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Deal: Amazon has the Verizon Galaxy S5 for $99 (Upgrades and New Accounts)

Posted by Kellex April - 19 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off
Deal:  Amazon has the Verizon Galaxy S5 for $99 (Upgrades and New Accounts)


Since launch, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon has been sold out at Amazon, probably because of its insanely low $99 on-contract price, which is half of what everyone else is selling it for. Today, Amazon changed the in-stock status to “2 to 3 weeks,” so if you had been holding out on purchasing the phone until Amazon gave you a better estimate on shipping, now you have it.

Keep in mind that Verizon is still running a BOGO (buy one get one free) deal on the Galaxy S5, but that deal also requires two contracts to be signed. With Amazon’s $99 price, you could just do one phone if you’d like.

The deal is for all customer types – upgrades, new lines, and new customers. Amazon also has both black and white variants.

Amazon Links:  Galaxy S5 (Black) | Galaxy S5 (White)

Deal: Amazon has the Verizon Galaxy S5 for $99 (Upgrades and New Accounts) is a post from: Droid Life

Verizon rolls out an update for the HTC One M8

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Earlier this month, Sprint released an update for its new HTC One M8 and was the first U.S carrier to do so. Verizon is now following the lead by releasing an update for its HTC One M8 as well carrying the build number 1.55.605.2.

The update is a minor one that fixes bugs and improves performance, improves Bluetooth connectivity, brings new copy/paste feature to the Gallery and much more. However, unlike Sprint’s update, Verizon’s update lacks HTC M8’s extreme power saving mode.

Here’s the complete changelog of Verizon’s update:

  • ERI Update to remove the roaming indicator icon displayed on some HTC One M8 devices(Out of Box)
  • Resolved issue related to webpage and application connection errors in certain conditions
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Gallery: Integrated a new Copy/Paste feature
  • Gallery: Mute/Edit buttons on the Video Highlights tile
  • Improved sync behavior while closing the flip with Dot matrix case

Just as usual, the update will be a staggered one and weighs around 122MB in size. We’re still waiting for AT&T and T-Mobile to release an update of their own as well.

Source: Verizon

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Verizon LG G2 can now be upgraded manually to KitKat

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Who likes waiting for a carrier to update a device to the latest version of Android? Especially when that carrier is Verizon. Big Red is notoriously slow when it comes to updating devices. And while the LG G2 still does not have the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), it can be done manually through Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. The program, though, can only run through a Windows PC; however, having a Windows partition on a Mac reportedly works.

Simply connect your LG G2 to a USB port on a computer and install Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. From there, it should instruct you how to get KitKat running on your G2. Make sure your device has enough space as the update may be rather large.

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HTC One (M8) with Verizon getting minor software update

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

An update to the HTC One (M8) with Verizon is trickling out, providing a few fixes and improvements to an already great handset. Though an overall minor update, it does fix a few issues some have been having, like Bluetooth connectivity and problems with the Gallery.

 

Bluetooth connectivity on the HTC One (M8) was a bit of an issue for some, with connections being dropped without provocation (we’ll note we haven’t experienced the issue with our Ones). Other issues with Bluetooth on the One had to do with initial connections — again, something we never experienced.

Verizon and HTC have also added a ‘copy and paste’ feature to the Gallery, which is a minor annoyance we’ve had with the device. Introducing mute/edit buttons in highlights is also nice, and adds a layer of customization we can all appreciate. If you have a Dot View cover, HTC has fixed a sync issue when closing it.

The update doesn’t bring HTC’s “Extreme Power Saving” mode, as expected. The device has adequate battery performance, but lacks one of the killer features touted at launch. We’re hoping it rolls in as a separate app, but we don’t have any indication as to when we’ll see it. The update should push to your device and alert you via a banner on the home screen, but if it doesn’t — go to settings > software update > check new.

Verizon LG G2 users getting Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Verizon LG G2 users may want to be on the lookout for an update notification as Kit Kat is on the way. Big Red has shared the specifics for the update, which will be arriving as Android 4.4.2 with software version VS98024A.

The full changelog has been posted and it includes changes dealing with the indicator bar, location settings, visual voicemail, and accessibility. Sitting just below is the full breakdown for each;

Indicator Bar

  • Indicator Color has been changed to white

Location

  • The latest location specs are now reflected

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Visual Voicemail

  • Premium Visual Voice Mail, which converts voice mails to text so you can read them discreetly.
  • Basic Visual Voice Mail, with a 20-message mailbox, is included at no charge.

Accessibility

  • Color Adjustment has been added
  • ‘Magnification Gestures’ label is now ‘Touch Zoom’ label
  • ‘Shades’ label is now ‘Screen Shades’ label
  • ‘Captions’ have been added
  • ‘Touch and Hold Delay’ is now ‘Touch Feedback Time
  • ‘Speak Passwords’ label is now ‘Read Passwords’ label
  • ‘Power Button Ends Call’ label is now ‘Power Key Ends Call’ label
  • ‘Easy Access’ label is now ‘Accessibility Settings Shortcut’ label

As always, an incoming software update means you have two options to consider. You can sit back and wait for the notification to arrive or go looking. Those choosing the former will have the easiest path as that involves nothing more than following the prompts. Of course, the latter isn’t difficult — it just involves a few extra taps.

Those looking for the update should grab their handset and navigate to Settings -> About phone -> Software updates -> Check for Updates. Assuming the update is ready for your particular device it will be a matter of following the prompts from that point forward.

SOURCE: Verizon Wireless

HTC One (M8) on Verizon Receives First Update to 1.55.605.2

Posted by Kellex April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
HTC One (M8) on Verizon Receives First Update to 1.55.605.2


Verizon’s variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its first update today as build 1.55.605.2. The update appears to be pretty minor, but does improve Bluetooth connectivity (yay!), adds a copy/paste feature to the Gallery, introduces mute/edit buttons in Highlights, and improved sync behavior when closing a Dot View Cover.

The update also removes the roaming indicator that was being displayed on some M8s out of the box and resolved a connection error issue.

That’s pretty much it. We were hoping it brought along Extreme Power Saving mode, but there is no mention of it in the changelog below.

To check for the update, head into Settings>Software update>Check new. 

Via:  Verizon

HTC One (M8) on Verizon Receives First Update to 1.55.605.2 is a post from: Droid Life

LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) OTA Approved by Verizon, Here is the Changelog

Posted by Kellex April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
LG G2 Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) OTA Approved by Verizon, Here is the Changelog


After seeing the Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update for Verizon’s version of the LG G2 become available through VZW’s Software Upgrade Assistant, we figured the OTA (over-the-air) update would rollout at any minute. Sure enough, Verizon has approved it and posted the changelog for build VS98024A, which means it really should be here with a couple of days, if not today for all to download. 

The changelog talks of color adjustment, magnification gestures, and a whole bunch of other minor UI tweaks, probably to add some consistency to LG’s line of phones on Verizon. Of course, it also mentions the update to Android 4.4.2, but nothing else specific in terms of what Kit Kat offers other than new white notifications in the “Indicator Bar.”

As you all know, though, Kit Kat brings a better NFC payment system thanks to Host Card Emulation, performance improvements, better location settings controls, visually improved music controls to the lock screen, and more. Kit Kat is a pretty major update, even if Verizon doesn’t seem to realize that in this list of changes.

Let us know if you are able to pull the update!

Head into Settings>About phone.

Via:  Verizon

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Verizon Droid MAXX now available in high gloss red and black with chrome accents

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Verizon has announced that they’re adding two new color schemes for the Droid MAXX to their phone lineup. You’ll now be able to purchase the long-lasting device in high gloss red and black with chrome accents. The black looks pretty similar to the current color offered, but the chrome accents make a very nice touch, and the red is a relief from the usual black and white colors we see on devices.

The devices will be available with a new two-year agreement for $99.99, and you’ll be able to pick them up on Verizon’s EDGE program, too.

As a refresher, the Droid MAXX is powered by a custom X8 CPU by Motorola and features wireless charging and a fantastic 48-hour battery life. If you’re interested, you can purchase both of these new colors today forward.

source: Verizon Wireless

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Verizon DROID MAXX comes with new coating and new price tag

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

In a case of putting old wine into new wine skins, Verizon Wireless has announced two new variants of 2013′s Motorola DROID MAXX. Coming new shades of red and black, these smartphones sport practically the same specs but with a lower price, at least compared to last year’s figures.

A quick review of the DROID MAXX’s features reveals some similarities with Motorola’s last flagship, the Moto X, including a the same screen resolution albeit in a larger 5-inch package, the 1.7 Ghz dual-core processor, the 2 GB of RAM, and, perhaps more importantly, the same touchless controls that made the Moto X popular.

These two new DROID MAXX options are, for all intents and purposes, the same except in color. It still has the same wireless charging capability, though Verizon is amusingly advertising Nokia’s wireless charging plate as the recommended accessory for that feature. These DROIDs do come with Android 4.4 already pre-installed, which only arrived on devices out in the wild only last January.

Motorola’s DROID MAXX are now available in High Gloss Red as well as Black with Chrome Accents color options with a price tag of $99.99 with a two-year contract. For comparison, the device launched August last year at $299.99. Verizon is throwing in its Verizon Cloud storage offering, giving buyers 25 GB of cloud storage per line, but the smartphones do already come with a special Google Drive promo that comes with 50 GB of free extra space but only for two years.

SOURCE: Verizon

DROID MAXX Gets Two New Colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
DROID MAXX Gets Two New Colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents


Despite the fact that it’s 2014 and we already are seeing some of this year’s flagships hit the market, you may still be interested in one of Motorola’s 2013 flagships, the DROID MAXX. Though its chief appeal for many is its gigantic battery, there are many other things going for it including Active Display and Touchless Control. Verizon today has announced the addition of two brand new colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents, and this may perhaps push you over the edge to purchase this phone.

The two new colors are available on Verizon’s website immediately, priced at $99 on contract or $24.99 per month with Verizon Edge, and they are expected to hit Big Red’s retail shelves starting April 22nd.

As a refresher, the DROID MAXX features a 48-hour battery life, 5″ 720p AMOLED display, 10-megapixel rear-facing camera, Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, and Android 4.4, Kit Kat.

You can purchase the device at the link down below.

Verizon Link

Via: Verizon

DROID MAXX Gets Two New Colors, High Gloss Red and Black with Chrome Accents is a post from: Droid Life

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