Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
  • by | November 22, 2013 2:33 AM

    Verizon Moto X users started receiving their Android 4.4 KitKat update on Tuesday, and, while some AT&T owners of the phone are currently being targeted for a soak test -- usually indicating an imminent release -- the latest version of Android is now being pushed out to the T-Mobile Moto X. As usual, the roll-out is going out in stages and phases so if you have not yet received your update notification rest assured that you will (a manual check for its existence can help now and then). As per what to expect, the refresh brings, according to Motorola's own blog post, an improved phone ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 11:23 AM

    This fall, there have been two big developments in the availability of mobile payment solutions. For one, we saw Google deliver Android 4.4 with host card emulation, breaking Google Wallet free from carriers and their control over your phone's secure element. That really gave Wallet the freedom to expand, and on the flip side we also heard that Isis – the big mobile payment competition from the carriers themselves – was nearly ready to make its national debut. Today, the match is officially on, as Isis becomes available across the US for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon users. The Isis ...

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  • by | November 13, 2013 12:20 PM

    There's little denying that LG's G Flex is an interesting smartphone. With its curved display, ever-so-flexible construction, and self-healing back, this is far from your typical handset. Are all those quirks enough to make you want to buy it, though? Well, one thing at a time – before getting to the decision of whether or not to purchase the phone, it would be smart to know if it's even going to be available in your next of the woods. Back when it launched, we knew it was confirmed for South Korea, but hadn't gotten word of any international plans. Today we hear a rumor that not only ...

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  • by | November 11, 2013 11:42 AM

    Last week, rumors were flying left and right about big changes coming to the Moto Maker custom site for Moto X design. Were those wooden back options finally about to become available? Would carriers beyond just AT&T be able to get in on the custom design action? We heard T-Mobile might get access last Friday, but that didn't come to pass. It turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now the Moto Maker is available for all four major US carriers. Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile – all three join AT&T in the custom Moto X club. That's fantastic to see happen, even if it took ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    Motorola's Moto X is neither the newest nor most powerful Android around, but the smartphone continues to hold a special place in our hearts, with performance that belies its meager hardware. Of course, if you really want to do the Moto X right, that means having a custom handset assembled just for you, using the online Moto Maker tool. So far, AT&T's had an exclusive on such custom designs, but lately rumors have been talking about the service finally opening itself up to the other carriers. We heard one claim that Sprint might get access to Moto Maker this coming Monday, and another ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Lumia 1520 reaching AT&T very soon at a very interesting price point. Samsung follows the news as we go through their plans for foldable displays, 4K displays and their custom CPUs for 2014 and 2015. We later talk about Microsoft's possible shortlist for their next CEO. Apple follows in the news, this time because apparently the company has increased production of the iPhone 5S and changed the supplier for the 5C. We end today's show talking about Android 4.4 KitKat reaching other smartphones and already being tested. All this ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    All too often, when we're evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of wireless carriers, we're focused on raw speed. And when we start to look for a secondary criteria, it's often something like quality of coverage, or just size of the network. What about signal latency – how long it actually takes these networks to send around our data? While often a minor concern, if one at all, a new report is hoping to shed some light on the situation, ranking the big four carriers in the States by just how low latency their networks are. It's a close race, yet T-Mobile emerges as a bit of a ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 4:38 AM

    The Motorola Moto Maker is making its way, reportedly, to T-Mobile, allowing future customers to get the exact color option that they want for their Moto X. However, those who already own a Moto X on Magenta, and are feeling brave and adventurous, might want to check out this leaked Android 4.4 KitKat build for the phone. You'll have to have an unlocked boot loader in order to flash this bit, but, you should also read through the thread for feedback and impressions, because it really looks like a mixed bag. You can find all the instructions you need at the source; some issues with calls ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 5:21 PM

    The Nexus 5 may be the hot Android of the moment, but all of a sudden we've found ourselves talking a lot about this past summer's Moto X. Yesterday we saw rumors discuss the coming availability of those wooden options that looked so hot when the phone first launched, and then we heard the custom Moto Maker tool would finally be expanding beyond the AT&T exclusivity it had enjoyed thus far, and we'd see Sprint gain access to the tool next Monday. Now we're hearing a little more about just how other carriers may get their shot at the tool, with a rumor that T-Mobile could see its own ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 10:21 AM

    Is there anyone out there who LIKES his or her mobile carrier? I mean not “Verizon has the best coverage compared to the other guys,” or “at least my T-Mobile plan isn't putting me in the poorhouse;” I'm talking about people who are genuinely excited with their choice of carrier, can't wait to get out on the road and put that service to the test each month, and find their bills clear and reasonably priced. OK, maybe you do have a killer plan, managing to snag some obscene discount through work, or you're grandfathered on some unlimited data plan that's been locked-off from the rest ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 3:05 PM

    Unless you're very lucky, if you use a mobile device to get online in the United States, you're probably paying too much for data. Sure, there are some good deals out there, but especially when you look at just what you're paying per gigabyte (assuming you even get that much) with the major carriers, it's easy to feel like you're being taken advantage of. But are you to do? We're so used to ubiquitous connectivity at this point, that some of us see even excessive data pricing as a necessary burden – just the times we live in. Well, T-Mobile is not content to just go with the flow, and is ...

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  • by | October 12, 2013 5:02 AM

    Sprint customers were the first ones to get it, followed by those on AT&T. Next in line is T-Mobile, who will apparently push out the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One sometime next week, according to Jason Mackenzie, head of HTC USA. "By mid next week", to be more specific, said Mackenzie in a recent tweet, making HTC one of the few OEMs that managed to update its flagship phone, specifically, its carrier variants, in a rather quick manner. We can only applaud the Taiwanese company for it, and, those on T-Mobile, should prepare to get some Android 4.3 love. Now, let's all hope HTC is ...

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  • by | October 12, 2013 4:54 AM

    We've recently learned that Sony's smartphone strategy involves deliberately avoiding the US, but as we read that now, in the context of this recent leak, it makes less sense. What we have above is apparently the upcoming T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1, allegedly coming soon to the US. Not much else is new, judging by the press render above. We're most likely seeing the same Sony Xperia Z1 which we've recently reviewed, in its international/unlocked incarnation. If the leak is legit, we're only left with a couple of questions, like when exactly will it reach T-Mobile, and what will be the ...

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  • by | October 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    The perfect storm of podcast-delay factors descended upon the Pocketnow team this week: your devoted host was in London attending an HTC press event, while frequent co-host Taylor Martin was busily blasting out review coverage for Samsung's still-hot Galaxy Note 3 here in the States. Meanwhile, the rest of the team was busy covering the usual news and editorial cycle in addition to pushing forward with season 2 of the Pocketnow Live broadcast. By the time the review dust settled and the Lufthansa jet touched down on New York's JFK tarmac, it was five in the afternoon on a Friday capping ...

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