Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 Gets Lollipop Today

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.

The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock.  (more…)

Verizon’s LG G3 is Finally Getting Lollipop Today

The LG G3 on Verizon is getting Lollipop! It is! Look, we have an official document saying as much. It’s also dated today! It doesn’t say April 1!

In all seriousness, the timing of Verizon going live with update details makes perfect sense. Over the weekend, we told you on Twitter (you should follow us there for nuggets of info like this) that you could plug-in your G3 and update via Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. Many of you took us up on that and have been running Android 5.0 for a couple of days, while others were slightly confused by our half-cryptic Tweet.

Either way, the over-the-air (OTA) version of the update is going to start today. As expected, it’s a big one.  (more…)

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are All Available Today!

April 10 is here! Did you order your Apple Watch yet? Errr, that’s not what we care about. What is happening today….oh yeah! Star Wars is now available digitally! No…well, that’s awesome news, but that’s not what we care about either at this moment. Ahh yes, it’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 day! Did you get/order yours?

Below, we have links for all and to each carrier, in case you can’t figure out how to use Google Search.

If you need more info, well, we have that too. Our Galaxy S6 Review is out. That’s probably a must read. Our One M9 review will be here next week. We also have who knows how many videos of each phone over at our YouTube channel. Go watch them. Here is a pricing breakdown of the Galaxy S6s. Fun stuff.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders are Now Shipping

While the rest of the US carriers who opened up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge found a way to ship those early orders early, Verizon remained poised. They would not follow. They are a leader after all. A leader, people. Leaders don’t ship early unless they are first to ship. And since they also wouldn’t follow in the March 27 pre-order day that every other carrier adopted and instead chose to lead by doing their own April 1 day, there was no way they were following with early shipments. Leaders lead. Not follow.

So, the leader in later-than-other-carrier shipments is now shipping pre-orders. According to a handful of our readers, those pre-orders are expected to arrive on April 10, which is the global launch day for Samsung’s new flagships.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update is Live!

Update:  It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.


Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4! It’s happening!

According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us.  (more…)

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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 is Getting Lollipop Starting Today, Includes VoLTE (Updated: It’s Live!)

Update:  It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.


Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4! It’s happening!

According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us.  (more…)

Verizon Pre-Orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are Now Live

While the world was opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 on March 27, Verizon held back because they are a “leader, not a follower.” Thankfully, today is April 1, the super serious, perfect day to do anything on the internet. Yep, Verizon pre-orders are now live for the three Android flagships that will dominate headlines for the foreseeable future.

The Galaxy S6 comes in black, gold, or white, and starts at $24.99 per month on Edge, $199 with a 2-year contract, or $599 at full retail. The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in the same colors, but starts slightly higher at $29.16 per month on Edge, $299 with a 2-year contract, or $699 at full retail. The HTC One M9 is the same price as the Galaxy S6 and comes in either silver or gunmetal grey.

Verizon Links:  Galaxy S6 | Galaxy S6 Edge | HTC One M9

Verizon Pre-Orders for the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 Start at 3AM ET

Just a quick heads-up, but if you were planning to pre-order the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9 from Verizon tomorrow (April 1), know that the listings will go live at 3AM ET (12:00AM PDT). In other words, east coasters, you won’t be able to buy these phones right at midnight, you will instead have to wait a couple of hours. As for you west coasters, well, you do get to click “buy” at midnight. (more…)