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Sprint’s HTC One E8 gets Android Lollipop OTA

Sprint’s HTC One E8 gets its update to Android Lollipop today! The device is basically the same M8 on the inside with a 13MP camera but it’s all hidden under a plasticky exterior – for financial purposes of course. Even if this update is coming kind of late compared to the One M8, it’s coming and that’s enough!

 

HTC E8

 

This update brings the device to version 2.32.651.7. Sprint officially posted the changelog along with HTC. HTC also included a 1.9GB RUU file users can download and manually install Android 5.0 with. You can also find instructions on the manufacturer official page.

Source: Sprint and HTC

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The low-end LG G Stylo reaches the US on Boost Mobile, soon to reach Sprint and Sprint Prepaid

The low-end LG G Stylo reaches the US and sets a sell price of $200 on Boost Mobile, plus it will also come to Sprint and Sprint Prepaid in June. The device itself is rather weird, having a large screen with a built-in stylus that would make it a Galaxy Note competitor, but its low-end spec list fails miserably at pretty much everything.

 

LG G

 

You can find the device on Boost Mobile selling for $200 off contract and soon you will be able to buy it from Sprint as well. Starting June 7th, Sprint will sell LG G Stylo at the same price, and regular contracts and post-paid customers will get the device starting June 12th. Considering the fact that the $12 a month in 24 month plan takes the device at $288, you should buy it straight off the bat to save yourself some money, even on pricier plans.

 

LG G Stylo

 

The G Stylo is also available on T Mobile at the same price. It uses a phablet-ish 5.7” 720p screen paired with a Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM. This should be enough to run Android 5.0 and LG’s own skin, but that also includes some software meant for the Stylus which bloats things up. You also get 8 GB of storage plus a MicroSD slot and a 3000 mAh battery you can remove. You also get an 8Mp primary camera and a 5MP snapper in the front.

Key features:

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  • 7-inch HD IPS touchscreendisplay with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 so you can view media and games on a bigger screen.
  • A convenient Stylus Pen for easy, efficient writing and drawing.
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with laser auto focus to capture incredible shots – no matter the setting.
  • 5-megapixel front camerawith Soft Light and Gesture Shot for upping your selfie game.
  • Knock Codefor a personalized knock sequence to wake and unlock your phone.
  • QuickMemo®+, which lets you write or draw on any screen and the integrated Stylus makes doodling easier than ever.
  • Android™ 5.0, Lollipop, for an intuitive and easy-to-use smartphone experience.
  • 2GHz quad-core processorfor smooth and seamless on-device performance.
  • Removable 3,000mAh batteryproviding up to 24 hours of talk time1.

 

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Source: Business Wire

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Sprint announces Nexus 5 update to Android 5.1.1

If we are to believe Sprint, the Android 5.1.1 update is coming to Nexus 5 any time now. First it was the Nexus 9, then Nexus 10 and they were followed by Nexus Player. Now it’s the smartphone update time!

 

Nexus 5

 

Sprint already updated its Nexus 5 support page to show the device running on Android 5.1.1, which brings it to build number LMY48B.

Considering the fact that, usually, Nexus devices get updated from Google regardless of their carrier, this should mean that most Nexus 5 versions will get their Android 5.1.1 fix soon.

The update itself is a bug fix release with minor changes.

Source: Sprint

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Sprint’s LG G2 Android Lollipop 5.0 rolling out starting today

LG G2 from Sprint is getting an update to Android Lollipop 5.0 starting today. In order to get it, you have to check the Settings menu for a manual software refresh or you can look for a side-loaded update file on a very good user forum.

 

LG G2

 

This build for the G2 is codenamed ZVG and one of its most important improvements is the update to FM Radio software. Everything Android related will be tucked underneath the same LG skin you already now. Bear in mind that if your device has been modified in any way when it comes to software, issues and fails may ensue. If you were hoping for a 5.1 Android update, you will have to wait for a possibly long time.

Source: Sprint Support

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Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge get Android 5.0 today!

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge are getting an update to Lollipop starting today. The OTA is rolling out in stages, so not all device should get it at the same time, but rest assured, it’s coming.

 

Galaxy-Note-Edge

 

Apart from the Android 5.0 upgrade, the Note Edge is also getting WiFi Calling enhancements and factory reset protection.

If you want to manually install head over to Settings à System update à Update now. Happy update!

Source: Note Edge, Note 3

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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport gets Android 5.0 OTA

Sprint just announced an Android update for Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport today. S5 Sport is actually a revamped S5 Active you can buy at AT&T and the Sport version can be bought exclusively at Sprint.

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

 

Today, Samsung Sport got an OTA update which brings the device to software version number G860PVPU1BOC5 and it brings your smartphone to Android 5.0. It also includes reactivation lock where you will need to enter security credentials to be able to factory reset your device. This would help you in case someone wants to steal your phone and delete all that there is on it. It could sound like not that much, but a device that is un-wipeable allows your tracking software to find it faster just in case something bad happens to it.

Source: Sprint