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Using the International Galaxy S III on US GSM Carriers

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The American mobile carrier market is vastly different from markets in the rest of the world, with the U.S. carrier being the one in charge as opposed to the consumer. The carriers are able to dictate to the manufacturers what they want in their carrier-branded device and the manufacturer largely has to go along in order to get their device to the market. Add to the mix the fact that there are two mobile technologies in the U.S. (CDMA and GSM), and things can become really complicated. This is most evident in devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) where there were four very different devices (2 GSM, 1 GSM/LTE, and 1 CDMA), each with their own specs which differed from the international ve. . . READ ON »

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AT&T Users Get Access to Google Wallet in the Marketplace, Some Success for T-Mobile Users

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XDA forum members have noted that the AT&T Android Marketplace does, in fact, have the Google Wallet app available for download. Previously available only to Verizon users with NFC capable phones, the app is already in high demand. Now AT&T users with NFC capable phones (looking at the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy Nexus) can start using Google Wallet to make purchases.
An APK version of the Google Wallet app modified for any NFC capable phone is already available but installing it requires a rooted device. Additionally many users may prefer to have the Market version to ensure they have the latest updates installed. If you already sideloaded the APK to your device, be sure to uninstall it co. . . READ ON »
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Init.d Script Collection Now Available for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II

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Scripts are always fun to add to a phone. The versatility of a script can be staggering and can do anything from increasing performance to increasing battery life and sometimes even both. There isn’t much about a phone that can’t be changed with a script.

XDA Developers Senior Member stevehkim has release about half a dozen scripts for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II that range from performance tweaks to battery life and a couple of other fun tweaks.

The installation instructions are pretty simple, as stevehkim explains:

The scripts are pretty self explantory and you can adjust these values using root explorer and using the menu in root explorer to “open in text editor”. Or you can yo

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AT&T to Lick Failed Merger Wounds with Higher Rates

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Not so long ago, AT&T attempted to purchase wireless carrier T-Mobile from parent company Deutsche Telekom in March of 2011. Due to a variety of legal and ethical reasons this bid for market dominance was officially abandoned on December 19, 2011. A condition of this buyout was upon failure, AT&T would have to directly pay T-Mobile $3 billion cash, as well as another $1 billion in spectrum licenses. The result of this tragedy was AT&T posted a staggering $6.7 billion dollar loss for fourth quarter last year.

Who do you think has to pay for this? Apparently AT&T thinks the subscriber does, because less than a week ago they decided to raise their customer’s rates yet again. If your thinking . . . READ ON »

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AT&T Unveils Six New LTE-Enabled Android Devices

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Up until recently, AT&T’s Android offerings have been somewhat lacking compared to the other major American carriers. And while the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S II Skyrocket have certainly helped close the gap, there’s no denying that other carriers simply pack a stronger punch.

Luckily for Ma Bell customers, AT&T is bolstering its Android arsenal with six new LTE-enabled and Android-packing devices: the Samsung Exhilarate, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Sony Xperia Ion, Pantech Burst, the Pantech Element tablet, and the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet hybrid.

Of most interest, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and the same 4.. . . READ ON »

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Al Franken’s Pursuit of “Carrier IQ”

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December 14, the deadline Senator Al Franken gave to answer his questions about Carrier IQ, came and went.  Now the responses are public.  Franken also questioned FBI director Robert Mueller in the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI’s collection of information specifically obtained from Carrier IQ’s software.  Thankfully, Franken was not satisfied by the answers he received in either inquiry.  From Franken’s press release, which includes companies’ responses,

“I appreciate the responses I received, but I’m still very troubled by what’s going on,” said Sen. Franken. “People have a fundamental right to control their private information. After reading the companie

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Forum Added for AT&T LG Nitro HD

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The LG Nitro HD rounds out the trio of AT&T 4G LTE launch devices, which also includes the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and the HTC Vivid. The Nitro HD packs a high res 4.5″ 1280×720 IPS-TFT display, granting it a PPI of 326. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has a rear-facing 8MP camera that can take 1080p video, and a front-facing 1.3MP camera. Click on to the LG Nitro HD XDA forums!. . . READ ON »

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