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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...

According to a new report, AT&T and Sprint have begun the rollout of a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The AT&T update is said to be weighing in at a hefty 236.92MB while the Sprint update is said to be only 130MB. The software version still remains on Android 5.0.2 though, so this isn’t the Android 5.1 update that was expected to begin rolling out soon. It is possible that this is the update that brings fingerprint scanner related upgrades, which has only recently began rolling...

The HTC One M8 might have taken a back seat on our minds, but there’s no denying that it’s a pretty solid device and brought back some semblance of stability to HTC’s faltering fortunes last year. You can now get this smartphone off contract (AT&T, Verizon or Sprint) courtesy of Best Buy for just $299.99. This deal is only valid till the end of today, so you don’t have enough time to make up your mind. The One M8 variants here are bound by the carrier so any future OTA update will have to come from them. Think...

With the Android 5.1.1 update beginning to roll out to tablets gradually, Sprint has now announced that the Nexus 5 smartphone will be getting it as well. The carrier is mentioning that the update will have the build number LMY48B. It is said that the update will include some security enhancements, although the carrier doesn’t mention the specifics. This is the first time we’re coming across reports of the Android 5.1.1 update for a smartphone as it has been limited to tablets as of now. So it will be interesting to see...

The FCC has ordered Verizon and Sprint to pay $90 million and $68 million in fines respectively over allegations of charging customers for bogus text messages sent by third party services. T-Mobile and AT&T were previously fined over similar violations although they have mentioned that the changes were put in place well before the FCC ruling. Of the $158 million that the two carriers will have to pay, $120 million will go back to consumers while the remaining amount will be deposited in the United States Treasury and the state government. In...

Samsung’s two year old flagship, the Galaxy S4 was revealed to be getting Android 5.0 sometime soon. The Sprint variant of the handset is now receiving the update. The update brings TouchWiz related changes along with some stock Android upgrades as well. As we have mentioned on countless occasions, the update won’t introduce any Material Design related upgrades given the plethora of TouchWiz related tweaks made by Samsung. But for a handset which has taken a backseat on our minds, this will come across as a major upgrade,...

If you’re a frequent traveler, Sprint and Boingo have a good offer for you. Starting today, Wi-Fi provided by Boingo at select airports will automatically be free for all Sprint customers. To give you an idea of where you can expect to access this, here is a few airports where the service will be available: BOS BUF DAL JFK LAX LGA MDW MEM MIA ORD For the full list of airports where this service will be available, see check it out here. Does this offer sound good to those of you on Sprint that travel frequently? Source: Sprint via...