A new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been approved (and may even be rolling out already) as build VRUEMK2. The update appears to be pretty minor while addressing a few bugs here and there. Things like Email connectivity have been improved, along with making data roaming more consistent in Canada and Mexico, and better connections while using proxy servers.
But maybe most importantly, the update makes it so that non-Samsung chargers will work correctly with the phone. For those of you with multiple chargers lying around from various phones, throw yourselves a little party. (more…)
Yesterday we detailed an update that was set to roll out to Galaxy Note 3 owners on Verizon, and according to many of our readers, the update is now live. The update to JSS15J.N900VVRUBMJE brings a mass of bug fixes, as well as four new bloatware applications for you to either hide or completely disable if you so choose. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Big Red. (more…)
According to Verizon support, their variant of the Galaxy Note 3 is due to receive an update in the very near future. The support docs appear to be poorly updated, as they include an old October date and no new build number, but the list of changes has certainly been tweaked. The last update that rolled out in early November only included two fixes, however, this new update addresses at least 10 items. Verizon is also claiming that this update was approved on 12/9. (more…)
Verizon customers in major cities across the U.S. should see a big time increase in 4G LTE performance this week. According to GigaOm, Big Red has quietly doubled, and even tripled 4G LTE capacity across its network, available in commercial corridors of cities such as San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, and the list goes on. We’re talking “every major city east of the Mississippi and in several western markets.” (more…)
Remember back in September when we found the massive changelog to an update for the DROID DNA that detailed out its receiving of Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5? We still aren’t sure why it needed a four month delay to finally arrive if it was seemingly ready back then, but it actually is officially ready now. Verizon posted up the support documents for the update this morning as build 3.06.605.4. As you can imagine in a jump to 4.2.2 and HTC’s Sense 5, which is an overhaul of their Android skin, the changelog is significant (5 pages to be exact). (more…)
Even though we probably have a Moto X or three lying around the house and could probably outfit a small army with them, there were two models we still had yet to get our hands on as of the beginning of this week – the Developer Editions. So the minute we heard that Motorola would be slashing $150 off of their prices on Cyber Monday, we knew that our credit cards would be salivating. Yes, we bought both the GSM and Verizon Developer Editions of the Moto X. But you know what? We really like to give sh*t away here at Droid Life. Rather than keep these hacker-friendly devices all to ourselves, we want you to put them to use. Tinker. Unlock. Root. Flash. Everything.
Today, we’ll run our first of two contests that will give you the opportunity to win one of these Moto X Developer Editions. Since we know how much you love Verizon, we are putting the CDMA variant up for grabs first in today’s contest. Either tomorrow or Monday, the GSM model will be up for grabs.
Who is ready? (more…)
Verizon announced this morning that the company has received initial approval from the FCC to begin the buyback process of 45% of Verizon Wireless from U.K.’s Vodafone. Upon the deal’s completion, which is slated for the first quarter of 2014, Verizon will own 100% of Verizon Wireless. With that being said, Verizon states that this will allow the company to “strengthen our ability to provide an outstanding consumer experience with advanced mobile devices, first-in-our-class network quality and reliability, and new products and services that leverage and integrate our global communications technologies.” (more…)
Cyber Monday, Black Friday, the Moto X fiasco, and the rest of the holiday weekend may be over, but deals continue to flow in since the holiday shopping season is only now getting under way. For those with a phone that can utilize wireless charging (Nexus 5, DROID MAXX, LG G2 on Verizon, etc.) yet haven’t purchased a wireless charger because most are overpriced, feel free to check out today’s deal through Daily Steals.
They are currently selling the Incipio GHOST 100 wireless charger that was made specifically for the new DROID family of phones at 50% off or $20. Well, it’s “DROID” branded anyway. The good news is that it’s Qi-enabled, so it should work with almost any phone that has wireless charging capabilities. It should work with all of the phones I mentioned above, along with the Galaxy S4 (with a wireless charging back), DROID DNA, DROID Mini, and others.
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