Many other Android websites including Droid-Life and Phandroid have reported that for the third time this month, Verizon is having a network outage. According to Twitter, the outage seems to be pretty sporadic with some in NYC having no issues while others are. Phoenix, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Portland are also being reported as down.
While writing this, it looks like 3G has come back alive in most areas, but if you toggle to LTE to check if you have 4G again you may lose all connectivity. As always, Android Authority will keep you updated on this as we learn more. Verizon has not yet posted anything on Twitter, but we expect once this [...]
After a few years of development, tons of commercials, and a lot of patient waiting, 4G LTE is finally here, for Verizon customers at least. And although not everyone is seeing the “up to 10x faster speeds”, I assure you LTE has landed.
During my trip to New York City over the weekend, I was sure that my Galaxy Nexus would be picking up LTE speeds. Using Ookla’s Speedtest.net application, I tested my data download and upload speeds numerous times. The results varied depending on my location, but no matter where I was, it was easy to see difference between 3G and 4G. More specifically, once you hit a 4G zone, your almost guaranteed speeds over 3 mb/s. [...]
It has been just under 6 months since Motorola released the Droid 3, and it has become clear that the fourth device in the Droid series is on its way. Of course, yesterday, December 22nd, was the rumored date of release. However, the day has come and gone without any definitive word from Verizon or Motorola.
Despite the lack of info from big red, a piece of informations, shown above, has escaped from Verizon’s headquarters. It is pretty clear that the Droid 4 will be landing in Verizon on or around February 2nd, 2012. This quick change of release dates should not come as a shock after the agony Verizon put Galaxy Nexus fans through. However, at least [...]
Just days after the Motorola Droid RAZR was released on Verizon, rumors started to surface about variants of the device. By itself, the RAZR is easily one of the most powerful devices on the market today. Therefore, these variants could push the device over the edge if they get an Ice Cream Sandwich update as well. In addition to the standard Droid RAZR, the white version has already made its way into the market. Furthermore, we began hearing rumors of a Droid 4 not long ago. This device would pack a 1.2GHz dual core processor, a 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 1785 mAh battery and a 4″ qHD display. The Droid 4 could be coming out as early as the 22nd of December. Finally, the Droid [...]
It has been a long time since the Galaxy Nexus was announced. And frankly, most of us have gotten tired of waiting. Therefore, Verizon, Google, and Samsung finally decided to put out the Galaxy Nexus (Verizon LTE) up for sale.
One reason why you should believe that the smartphone is finally out is because I wrote this review on my new Galaxy Nexus. I can assure you that the wait was totally worth it and the Galaxy Nexus is everything that you could want in a smart phone. The screen is incredible! Face Unlock is slowly learning more about me everyday, as much as I am with it. And Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is unlike any other version of Android. More specifically, [...]
Black has always been “in”. However, recently, white has become the new black. And if you like the new white color, Verizon announced yesterday that you can go pick up the white version of the Droid RAZR for $299 just like it’s non albino brother.
The white Droid RAZR is not completely white, but no matter what, this Droid RAZR variant is looking quite sexy in white. And just in time for a snowy winter?
But don’t forget, today is also the day that the Galaxy Nexus finally hits Verizon. Now that you have three incredible choices, (Droid Razr in black, white, and the Galaxy Nexus) which new super phone are you going to choose? Let us know [...]
For families, sharing minutes and messages is probably the best way to save money. Almost every wireless provider now offers a plan like this. However, to our knowledge, not one wireless provider offers a plan for sharing data. No, we are not talking about sending emails and files, we are talking about multiple users sharing the same data plan.
Back in June, AT&T admitted that they were working on shared data plans for their customers. However, they refused to give out a date for the plan’s release. When Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, “I think in 2012 we will see it… Getting to one bill [...]
Comparing the Chinese Motorola XT928 with the Verizon version available in the US is not an easy task. This is because there are several differences that set apart this particular model with the Motorola RAZR.
First off, there’s the dual-sim capability of the phone. This alone, already sets the barrier from the US version. Moreover, the XT928 has been upgraded and equipped with 4.5-inch HD display and a 13 megapixel camera. Unfortunately, these added features have made this particular Motorola device a tad bit chunkier to what we’re used to. This is why there are many who do not consider this as a close variant to the RAZR.
As for its physical aesthetic, the [...]
With the anticipated launch of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon, it can only be expected that interested parties will be eager to find what sort of applications will be available on the device. Unfortunately, Verizon has requested Samsung to block the ability of mobile payments through the highly useful Google Wallet app. When asked why, Verizon refused to further comment on this unexpected turn of events.
Hours later, much talk has been exchanged about this decision. Fearing that this is one feature that will disappoint its users, Jeffrey Nelson (a spokesman from Verizon) said that the company will ‘not be technically blocking the app’. At the moment, the company is [...]
We’ve heard rumors about Verizon blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus a while ago, and while this is as anti-competitive as it gets, especially after the new open spectrum and net neutrality rules that Google helped push, they manage to pull this off by having Google not make the app available in the first place. If the app is not available, it means they are off the hook.
There are 2 reasons why they would want to do this. The first one is the most shameless one, and it’s because they want their upcoming mobile payment app Isis, which is a competitor to Google Wallet, to become the defacto payment app for all their Android handsets. Knowing carriers, [...]