HTC has been beefing up its range in the United States of late across a number of the country's carriers, including the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The latter of those handsets has been available with GoPhone, but is now getting bigger support as it has been picked up by Verizon, the biggest carrier in the US. The handset has also landed on AT&T recently, so now has some serious carrier support.
T-Mobile has gone update crazy as the Uncarrier company has lavished a slew of its flagship handsets with a new patch. The fourth largest carrier in the US has sent out an update for a number of its partner flagship devices from 2013 and 2014, including the HTC One M7 and M8, the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the LG G3.
The HTC One M8 has been getting the bump to Android 4.4.3 over the last month, with handset variants all over the world receiving the update. In The US AT&T, T-Mobile , and Sprint have sorted out their updates, but in typical fashion Verizon is running late to the party. Big Red inexplicably delayed the roll out last month, but has now at least confirmed that Android 4.4.3 will arrive on its HTC One M8 variant on September 10th (tomorrow).
Sprint has confirmed that the HTC One E8 will be arriving for its customers and the handset is available now on the third largest carrier in the US. The E8 is in some ways a watered down version of the HTC One M8 flagship, featuring plenty of flagship specs but getting a plastic body instead of the M8's ultra-premium metal unibody.
When the HTC One M8 launched on Windows Phone yesterday it caused a significant stir for all kinds of reasons. However, like other Windows devices, it was tied to one carrier, in this instance Verizon, with the general thought being that the M8 for WP was exclusive to the biggest carrier in the United States. However, it seems that is not entirely the case as Big Red?s big rival AT&T is also getting in on the act.
T-Mobile has been shaking up the carrier industry in the US for a while now with its "Uncarrier" movement, and it has been working. The company has added millions of subscribers and a bunch of goodwill along the way as popularity and profits rose. Now T-Mobile has launched a new Pay as You Go plan that it hopes will continue to entice more customers to the brand.
The long reported Sprint/T-Mobile merger seems to be dead in the water as Reuters is reporting today that Sprint has decided to axe the deal and will not pursue it further.
We were a little angry when Verizon showed its LG G3 variant and some of the individual design touches of the international version had been removed. However, Big Red is very much back in our good books after revealing the date it will roll out the handset and how much it will cost.
The specific carrier variants for the LG G3 in the US market have been revealed, and as usual Verizon seems to be doing things its own way. The G3 launched at the start of June and has been rolling out globally since, but people in the United States have had to wait to get their hands on arguably the best smartphone currently on the market
There are plenty of people around the world now boasting the LG G3 and loving what is arguably the best smartphone currently available. Those of us in the US are still waiting (im)patiently to get our hands on one of the most talked about handsets of the year, but we will not have to wait too much longer. T-Mobile has opened its pre-order doors