Nexus 5 in Red to Hit Google Play on February 4 According to Sprint Internal Doc

According to a recently leaked internal document from Sprint, the Nexus 5 in Bright Red is set to hit Google Play on February 4, 2014. Since the Nexus 5 works on three out of the four major carriers in the US, it makes sense for carriers to start seeding out information to their employees before the release.

It doesn’t appear that the red Nexus 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive, given that Google wouldn’t place the device on sale through Google Play for a carrier exclusive color. Plus, it’s a Nexus – there has never been a carrier exclusive colored Nexus device, so we assume they aren’t going to start now.  (more…)

LG G2 Update on Sprint Activates Spark Connectivity, Fixes Hangouts Issue

A new update for the LG G2 on Sprint brings Spark connectivity, which should increase the speed of data that is being sent to and from the device. Software version ZVA also brings fixes for Google Hangout issues which pertain to voicemail and MMS messages, but that’s about it.

For Sprint users who live in a 4G LTE area that can connect to Spark, this should be great news.  (more…)

Sprint Lights Up 40 New 4G LTE Markets, Total Rises to 340

Sprint may still be playing catch-up in the 4G LTE market game, but with today’s announcement of 40 new markets, they are starting to hit some sort of a stride. If you count today’s new additions, their total tops out at around 340. While that is still far below Verizon’s total, it feels like we are getting there. Keep in mind that Verizon lit up their 500th market back in June of 2013.

The list of markets isn’t necessarily focused on one part of the country either. You’ll see Eugene, Oregon on the list, right next to Georgetown, South Carolina. Idaho Falls is on there as well, next to Jackson, Mississippi.  (more…)

Android 4.4.2 Update for Moto X on Sprint Shows Up

The Moto X received Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” in what can only be referred to as record time back in November. That record was short lived, however, as its little brother (Moto G) topped it by seeing Android 4.4.2 from Motorola only weeks later. That new Moto G record has had Moto X owners wondering for weeks when they would see similar love.

Last week, a single, lucky user received Android 4.4.2 on his Verizon Moto X, but no other reports outside of that showed that the update was anywhere near rolling out to the masses or even in a smaller soak test-like capacity. And then this weekend, another lucky Moto X owner – this time on Sprint – received a similar update to 4.4.2. The update bumped his phone to build 161.44.22, which is certainly newer than the 4.4 update build of 143.44.8. The Verizon build from last week was 161.55.25.  (more…)

HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile Hits “Certification” Stage for Kit Kat Update

According to HTC’s roadmap for software updates, the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update for the One on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile has now reached what they have dubbed the “certification” stage. In other words, we are getting closer to a release now that HTC is giving this initial build a last look before carriers take a crack at it.  (more…)

For a Limited Time, Sprint Lets Customers Upgrade Phones at Any Time With Sprint Easy Pay

This morning, Sprint announced that will allow all eligible customers to upgrade their phones today as long as they sign-up for a program called Easy Pay. Easy Pay sounds like your typical early upgrade plan that the industry has fallen in love with over the last year, in that it requires you to make a downpayment followed by 24 additional monthly payments until the phone is paid off. Should you decide you want to upgrade before 24 months is up, you can pay off the balance of your current phone in one payment, and then upgrade again (with a down payment, and additional monthlies).

Should you decide you want some extra cash at the time of upgrade, you can trade in your phone through Sprint’s “highly acclaimed” Buyback plan.  (more…)

Sprint G Flex Available Online January 31 for $299 On-Contract

Sprint announced this morning that the LG G Flex – the insanely large phone with a flexible display – will arrive in stores on February 7 for $299 on-contract, but can be pre-ordered today through January 31. It should also be available online on January 31 if waiting until the 7th of next month doesn’t sound possible. If you pre-order the device from now to January 31, Sprint will toss in a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($59.99 value).

We spent some time with the G Flex during CES and certainly came away impressed by the idea of a curved POLED (Plastic OLED) display. However, a 6-inch display with only a 720p resolution is not exactly what we’re looking for. Give us a POLED curved display that runs 5-inches and you may have an incredible experience, especially if it flexes and acts as durable as the name suggests.  (more…)