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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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    A new age of smartphones is upon us. HTC has just announced the new One M9, and Samsung is set to go official with its Galaxy S6 within another few hours, which means that carriers have plenty of new smartphones to take care of and sell, and that these companies will begin announcing plans to carry these new devices very soon. The HTC One M9 carrier availability announcements have been kicked off today by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. AT&T only goes as far as to announce its intent to carry the device, simply stating that it's "coming soon." It has set up a landing page for the ...

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    By most accounts, Samsung is preparing to unveil two new flagship smartphones at its Unpacked event this coming Sunday: the Galaxy S6, as well as a curved-screen variant in the vein of the Galaxy Note Edge (above). While that much has been suggested by rumor time and time again, the specifics have been a little murky, an in particular regarding how this version with the over-the-edge display might arrive. At first we were calling it the Galaxy S6 Edge, but then about a month ago evidence surfaced suggesting it might mirror the numberless naming of the Note Edge and launch simply as the ...

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    After over two years on AT&T, Michael Fisher recently made the switch to T-Mobile US for his personal smartphone account. This is the second in a series of posts about the experience. (For those who prefer to start at the beginning, part 1 is here) • It's not T-Mobile's fault that its network failed at precisely the moment the Pocketnow Weekly podcast needed it the most, but it sure didn't help ease my transition to the "Uncarrier" lifestyle. Regular Weekly listeners know what I'm talking about: during the recording of episode 135, a score of technical issues struck our weekly ...

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    Last week we heard that Google was getting ready to breathe some fresh life into Wallet, not content to sit idly by and let Apple Pay dominate the mobile payments game. It wasn't clear exactly what was going to happen, but it sounded big, and it sure seemed to fit well enough with earlier rumors that Google could be considering acquiring mobile payment competitor Softcard (the one with all the carrier involvement). As it turns out, we won't be waiting until I/O to learn just what Google's up to with Wallet, and today the company starts sharing news of Wallet's next chapter, which will find ...

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    One week from now, the mystery will be over. Samsung will have its Unpacked event behind it, and we'll be talking about the Galaxy S6 no longer in the context of rumor and theories, but as a phone that's very much here, having just launched in Barcelona. Until March 1 rolls around, however, it looks like there are going to be plenty of last-minute reveal to keep us busy, and some of the latest come from Samsung's US carrier partners, as they share some interesting new imagery of the next Samsung flagship. So far we've been talking about a regular flat-screened Galaxy S6, as well as a model ...

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    As we were rounding-out January, LG dropped a little teaser for G3 owners in the US: Android Lollipop would be coming soon. By that point, we had already seen distribution of the G3's Android 5.0 update pass across Europe, so we were understandably eager to learn the details for its spread over on this continent. But all LG had to say was “soon.” In the weeks since there's been no further official confirmation of when to expect any OTA action – the most interesting development was a Sprint leak that talked about its own G3 update starting on February 16, though even that document ...

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    Have you ever unlocked a smartphone so that you could drop in a new SIM and take it to another carrier? Maybe some else has a better deal, or you're traveling internationally and want to make sure you're taking advantage of the cheapest local rates. Whatever your reason, removing a phone's carrier lock is something that plenty of smartphone users find themselves interested in. And while you might have a general idea of under what circumstances your carrier will unlock your phone for you, do you know what to expect if you went with a different network? What about if you wanted to unlock a ...

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    After over two years on AT&T, Michael Fisher recently made the switch to T-Mobile US on his personal smartphone account. This is the first in a series of posts about the experience. (For those interested in jumping ahead, part 2 can be found here.) • My divorce from AT&T began with a realization familiar to anyone who's ever been in a doomed relationship (personal or otherwise): the cost/benefit ratio was no longer working out. I loved being an AT&T customer, but the charges were bleeding me dry. Some of those charges only affected me thanks to my newfound jet-setting ...

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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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    It may be around the time of MWC, it may be closer to summer, but one way or another, LG is gearing up to launch its next flagship, the G4. Reports about the phone's hardware have suggested it could arrive with some top-tier specs, while maybe even coming in a little smaller than last year's G3. But just how will it arrive? Piece by piece, we're trying to collect what evidence becomes available, and a new development from over the weekend might just reveal a little detail about the G4, as a User Agent Profile for a possible variant surfaces. What we're looking at is a file describing the ...

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    This past fall, Blackberry introduced the Passport, its Snapdragon 801-powered flagship. With a hardware keyboard, square display, and harshly-angled exterior, it wasn't a smartphone for everyone – though to BlackBerry's credit, the company's not afraid to do things differently from the rest of the smartphone pack. But with the new year upon us, we're also getting a slightly tweaked new edition of the Passport, as BlackBerry smooths-out those corners and prepares to bring a slightly softer-looking Passport to AT&T. Inside, it's the same Passport that launched in late September: ...

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    Last month, as part of its ongoing series of Uncarrier announcements, T-Mobile revealed a pretty substantial change to how it handled billing for mobile data, introducing what was essentially data rollover. When you fell short of consuming all the data you paid for as part of your monthly service plan, those extra megabytes would get added to a “Data Stash” locker where they could be redeemed at a later date – if you had a particularly data-demanding month on your hands. It was a great idea that was hugely overdue, and while we took issue with some of its limitations, it was a big ...

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