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HTC One M7 Verizon users to finally get Android Lollipop

The darling of HTC's eye may currently be their new flagship, the One M9, you still can't discount the original One M7, which some users still swear by. However, if you're a Verizon subscriber, one of the drawbacks to having this "classic" handset is that you're still stuck with the previous Android KitKat update, while you see users from other carriers enjoying their upgrade. Well, the wait is now over, as Verizon has announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally arriving for HTC One M7 owners.

Root access gained for T-Mobile Xperia Z3, Verizon Xperia Z3v

We’ve talked about Sony’s locked bootloaders recently, and we feel the consumers who can totally relate with that are Sony Xperia device users in the United States. It doesn’t matter what carrier you get it from, it will most likely have a locked bootloader, because life just sucks like that. We kid, of course – it’s just more difficult for US Xperia users, that is a fact. But there just might be good news at the jump.

T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers in new campaign

Expect to see and hear T-Mobile become more aggressive in marketing and in luring new customers as it is now focusing its attention on Verizon. This is after targeting AT&T the past couple of years and the mobile carrier is more than ready to take on the Big Red. These three major carriers are already on top but looks like the competition will even be tighter.

LG Watch Urbane now available in the US from Verizon AT&T

LG has been showing off a number of premium products lately. Before the leather-backed LG G4, there's the LG Watch Urbane that has got some of the geeks drooling over because of its sophisticated look. The classy-looking smartwatch was listed on Google Store a couple of days ago and now we have news that it's finally available in the United States from Verizon and AT&T.

AT&T, Verizon, update Samsung devices to Android Lollipop

And the Lollipops keep on coming. Two more US carriers announced that they are bringing the latest Android update to several Samsung devices. AT&T said that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will start receiving their updates starting today. Meanwhile, Verizon also announced that they are bringing Android 5.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 after rolling it out to other OEM's devices the past few weeks.

Mobile carriers deleting some pre-installed apps from Galaxy S6

We have no idea exactly why mobile carriers in the United States are deleting several preloaded apps on the Galaxy S6 even when Samsung proudly announced at launch these mobile apps especially those from Microsoft. Some Galaxy S6 owners have reported that their units don't have some of the apps they were expecting to see. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are believed to have removed the apps before shipping them to consumers.

Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9: where and when to get them

The cat is out of the bag: Samsung's and HTC's flagships are coming to town. But while they are set for an April launch, some might be able to get their hands on one, or at least on a pre-order form, earlier than others. If you're a bit confused on where to get them, if you haven't sworn fealty to a carrier, Android Community has the low down on availability dates as well as some prices to help you make the decision of which smartphone to get this year.
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