Following its mammoth I/O keynote yesterday, which saw a number of services updated and new ones introduced, Google has added support for a number of additional devices — including the latest flagships from Samsung and HTC — to its Google Wallet app for Android.
Sprint and social network startup Path are getting cozier. The two companies have announced a partnership of sorts. Sprint will place Path in the “Discover It” widget it preloads onto newer Android devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. In turn, Path will reap the benefits of being displayed front and center to all of Sprint’s Android users.
Customers who pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint through Best Buy have begun receiving emails to inform them that their handset will be delayed by up to three weeks. The device is now expected to reach customers between May 9 and May 20.
Some people may argue that physical QWERTY keyboard phones are a dying breed, however there are still quite a few people out there who just love QWERTY phones. If you are an Android fan and love QWERTY keyboards and are on the Sprint network, there’s a strong chance you have a Motorola Photon Q – and very soon it will be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
A new update is making its way to Samsung Galaxy S III handsets on Sprint this week. In addition to fixing a lock screen flaw that allows users to bypass any security locks you have set — exactly one week after it was fixed on the Galaxy Note II — it also introduces Samsung’s excellent Multi-View feature, and more.
For those unfamiliar with Multi-View, it’s a TouchWiz feature that was first introduced to the Galaxy Note II, and it allows you to run two apps side-by-side simultaneously. So you can watch YouTube videos while you chat to friends on Facebook, or keep an eye on the sports scores while you reply to emails.
It’s true multitasking on a smartphone, and Samsung’s the only smartphone manufacturer that provides it — for now, at least.
The update also makes improvements to the built-in Gallery, Camera, and Paper Artist apps, and addresses the lock screen security flaw that was discovered on a number of popular Samsung smartphones earlier this year.
The update is rolling out over-the-air to Sprint users as I write this, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you should do fairly soon.
Sprint has this morning reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, and they show yet another loss for America’s third-largest carrier. The company announced a $643 million net loss on $8.79 billion revenue, though it did manage to generate a positive operating revenue of $29 million.
Sprint sold 5 million smartphones during the period, 1.5 million of which were iPhones.
AT&T and Sprint have been selling the HTC One in the United States for several days now, but both carriers have only had the silver model on offer. Those holding onto their cash until the black version is available will be pleased to know that it’s now being listed as “coming soon.”
Earlier today Sprint got a whole lot bigger by releasing 4G LTE in 21 new locations. This announcement was published on Sprint’s official website — if you want to see the full list of supported locations be sure to read on.