04. No other details were provided, but it should happen before long. Obviously, this is for the Sprint model only and not the Verizon variant.
This is the first update the Sprint G-Nex has had since January of this year. That update was to Android 4.2.1.
Things are happening!
Sprint announced availability for the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy S4 Mini from Samsung this morning, both going on sale November 8. Each device takes advantage of Sprint Spark, and “enhanced LTE network” that is designed to achieve high data speeds by combining three bands of 4G LTE wireless spectrum available on Sprint’s network. (more…)
This morning, Sprint announced the light up of 45 new 4G LTE markets in America, bringing their total LTE market number to 230. That number has grown quite a bit this year, but the company is still far behind AT&T and Verizon’s market counts. Much like T-Mobile, both of these companies have been playing catch up ever since Verizon launched its first LTE city back in 2011. (more…)
We have been discussing when the bulk of Samsung’s smartphone lineup could expect to see Android 4.3, which would include compatibility for the company’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. After last week, when an internal document leaked with all of the supposed release dates for the 4.3 updates for each device, Samsung has now confirmed this morning that the updates will begin rolling out as early as today. (more…)