Galaxy S III originally began back in December of last year. The initial rollout was by way of Kies and the OTA came available a month later. While that update brought the handset up to Android 4.1.1, it didn't include the Samsung Premium Suite portion of the update. Well, flash forward till the present day and there is finally word of when that will be available.
AT&T have been touting that lightning fast 4G LTE network lately, and this morning they've confirmed another 10 markets and locations are getting the green light for faster speeds. After initially launching their 4G LTE network expansion later than Verizon, they've been pretty busy upgrading their coverage, and today's no different. We have the full list below.
AT&T launched the Pantech Discover back in January. The handset dropped as a budget-friendly device and while the specs were more than acceptable for the $50 purchase price, there was the bit about Ice Cream Sandwich that was hard to overlook. With Android updates always uncertain, we couldn't help wondering when or if the Discover would get an update.
T-Mobile responded to AT&T Next with some biting comments, criticizing the implementation of the program and the ultimate cost it presents to subscribers. Such resulted in a bit of a carrier-on-carrier battle, and T-Mobile has again called out the program, this time with a couple of print advertisements. Also pulled into the criticism was Verizon Edge, a newly unveiled upgrade program by the carrier.
AT&T is sharing all the details regarding their Q2 of 2013. While their U-Verse and household options have been doing well, their large revenue numbers are in part due to strong smartphones sales. Most notably, Android smartphone sales.
AT&T has announced the upcoming availability of a pair of new Mobile Share plans. These plans include an option to get 300MB or 2GB of data per month. These plans will be available beginning on July 26th and will arrived priced at $20 for the 300MB plan and $50 for the 2GB plan.
T-Mobile JUMP two smartphone upgrades a year plan that T-Mobile revealed last week, we've now heard similar ideas from both AT&T and Verizon. Today AT&T announced their new "AT&T Next plan" with the promise that users can upgrade their smartphones once a year, instead of every 24 months. The idea sounds great, but T-Mobile has a few comments on AT&T's "answer".
AT&T may have recently increased the upgrade eligibility from 20 months to 24 months, however they are now offering customers the option to upgrade every 12 months. This latest offer is arriving as AT&T Next and it looks like it has been designed to compete against what T-Mobile has going with JUMP. Not to mention, what Verizon is expected to offer with VZ Edge.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the AT&T model is close to the same, however there is one key difference. That difference is in the connectivity. In addition to having WiFi, the AT&T branded Galaxy Note 8.0 also brings connectivity for the 4G LTE network. The Galaxy Note 8.0 came available with AT&T a short while back and as a result, we have recently spent some hands-on time with the tablet.