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T-Mobile Galaxy Note II Android 4.3 rollout now underway

T-Mobile has yet to formally announce, however according to some users reports, it looks as if they have begun rolling out an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The update is coming over-the-air and arriving as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with baseband version T889UVUCMK7. Perhaps the key here, this update means T-Mobile Galaxy Note II users will be able to leave behind Android 4.1, which originally arrived back in June as v4.1.2.

US police revealed to have spent millions to buy cell phone records from carriers

Here is yet another case pointing to the government's overarching police power and how far, or how much, it is willing to go to gather intelligence about its citizens. US Senator Edward Markey has disclosed that, based on figures coming from major US carriers themselves, law enforcers have spent more than $26 million last year to buy information from these telecommunications companies.

Coolpad Flo 3G smartphone makes its US debut on T-Mobile GoSmart

Coolpad is a Chinese company that has been, like its kin, churning out smartphones like crazy. Last September, it unveiled a somewhat unique Tegra 4-powered Magview smartphone and a companion cWatch C1 waterproof smartwatch. Now it wants to venture into the US market with its Coolpad Flo, a rather nondescript budget phone and the company's first 3G smartphone for its new target market.

US carriers band together to end premium SMS reign of scams

Some major US carriers, which include AT&T and T-Mobile, today announced their commitment to stop scammers in their tracks who utilize their networks' premium SMS services for less than honorable purposes. Though it will take some time to fully implement, this is the first step in ending scams that have robbed customers of varying amounts of money in the past years, some reaching even $10 a month.