Hangouts Updated to Add Video Calling Support for AT&T

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After it was discovered that Android users cannot make or receive video calls through Google’s preloaded Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) app on Android smartphones on AT&T Mobility’s network, a new app update has been pushed out to the Play Store to remedy this. AT&T had since denied that it was blocking video calls placed or […]

LG G Pad Rumored to Head to Verizon After Debuting at IFA

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LG’s rumored 8.3-inch G Pad tablet may find itself a home in the U.S. on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The tablet, which will mark LG’s re-entry into the Android tablet space, will be a premium offering as its G name designates following the rebranding of its flagship smartphone to the LG G2. The 8.3-inch screen […]

Droid 5 Leak Shows Off Motorola’s Best-In-Class Keyboard

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The keyboard isn’t quite dead yet, at least not on a smartphone with a sliding QWERTY form factor. Motorola, which had made the keyboard a staple since the release of the original Droid, is now back at the form factor again with a potential Droid 5. Newly leaked pictures show off what appears to be […]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Will Be a ‘Mega’ Sized Competitor on AT&T

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After AT&T Mobility had announced that the Samsung Galaxy Mega will be landing on store shelves by Friday with its 6.3-inch display, it looks like Sony is poised to give the mega a challenge with its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra phablet. Though neither Sony nor AT&T is confirming that the Xperia Z Ultra will be […]

Sprint Offers Galaxy S4 BOGO for Back-to-School

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In the old days, back-to-school meant shopping for binders, folders, and pens and pencils, but Sprint is looking to modernize the list with an offer for smartphone savings. On the list this year is a buy one, get one free offer for one of the year’s hottest smartphones: Samsung’s Galaxy S4. The carrier says that […]

AT&T Steals Verizon’s Reliability Crown

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In a new series of ads that will begin airing, AT&T is now promoting its network as “the nation’s most reliable LTE network.” Verizon, which had long called its network the most reliable, has not responded to AT&T’s claims. The Rethink Possible network had previously been making bold claims behind its network, citing the fastest […]

Sprint Launches Three New Tri-Band LTE Modems

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Though Sprint’s LTE network hasn’t been the speediest so far in recent speedtests, that may change as the carrier is using all of its spectrum to increase capacity on 4G and deliver the best experience. Rather than locking LTE to a single band, like what many of its rivals are doing, Sprint will soon be […]

AT&T Teases Major Announcement Coming July 16

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Wireless carrier AT&T had sent us a teaser email saying that it has something new to announce come July 16, but gave little details about what that may be. Instead, the Rethink Possible carrier listed off some major milestones for its network, including fast wireless mobile broadband speeds as was recently ranked by some major […]

iPhone 5S With LTE-Advanced: A Phone Without a Home

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A new rumor about Apple’s iPhone 5S, rumored to be arriving sometime this fall, suggests that Apple’s high-end flagship smartphone may ship with LTE-Advanced support. The rumor is based off of reported discussions between Apple, the maker of the iPhone, and wireless South Korean carrier SK Telecom, according to CNET. Though it’s unclear if Apple will […]

T-Mobile Bringing Speed Improvements This Year with LTE Advanced Features

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Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier had been late to the LTE game and is still building out its LTE network, customers in areas with LTE coverage can expect major speed improvements later this year. At Light Reading‘s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators event in New York, T-Mobile US says that it is planning on adding […]

Verizon Planning Rugged Casio G’zOne Commando Successor Wit 4G LTE

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On the heels of Samsung announcing its waterproof Galaxy S4 Active Android smartphone with premium specs, there is news that Verizon may be considering a successor the the rugged Casio G’zOne Commando smartphone, but this time with 4G LTE access. While the Galaxy S4 Active is great for consumer use in and around the pool, […]

Apple to Blame For Slow iPhone 5 Internet Speeds

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It’s easy to blame your–sometimes not favorite–carrier when Internet data speeds on your favorite iPhone smartphone is slow, but it appears that the culprit behind the throttling is Apple and not the carrier. Recently discovered code in the iOS operating system suggests that Apple is limiting the true speed potential of your iPhone when connected […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 With Intel Inside Could Rule the World

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It looks like Samsung may be working on a new version of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, this time eschewing the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the Exynos 5 Octa processors for a competing Intel Atom CPU at its heart. A slide revealed by Engadget from Intel’s presentation shows off new mobile devices that have been […]