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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,...

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 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...

HTC’s smartphones might not be making any waves in the market these days compared to the company’s previous glory, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has still been pretty quick at updating its devices (at least the flagship ones) to newer versions of Android. HTC had announced earlier this year that some carriers weren’t going to meet its 90-day update guarantee period for the One M7 with Android 5.0 Lollipop – Verizon was among the carriers that delayed the update, but the wait for the network’s HTC One M7...

The Sony Xperia Z4 was announced by Sony without much fanfare about a month ago, but only in Japan. A new report suggests that the smartphone could be making its way to the U.S. as well, via the nation’s largest carrier Verizon. The revelation was made by @evleaks a.k.a Evan Blass on Twitter, who hasn’t been as frequent with the leaks as before due to personal reasons. But he ensures to drop of some crucial info like this periodically. The tweet also mentions the arrival of the iPad Mini 4, the LG G Pad X 8.3 and the HTC...

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...