Verizon’s DROID MAXX 2, aka the version of Motorola’s Moto X Play that appears to be the only X Play coming to the US, is starting to leak left and right these days. The phone is not official by any means, but it just can’t seem to stay out of sight until Motorola and Verizon have a chance to do that.
Thanks to new images, we now know just about everything, outside of a price and launch date. Here’s what we have. (more…)
You know how we were all disappointed to learn that Motorola’s Moto X Play was skipping the US and instead stopping off at all of our surrounding countries? That’s because it’s more than likely showing up here as the DROID MAXX 2 with Verizon exclusivity. This news shouldn’t shock you, since Motorola made mention during their big event last month that US customers would get other options later in the year. (more…)
HTC’s Mo Versi took to Twitter this afternoon, confirming that the One M9 on Verizon will begin to receive its Android 5.1 OTA update starting tomorrow.
Included in the update is a patch for Stagefright, as well as the enabling of bands 3 and 7 for roaming. (more…)
Quick, take a look at this Samsung Pay website, scroll to the section in the middle that lists partners, and tell me who is missing. It’s obvious, isn’t it? Verizon is missing. Since Verizon is missing and the world just realized this fact yesterday, the internet got caught up in a series of “Verizon isn’t supporting Samsung Pay!” stories. Of course, those stories were developed from Twitter conversations with social media support handlers, which aren’t exactly go-to spokepersons for either Verizon or Samsung. And because of that, their word isn’t exactly the one you should go on.
We reached out to Verizon yesterday to get an official statement and were told basically what we expected to be told, that they are still evaluating the service. (more…)
Stagefright patches continue to rollout to most of Samsung’s phones, with older models now getting in on the party. Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is the latest, thanks to an update that also includes more bug fixes than I can even list out.
The update will land on your phone as build VRUGOF1 and can be pulled by heading into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates>Download now.
The full changelog can be viewed at the link below. (more…)
RootMetrics, a 3rd-party independent researcher, released its findings for the first half of 2015, detailing a pretty big win for Verizon. For the 4th consecutive time, Big Red has earned top honors across the nation for overall network performance, topping the charts in 47 states across the United States. (more…)
Verizon is pushing a handful of Android 5.1.1 updates this afternoon to the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. Those updates, as you might have guessed, also include “Android security patches” for Stagefright. (more…)
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live! Samsung said it would make them available today by 3PM Eastern and they delivered.
We have links to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile devices below to save you a Google search and a few clicks. Keep in mind that T-Mobile is the only one that isn’t actually doing a pre-order, but if you at least pre-register before August 21, they will give you a free year of Netflix after buying one of the two phones before September 30. Everyone else will let you pre-order. Most also have promo offers accompanying the devices for a short period of time.
Get after it. (more…)