Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, we are beginning to hear from the US carriers. AT&T issued a short statement and we are now hearing from Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Similar to the statement we saw from AT&T, these latest two arrive as little more than teasers.
T-Mobile began the UNcarrier approach back in March. At the time they announced Simple Choice plans for individuals. Those same plans then came available for families in mid-July and as of today they are available for business users. T-Mobile is pushing these plans as being able to provide customers with "more flexibility and choice about how they buy and use wireless devices."
Nexus 4 will soon be getting a new software update. This one has been detailed by T-Mobile and looks like it will be arriving as software version JWR66Y. Take note of that trailing Y though because the rest of the software version number looks rather similar to the previous version -- JWR66V.
T-Mobile released their Q2 2013 earnings report and it looks like revenue is up for the UNcarrier. In fact, T-Mobile has said that revenues for the second quarter have grown by 8.6 percent year-over-year. This accounts for a total revenue increase of 27.5 percent. Though, T-Mobile has also credited this towards "the inclusion of MetroPCS results" for May and June 2013.
officially announced the G2 this morning and as we have already learned, that handset will be available with all four major US carriers. LG has yet to provide launch date details, and for that we begin looking towards the carriers. We suspect all four carriers will offer some details soon, however it looks like T-Mobile is the first out of the gate.
Moto X was unveiled with a wide variety of carrier support being mentioned. There was talk of the handset coming to T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and US Cellular. The release dates have yet to be confirmed and the handset is still pegged for a release sometime in late-August. With that in mind, we are beginning to see some talk in terms of pre-orders (already available with US Cellular) and in the case of T-Mobile, where the handset will and will not be available for purchase.