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Sprint Removes Mention Of The Android 4.4.3 Update For The Nexus 5 From Its Website, No Sign Of OTA Either
So. Sprint. About that KitKat 4.4.3 update you mentioned for the Nexus 5. You haven’t seen it lying around anywhere, have you? Because we certainly haven’t. And neither have any of our readers.
Wherefore art thou, KTU84F? Huh. Doesn’t have the same ring.
Apparently something has gone wrong over at Sprint, because not only have we not seen the 4.4.3 KTU84F software update headed for any Nexus 5 units, the Sprint support page has removed the brief mention of 4.4.3 from its update chart.
- Sprint Will Offer An Updated Samsung Galaxy S4 That Works With Its Spark Tri-Band LTE In The Coming Weeks
- Sprint Announces LG G2 OTA Update Enabling Sprint Spark Bands And The Accompanying Spinning Status Bar Icon
- Android 4.4.3 (Build KTU84F) For The Nexus 5 Should Start Rolling Out Today, According To Sprint [Update]
- Sprint Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Mini, And HTC One Max All Get OTA Software Updates Providing LTE-Related Enhancements
Sprint Removes Mention Of The Android 4.4.3 Update For The Nexus 5 From Its Website, No Sign Of OTA Either was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Sprint’s Framily plans give groups of people the opportunity to save money per month on their wireless bills – when more people join a group, the less their bills will be. You have probably seen the silly commercials on TV that Sprint has released, so let’s go ahead and cut to the chase. AT&T’s subsidiary, Aio Wireless has introduced their own form of group rates, but sadly, they don’t have an awesome name like Sprint does with Framily.
Group Save Discounts allow up to five additional lines on an account, with each additional line on top of the primary account bringing in a monthly discount. The first eligible line has no monthly discount, but the second brings $10 a month in savings. The third line will nab you a $20 month discount, with the fourth and fifth eligible lines each bringing $30 in monthly savings.
The maximum monthly discount is $90 for the entire plan, as long as you have five lines attached to the account. The only way this differs from Framily is the pricing of the plans themselves, and the amount of additional lines you can have on the plan.
At the end of the day, the only real noticeable difference is the actual service you get with your phone on AT&T’s Aio Wireless network versus Sprint’s.
Via: Aio Wireless
Turns out that Sprint has announced an update to their version of the Nexus 5. This update (KTU48F) does bring Sprint Spark bands 26 and 41 to the phone, but it doesn’t appear that’s all. There is no changelog yet, but “miscellaneous Android updates” were mentioned.
Is this the expected Android 4.4.3 update? We don’t know for sure just yet, but we suspect that it is. Why would Sprint want to push two updates so close together?
If this is Android 4.4.3, then expect an announcement from Google later today regarding all Nexus devices. Stay tuned.
Come comment on this article: Android 4.4.3 could be dropping today
According to Sprint’s support page for the Nexus 5, the Google flagship is due to receive an update today. The changelog for the update only mentions that it enables “Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41″ and includes “misc Android updates.” That’s it.
Is it Android 4.4.3? Could be. Until we see it push to devices or a mention of its existence from Google, we’ll continue to keep one eye-brow raised.
Let us know if you see anything.
Nexus 5 Receiving an Update Today, According to Sprint is a post from: Droid Life
Still shrouded in mystery, with every passing day we’re hoping LG will finally make official the oft rumored LG G3. As far as possible carriers the phone will eventually be available on, we had little doubt the G3 would be making its way on over to Sprint (LG and Sprint have a good history together). Today, a new leak may be finally confirming those suspicions.
A device going by the model number LG LS990 (the previous Sprint G2 was LS980) showed up in a user agent profile. According to what was reported, this phone lines up perfectly with what we’ve been hearing about the LG G3. The only part that seems a little off is the fact that it was still using a Snapdragon 800 processor, the exact same SoC from the G2. Here’s the spec list:
Sprint LG G3 (LG LS990)
- Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
- Operating system: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Cellular connectivity: LTE / EVDO / IS2000
- Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Display: 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560)
- RAM: 3GB of RAM
- Internal storage: 32GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
- Rear-facing camera: 13MP (Highest Image Resolution:4160×3120)
- Front-facing camera: 2.1M (Camcorder Resolution:1920×1080)
Yesterday, we got a sneak peek at the new UI LG might be going with for their 2K monster. And while a Snapdragon 800 processor may sound a bit disappointing, we’d be willing to bet this is only an early prototype model used for testing. Even if not, would that really be a deal breaker for any of you?
With a 5.5-inch display, it seems LG is creeping ever to slightly into phablet territory. With our sights already set on the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and the Sony Xperia Z2 for this year, it’d be nice to have one more option to mull over. Which phone are you waiting for?
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available across the nation, with all major carriers participating in the April 11 global launch. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile should all have the device in store, but if not, are guaranteed to have it available online. Some are running special deals, like Verizon’s BOGO (buy one, get one free) special or AT&T’s $50 discount off of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo devices should you pick up the GS5.
We’ve linked directly to all of the major carrier stores below, along with the current offers from Best Buy and Amazon. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a spot to pick up Samsung’s 2014 flagship phone.
- Verizon: $199 (2-year contract) | $25.22 (Edge) | $599 (full retail)
- Deal: Buy one, get one free deal
- Store Link
- AT&T: $199 (2-year contract) | $32.50 (Next) | $649 (full retail)
- Deal: Get $50 off Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo
- Store Link
- T-Mobile: $27.50 (monthly) | $660 (full retail)
- Deal: They’ll pay your early termination fees to leave another carrier
- Store Link
- Sprint: $199 (2-year contract) | $27.09 (monthly) | $649 (full retail)
- Deal: Free Galaxy Tab 3
- Store Link
- US Cellular: $199 (2-year contract) | $660 (full retail)
- Best Buy: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint – $199 (2-year contract)
- Deal: Trade in phone, receive up to $200 store credit
- Store Link
- Amazon: AT&T and Sprint – $189 (2-year contract)
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 on AT&T, you are not alone. Verizon and Sprint have followed AT&T’s decision to ditch Download Booster for their variants of Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone. For those unaware, Download Booster meshes WiFi and data connections to really pull down a signal. These carriers have opted to omit the feature likely due to data caps being in the way for many customers.
There is one carrier, though, that is not removing Download Booster. Who else but T-Mobile. The nation’s Un-carrier is even flaunting the fact that it is keeping the feature around. So while Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint Galaxy S 5 owners cannot enjoy the power of Download Booster, T-Mobile customers can.
Via: Fierce Wireless
Come comment on this article: Verizon, Sprint join AT&T by removing Download Booster from their GS5 while T-Mobile keeps it
Verizon And Sprint Have Also Removed Download Booster From The Galaxy S5, Making It A T-Mobile Exclusive Feature
On the off chance you were looking for another reason to be annoyed at the big US carriers, you may have found it. According to Fierce Wireless, AT&T isn’t the only carrier that opted to remove Download Booster from the new Samsung Galaxy S5 – both Verizon and Sprint have yanked Samsung’s LTE-WiFi merging feature. That would make T-Mobile the only US national carrier that supports it.
Download Booster kicks in when you are downloading files larger than 30MB, but only from supported sources like the Play Store and regular HTTP downloads.
- PSA: Samsung’s ‘Download Booster’ Feature Is Missing From AT&T’s Galaxy S5
- System Dumps Leak For The Sprint And AT&T Galaxy Note II Variants
- AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon HTC One M8s Are Now Available Online, With The Big Red Also Offering A BOGO Deal
- HTC One Launches On C Spire Before Verizon – $199 With 2-Year Contract
Verizon And Sprint Have Also Removed Download Booster From The Galaxy S5, Making It A T-Mobile Exclusive Feature was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Customers can now snatch up a Sprint or AT&T variant of the HTC One (M8) in-store rather than relying on online purchasing. Up until now, the smartphone was only available in Verizon stores as part of an exclusivity deal, but that appears to have ended now.
This should provide more liberty to the customers to just walk into their nearby Sprint or AT&T store and personally check out which color of the One M8 suits best for them. In addition to the carrier outlets, users can also head over to Best Buy stores across the country to get a glimpse of the device. It is said that the retailer is selling the Amber Gold variant of the smartphone as well, which is a rare model in stores across the country.
T-Mobile outlets are slated to receive the HTC flagship starting from tomorrow, which is incidentally when the Samsung Galaxy S5 breaks cover as well, so customers can check out both devices and maybe even compare them before making the purchase.
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Verizon had the retail store lock down on the new HTC One M8 since the initial release, but now those of you with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can get in on the brick-and-mortar sales fun as well. T-Mobile’s availability kicks off tomorrow. The HTC One M8 is now available for purchase in carriers stores that aren’t sporting a big red checkmark.
A new leak claims that Sprint will soon launch a special edition HTC One (M8) with Harman/Kardon speakers. The carrier is already selling the standard One M8, so we’re guessing this will be launched separately in the coming weeks. We’re yet to ascertain if this will remain exclusive to Sprint, but there’s no mention of this model arriving elsewhere at the moment.
Harman/Kardon is a company renowned for its wide range of audio products and it seems like HTC has struck a deal with them following the split with Beats Audio. Given that audio output is one of the key features of the HTC One with its BoomSound speakers, this new partnership could prove to be very beneficial for the company.
It has been said that Sprint variant of the HTC One (M8) already comes with Harman/Kardon speakers as opposed to the regular BoomSound speakers on other variants of the handset. It is likely that Sprint will soon enable this feature for existing users with the help of a software update. So customers who own the smartphone from Sprint will not have to be disheartened by this news.
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No word on update for original Galaxy S4 on the carrier
The tri-band Galaxy S4 (that’s the one with Sprint Spark capabilities) is the latest Sprint device to get the recently-introduced Wifi Calling feature. This means after the update you’ll be able to make completely free calls when connected to Wifi without the potential of using up your minutes if you don’t have an unlimited talk plan.
Best of all the service itself is free, with no strings attached — your phone will handle the move to Wifi calling seamlessly in the background. The update for Wifi Calling will be rolling out to all tri-band Galaxy S4s (sorry, the original Galaxy S4 isn’t included in this rollout) starting today, with all updates being completed in a few weeks.
Sprint still plans to bring Wifi Calling to additional devices throughout the year, but it’s good to see it at least getting to the most popular devices first.
Sprint has announced that it will shut down its WiMAX services in the U.S. by 2015. This will also include all the towers that it currently owns in the region. Sprint’s MVNOs relying on WiMAX networks won’t be able to access the networks once Sprint turns off its entire network. This will mean that over 6,000 towers will no longer be used by the carrier, which will directly impact a lot of users.
To make up for this, the carrier is looking to expand LTE services across the country with its tri-band Sprint Spark service which offers substantially faster speeds compared to conventional 4G LTE.
WiMAX never really caught on once 4G LTE networks made the entry into the U.S. cellular industry, so this move from Sprint surprises no one. Even in terms of LTE coverage, the carrier is far behind the likes of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, so the carrier has some catching up to do.
There’s still time for WiMAX to reach its last days though as Sprint plans to bring this plan to fruition by the end of 2015.
Via: Android Central
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Sprint announced today a new promotion to try to sweeten the deal for customers thinking about switching to a Sprint Family Plan. Like other carriers, they are offering to cover some, if not all, of the early termination fees that customers may incur if they make a switch in carriers. According to Sprint’s announcement, they will cover up to $650 per subscriber. The bonus is broken down between a credit of up to $300 if they trade-in their existing phone and a Visa Prepaid card worth up to $350. The Visa card will not be delivered until 10-12 weeks after initial sign-up and the customer has to be both in good standing and they have to submit a copy of their final bill from the old carrier showing the termination fee that was paid. If a customer does not have an ETF because they are off contract, Sprint will use the balance of the Equipment Installment plan that a customer had to pay, a move aimed at those carriers that no longer use 2-year contracts.
This special deal started running today and will continue until May 8th. Hit the break to read the full press release from Sprint.
For a Limited Time, Customers Who Switch a Number to Sprint on a Framily Plan Can Save up to $650
The Sprint Framily Plan offers members service for as low as $25 per month per line
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 04, 2014 – When it comes to starting or joining a Framily, there’s never been a better time. Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced a Framily Switching Bonus worth up to $650 in savings per subscriber to cover the costs of switching carriers.
For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint can receive up to $300 in credit for their current phone and a Visa® Prepaid Card worth up to $350 to cover switching fees. This offer will be available exclusively at Sprint stores and online at Sprint.com from April 4 through May 8.
“At Sprint, we believe in ‘Happy Connecting’ through the value of a Sprint Framily Plan,” said Jeff Hallock, Sprint chief marketing officer. “We are seeing great momentum with the Sprint Framily plan, and we want to make it as easy as possible for customers to join our Framily.”
How it Works
The Framily Switching Bonus offer is available to new and current customers bringing a number to Sprint from another postpaid carrier and signing up on a Sprint Framily Plan. Customers will receive credit for their phone trade-in as a part of the initial transaction. Approximately 10-12 weeks after initial sign-up, customers who register and submit their final bill from their previous carrier and who are in good standing at the time of payment processing will receive a Visa® Prepaid card worth up to $350 to pay back Early Termination Fees or, if not on contract, their remaining Equipment Installment balance.
Sprint recognizes that “family” now includes everyone important to an individual, including friends, neighbors and relatives. It’s no longer just a family, it’s a Framily. With the Sprint Framily Plan, the more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan. Because each account can be billed separately, customers can invite friends, family and others to join their Framily.
For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each additional new Sprint customer who joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line. Build a group of at least seven people and everyone gets unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data for $25 per month per line (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).
All members of the group can customize their plan to meet their unique needs. For only $20 per month per line, Framily members can buy up to unlimited data and get a new phone every year. Plan members can share the savings, without the hassle of sharing a bill. Each account can be billed separately. Unlimited features are while on the Sprint network.
To participate, customers simply purchase an eligible wireless phone at full retail price or through the Sprint Easy PaySM program and pay in 24 monthly payments. Customers also can activate an existing Sprint phone.
New customers will receive a unique Framily ID, at which point they can invite friends, family and others outside of Sprint to join their group. Or, new customers can easily join an existing Sprint Framily group within 14 days of account activation. Once the Framily Group is established, anyone in the group can invite new members.
Sprint (NYSE: S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DSJI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Come comment on this article: Sprint sweetens the Framily Plan with offer to cover ETFs
T-Mobile may have stolen the spotlight earlier this year by paying customers to switch, but it looks like Sprint is cooking up a similar deal in response. An S4GRU leak has revealed a Sprint promo that will pay you to switch from a competitor to the carrier’s Framily plan between April 4th and May 8th. Much like T-Mobile’s offer, you’ll get up to $350 to cover early termination fees at the provider you’re leaving; you’ll also get up to $300 in service credit if you trade in your old phone at the same time. While we doubt that the month-long campaign will do much to reverse Sprint’s losses, it might just give fence-sitters a stronger incentive to change networks.
Via: Android Central
Starting tomorrow, Sprint will pull a T-Mobile and pay your early-termination-fees to make the switch
T-Mobile made a bold move when, as part of their new Uncarrier move, they began offering to pay early termination fees for customers looking to “break up” with their current carrier, and make the switch on over to magenta. It was an awesome promotion, and it’s one it appears Softbank-owned Sprint will begin offering starting tomorrow.
Posted onto the Sprint forum S4GRU, the leaked internal document provides employees with full details of the promo, scheduled to run from April 4th, through May 8th, 2014. Those looking to switch to Sprint will get up to $300 to trade-in their used smartphone, and a $350 for Visa giftcard for every line successfully transferred over to one of Sprint’s new “Framily” plans.
The tricky part comes in the fine print. According to the Sprint doc, prepaid cards will be sent out within 12 weeks after customers’ ETFs have been successfully validated by Sprint, and they must have their accounts in good standing for at least 45 days in order to receive the prepaid card.
Seems word of the upcoming promo has already gotten back to T-Mobile, with their CMO Mike Sievert tweeting today:
— Mike Sievert (@SievertMike) April 4, 2014
He goes onto tweet how it’s “frucked up,” with T-Mobile CEO John Legere weighing in on the matter saying, “Clearly we’re going to be #frenemies.” Ha.
Sprint is rolling out Wi-Fi calling on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Note 3 follows the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini which both received the feature back in February. Sprint says that the over-the-air software update that is needed to use Wi-Fi calling, will be released in stages, and may take several days to become available to all customers.
There’s no denying that even with the new flood of 2014 flagships hitting this month, last year’s LG G2 is still a powerhouse. Recently, we saw both the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the device receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with neither hide nor hair of the update for Sprint or Verizon. Today, it’s finally time for G2 owners on Sprint to join in on the festivities (sorry, Verizon).
Rolling out to customers’ handsets starting today, Android 4.4.2 brings about a host of new additions like the full screen immersive mode, and countless under the hood improvements that typically arrive with major firmware updates. Because it could take a few days before your G2 actually prompts you when an update is ready, you can always manually check for an update on your LG G2 by jumping into your Settings app > System Updates > Update LG software > Check now button. Because, who wants to wait?
Once rebooted, you’ll now be enjoying the latest version of Android currently available and the peace of mind in knowing you’re part of the cool kids club. At least for now. Anyone grab the update yet? How’s it running so far on your G2?
Congratulations, LG G2 owners on Sprint, it’s a KitKat. Today Sprint is pushing an update for the G2 smartphone that brings the handset up to Android 4.4. We don’t have a changelog yet, but we can expect the update to bring several under-the-hood improvements as well as support for Google Cloud Printing. Or at least that’s what happened when KitKat was pushed out earlier this week for the LG G2 in Canada. LG G2 owners, if you’re seeing KitKat today, let us know what you think!
Sprint LG G2 owners may not have too much longer to wait for Android 4.4.2 to arrive. Sprint has posted details on an upcoming OTA update, which should roll out in stages starting today. The version is ZVB, and it contains little aside from all the delicious goodies that come with KitKat. To clarify, the developers have also packed in a fix for an audio issue with the pre-installed NextRadio app.
- Samsung Releases Source Code For Sprint Galaxy S III
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- Motorola Posts Open Source Kernel Files For The Moto X On SourceForge
- Samsung Releases Kernel Source For AT&T Version Of The Galaxy S4
Sprint Announces G2 KitKat OTA Update (Version ZVB), LG Shares Open Source Kernel Files was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
American carrier Sprint is now rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for the LG G2 handsets running on its networks. The unlocked models of the handset across the globe started receiving the update a few weeks ago, so it’s good to see Sprint not wasting any time in bringing the update to its variant.
The update is rolling out in stages at the moment and we expect it to reach all devices by the end of the day, if not immediately. Make sure you’re connected to a WiFi network while downloading the update to avoid loss of mobile data.
As far as the changelog is concerned, we don’t think it will be a lot different from what we’ve seen in other variants, so there won’t be any unexpected changes. The new changes will include support for Google’s Cloud Printing service which can now be enabled from the Settings.
Let us know if you’ve already received the update on your Sprint LG G2.
Via: Android Central
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LG G2 owners on Sprint no longer have to look on with envy as their friends on AT&T and T-Mobile get upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat. The CDMA carrier has just started rolling out the OS update on its network today. There aren’t any special treats beyond Google’s more advanced software, but the release does fix a bug with Sprint’s included Next Radio app. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a corresponding KitKat upgrade for Verizon’s G2 customers — if you’re on Big Red, you’ll have to keep waiting.
Via: Android Police
The G2 Mini (LS885) from LG is headed to Sprint, so sayeth @evleaks. The device was made official back in February, and at the time, no US plans were announced. As of right now, there are still no official dates, but Evan is usually spot on with his information.
The G2 Mini, which we wished was more of a G2 Compact (featuring high end specs in a smaller package), isn’t the device many G2 fans would have hoped for.
There are two variants of the device for different global markets. Depending on the market, the device features a 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540) display, a Qualcomm 1.4GHz quad-core processor or Tegra 4i quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 8MP or 13MP rear-facing camera, comes powered by a 2,440mAh battery, and runs Android 4.4+.
While the device is decent enough for most markets, the US consumers are a bit spoiled by displays, so the G2 Mini with its 4.7″ qHD display is pretty upsetting.
Sprint probably won’t be the only carrier, so stay tuned for additional info.
Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) now available for AT&T, Sprint and International variant of the HTC One M8
Just a few days ago, Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 was rooted and the method was made available to the public, thanks to XDA developer, Chainfire. Now, the HTC One M8 is next in line as developers at Team Win Recovery Project have already created the TWRP for the Sprint, AT&T and International variant of the HTC One M8.
The custom recovery for the Sprint variant is already available on Team Win’s webpage, however the International version hasn’t been posted over there. So to get it, you’ll have to head to the XDA developer page linked at the end of this article. If you’ve rooted before, the method is pretty similar.
All you gotta do is to first unlock the bootloader of the device by going to HTC’s official page, HTCdev.com, and using the unlock method provided, then connect your device to your PC in fastboot mode, flash the recovery files and load your favorite root app.
As for T-Mobile and Verizon, users might have to wait longer as the customer recoveries for these carriers is not available yet.
Come comment on this article: Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) now available for AT&T, Sprint and International variant of the HTC One M8
HTC has released a whole slew of kernel source files for the 2013 version of the One today, following the gradual rollout of Android 4.4.2 to the device around the world. There are, frankly, too many variants to name in this post individually, but some of the highlights include Vodafone UK, AT&T, Sprint, O2 in Germany and the UK, and a number of unlocked variants. The screenshots below tell the full story.
- HTC Releases Kernel Source For Rezound, Sensation, Jetstream, And A Slew Of Other Devices
- Samsung Releases Kernel Source Files For AT&T, Sprint, And SK Telecom Galaxy Note 3
- HTC Releases One Kernel Sources For U.S. (Sprint, T-Mobile), Asian, And European Variants
- HTC Releases DROID DNA Kernel Source Code
HTC Releases One (2013) 4.4.2 Kernel Source For Numerous Carriers And Unlocked Devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The AT&T and Sprint models of the LG G Flex are now available for a decent $99.99 on contract via Amazon. This price is valid for new customers and existing customers of either carrier will have to shell out $20 more for the smartphone. But considering the initial contract pricing of $300 and $250 by AT&T and Sprint respectively, this seems to be a decent bargain on the handset.
So if you’ve ever been held back by the G Flex due to the pricing, now is the right time to get it. Considering that this is the only curved display handset that is widely available in the market today, there is nothing even remotely close to the G Flex that you can buy elsewhere, so it’s quite a rare product.
The handset features a 6 inch 720p curved OLED panel, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the KitKat update rolling out gradually and a 3,500 mAh battery. It also features the quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC and a “self healing” back cover. So make sure you give these deals a good look if you’re in the market for a new smartphone.
Via: Android Police
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According to our inbox and folks in our HTC One Max forums, Sprint today has started pushing out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the HTC One Max. The changelog for software version 2.09.651.1 — which weighs in at 344MB — notes the new OS, security enhancements and cloud printing capabilities, along with new Bluetooth profiles. [Sprint]
Instead of building its own coverage infrastructure in areas where the deer and antelope play, Sprint is teaming up with smaller carriers to create a cross-country roaming network. At its conference tomorrow, the Competitive Carrier Association (CCA) is expected to announce the launch of its Data Access Hub and a partnership with Sprint, which will create a coast-to-coast 4G network that’s comprised of many smaller regional networks that are all stitched together. As CNET tells it, this could give Sprint (and possibly T-Mobile, should it join) customers access to rural data networks — areas that are typically dead zones — and those on the rural networks would gain access to urban LTE coverage; the street would go both ways here it seems.
The CCA’s president, Steve Berry, says that the reasoning behind the shift is simple: it’d take billions of dollars and several years for the Now network or the magenta carrier to build their own rural coverage areas to rival the likes of AT&T and Verizon. This move could help level the playing field for the smaller carriers, he says, and possibly provide a better experience for pretty much everyone involved.
In true Samsung fashion, it appears we have yet another device on the horizon. evleaks took to Twitter recently to state that the Galaxy S5 Active, model SM-G870x will land on AT&T, Sprint, and a few other unlisted carriers.
Last year’s Galaxy S4 Active saw quite a few issues, with many reports out there of people not sealing the device properly, then dunking the phone in pools and tanks, then getting water damage. Let’s hope Samsung fixed the issue and has made the sealing of this new Active device much easier.
The only real question Samsung needs to answer is, why does this device exist? If the Galaxy S5 is already water resistant (IP67) and dust proof, what does the Active bring to the table?
There’s a video floating around of the GS5 being completely submerged in water for about 30 minutes, coming out of a fish tank working just fine. The only other thing the Active could bring is a completely shock resistant body to protect against falls and drops.
It will be interesting to see how Samsung promotes this device against the Galaxy S5.
During a keynote at Oracle Industry Connect, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse took the stage to talk network plans. You may remember Sprint’s HD Voice which, after it became available in a few select markets like Kansas City, was supposed to have fully rolled out to the rest of the country by the end of last year.
What ever the reason for the delays, Hesse told the crowd that HD Voice was still Sprint’s “killer app,” now promising to deliver the service to the entire country by the first of July. If the name wasn’t any clue, HD Voice improves the clarity of voice calls by increasing the octave range from 4, to a full 7 octaves in compatible handsets.
It doesn’t sounds like a big deal, but it’s an improvement that’s seemingly fallen to the wayside as operators chase broadband-like data speeds. Maybe we’ll actually start using our smartphones again to make actual phone calls.