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    There are folks out there who don’t have the time for a ten-minute video or a 4,000-word review, and they certainly don’t have an hour to absorb a meandering podcast (no matter how many awards it’s won). These people might be sneaking a quick YouTube fix on a bathroom break, trying to make a point to a rival smartphone owner at a bar, or even standing in line at a wireless retail store, waiting to make a purchase. They need the facts delivered quickly, with a minimum of window dressing and a firm conclusion in as little time as possible. For them, we’ve created the 60-Second ...

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    It's not all that often that we see phones from Asian manufacturers make their way over to the United States. Some companies – like OPPO, for example – have been really good about making their phones available across the pond soon after they launch in Asia, while a majority of devices never make it out of their country of origin. So imagine our excitement when we see not one, but two phones from ZTE make their way to AT&T and an MVNO carrier, the ZTE Maven and the ZTE Sonata 2. The ZTE Maven is without a doubt a low-end smartphone, retailing for $59.99 at AT&T's website and ...

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    Two of Microsoft's hottest new devices could be making their way to the lineups of one of the US's largest nationwide carriers very soon. The Lumia 640, announced at Mobile World Congress this year to build on Microsoft's affordable smartphone success, is coming to T-Mobile today. And if new information from WinSuperSite is to be believed, both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are also going to be making their way to AT&T by the end of the month. Allegedly, WinSuperSite obtained the information in the following quotation at a Microsoft-sponsored event from a representative of the ...

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    It was last month when the Android 5.1.1 update began rolling out to Nexus 6 devices across the globe, though those who purchased their units from AT&T were out of luck at the time. Sure, it was a minor update over the build of Android 5.1 the phone was already running on AT&T, but it represented an important bug-fixer nonetheless – for good reason, users wanted to have it. Those people are in luck today, as the Nexus 6 Android 5.1.1 update is finally rolling out to users of the AT&T variant of the device. The OTA comes in at a fairly small (at least in the land of ...

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    For the third year in a row, Samsung has augmented its top-shelf Galaxy S smartphone with a ruggedized version for outdoorsy types … and for the third year in a row, it’s an AT&T exclusive in the US. That's right, rough-and-tumble phone abusers: it's time to unbox Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active. The first thing I thought when popping the cover here is that there must’ve been a mistake. At first glance, the S6 Active is so similar to the S5 Active that I thought Samsung had sent us the latter by accident. But once I took it out of the box I realized it’s a little thinner, a little ...

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    For as much as we seem to talk about wishing our smartphones had the latest updates (especially if that means getting them before everyone else), we can be a little protective about our phones' software, wanting a say in the process. Sure, the latest OTA to hit your phone is probably loaded with good stuff, fixing bugs or otherwise improving performance, but maybe you're worried it might introduce new glitches, or take away functionality you've come to rely upon. That's why some of us place high value on being able to manually approve such updates, only permitting installation after we're ...

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    With the introduction of iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple Music, split-screen iPad multitasking, and all the other upgrades to apps and features along the way, WWDC has already given us enough Apple news to keep even the most die-hard fan satisfied. But what if your tastes lie more over on the Android side of the tracks? While today may very much be Apple's day, we haven't forgotten about you Android users, and have just the thing to let you know we're still thinking about you: our latest smartphone giveaway. If you've been following our contests for the past several weeks, you'll know ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has been the subject of rumors for months now, with things really picking up over the last few weeks. Following a series of unofficial leaks and even Samsung letting slip a few details itself, we rounded out last week looking at what sure felt like it might be a teaser of the phone's pending launch on AT&T – expected to be the exclusive carrier home for the GS6 Active. It seems that interpretation was right on the money, as today Samsung and AT&T formally announce the ruggedized Galaxy S6 Active. Having seen this phone so much already, we knew quite a ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active is all but a certainty at this point. We've seen evidence pointing to the phone's existence arrive directly from Samsung, not once, but multiple times, and what has emerged has corresponded perfectly with unofficial leaks. With so much support behind the smartphone, it launch feels much less like a question of “if” and more of “when.” That “when” could prove to be quite soon, indeed, if a new AT&T teaser really is a reference to the GS6 Active, as we've heard suggested. The carrier shared the above image on Twitter yesterday, with copy claiming ...

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    It sure feels like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is nearly ready to launch. Following a number of leaks last month, the latest press render emerged overnight, complete with AT&T branding. But for as certain as we've felt that this handset is just about ready to go official, important questions have remained, most notably when it comes to the handset's hardware. Besides the obvious rugged treatment, would there be other departures from the regular Galaxy S6? Maybe a bigger (and dare we say removable) battery, or support for a microSD card? A complete support page for the GS6 Active has ...

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    If you are among those is still rocking a Motorola ATRIX HD on AT&T, you should know that sadly there will be no Android 4.4 KitKat update for your phone. Motorola Mobility's Senior Director, SW Product Management, David Schuster, confirmed on Google+, and apologized at the same time, that the phone will not get the refresh. "We apologize that we and AT&T will not be upgrading Atrix HD to Android KitKat, as we had hoped. We know how important software upgrades are to our customers, and we're very sorry that our two organizations were unable to follow through in this case. We ...

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    The last 24 hours have been busy ones for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. While rumored for months, new evidence has started turning up in droves, all getting started with the release of some apparent photos of the handset in the flesh. It was long after that when FCC paperwork for the phone was seemingly uncovered, further making its release seem like an inevitability. Now we get maybe our best look at the phone yet, upon the leak of a couple new renders, complete with the phone's iconic camouflage paint job. As you may have heard us discussing on this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast, ...

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    A tradition Samsung has been repeating since the release of the Galaxy S4 way back in 2014 is following up shortly after the initial release with a more outdoorsy "Active" model of the device, better suited for wear and tear (while still maintaining nearly the same internal specifications to keep the device running as smoothly as you'd expect). This year, it now seems likely that the South Korean company will do the same with the Galaxy S6, as new leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Active pictures have landed, giving us our first look at what appears to be the upcoming smartphone. The pictures below ...

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    Verizon may be the carrier we think of when we hear "carrier-branded Android tablet," thanks to its Ellipsis 7 tablet. AT&T isn't about to be left out of the fun, though, and months later here it is with its own offering, the aptly-named Trek HD. The Trek HD is a Lollipop tablet geared towards the budget-conscious, not the enthusiasts, though it manages to pack a few notable specs inside its frame. It's an 8-inch tablet with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It also has 16GB of storage – with a microSD card slot allowing you to add in up to 32GB more – as well ...

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    If you're an AT&T customer who remains grandfathered into an unlimited data plan, you know the pain you face every month should you go over 5GB of data. Despite your data technically being "unlimited," it's slowed to near-unusable speeds sometimes after passing that threshold – a nuisance to say the least, especially if using that much (or more) data is a necessity for you. Now, that unlimited data plan throttling cap has been removed by the carrier, in favor of other network optimization techniques. The policy that was the most recent capped 3G/4G (HSPA) usage at 3GB, and 4G LTE ...

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    Motorola's got a mixed track record as of late with Android updates. Some of the time we see them released at near record speed, while other updates languish for months on end. For those of you who have been anxiously looking forward to Motorola getting the ball rolling on updates for your phone, we may have some good news this evening, as the manufacturer has been spotted posting release notes for updates for quite a few of its models. Newly-published release notes are available for the Android 5.1 update for the Moto E 2015, Moto X 2014 (with both AT&T and T-Mobile -presumably the ...

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    If curved smartphones are your thing, and the Galaxy S6 Edge is something you don't like (or can't afford), the LG G Flex 2 is something you should definitely consider. We looked at it closely, not once, but twice (international version and US Sprint variant) but the phone is making its way to AT&T soon. Friday, April 24, is when you will be able to grab the AT&T LG G Flex 2 in select AT&T retail stores and online. Platinum Silver is the color which will be available (unlike both of our review units), and there are a lot of pricing options to choose from: to quote from the ...

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    Is the Galaxy S6 the smartphone you thought it would be? The one you were really hoping for? Samsung made a few big departures from previous entries in the series, and despite how well-received many of them have been, there's a fair chance that Samsung dropped one of your favorite features. Luckily, there may be hope yet, as we caught word about a month ago that the Galaxy S6 could see the arrival of a close cousin in the form of the Galaxy S6 Active. Not only would that spell the return of the phone's waterproofing, but rumors have gone so far as to suggest that the Active version of the ...

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    As anyone who owns a carrier-branded Android phone in the United States knows, updates are a rare occurrence, especially to major new versions of Android. But HTC has been one of the OEMs on the forefront of fast updates, which has resulted in the HTC One M8 Lollipop update coming quickly to the AT&T model – according to HTC product manager Mo Versi, the OTA update will be rolling out to owners of the phone later in the day today (April 7). The delay in the update as compared to the unlocked model is because of a delayed technical approval, but now that AT&T has given the green ...

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    The Galaxy S6 is nearly here: in just another two weeks, smartphone fans around the world will finally be able to start taking home Samsung's latest flagship, in either standard flat-screen or curved Edge variants. But for a phone that's about to land, we've found ourselves going without some important specifics concerning just how we'll be able to buy this guy. We've certainly heard enough rumors about pre-orders, and made some inferences from dates mentioned in certain GS6 promotional offers, but now Samsung's cutting through all the clutter and spelling out clear as day how the Galaxy ...

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    We've seen what the HTC One M9 is all about (if you've missed our review, make sure to catch up on it), and now we're hearing official wording on the U.S. HTC One M9. We knew that US carriers would be picking up the 2015 HTC flagship, and now you can prepare to grab yours online at 12:01AM ET on Friday, March 27. The phone will also become available in retailer and carrier stores starting April 10, and, regardless of the carrier of your choice, you should be able to secure your unit if you are a customer of one of the "major carriers", to quote the official press release. As far as color ...

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    Samsung's latest smartphone's like to do things in pairs: last year we saw the Galaxy Note 4 arrive alongside the Galaxy Note Edge, and just the other week the Galaxy S6 debuted arm-in-arm with the Galaxy S6 Edge. But it's not just product launches that have Samsung phones following the buddy system, as Samsung users on AT&T are learning today. Just a few hours back we heard about the arrival of Samsung's Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T, and now the same is happening for the phablet's predecessor, as the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 scores a Lollipop update of its own. This ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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    For the last two generations of its Galaxy S line of smartphones, Samsung has additionally launched an Active variant with a particularly sturdy shell capable of taking hits and dealing with water damage. Given the precedent, it only seems natural that the South Korean company do the same for its brand new flagship, the Galaxy S6. And if SamMobile's inside sources are to be believed, that's exactly the smartphone in development. Here are the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 Active rumors. Supposedly, the S6 Active will bear the SM-G890A model number, at least for the likely-to-be-first AT&T ...

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    The Galaxy S6 is here! While we wait on the rollout of the smartphone to begin on April 10, we have until then to start learning about which carriers will support the smartphone (and its S6 Edge companion) on their networks, and which won't. Today, (most of) the major US carriers have announced their intent to carry the device. AT&T kicks off the announcements by letting us know that both the S6 Edge and S6 will be available on its network, in both carrier stores and online. It has set up a landing page which is the first source link below; there you can register your interest in the ...

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