Sprint has started pushing out a minor OTA update to all its carrier-branded HTC One devices registered in the U.S. This upgrade doesn’t bring any major software developments, but it does bring some much-needed stability improvements, including a fix for the issue that repeatedly occurred informing users that “no SIM card” was inserted.
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Sprint has rolled out a new “MK2” software update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 that resolves issues affecting sleep mode. The update should improve battery life on the device, which has been a problem for many users since they updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean a few weeks ago.
LG unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G2, back in August, 2013, and in September the handset went on sale in a variety of retail stores across the United States with an upfront price of $99.99 on all 2-year contracts. However, to celebrate Cyber Monday, Best Buy has teamed up with Sprint to offer the G2 with no upfront cost — that’s a total saving of $99.99.
Amazon is currently offering up some incredible smartphone deals for Cyber Monday, so if you’re looking for a new handset on contract, you don’t want to miss them. A number of high-end devices, including the LG G2 and the HTC One, are just $0.01 upfront for a limited time, while Google’s new Nexus 5 will cost you just $10.
Tomorrow, people in the United States will be able to purchase HTC’s upscaled One variant, the One Max, on any of Verizon’s or Sprint’s 2-year contracts for $149.99 — that’s $100 off the usual price. This promotion is another in a long line of Cyber Monday celebrations and, obviously, is only available online and not in the retailers bricks-and-mortar stores.
Best Buy is now offering Samsung’s former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, completely free of charge with any 2-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, from either the retailers website or one of its many bricks-and-mortar stores.
As from today, Motorola’s first budget-friendly Moto X variant, the Moto G, is available to pre-order on Amazon. The handset will ship on Friday, December 6, so you will definitely have it in time for Christmas. Pricing is exactly the same as it is from Motorola itself – $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB.
LG has begun issuing invites for a G Flex launch event in Hong Kong on December 3, signaling the company’s intentions to start selling the device internationally. The G Flex first went on sale in South Korea last month, but we’ve been expecting it to expand its reach before the holiday season.
Black Friday is almost upon us and to encourage us to get into the smartphone holiday shopping season HTC has teamed up with both Verizon and Sprint to offer its flagship smartphone, the HTC One, for $29.99 on any 2-year contract. The deal is only valid on Friday, 29 November, and Saturday, 30 November – so if you’re in the market for the One you better act fast.
Sprint is in the process of pushing out an over-the-air (OTA) update to its branded edition of Samsung’s former flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note II. This upgrade brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a newer version of the TouchWiz UI to the device, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and speed optimizations.