C Spire Wireless launched the Galaxy S 4 back in July. The handset arrived with Android 4.2.2 and while an update to 4.3 was expected in time, the specific timeframe remained a mystery. But, it looks like the update has begun rolling out over-the-air. Otherwise, given Samsung had previously detailed the update, there wasn't much in the way of surprise.
C Spire Wireless has become the latest carrier to unveil an upgrade program. In this case the program will be called PERCS and it is one the carrier is touting as allowing for "device upgrades that are simple, sooner and sensibly priced." To that point, the PERCS program will cost $20 per month (above your regular monthly service) and allow for a new phone every 12 months.
C Spire HTC One users have an update on the way. Coming by way of the HTC website, the Android 4.3 update has been detailed. C Spire users may want to be on the lookout for an update notification and the update will be arriving as version 2.04.563.3. The changelog for this one is short and to the point; Android 4.3 along with some unspecified bug fixes.
C Spire Wireless has become the latest US carrier to announce the Samsung GALAXY S 4. The handset is available with the carrier as of today and it has arrived priced at a familiar sounding $199.99 (on a two-year agreement). The carrier has the handset available in Black Mist or White Frost and both will be available online and in C Spire Wireless retail stores.
C Spire Wireless originally updated the Samsung Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean back in March. That update brought the device to Android 4.1.2 and while that was likely welcomed by C Spire users -- there was something missing. The update that arrived in March did not contain the Premium Suite side of the update that was made available to Galaxy S III users with other carriers.
C Spire Wireless has officially announced their upcoming LTE expansion, which will arrive as good news for those in select markets in Alabama and Florida. The C Spire LTE service will be rolling out for those in 15 south Alabama cities and six northwest Florida cities. The carrier has yet to announce a specific launch date for these new markets and instead have opted to give a general sounding sometime "this fall."
Xperia Play will be available to C-Spire customers for just $49.99 starting today. Better late than never right? The phone is the same model already available from Verizon, that is also $49 from AT&T so this isn't anything new -- Just a good deal for those C-Spire users.