Redmi Note 3 launched – mid-range specs with premium finish

A few months after launching Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi is already back on the horse and it launches the Redmi Note 3, a different mid-range smartphone with decent specs. The best thing about this devices is its price: $141, but it is only sold in China at the moment.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a pretty cool device, with a big-ish screen and upgradeable RAM. Below, you can check out the specs:


  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • octa-core MTX Helio X10 processor (same as Redmi 2)
  • 2/ 3 GB of RAM
  • 16/ 32 GB storage
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7 skin
  • fingerprint sensor on the back
  • fast battery charging function
  • 4000 mAh battery.


Redmi Note 3 will be available in gray, silver and gold options and its coat is made of metal. Overall, it looks very good, especially for its price. Let’s see what price tag it will have when it launches in the western world.


Source: GSM Arena

News Updates/Software

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and 4 get Android 5.0 today!

AT&T is giving some of its customers a nice update today. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 are getting updates to Android 5.0.


ATT Galaxy Note 4


Note 3 is getting to build number N900AUCUEOC1 and its update is 1.2GB of data you can download only via WiFi on Ma Bell. This version gets no additional features except for the usual Lollipop shebang, and it may take a few days to show up on your notification bar.

The Note 4 is also getting the usual Android 5.0 experience plus a few other things:

Service additions:

  • Reactivation lock
  • Find my mobile

Reactivation lock

Stability improvements.

Source: AT&T

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US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 3, and Note 4 OTA with updated camera app and a new dialer

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 3, and Note 4 are getting a new OTA with a new dialer and an updates camera app, among others. The devices are getting an updated build of KitKat which brings them to Android 4.4.2.


Samsung S5


Some of the changes are specifically made for Google-related services, including the ability to search for nearby places and businesses, contacts, or people in the Google apps domain. This OTA brings about Hangouts with SMS integration. The OK Google hotword detection will be enabled by default in Google Search. The camera app for the phones has touch-to-focus option with enhanced controls when it comes to exposure and focus. The new built-in Google Keyboard is also included and it presents new emojis to go with it.

The update will roll out in stages and if your US Cellular hasn’t received the update yet, do not fret, it will soon. The updates should be around 100 MB for each device. Samsung Galaxy S5 gets to version G900R4VXU1ANK1, Note 3 goes to N900R4TYUCNG5 and Note 4 gets version N910R4TYU1ANK5.

In case your devices are rooted, expect some lost root permissions and failed flashes.

Source: Samsung

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T Mobile’s Samsung S5, Note 3 and Note 4 get minor OTAs

Some of T Mobile’s offerings have gotten an OTA today, and among them you will find the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3 and Galaxy S5. The Note and the S5 are getting their Chinese support, which brings the first to version number N910TUVU1ANK4 and the second reaches version G900TUVU1CNK2.


The Galaxy Note 3 received support for Gogo in-flight texting and got to version N900TUVUDNK3. The feature hasn’t reached Note 4 yet, but T Mobile assures its customers that the feature is on its way. If you want to find out more details about the changelogs, head out to any of the source links below.


Source: T Mobile support for Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note 3

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T Mobile OTA updates for Samsung Galaxy Avant, S5, Note 3, LG G3, and HTC One M8 – Wi-Fi calling fixes and upgrades included

 T Mobile issues update for some of its lesser known devices, including Samsung Galaxy Avant, Note 3, LG G 3 and HTC One M8. Today, four devices sold by T Mobile are getting their due updates to Android OS versions and a few other fixes and new features are thrown in the mix.

Flagships are getting an OTA update whereas the Avant is getting a downloadable update to Android 4.4.2 which needs the Samsung Kies program to download. Avant gets Wi Fi calling in its 103MB download.

T Mobile recommends users to keep at least 50% of the battery and a standard solid Wi Fi connection before starting to download the update.

LG G3 is getting a 156 MB download and stays at Android 4.4.2, whereas HTC One M8 remains at its 4.4.3 build with a 155 MB download. The Galaxy Note 3 stays at its Android 4.4.2 with a minuscule update of 78MB.

Users can wait for the OTAs to come by themselves or they can proceed to manually download the ZIP files and update. Root users, beware! Errors or permission losses may occur. Galaxy Avant users, your update is manually downloaded and simple to update.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting its own OTA update and it receives T Mobile’s free inflight texting feature.

The Wi Fi calling improvements given by T Mobile incorporate the Gogo Inflight Texting, a feature that is part of the Un-carrier 7.0. 

Source: T Mobile