Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 Receiving Kit Kat Today as Build VPUCNAB

Sprint appears to be a step ahead of the other carriers in the game when comes to updating their Samsung devices to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat.” Last week, before Samsung had even announced their list of devices to receive the latest version of Android, Sprint went ahead and began updating its version of the Galaxy S4. This morning (or really late last night), they took the next step and started the push of 4.4.2 to the Galaxy Note 3.

Included in the update are things like better media controls on the lock screen, restyled navigation and notification areas, more Emoji, consolidated location settings, wireless printing, and more. The update will rollout as build VPUCNAB.  (more…)

Download Glove and Find Out Which Carrier is Best Fit for You in Three Days

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…)

Android 4.4.2 Soak Test Beginning for Sprint Moto X Users

The T-Mobile Moto X variant may have been the first to receive the Android 4.4.2 update, but Sprint’s edition isn’t far behind. That’s according to two tipsters, who both received an e-mail from the Motorola Feedback Network regarding a new “preview software release.”

If the update carries the same fixes present in the T-Mobile firmware, Sprint Moto X users can expect to see support for cloud printing through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrinters. In addition, the update should improve battery life and fix issues with Microsoft Exchange syncing. (more…)

Sprint Rolls Out Spark to Customers in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Sprint’s legacy network may not be the fastest, but the carrier is taking steps to improve it. Today, the Now Network announced it has begun rolling out Spark, the carrier’s tri-band 4G LTE designed to improve speeds in congested markets, to customers in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Sprint also said that the network upgrade will include HD Voice, a much-improved voice codec that increases the call quality.  (more…)

Sprint Adds More Handsets to Direct Connect Now Compatibility List

Sprint announced availability of Direct Connect Now for six new devices this morning, adding compatibility for the push-to-talk app that brings Sprint users closer together with the push of a button. Starting today, owners of a few LG, Samsung, and Kyocera devices can grab the app right off of Google Play for free, as long as their plans allow for it.  (more…)

Sprint’s HTC One Gets Official Kit Kat Update First Over the Weekend

Even though the Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update for the HTC One reached the “certification” stage a couple of weeks back, followed by a confirmation last week from HTC USA president Jason Mackenzie that the update was still about a week out, HTC went ahead and surprised us on Saturday morning with an announcement that the Sprint variant was receiving a build already. The other carrier variants are more than likely still a week or two away, but Sprint was able to give approval somewhat early.

If you own the Sprint One, you can pull the update by heading into Settings-> About -> Software updates. If you miss this message, your phone will receive the update by over-the-air push on February 11.

Any bets on which variant is next?

Best Buy’s $50 Gift Card Upgrade Offer Returns Feb. 2 to Feb. 15

If you have needed a good excuse to upgrade your handset, Best Buy is looking to help you out. For a limited time, February 2 to February 15, you can sign up to receive a $50 Best Buy gift card to put towards the purchase of a new phone on either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. You can sign up to four different lines for the credit, so if you were looking to surprise the whole family, then there you go.  (more…)