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RCS Messaging Support on Google’s Messenger App Rolling Out on Sprint

SMS once was a very integral part of communication, but the service no longer holds the same charm as it once did. With the advent of Internet-based IM apps on our smartphones, the reliance on SMS as a primary means of communication has been phased out. A lot of this does have to do with the...

HTC Bolt Spotted in the Wild Sans a Headphone Jack

Even though Google's Pixel duo are made by HTC, Google has retained the branding of the devices while HTC has to remain in the shadows for these phones. But that does not mean that HTC will sit on the sidelines for the rest of the year, as the company is preparing to release its next...

Sprint Hinting at Deals Tomorrow – Here Are the Details!

https://twitter.com/sprint/status/746447815249887233 It's clear that as part of that #SprintSaysThanks campaign they intend to do something big. And thanks to David Vaughan, the corporate account manager for the day job, we were clued into a few special deals tomorrow as what is being internally called a "Blow The Roof Off" campaign. We were also told that these...

LG G4 Marshmallow (officially) Hits US with Sprint Update

In October we saw LG begin the release of Android 6.0, codenamed marshmallow, for its global version of the G4. Since then it was widely expected that a US release would come soon, despite  little being officially known. Two weeks ago we got a hint that it was coming when an anonymous donation of a 6.0 build...

Galaxy S6 US Pricing & Availability Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the "big four" US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That's a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks...

Enable Software Buttons on Any Galaxy S III Running CM10

While they don't offer any additional functionality over capacitive buttons, the software buttons that first appeared in Honeycomb and continued to Jelly Bean have become rather popular. They're not only a modifiable novelty, but with screens as large as they are, giving up a little screen real estate for the software buttons isn't exactly a...

Take a Sneak Peak at Sprint’s LTE and Improved 3G Speed

Sprint customers have been listening to rumors of 4g LTE from as early as last Spring. The rumor turned into announcement just a few short months ago via Dan Hesse himself, announced for Q2 of 2012. Now, there are definite signs of life as customers can now see Sprint LTE being used in the wild. Thanks...

Sprint Announces Two New LTE-Enabled Android Devices

If you've been following the LTE-wars, you know that Sprint has decided to diversify beyond WiMax by building a LTE network. Today, Sprint has announced its first two LTE devices, both of which run Android. The first ought to be familiar: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It'll be the same Galaxy Nexus that we already know (with a...

Al Franken’s Pursuit of “Carrier IQ”

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...

LTE on Sprint? Maybe someday…

There was a time where I would gladly jump ship to another carrier to get the best phone out there. I switched back and forth every couple of months it seemed. For me, I settled down when the G1 came out, stayed on T-Mobile though the Nexus One and the Nexus S. But then, I...

More on Carrier IQ

This article intends to extrapolate the implications of egzthunder1’s article on Carrier IQ, and to comment on the responses by Carrier IQ, HTC, and Sprint, given in Russell Holly’s article on Geek.com. The point--short, sweet, and at the beginning of the article--is that we do not get to choose whether this information is collected.  Or who...