We’ve seen all the leaks that suggested, one by one, that every major U.S. carrier will have the new Samsung phablet in stock this year. Add to that regional carrier U.S. Cellular and you end up with five mobile operators to choose from this holiday quarter when buying the new Galaxy Note 2.
As customers shift their attention to Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, which was released on AT&T in June, has just received an unexpected cold dessert treat from AT&T and Samsung – something that even we thought won’t come this soon.
Most U.S. carriers are busy prepping the release of what’s set to become one of the country’s hottest smartphones this year, the iPhone 5. T-Mobile, however, is left without an Apple phone to sell, which brings us to its “Magenta Deal Days” Zero Down promotion – where you can select any 4G phone lineup for free, Samsung Galaxy S3 included.
It did take a while for a software update to be pushed to the myTouch and myTouch Q, but starting today the mid-rangers are treated with a new OTA package to “improve device performance and stability.” The upgrade leaves the handhelds stuck with Android 2.3.6, but ups the devices to build number C85B839SP03.
The latest piece of the HTC One X+ puzzle comes via an AnTuTu benchmark which just about confirms we will be dealing with a true powerhouse. Or does it?
Surprised? We aren’t. The confirmed details are in: Verizon has locked the Galaxy Note 2 bootloader just as it did with the release of the SGS3 on its network. Want to try out a custom ROM on your screaming fast Note 2? Sorry, Big Red subscriber. You’re definitely out of luck.
In the old days, the HTC One X would’ve been enough to rule the smartphone landscape. But the present day is far from the sparse playground that HTC has so accustomed to dominate. Half a year after the company’s last major announcement, we’ll find out today if HTC is ready to step up its game. Here’s a list of devices that we might see being announced on its press event later in the day.
Another phone is joining the select club of cloned devices, but in a surprising twist it’s not one that has been very well received by either critics or the public. That’s right, it’s the is-it-a-phone-or-a-camera Nokia 808 PureView.
So you say you’d like a new HTC but you don’t want to fork over the cash. You also don’t want to have the ball & chain of a lengthy 2 year contract. Well dear consumer, you are in good hands with HTC’s newest invention: a trade-up program which will give you up to $300 for your current device.
One of the perks of being a Nexus device includes Google provided, factory restoration images. Today, Google has made Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03L) available for the global variant of the Nexus S (soju) as well as Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03R) available for the Nexus S 4G (sojus). These will do you good if you happen to flash a bad ROM or do run into issues tweaking and customizing your Nexus device. Sadly, the Nexus image download site is still missing Jelly Bean images for the Korean version of the Nexus S as well as both LTE Galaxy Nexus…