Samsung released details on the Android 4.3 Premium Suite update earlier today. At the time it was said the update would be arriving for several devices including the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Of course, as we expect -- the timing of the update depends on the individual carriers. Anyway, while the changelog has yet to hit the Verizon website, Samsung has detailed the update for the Verizon Galaxy S 4.
The Verizon Messages app has been around for quite some time now, and as of today it looks like a new feature will be arriving. The app will soon have Glympse integration. Big Red has dubbed this as being a "major upgrade" but the simple fact is, users will be able to easily share their location in real time. Or more the to point, Verizon Messages users will be able to share their location without the need to open a second app.
A Motorola trademark filing was discovered earlier in the week. At the time there was little more than how Motorola had trademarked the name Moto G. As we often see on the web, when the details are light, the speculation goes into overdrive. In this case there was talk of everything from the Moto G being a Google Edition Moto X to the possibility of something headed towards Verizon Wireless.
Samsung confirmed the US launch of the Galaxy S4 mini earlier today. There wasn't anything specific given in terms of launch dates and prices at the time, however Samsung did say the handset would begin arriving in November. The carriers included Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and US Cellular and given the lack of specifics from Samsung, we are left looking towards the carriers for more information.
Samsung has officially announced the US availability of the Galaxy S4 mini. The handset will be coming to a variety of carriers and while we have yet to see any specific launch dates, Samsung has said the Galaxy S4 mini will be arriving in November. Basically, we now look towards the carriers for those details. The handset is heading to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular.
It appears as if Verizon Wireless is just about ready to begin rolling out the Moto X software update. This is the one often referred to as the camera update, though there are quite a few other items listed in the changelog -- including a Google Drive promotion. Anyway, at this time Verizon has yet to publicly post the changelog, but we can say the update will be arriving as software version 139.15.1.
Verizon has started implementing LTE service into the AWS it purchased last year. The acquisition, which cost Verizon $3.9 billion, is for the 700MHz Block C spectrum, which covers more than 300 million PoPs. Oddly enough, this is the same spectrum T-Mobile uses for their limited LTE coverage.