Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile now receiving update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

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Users of T-Mobile handsets have a lot to cheer about lately. After being the first to roll out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, now T-Mobile has begun rolling out the update for the Galaxy S5 as well.

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Android Lollipop 5.1.1 for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is now rolling out

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Last month, we told you that the update to Android Lollipop 5.1 for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is rumoured to come out sometime in June. Looks like the information was spot on and now the wait is finally over as the update is now rolling out to devices worldwide.

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LG G4 leather covers now available for pre-order in USA – Buy one get one free

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LG’s flagship, the G4 is now available across all major carriers in the US – Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular. They have now made the leather back covers available for pre-order for customers online and they have an interesting offer as well.

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T-Mobile Netherlands launches separate handset pricing plans

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One of the ways that O2 stands out in the UK is through its O2 Refresh contract where the airtime and handsets are separated into two monthly charges and it seems that other European operators are following suit. T-Mobile Netherlands has announced a new “Stel Samen & Stel Bij” plan that offers separate handset and airtime contracts for customers. Continue reading “T-Mobile Netherlands launches separate handset pricing plans”

Orange and T-Mobile could exit EE joint venture

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The parent companies of EE could exit Britain’s biggest mobile network in the near future if new reports are to be believed. According to a new report both the companies – Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and France’s Orange SA – are considering various options. Continue reading “Orange and T-Mobile could exit EE joint venture”

Apple teams up with T-Mobile in the US and EE in the UK for Wi-Fi calling

T-Mobile will offer Wi-Fi calling on the newly launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the US while EE will provide the same in the UK. The popular US and UK carriers will be the first one to partner Apple for this feature that will allow users to make phone calls using a Wi-Fi network.

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Sony Xperia Z1s Hands on

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Sony launched their current flagship – Sony Xperia Z1 in September, 2013 during IFA and it has been the company’s flagship till now. Last year at CES 2013, Sony had announced their twin flagships – Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, and hence we expected there was some speculation that Sony will be unveiling something in the smartphone category at CES 2014. We were right, they did announce a smartphone with top of the line specifications, but it isn’t exactly the company’s flagship. They announced the Sony Xperia Z1s or Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile which is the entire Sony Xperia Z1 package. Check out our hands on video with the Sony Xperia Z1s right below. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z1s Hands on”

Sony Xperia Z1s with 5-inch 1080p display announced exclusively for T-Mobile in the U.S

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Sony Mobile has announced that they would bring Xperia Z1S, the US variant of the flagship waterproof, the Xperia Z1 exclusively for  T-Mobile in U.S. It has the same specifications of the Z1, including a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens with a 27mm wide angle f/2.0 aperture custom 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processing engine, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel 1080p front-facing camera. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z1s with 5-inch 1080p display announced exclusively for T-Mobile in the U.S”

Moto X gets Android 4.4 KitKat via OTA update

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Motorola has surprisingly updated the Moto X to Android 4.4 really quick and the OTA update just showed up on our AT&T unit which we have been happily using in India.The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the MotoX is about 326MB in size and bears the version number 140.44.5.en.US. The update was pretty straight forward and came in as a Over the Air update and installation took about 20 mins to complete. Motorola had already started rolling out the update for the Verizon version.

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Nokia Lumia 521 headed to T-Mobile USA

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Nokia has announced the Lumia 521 exclusively for the T-Mobile USA. It features a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 processor and runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 OS. It has a 5MP auto focus camera at the back with 720p HD video recording. The phone is identical to the Lumia 520 in terms of hardware, but supports 4G on T-Mobile and has the carrier branding on the bottom. The Nokia Lumia 810, a Lumia 800 variant was launched on T-Mobile last year. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 521 headed to T-Mobile USA”

4G LTE Speed Test on EE featuring the Galaxy S3 LTE and Ascend P1 LTE

Today’s announcement by EE on the arrival of 4G LTE in the UK heralds a new era in this Britain’s telecommunication industry. It’s been a long time waiting, and judging by the initial hands on demonstration, it seems that it will be worth the wait.

Huawei’s Ascend P1 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 were two of the few handsets on display at the EE press conference today. Initial speed test shows that the devices were capable of achieving and maintaining 25+Mbps download and 12+Mbps upload speed, a fair upgrade over T-Mobile’s current 3G network.

No price plans has been announced yet. The rollout of EE’s 4G LTE network will begin this year and they aim to cover 1/3rd of the population by the end of the year.

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Everything Everywhere launches a new company brand, LTE in Britain

Everything Everywhere, the UK telecommunication company that was formed following the merger of T-Mobile and Orange UK, today announced a new company brand and details of their LTE network, the first in Britain. The company will from today be called EE, though the T-Mobile and Orange brands will continue to co-exist. EE is positioning the new brand as one focused on delivering super fast broadband via fiber and 4G LTE service.

EE’s 4G network will be switched on for trials today in London, with more cities joining at a later date. In addition to London, EE aims to launch LTE Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southampton, Hull, Nottingham and Derby by Christmas of this year. They aim to provide a coverage for 20 million people, a third of the population of Britain, by the end of the year.

EE has insisted that the new brand will allow them to tap other markets, including fibre and broadband as well as other new categories. While the 700 T-Mobile, Orange and Everything Everywhere stores will be rebranded to EE, there will be three distinct brands for consumers, with EE focused primarily on the top-end of the spectrum. Phones confirmed to be launching on the network includes the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE, HTC One XL, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920.

Press release after the jump.

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Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Sprint and T-Mobile on June 21

Both the Sprint and T-Mobile USA has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be available on 21st June. The Galaxy S III comes with 4.8-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor. Samsung already announced that the Galaxy S III would launch on 5 US carriers starting in June. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has S Voice, S Beam, AllShare Play, All Share Cast, Pop up play, Best photo and more new feature. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Sprint and T-Mobile on June 21”

Samsung Galaxy S III coming to 5 US carriers starting in June

Samsung has officially announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular starting in June. It would come 4.8-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2.0 to guard against cracks and scratches and is powered by Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor. Samsung announced Galaxy S III would be available in Canada on 30th June. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S III coming to 5 US carriers starting in June”