T-Mobile Rolls Out Android 4.0.4/Sense 4.1 Update For HTC One S

T-Mobile has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 update for the HTC One S. The update comes more than a month after the International and AT&T One X, the EVO 4G LTE and the European One S got the update.

Below is the official change-log from T-Mobile -:

Version

  • Android version 4.0.4 / Software version 2.35.531.7 710RD
  • Updated 9/26/2012

Improvements

  • Helps with data connection delay
  • Helps with signal fluctuations
  • Helps with Wi-Fi dropping connection or not connecting
  • Helps with Wi-Fi stays connected when out of range
  • Helps with device crashes or restarts
  • Helps with email links do not open
  • Helps with loading screens or lag when returning to home screen
  • Helps with streaming music skips
  • Improved Wi-Fi stability
  • User interface improvements
  • Improvements to Bluetooth connectivity

While Android 4.0.4 mainly contained some bug-fixes, the Sense 4.1 update should bring about a decent speed boost. Most importantly, the update brings the ability to re-map the Recents app capacitive key to either the legacy menu button on a single press.

The 150MB OTA update is already live, and should be available to your One S within a couple of weeks.

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Taste Ice Cream Sandwich In The United States

After rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the various Galaxy Tab in different regions of the world, Samsung has turned its attention to the United States. The Korean company has start rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

The ICS update for both the Tabs brings some much-needed performance and stability improvements, UI refinements, new features like Face Unlock, in-built Data Monitoring tool, updated Google Apps and more.As of now, only the Wi-Fi variant of the Tab 10.1 is receiving the ICS update.

Owners of the 3G/4G LTE variant of the Tab 10.1, need to wait until the OTA update is ‘tested’ and approved by their carriers, which can very well take up to a few months. The 254MB OTA update should be available to all Wi-Fi Tab 10.1 owners within the next couple of weeks. T-Mobile Tab 7.0 Plus owners need to use Samsung’s KIES software to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their device.

Hopefully, Samsung will roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the forgotten Tab 8.9 owners pretty soon as well.

Via – Phandroid

T-Mobile Finally Announces The Samsung Galaxy Note

Last year, Samsung launched its first phone/tablet hybrid device, the Samsung Galaxy Note. This device was originally announced at the IFA 2011 in September and it was later released in October in most of the European and Asian markets. After waiting for a couple of months, Samsung announced the LTE variant of this device exclusively for the AT&T subscribers in the US. We have already seen the leaked pics of this device for T-Mobile. Now, the wireless carrier went ahead and announced the powerful Galaxy Note for its subscribers in the US.

Samsung has already managed to ship 5 million units of this device globally. It took nearly 5 months for the manufacturer to reach the 5 million milestone. This handset will ship with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box, including all of the Premium Suite software such as S Pen, S Note, S Memo and Polaris Office. The international variant comes with one hardware button and 2 capacivite buttons. However, the T-Mobile’s variant will sport 4 capacivite buttons, similar to the AT&T’s Galaxy Note. There are no other changes in the specs of this device.

Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA, said:
“In addition to larger screens, today customers demand more from their devices — from having safeguarded access to corporate email and other productivity features to being able to rely on a speedy network for streaming content. With the unique and highly innovative Galaxy Note in our lineup, we are even better equipped to help our customers strike the perfect balance as they juggle both professional and personal activities.”

Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, S Pen, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, SAFE – Samsung Approved for Enterprise, GPS with A-GPS, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Games Hub, Google Play Store and a 2500 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with the T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack, which is nothing but an aggregation of key applications such as Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner and LinkedIn. This handset is expected to go on sale in the coming weeks. T-Mobile has not yet revealed the price of this device. Stay tuned for more updates!

T-Mobile Announces The myTouch And myTouch Q Smartphones

We have already seen the leaked pics of T-Mobile’s upcoming smartphones. Today, the wireless carrier finally announced two new smartphones, the myTouch and myTouch Q. The 2011 variant of these handsets were manufactured by LG. However, the new 2012 variant is made by none other than popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. These specs of both the handsets are almost similar, except slide-out QWERTY keyboard attached to the myTouch Q smartphone. Google has already unveiled the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Sadly, myTouch and myTouch Q will be shipped with the out-dated version of Android OS. Yes, we are talking about the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA, said:
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that runs on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value. The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use.”

T-Mobile myTouch features a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display with Swype virtual keyboard, 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 1.4 GHz single-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack and much more. This handset will be available in black and dark red colors.

T-Mobile myTouch Q comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, Google Play Store, 4G Connectivity and so on. This device will be available in black and white colors.

The T-Mobile mYTouch and myTouch Q comes with the new Genius button 4.0, which allows the users to access the new Genius web search, featuring new voice-command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch and the ability to make dinner reservations. These handsets will go on sale from August 8 in the US. T-Mobile my Touch and myTouch Q can be purchased for just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.

Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Order and Release Date Announced By Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S Cellular

Earlier today, Samsung announced that its latest and greatest flagship, the Galaxy S III will be hitting the five major operators in the United States sometime in June.Fast forward a few hours later, nearly all the major operators have announced their on-contract pricing and release date of the handset. While Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will start accepting pre-orders for the handset as early as June 6th, U.S cellular will start the pre-order for the handset on June 12th.

The on-contract pricing of the Galaxy S III — $199 for 16GB variant and $249.99 for the 32GB variant on a two year contract – remains the same across all the three major operators – Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. While Sprint and T-Mobile will start shipping the handset on June 21st, Verizon is yet to announce a proper release date of the handset. U.S Cellular did not announce anything about the pricing or the release date of the handset. The press release states that the carrier will do so when the pre-order for the handset begins. The handset will support the LTE network of all the carriers, including U.S Cellular’s nascent LTE network.

This is the first time that Samsung has managed to launch the Galaxy S III in the United States simultaneously on five different carriers, and most importantly with no design modifications. The original Galaxy S had nearly 5 different variants, while the Galaxy S II had nearly 4 when it was launched in the United States. This time, except for a change in SoC and a bump in the RAM to 2GB, the European variant and the U.S variant of the Galaxy S III are similar to each other.

It is just a matter of time before the AT&T’s PR team wakes up, and sends a press release announcing the release of Galaxy S III on their network.

T-Mobile Galaxy S II To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich On June 11th

T-Mobile has announced via its official Twitter account that the carrier will start rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II (T989) from June 11th. This makes T-Mobile the first operator in the United States to update its Galaxy S II variant to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II will bring with it lots of new features, including new Google Apps, Face Unlock, GPU rendering, data usage tracking and more. However, most of the visual goodness introduced by Google in ICS will be missing from this update, thanks to Samsung’s TouchWIZ infested UI.

With T-Mobile announcing the ICS roll out for its variant of the Galaxy S II, it will just be a matter of time before AT&T and Sprint also announce the Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out for their variants of the Galaxy S II.

Samsung had initially started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II back in mid-March in certain regions of the world. Since then, the company has rolled out the update to various other regions of the world, except for the United States, along with the ICS update for the Galaxy Note.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Gets A Software Update

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction. Samsung has already managed to sell 20 million units of the powerful Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in less than 10 months of its official launch. This handset was launched last year exclusively for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers in the US. Samsung Galaxy S II was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The international version of this handset has already received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. However, the Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile variants of Galaxy S II are still waiting to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich.

T-Mobile recently started rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, it is not the much-awaited Android 4.0 ICS update you’ve been waiting for. The T-Mobile’s variant of Galaxy S II was facing the problem of random reboots from a long time. The latest update fixes the random reboot issue as well as it brings stability improvements. The complete changelog is posted after the break.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Changelog:

  • Random reboot/power off fixed
  • Device stability improvements
  • Qualcomm chip patch
  • Google Security fixes

The latest update is numbered T989UVLDE and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that your battery is fully charged, before updating the device. This update will be available for download until June 22, 2012. To learn more, head over to this page at T-Mobile.

T-Mobile Rolls Out The Android 4.0 ICS Update For HTC Amaze 4G

T-Mobile is on a roll! Last week, T-Mobile rolled out the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation 4G. Now, the wireless carrier finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Amaze 4G. This handset was launched in the second half of 2011 and it was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

The HTC Amaze 4G is a powerful smartphone, featuring a 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD touch-screen display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with auto face detect and much more. Back in March, HTC promised the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Amaze 4G, HTC Sensation 4G and 14 other smartphones. After waiting for nearly 2 month, HTC Amaze 4G will finally taste the Ice Cream Sandwich. Check out the new features and improvements below.

htc amaze 4g

Changelog:

New Features:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life

Improvements:

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

The latest update is numbered 2.14.531.3710RD and it bumps the HTC Amaze 4G to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. You can manually update your device or you can even get this update via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all you data before updating the HTC Amaze 4G smartphone. To learn more, head over to this page.

T-Mobile’s HTC One S Plagued By Wi-Fi Calling Battery Drain Bug

Wi-Fi calling is a lifesaver for all T-Mobile customers, allowing them to make calls when they are in a no network zone or in areas with spotty T-Mobile coverage. However, the Wi-Fi calling feature has turned out to be a curse in disguise for owners of the recently launched HTC One S.

Apparently, there is a power management bug connected to the Wi-Fi calling feature of the One S that drains the battery of the handset. While most Android phones already suffer from poor battery life, the One S uses Qualcomm’ newer generation S4 processor which allows the phone to easily last through a day of heavy usage. However, this Wi-Fi calling battery drain bug effectively reduces the One S battery life to a few hours, thus making lives of its owners tough.

The silver lining is that a T-Mobile representative has confirmed that the bug indeed exists and that it will be fixed in a future software update. Now, all T-Mobile One S owners need to do is make sure they always are near a power outlet with their phone’s charger and pray that T-Mobile rolls out the update ASAP.

 

HTC One S Goes On Sale At T-Mobile For $199.99

Last week, T-Mobile announced the price and availablity of the powerful HTC One S smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It is the company’s first smartphone which runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. T-Mobile finally released the device exclusively for its subscribers in the US. If you are still unaware of the features, then you can check out the complete specs after the break.

htc one s

HTC One S features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4.0, 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, Play Store, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, Beats Audio and a 1650 mAh battery.

The HTC One S is currently available for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate. You can also get this device without any contract for $599.99. Are you planning to buy this handset or you will wait for the AT&T HTC One X and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. Do let us know your views in the comments section below.