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After sending out a factory reset protection related update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sprint is now sending out another update, but for the HTC One E8 smartphone from last year. This update brings the massive Lollipop upgrade to the device, along with some neat user interface changes as well. HTC has confirmed this on Twitter as well, with the update officially scheduled to begin today. But as is the nature with OTA updates, don’t be disheartened if you’re not seeing it on your device right away. The update will introduce...

Factory resetting a smartphone allows users to start afresh with their smartphone or tablet. This can also used by thieves to their advantage. However, with Android Lollipop, Google has implemented a new feature which requires a passcode every time you want to factory reset your phone. The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is getting this update today, making the handset more secure. The Android version doesn’t change though, so don’t expect a bump to Android 5.1 just yet. The software version will change to N910PVPU2BOE1...

America’s largest carrier Verizon has now begun the rollout of Android 5.0 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The software version changes to T807VVRU1BOD2 post the update, so make a note of that if you’re interested. The tablet is getting the Android 5.0.2 update and not Android 5.1 as you’re probably hoping. This comes after the T-Mobile and AT&T models of the tablet started receiving the update not too long ago. The WiFi models are also running Android 5.0.2 at this point, so Verizon is most likely the last carrier...

Motorola’s smartphones are usually well supported as far as updates are concerned. But sadly, that’s not been the case with the Verizon Droid Turbo, which is still running on Android 4.4 KitKat, despite launching way back in October. However, the carrier and Motorola gave away some good news to the customers by mentioning that it will directly rollout the Android 5.1 update, leapfrogging over Android 5.0 in the process. And now, Jose Arturo, who is one of the device test engineers over at Verizon, has mentioned that the Motorola...

Verizon’s XLTE network has now been in service for millions of people for 1 year now and to celebrate, Verizon is expanding that reach to 6 new markets. First, some facts. Verizon says that XLTE is now in 400 markets across the US, in both major cities and rural areas. Over 40 devices of theirs support XLTE and LTE bands 4 and 13, including Samsung’s Galaxy series of devices, the DROID Turbo, and various models of iPhones. Here are the new XLTE markets: Madisonville, KY Marshalltown, IA Martinsville, VA Meridian, MS Owensboro,...

Two of T-Mobile’s 2014 Sony flagships, the Xperia Z1s (C6916) and the Xperia Z3 (D6616) have been revealed to be receiving the Android 5.0 update soon with the confirmation coming straight from the carrier. T-Mobile didn’t give out an estimated time of arrival however, so customers might have to play the waiting game for a while longer. It is said that Xperia Z3 users will see support for the 700 MHz LTE Band 12 frequencies with the update, which is very good news for customers that are covered with these frequencies. Android...

Posted on May 18 2015 - 5:30pm by Valerie Richardson
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The LG G4 is set to hit the U.S. markets over the coming weeks as we all know. With T-Mobile already announcing a June 2nd launch, it’s now time for Verizon to give away details as well, although not as clearly as T-Mobile. According to the press image shown in the Verizon listing, the smartphone is shown to be carrying a June 4 date, indicating that the device could go official on that day. It’s not set in stone however, so don’t be surprised if Verizon decides to change its mind at the last minute. But all things considered,...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (T807) from T-Mobile has started getting the Android 5.0.2 update as of today. The update brings familiar Android 5.0 related upgrades that we’ve spoken in detail about for other Samsung tablets, so there are no surprises in store here. T-Mobile has taken its sweet time in sending out the update, which is a little unfortunate for the customers of the tablet. The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 got the update a couple of months ago in March. This update comes with the software version T807TUVU1BOE1. The...