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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 now getting Android 5.0.2

Posted by wicked May - 27 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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T-Mobile customers rocking a Sony Xperia Z1 have now begun to receive the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This comes not long after Sony brought the update to the Xperia Z2 and Z3.

The update brings with it a whole host of new features, the new Material Design layout being one of them. It also brings with it lock screen notifications, the 64-bit ART compiler designed to open apps faster, Project Volta for battery performance tweaks, a new Recent Apps page, and much more.

Once you download and install the update, your software version should be 14.5.B.0.236. Most manufactures and carriers recommend that your device have at least 50% battery life and hooked up to Wi-Fi before downloading this update.

If you haven’t gotten the update yet, firmware upgrades like these are usually sent out first in small stages to make sure there are no bugs that render the device useless. If successful, the update is sent out to a larger crowd of people, and so on. It could take anywhere from a couple days to two weeks to get the new update. If you want to update your Xperia Z1 manually, you can get the FTF firmware file along with install instructions here.

What do you think of Android 5.0.2 on Sony’s Xperia devices? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

source: Xperia Blog

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LG G4 Now Available Online From T-Mobile

Posted by Kellex May - 27 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

T-Mobile told us to expect the LG G4 today and they delivered. You can now purchase the LG G4 from the Uncarrier for $0 with equal monthly payments of $24.99 per month. In case you don’t have a calculator handy, that means you will pay $599.76 over that 24-month period.

Don’t forget that T-Mobile is tossing in a free 128GB microSD card, though supplies are limited. Also, T-Mobile has an exclusive on the brown leather version and they haven’t even upped the price on it over the standard grey plastic model. That seems like a deal in and of itself, especially since you could swap it out if you decide you don’t like it or it doesn’t hold up to the elements.

Be sure to read our LG G4 review if you haven’t already.

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T-Mobile to start selling LG G4 by May 27

Posted by wicked May - 27 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

Starting May 27, those looking for a brand new smartphone (that isn’t a fruit or a Samsung) may very well consider LG’s new flagship, the G4, as it will now be available on T-Mobile. The “un-carrier” will start selling the new smartphone on their network and start shipping it by June 3, making you (if you do decide to get one) one of the first to own the device, at least in North America.

Another great offer that T-Mobile is giving their subscribers is that if you buy the LG G4 from them starting May 27, you will also get a free and huge memory upgrade. In partnership with LG, they will be giving you a free 128GB SD memory card so that you’ll be able to use your new smartphone the way you want it to, without thinking of you’re running out of storage space or something. It’s only through T-Mobile where you’ll be able to get the special LG G4 with the leather brown rear-cover.

T-Mobile also offers subscribers their usual benefits, like unlimited talk, text, and data through its Simple Choice plans. You can also now make calls over Wi-Fi, enjoy Music Freedom or free live music streaming (through Rhapsody unRadio), save up your unused data with Data Stash, and other T-Mobile exclusive offers. If you’re still not sure about whether or not you’ll get the LG G4, you can try it out in the last legs of the preview tour which will take the smartphone into major US cities (Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle) in the next few weeks.

You’ll be able to get the LG G4 from T-Mobile at $0 down, paying just $24.99 in the next 24 months. Check out our closer look at the LG G4 here so you can also see if this is a deal you’re interested in or if the smartphone is worth your money.

SOURCE: T-Mobile

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image now available for the T-Mobile Nexus 6

Posted by wicked May - 26 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off
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Announced just recently, the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the T-Mobile Nexus 6 has just begun rolling out. If your handset has yet to receive the update and you’re chomping at the bit to get the latest version of Android, don’t worry – Google has just published the factory image.

Bumping the build number up to LYZ28E, the update to Android 5.1.1 will not only bring various bug fixes and performance improvements, but also Wi-Fi calling capabilities to the handset. If you do choose to download the update this way, just remember that this is for the Nexus 6 with T-Mobile SIM cards only.

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If you’re interested in sideloading the update before you get the OTA, feel free to download the factory images by following the links below. If you aren’t sure how to flash a factory image, be sure to check out our walkthrough. While the guide was designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the same overall process should apply. Just remember that things can go wrong, so be sure to flash at your own risk.

The WiFi Calling update for Nexus 6s running on T-Mobile that began rolling out over the weekend now has a factory image and OTA .zip file from Google as build LYZ28E. This is still Android 5.1.1, of course, but the files may come in handy for those of you running your Nexus 6 on the Uncarrier’s network and have yet to receive the update. 

You can download the factory image here. Instructions for flashing factory images can be found here.

Update:  Google also just posted the 5.1.0 “LMY47M” (T-Mobile Only) factory image. You can  grab it here.

If you need the OTA .zip file, you can grab that here (LYZ28E from LMY47M, 126MB). For instructions to sideload using adb, check here.

Via:  Google

Here are the Factory Image and OTA Files for Nexus 6’s WiFi Calling Update “LYZ28E” 6 on T-Mobile (Updated) is a post from: Droid Life

Get the LG G4 from T-Mobile, starting tomorrow

Posted by wicked May - 26 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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T-Mobile’s LG G4 will be launching through their online store tomorrow, May 26. If you can wait, T-Mobile should have the LG G4 in-stores come June 3. In either option, T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to offer the LG G4.

Pre-orders should begin shipping tomorrow, as well. If you’re just looking at getting the device through T-Mobile, you can pick up LG’s new flagship for $0 down, on a $25/mo payment plan for 24 months. There’s always the option of buying it outright for $599, too.

T-Mobile is making buying the LG G4 from them even sweeter, though. Purchasers will receive a free 128GB microSD card, while supplies last. This is a drastic upgrade from the 32GB solution LG is offering to US buyers. Not sure about the LG G4 just yet? Be sure to check out our hands-on video below.

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Is anyone picking up the new LG G4 from T-Mobile tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.

source: T-Mobile

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There seems to be a growing trend these days with online availability and advance releases. Both the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy S6/Edge were shipped out to those ordering online before their retail availability hit. T-Mobile is continuing this trend with the newly announced (and slightly controversial) LG G4. The latest and greatest smartphone staple from LG will begin its journey to customer’s hands this Wednesday, May 27th, a full week before the official in-store release date of June 3rd.

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On top of this early access, there is some extra icing in the form of the Un-carrier’s decision to include a special bonus with the device. As we covered a few days earlier, LG is offering T-Mobile customers some sweet swag, as early adopters will receive a spare battery, a portable charging dock for said extra battery, and a 32GB microSD card via mail after registering their device. The deal is even more delicious, however, for those who order before June 21st will have their 32GB card upgraded to a whopping 128GB. As the press release indicates, said 128GB card needs to be applied for online, and will take 4-6 weeks to arrive just like the other bonus items.

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It would seem as if Korean OEMs have become quite interested in offering extra value propositions to early adopters, as Samsung was giving a free Qi Wireless Charging Pad with the Galaxy S6, and last year (in select markets) had given away a free Wallet Case with the Galaxy Note Edge to pre-orders. With respect to the spare battery and charger however, there is some irony to be had, as both are included as standard accessories (free of charge) with LG and Samsung devices in their home market. Still, it never hurts to share the love.

The LG G4 will cost $0 up-front to “well qualified customers” and can be paid off in 24 installments of $24.99 per month. That works out to a retail price of $599.76. The complete press release follows below.

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T-Mobile Opens Up Online Sales for LG G4 Tomorrow

Whoomp, there it is. The LG G4™ smartphone will be available for purchase online at T-Mobile.com beginning Wed., May 27 at 6 a.m. PDT for $0 down and $24.99 x 24 months. And, customers that order early could be among the first to get LG’s hot new superphone as the Un-carrier™ will begin shipping the G4 to customers before it’s on sale in stores Wed., June 3.What’s more, anyone that buys the LG G4 from T-Mobile starting Wed., May 27 is eligible to receive a memory upgrade —actually, five times more memory—for FREE. The Un-carrier has partnered with LG to give customers a 128GB SD memory card for their new LG G4, while supplies last. So now you’ll have plenty of space for all the incredible pictures taken on your LG G4’s powerful new 16MP OIS 2.0 rear-facing camera and 8MP front-facing camera.T-Mobile is the ONLY place U.S. customers can get the new LG G4 with the stylish, leather brown rear-cover along with unmatched Un-carrier™  benefits  including unlimited talk, text and data Simple Choice™ plans with no domestic overages on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network – plus Music Freedom, Wi-Fi Calling, Data Stash and more.T-Mobile has also partnered with LG to give customers a hands-on look at LG’s new smartphone as a part of the national LG G4 Preview Tour that will make stops in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle over the next week. Additional details on the schedule and tour stops can be found at https://explore.t-mobile.com/lg-g4.html.

128GB SD Card Offer Details: Ltd offer; expires 6/21/15. Subject to change. Participating locations; while supplies last. Card, redeem online by 7/6/15 at www.lgg4t-mobilepromo.com and enter the required information. Allow 4–6 weeks for fulfillment. Limit one (1) 128 GB SD card per person/per household. Sponsor: LG Electronics.

Device pricing for well-qualified customers. LG G4 $0 down + $24.99/mo x 24, Total: $599.76; if you cancel wireless service remaining balance on phone becomes due. 0% APR; O.A.C. Taxes & fees additional; total device tax due at sale.

Qualifying postpaid Simple Choice plan required.  Music Freedom; song downloads, video content, and non-music audio content excluded. Operating system and preloaded content use a portion of the internal memory. Wi-Fi Calling: Capable phone & Wi-Fi connection req’d; may decrement plan minutes. Most devices will not transition between Wi-Fi and the wireless network. See your device’s User Manual &T-Mobile.com for service and device details.  Data Stash: Unused high-speed data rolls up to 12 months. See T-Mobile.com for service and device details.  T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. Un-carrier, Music Freedom, and Data Stash are trademarks of T-Mobile USA, Inc. © 2015 T-Mobile USA, Inc.

 

LG G4 Available at T-Mobile Starting Tomorrow, Free 128GB SD Card Included

Posted by Kellex May - 26 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

The LG G4 is making its way to US stores! The phone that has clearly won Tim over, will be available starting tomorrow from T-Mobile’s online store before arriving in stores on June 3. Priced at $0 down with monthly payments of $24.99, you are looking at a $600 investment that will be well worth it. This is a fantastic phone, easily up there in terms of overall package with the Galaxy S6. 

Should you buy the LG G4 from T-Mobile, you will get a 128GB microSD card for free, “while supplies last.” Also, T-Mobile is claiming to have an exclusive on brown leather, so there’s that for the leather fanatics in the building.

Not much else to say other than, your time has come. Oh, and have you read our LG G4 review? You should.

Via:  T-Mobile

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Nexus 6 WiFi Calling Update Approved by T-Mobile, Should Roll Out Soon

Posted by Tim-o-tato May - 22 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

Breaking news on this Friday. T-Mobile just approved a software update for the Nexus 6, which to the delight of owners, will enable WiFi Calling. We have been following the saga of this update, and according to T-Mo’s Des Smith, a handful of owners should see the update this weekend. 

Once owners receive this update, they will be able to make calls over a WiFi connection, instead of relying on a network. This is usually a feature highlighted very largely by T-Mobile’s marketing department, and finally, it’s coming to the Nexus 6.

Des states that if all goes well, completion of the rollout should take a couple of weeks.

You excited, Nexus 6 owners?

Via: @askdes | T-Mobile

Nexus 6 WiFi Calling Update Approved by T-Mobile, Should Roll Out Soon is a post from: Droid Life

T-Mobile Nexus 6 now said to be getting the WiFi calling update

Posted by wicked May - 22 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

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T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6

While he’s not making it obvious that the update is being sent out, the responses to the tweet mention that it is currently being sent out to the devices. Also the hashtag leaves nothing to the imagination.

We’re yet to see anything on the company’s site at the moment, but we’ll update you with more information as we have it. There shouldn’t be any other changes bundled with the update as the carrier is only enabling the WiFi calling feature.

So T-Mobile Nexus 6 users, are you seeing the update yet?

Source: @askdes – Twitter

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