As expected, the first carrier to bring mobile virtual reality experience to the market is AT&T. The network has recently announced that it’s making the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition available starting December 12, Friday.
They said it back in 2011, but now it seems like the start of the slow (and we mean slow) death of 3G is upon us, at least as far as Verizon is concerned. It seems that the carrier has been cannibalizing its old CDMA EV-DO systems to make way for a third distinct LTE network, after launching the first two back in 2010.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and so are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be overflowing with sales, discounts, and promos that will try to relieve you of the holiday tension. But what to get and where to get it? If you haven't made up your mind what to buy this holiday yet, here are some of the options available to you. Welcome to Android Community's mini shopping guide.
With all the problems AT&T is facing right now with its Nexus 6 phones, it seems timely that T-Mobile is taking time to talk in social media platforms about just how different it is treating its stock of Nexus 6 from other carriers. No branding on the boxes, no branding on the unit itself – a couple of things that T-Mobile did to show just how willing they were for users to have an almost pristine version of the Nexus 6.
Sonim Technologies may not be a known brand in the mobile industry (at least, not yet) but it's determined to bring its XP6 LTE Android phone in the US. The handset which is said to be ultra-rugged will be released by AT&T in the country.
A software bug that causes AT&T-branded Nexus 6 units to randomly reboot, or to not boot up properly has caused the US mobile provider to recall the newly-launched unit from those who have already bought from them, and also send back their remaining inventory of the Google flagship phone back to Motorola (who manufactures the phones).
If you want to be one of the first to own a Nexus 6 which will be running on the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you can either switch to AT&T or if you're already a subscriber, get another line of service through their Next program. The carrier announced that pre-orders for the smartphone, which is actually the first Nexus device on their portfolio, will start by November 12, through their online store and also in their retail stores.
AT&T has long been planing for in-flight wireless service but looks like the carrier is letting go of it. This means challenging Gogo Inflight Internet is a no-go for AT&T, at least not yet, as the company focuses on other priorities. Earlier this spring, the network proudly announced of its plans to bring Internet to passengers and that they're working with Honeywell to make it happen.
It isn't Black Friday yet but it might as well be, at least for AT&T's subscribers. The carrier announced this week a number of devices, both Android and Android-friendly ones, that will all land on November 7. So if you're in the market for a smartphone or a smartwatch, whether for yourself or for your kid, then better get your cash or credit cards ready, because this one will be a doozy.