Whoa there, Verizon, just showing off now, are we?
Attempting to profit from yet another holiday aimed at celebrating the loved ones in our lives, Verizon is offering a few promotions during the time of Father’s Day. According to mainstream media, every father is a typical tech lover, so getting him a new smartphone or VR headset is exactly what he wants. Never mind a new fishing pole or George Foreman grill, those gifts are way too cliche.
Starting today, when you buy two Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or Galaxy Note 5 devices on a Device Payment plan and activate at least one new line, Verizon is throwing in a free 50-inch Samsung Smart TV. Specs for the TV are not available, but you can expect it to be at least 720p or 1080p (refresh rate unknown, but probably low) complete with Samsung’s Smart tech baked inside. To be eligible, both lines must remain active for six months on Verizon’s network, and please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery. (more…)
Hours after Verizon pinged us with a list of the 13 devices they had updated to Marshmallow in recent months, I get the feeling that they should have waited, because the list has already grown again. This morning, Verizon began pushing an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to their variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. (more…)
Android updates, boy do we talk a lot about them. Well, we complain a lot about how they aren’t here fast enough or avoid complaining by telling you to just buy a Nexus device to skip out on having to have those conversations about them not getting here fast enough. It’s a situation that isn’t fun for anyone, including Google, who is reportedly working on a shame list to out manufacturers and carriers who suck at delivering updates in a timely manner.
Is a shame list the solution we all need? Who knows, but it certainly can’t hurt as it would at least be one way for us to have evidence of neglect, which would in turn allow us to better vote with our wallets over who will more than likely meet our need for updates the fastest. (more…)
Late Friday afternoon, Verizon updated its Galaxy S5 software support page with today’s date, a sign that an update would be arriving. We figured it might be a major update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, since the T-Mobile variant had recently received a similar honor, but because they left out details on the page, we weren’t sure and held back on sharing the news. Then, this morning, they included update details, confirming our suspicions – this is Marshmallow. (more…)
Own an HTC 10 from Verizon? Cool! You get an update tomorrow! And you get an update tomorrow! And you too, get an update tomorrow!
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, they “have the approval for the MR update that includes camera improvements and additional fixes.” That means they somehow already worked through Verizon’s 8-month (that might be an exaggeration) update testing approval process and are now ready to give you the goods. The goods being a better HTC 10 camera experience. (more…)
The updates are rolling out as version VRU4CPD2 for each and can be pulled for installation by heading into Home>Applications>Settings>About Device>Software updates. These aren’t massive updates, but you will want to grab them sooner than later. (more…)