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T Mobile and US Cellular begin pre-sales for LG G4

T Mobile is joining everyone else in announcing its own LG G4 launch complete with pre-sales. You can buy LG’s 2015 flagship on the contract-free setup for $599.76 or you can pay it in 24 rounds $24.99 each. You also get a free limited 128GB microSD card – but supplies will only last for so long.


LG G4 backs


According to T-Mobile, their G4 is exclusive in brown leather, whereas Verizon has tenure over the white plastic cover device.


This is not all as US Cellular will also start pre-sales this week, more exactly on May 29th. Their LG G4 will be exclusive in a black leather back, but you can also get it in plastic cover versions. It costs $199 on-contract and US Cellular is also throwing in a free 32GB microSD card, an extra battery and a charging cradle if you buy your G4 from them until June 21st. This is actually an LG promotion, but some carriers (T-Mobile, for example) don’t mention it.

The official release date for the G4 in actual stores is June 4.

Source: T Mobile, US Cellular

News Updates/Software

Sony Xperia Z1s from T-Mobile gets OTA to Android 5.0.2

It appears that older devices are also getting a flavor of Lollipop today as Sony Xperia Z1s is receiving its OTA. Even if Sony usually releases a phone every 6 months, few make it to the US market; Z1 is one of those phones rebranded as Z1s by T Mobile. The device is now finally getting Lollipop after all that time of KitKat-ing.


Xperia Z1s


The OTA is available for the T-Mobile Xperia Z1s C6916 and it brings it to version number 14.5.B.0.236. It is based on Android 5.0.2. The update is available via the system menu and you can also find a mirror on the Xperia Blog just in case you want to update manually.

Source: Xperia Blog

News Updates/Software

Nexus 6 from T Mobile gets factory image for Android 5.1.1

T Mobile’s own version of Nexus 6 is getting an update to Android 5.1.1 via the factory image you will find on Google’s server. This brings the device to build number LYZ28E, and it is available specifically for phones with T Mobile SIM cards.


Nexus 6


This OTA brings about minor bug fixes and improvements as well as Wi-Fi calling, meaning people can now get call access even in areas where service is poor or missing altogether. The update is 125MB in size.


If you are eager to get your official update, you can head over to the source link and download the factory image that you can manually flash afterwards.

Source: Google

News Updates/Software

T Mobile’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 gets OTA to Lollipop today

T Mobile’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is getting an OTA to Lollipop today. This follows last week’s update on the AT&T device and the WiFi model. If you have one, you should check that Update now notification button.


samsung galaxy tab S


The update itself brings the Galaxy Tab S to software version T807TUVU1BOE1. The download will be around 1.1GB so be sure to get near  a WiFi connection while you’re at it, if you don’t want you data to be cut in half by an update.

Source: T Mobile

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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.




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.



Source: Business Wire

News Updates/Software

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets the Lollipop treatment

T Mobile’s own Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is getting Lollipop starting today. If you have such a device you may want to hit that Update button, because your T Mobile device is getting the same treatment as Sprint and US Cellular versions.


Galaxy Note Edge (N915)


Galaxy Note Edge (N915) is getting the Android 5.0.2 update which brings it to build N915TUVU1COD7. According to the support page, you get everything Lollipop related plus TouchWiz and Wi-Fi passport. The download measures 1GB and it is available via Samsung Kies and OTA. The update rolls out in stages so you may need some patience with that Update button for a few days.

Source: T Mobile