Blackberry Priv available on T-Mobile starting today

Blackberry is finally releasing its Priv device to more US carriers and it will be available via T-Mobile, after it was a short-lived AT&T exclusive. Blackberry Priv is the company’s first Android-run device and it stays true to its design origins with a physical keyboard.       This is the basic device you all know from Blackberry and AT&T. Its spec list is comprised of the following: Snapdragon 808 processor 3GB of RAM Android 5.1 5.4-inch curved 1440p AMOLED display.   The device has some security optimizations and the slide-out portrait hardware keyboard. Some of us still want to feel physical buttons when we type.       The Priv has a spicy price on T Mobile, a price that you can spread into 24-monthly payments of $30 per month. Full price you get to pay is $719.99. You can either buy the device by paying upfront, or you can settle for monthly payments.   Source: T Mobile  

T Mobile Nexus devices get security OTA – see here which devices get the treatment

T Mobile just announced some OTAs for some Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus 5.You don’t have to get too excited over these because there are no big changes going on. These are just some security updates with minor fixes.     Which devices does T Mobile update?   The ones to get this little OTA are Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 9. The carrier has a unique variant of Nexus 6, the LYZ28K version, which means that the OTA will not work on other carriers or unlocked versions. The updates for the other aforementioned devices should be the same for all devices.   When it comes to size, the nexus 6 OTA is the largest at 30MB whereas the others sit below at around 20MB each. They will not take long to load but they are rolling out in batches which means you may have to wait for a while for your T Mobile Nexus device to get this security patch.   Source: AndroidPolice

Blackberry Venice renders leaked – a curved screen Android Blackberry smartphone?

Blackberry Venice is reportedly on the way and it is powered by Android and not the proprietary OS that the Canadian company has used so far. This could mean an important step in Blackberry’s attempt at getting back to the relevant smartphone market or it could be another downfall eased by the team up with competitor Android.       Some new render leaks made their appearance as well, and they show a strikingly similar curved display to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It is possible that Samsung sold their AMOLED technology or LG may have been responsible with making this display.         The leaks provided for the Blackberry Venice Android phone also mention Chromecast support and streaming to other devices plus the look of the Blackberry hub on top of the Lollipop OS. The pictures also show a possibly 18MP rear camera with a seven layer lens.   Possible specs for Blackberry Venice Android phone: 4” QHD display Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC 3GB of RAM 18MP rear camera plus 5MP front camera.       The smartphone will be heading to AT&T and T-Mobile, at least on the US market, which means they may be somewhat exclusive to these carriers only. These renders have no clear production date, which can also mean that the final product may look more or less as depicted above. We can still hope it will be a glorious device though, right? Right?   Source: Crackberry

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 gets update to Android 5.1.1 plus RAW support

T Mobile is updating its most popular devices these days and now it’s time for Samsung Galaxy S6 to get an official Android 5.1.1 build. With this OTA, Samsung managed to include support for RAW  photography that you can’t use with the stock app at the moment.     The problem seems to be that the Manual Camera testing app reports the RAW support as inexistent but, if you install another camera app, it will confirm that the camera2 API is working. The stock camera does not have an option to enable RAW support at the moment. Since T Mobile is pretty fast in updating its S6 device, we are sure that support for the RAW capture mode will come soon, either in native form or as a downloadable module in the Samsung app store. Source: XDA

T Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.1.1 starting today

T Mobile just updated its Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 5.1.1 and the OTA is rolling out to all devices as we speak. This brings the device to software version G900TUVU1FOF6 just in case you’re interested.     According to the changelog, this brings the S5 to an improved interface with unnamed bug fixes plus the anti-theft feature every Samsung device has been getting lately. You can wait for the update to come OTA or you can install it yourself via Samsung Kies or the Smart Twitch for the PC. You can also find the firmware available at SamMobile. Source: T Mobile via AndroidPolice

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from T Mobile get OTA to Android 5.1.1 – see what the changes are here

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices from T Mobile are getting an OTA to Android 5.1.1 today. The update has 630 MB and you can download it as we speak if you go to the update menu.       The changelog is not very detailed, but it does offer some news regarding what is being changed. Here is what the official changelog says: Fingerprint scanner improvements Black boxes in email resolved Anti-theft (device protection) Camera LED flashlight resolved Failed to reboot – error message resolved Check for Amazon error resolved Various bug fixes and device improvements. Considering this is a 5.1.1 update, some things are new, including the less annoying heads-up notifications and the much-needed device protection features branded as anti-theft. Source: T Mobile