Picking up on our last report about the coming of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S2 on June 11, it seems the carrier has stayed true to its words by finally rolling out the update at 11 PM yesterday – a mere one hour before the clock hits 12. Kind of makes you wish that you hadn’t spent so much time refreshing the phone and checking on the Kies software all day yesterday, doesn’t it?
As detailed on T-Mobile’s website, don’t expect to see any notification for the ICS update on your phone, as the roll out will not be pushed through via OTA. You’ll have to get your dessert update via Kies instead, so it’s recommended to update the PC [...]
Much to everyone’s surprise, Samsung’s Galaxy Note “phablet” was a big hit among tech users all over the world, selling an average of a million units per month for the last seven months. However, the Note still has a few aces up its sleeve, one being an expansion in the US, beyond AT&T, the only carrier to be selling the “monster” for now.
T-Mobile has always been the most likely US carrier to “embrace” the Galaxy Note after AT&T and we now have two fresh new leaks confirming the phablet’s imminent release on Magenta. First off, we have an FCC certification for a Samsung SGH-T879, believed to be for a while the codename of the Note on T-Mo.
According to [...]
T-Mobile might not have the snappiest 4G network in the US or the largest number of high-end phones up for sale, but their special offers and discounts are (sometimes) unbeatable. For this year’s Father’s Day, for example, T-Mo is preparing to offer all of the network’s phones completely free of charge, if we are to believe a leaked promo material picked up by the guys at Tmonews.
The phones will be free with two-year carrier agreements, but that’ll still be a very nice deal, at least for some devices.
All of these and many more should go down to $0.00 next week-end, but at least some of them will likely require mail-in rebates. I know what you’re [...]
This month’s buyer’s guide brings something different to Android Authority.
We have rolled together all the US mobile networks in one place, and have selected only the best phones for you. We will also be covering rumored or soon to be released phones, in case what you find below is not quiet to your liking. Let’s kick it!Verizon
Choosing a phone from Verizon for the June Buyer’s Guide was difficult. All Big Red’s top of the line phones date back from the end of 2011. That’s a stark contrast with the other carriers, who have new flagship phones on the shelf right now. Although the phones from late last year are no slouchers [...]
Samsung announced on Monday that its 2012 Android flagship smartphone will be available from five U.S. carriers this month, with prices starting at $199. Soon after that, we saw Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and U.S. Cellular announce their own Galaxy S3 versions alongside availability details for each carrier.
In case you’re interested in buying the Galaxy S3 in the US but you’re not sure what carrier to pick, then we got you covered, as we’ll tell you everything you need to know before making the purchase.What you get?
The Galaxy S3 offered by the five carriers is identical to the international version design-wise, which is [...]
By now, every Android fan in the U.S. knows that the Galaxy S3 is coming to five carriers this month – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular – and we have already shown you what you need to know about each of the five Galaxy S3 offers.
But what’s really worth mentioning (and somewhat surprising for us) is the fact that Samsung has finally managed to beat carriers at their own game. Instead of custom Galaxy S3 versions for U.S. carriers we have a unified design that’s available in all international markets. Instead of custom names for the Galaxy S3 versions sold by the five carriers, we have one single name, which happens to [...]
Back in February, Samsung officials have stated that the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be made closer to its market availability. But until today, we were unable to tell if that statement referred to its international availability, or if the Galaxy S3 will reach US shores without the usual delay with which previous models in the Galaxy line have been introduced to the North American continent. Fortunately, the major carriers in the US have stepped up today and announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be released by the end of the month.
One of the aforementioned carriers is T-Mobile (the biggest 4G carrier in the country according to their marketing [...]
Earlier today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S3 for five U.S. mobile operators, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, but while we wait for the handset to hit stores later this month we’ll take a look at the first unofficial images of the Verizon version.
The pictures, dug up by Android Police, show us Verizon’s 4G LTE Galaxy S3 handset, and we’re apparently looking at the same Galaxy S3 design that we’ve gotten used to seeing on tech blogs so far.
A few days ago, a purportedly leaked T-Mobile Galaxy S3 image revealed that the fourth largest carrier in the country could sell the default Galaxy S3 [...]
It’s been a long time a-coming, but owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile can stop daydreaming about Ice Cream Sandwich and start preparing for a scoop. T-Mobile has announced on their Twitter account that the Android 4.0 upgrade for the device is “coming via Samsung Kies” starting June 6. Sadly, the carrier hasn’t mentioned anything else, except that more details will be posted soon. Let’s just hope and assume that we’ll hear more from them this week.
Back in April, Samsung released a list of all its devices in the US that will be getting ICS – a list that oddly excludes T-Mobile devices. “We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible [...]
The much awaited Galaxy S3 will not disappoint Americans, like it happened last year with the delays that marred the release of the Galaxy S2. According to a Samsung official statement, the Galaxy S3 will arrive in the US in a few weeks, with details to be revealed in the coming days. As we suspected, the device will launch on five carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular.
This is a big improvement over last year, when US customers had to wait not only for the Galaxy S2 to arrive in US, but also had to wait many weeks for the device to hit their carrier. Samsung has clearly learned from the past, and now that they’ve become the world’s [...]