Cricket Wireless has announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. The handset will be available beginning on June 7th and will be providing another option for those looking to grab a GALAXY S 4 under a prepaid account. Of course, on the flip side of that, buying a prepaid device means you will not be getting any subsidy and that means a higher upfront purchase price.
Verizon Wireless branded HTC One and about how handset production is set to increase to meet the strong demand, but on the other hand it is getting harder and harder to look the other way. By that other way, we are talking about all the HTC employees that seem to be leaving. Well, that and the bit about the HTC First price slashing that AT&T has recently done. Basically, things aren't looking all that good for HTC at the moment.
Pantech. The $48 million investment makes Samsung the third largest investor in Pantech. Details coming from Samsung tell the story of how this investment will help to "further solidify" their relationship with Pantech. This also places Samsung behind Qualcomm and the Korea Development Bank in terms of investors.
Verizon Wireless has taken top honors in a recent American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey dealing with wireless service. This survey took a look at the big four carriers, which includes Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. In addition to overall customer satisfaction in terms of the carriers, the survey took a look at items such as the manufacturers behind the devices.
AGENT smartwatch Kickstarter page went live yesterday and so far, it looks like things are going good for the company. While there was the initial comparisons between the Pebble and the AGENT smart watches, it looks like there may be another comparison in the works. The AGENT Kickstarter page seems to have attracted quite a bit of attention and as a result -- plenty of funding.
GALAXY S 4 and the bootloader, we have good news. After AT&T's model was found to be locked down tight a few developers quickly addressed the problem and hacked the bootloader on the GALAXY S 4. Now just days before Verizon's flavor hits the streets the same dev has already got custom recoveries up and running on the handset. Rejoice Android modders.
Google called Ingress. Google's Niantic Labs released the game back in November in a very limited beta, and the game is still in that same state today. However, for those lucky enough to be enjoying the game it received quite the update today with lots of improvements. Sorry, it will still drain your battery faster than the speed of sound. Read on for more details.
Samsung is working on a security option relating to fingerprints.
UK pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and while Samsung has also said the handset would be released for those in Europe and Russia, we haven't heard anything official in terms of a US release. With that in mind, recent rumors are suggesting the handset will be coming available with AT&T. While this may be good news for AT&T users looking for a massively oversized smartphone, there are some lingering questions.
LG Optimus F3 for the Now Network. This budget-friendly smartphone has leaked on Twitter from the usual @evleaks, and a few of the details have been revealed. LG first announced their new F series at Mobile World Congress, and now it looks like the low-end is headed to a few US carriers soon.