AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so users know which apps negatively affect battery life.
It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album art, full-screen in some apps, better closed captioning, access to the camera from the lock screen, wireless printing, and setting volume in specific applications. Galaxy S4 Active owners can try to manually trigger the update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Select Software Update > Check for Updates. Be sure your phone has at least 75 percent battery life before applying the update.
AT&T today announced that it has launched 4G LTE service in several new places. In addition to expanding coverage in the Reno and Sweetwater markets, AT&T has added LTE in seven cities for the first time.
AT&T has once again lowered the costs of its service for individual or duo accounts. The carrier today announced that it shaved $15 off the standard plans, which lowers the cost of maintaining an individual line to only $65.
Verizon Wireless is the best performing network, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Analytics firm RootMetrics recently released those rankings, which pleased Verizon and obviously upset T-Mobile.
AT&T Mobility customers who venture outside of the United States will have some new options for data services following the carrier's announcement that it has expanded its 4G LTE coverage into 13 new countries. AT&T states that it has made it possible for customers to roam on 4G networks in:
AT&T has released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2013. The final three months of the year were good to AT&T in terms of smartphone sales and customers, but not as good as it has been in years past.
The Android monopoly on the Isis mobile payments system ended today with AT&T's announcement that it is now selling a specially made case for the iPhone that can make payments at NFC-enabled sales terminals.
AT&T has announced a surprise upgrade plan that will get customers out of their existing wireless contract in order to allow them to upgrade to a new phone and sign up for their AT&T Next program. Why is AT&T being so generous?
AT&T has announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of the Asus Padfone X, marking the first time that the Android smartphone-tablet convertible will be officially sold through the carrier in the US. It will also be the first 4G LTE Advanced device from the carrier.