T-Mobile G2X Gets The Android 2.3.4 Update

Last year, T-Mobile announced the LG G2X smartphone at the CTIA 2011. It is basically the T-Mobile’s version of the popular LG Optimus 2X. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. However, the device was later updated to the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) OS in July 2011. Sadly, the update was pulled, added back and then pulled again.

Now, T-Mobile is rolling out a new update for the LG G2X smartphone. The latest update bumps the LG G2X to Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This update will be available automatically via OTA (Over-The-Air) or you can even manually update it via LG’s website. It comes with Wi-Fi calling improvements, boot up fixes and more. Check out the complete changelog below.

T Mobile G2X

Changelog:

  • Random reboot/power off fixed
  • Device stability improvements
  • Wi-Fi calling improvements
  • Boot up fixes

The latest update is numbered P999-V21y and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air) until May 14, 2012. After that, you can just head over to the LG’s website to manually update your smartphone. The size of the update is just 30.5 MB. If you do not get this update on your smartphone, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.

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. If you find any new features after updating your device, then do let us know in the comments section below. To learn more, head over to this page.

Samsung Lists Devices That Will Get Android 4.0 ICS Update In The U.S.

After releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II, Samsung has now provided a list of Samsung devices available in the United States that will get the ICS update. While Samsung will be all of its handsets released in 2011 under AT&T’s network to ICS, the list looks extremely depressing for T-Mobile customers.

Below is the full list of handsets that Samsung will be updating to Ice Cream Sandwich -:

AT&T

Galaxy S II (SGH-i777)
Galaxy S II Skyrocket (SGH-i727)
Galaxy Note (SGH-i717)
Captivate Glide (SGH-i927)
Nexus S (SGH-i9020A)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 (SGH-i957)

 

Sprint

Nexus S 4G (SPH-d720) ICS Update is Available!
Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (SPH-d710)

 

Verizon

Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SCH-i905)
Galaxy Tab 7.7 (SCH-i815)

 

Wi-Fi

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi (P6210)
Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi (P7310)
Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi (P7510)

 

And T-Mobile Galaxy SII owners, here is what Samsung had to say about the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for your device -:

We are in close communication with T-Mobile to ensure that eligible devices are upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming months and will provide updates as we have additional details to share.

The list will be updated as and when updates are confirmed or released, so T-Mobile owners should not lose hope.

T-Mobile ‘s HTC Amaze 4G Tastes Ice Cream Sandwich Thanks To A Leaked Update

HTC has started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for quite a few of its handsets, including the Sensation, Sensation XE, and the Vivid 4G. There are still quite a lot of handsets from HTC, which are yet t get the ICS update, including the Rezound and Amaze 4G. The Rezound has had its fair share of Ice Cream Sandwich leaks, so chances are advanced users are already running ICS on their handset.

However, until now there had been no Ice Cream Sandwich firmware leaks for the T-Mobile Amaze 4G. Now, thanks to XDA member, football, Amaze 4G owners can get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 3.6 on top of it. Many users, who have already installed the RUU, have not complained about any bugs or serious issues. There is a very high probability that this leaked RUU might just be pushed out as an official OTA update in the upcoming weeks.

To install the leaked RUU manually, users need to make sure they have S-OFF, an ENG HBOOT and a locked bootloader. Ironically, S-OFF for the Amaze 4G along with a few other HTC handsets was made possible only this last weekend. The download link of the leaked ICS RUU, along with further discussions about it can be found here.

 

HTC One S Coming To T-Mobile On April 25 For $199.99

T-Mobile recently announced the price and availability of the HTC One S smartphone. This handset was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 along with the high-end HTC One X and mid-range HTC One V smartphone. We have good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this handset in the US. The HTC One S will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers from next week. It is the company’s first smartphone which runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

“The HTC One series is a revolutionary device portfolio and we’re proud to be the first carrier to introduce the HTC One S to the U.S. market,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With a stunningly thin design that doesn’t compromise performance, the HTC One S is a sleek 4G smartphone with beauty and brains that our customers will be proud to show off.”

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 camera, VGA front-facing camera, 3.5mm headset jack, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0, Play Store, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage and a 1650 mAh battery.

The HTC One S allows you to access 25 GB of free cloud storage from DropBox. It also comes with the T-Mobile’s exclusive version of the popular ‘Where’s My Water?’ game from Disney Mobile, with ten levels that can’t be played anywhere else. This handset will be available for purchase starting from April 25 at T-Mobile retail stores, T-Mobile online store, select dealers and national retailers. The HTC One S will be available for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Now Available At T-Mobile For $149.99

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G currently runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the device will get the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months.

This handset is finally available for purchase for T-Mobile customers. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G comes pre-loaded with a some useful apps such as Yelp, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner, and LinkedIn. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

samsung galaxy s blaze 4g

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G features a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, micro USB, A-GPS, full HTML web browser, up to 230 hrs of stand-by time, up to 7 hrs of talk-time and a 1750 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology. T-Mobile customers can buy this device for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2 year service agreement. However, you will get an additional discount of $30, if you order this device from T-Mobile’s online store. To get this handset, head over to this page at T-Mobile.

T-Mobile USA Blames Lack of iPhone for Customer Loss

You know what’s funny? A carrier blaming customer loss due to the lack of iPhone. I thought the iPhone was harmful for carriers? Last year, T-Mobile revealed that  it had over a million iPhones running on its network. Then earlier this year, T-Mobile started to offer official support for unlocked iPhones. Today, T-Mobile USA announced its earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2011, which revealed a net loss of over 800,000 contract subscribers during the quarter (4Q 2011).

T-Mobile is the only one of the four major U.S. carriers that doesn’t carry the iPhone, which blamed the launch of the iPhone 4S for loss of subscribers. In fact, the carrier mentioned the iPhone by name seven times in its release. Do I sense desperation?

This follows the T-Mobile/AT&T deal not going through. The carrier is now seeking to reposition itself with a “challenger strategy” and start rolling out 4G LTE services more aggressively beginning next year. Apple’s iPhone is not offered on T-Mobile USA because its network’s frequency band is incompatible with current versions of the iPhone. Even though the iPhone can connect to the carrier’s network, it cannot connect to the carrier’s high-speed 3G frequency.

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Coming To T-Mobile For $149.99

Last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, however the device will be updated to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months.

“The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Paired with T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we’re making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford.”

samsung galaxy s blaze 4g

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G features a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, micro USB, A-GPS, full HTML web browser, Samsung Kies Air, and Android Market.

This handset comes pre-loaded with a some useful apps such as Yelp, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner, and LinkedIn. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available from next month at T-Mobile retail stores and T-Mobile online store. You can get this handset for just $149.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

T-Mobile to Offer Official Support for Unlocked iPhones

A year ago, T-Mobile revealed that it had over a million iPhones running on its network (probably more now). Not only was it surprising, but also revealed the amount of desperation T-Mobile has to support the iPhone. Currently, the iPhone does not support T-Mobile in the US. In addition, it was also reported that the carrier would officially start selling the micro-SIMs that are compatible with the iPhone.

Today, a reportedly leaked employee memo revealed that T-Mobile will begin to offer official support for subscribers using unlocked versions of Apple’s iPhone on its network. Pretty mind boggling for a phone that nobody wants, isn’t it? The memo was published by T-Mobile blog TmoNews.com. T-Mobile employees will start offering support for the iPhone beginning January 30th.

Leaked T-Mobile iPhone support memo

Earlier this month, T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said that the company’s wireless operating frequency was the main reason as to why it doesn’t yet sell the iPhone. Apple’s iPhone is known to help a carrier grow significantly, and carriers have even reported poor customer-sign up rates due to not being able to offer the device. In fact, just a few days ago, Verizon reported that over 55% of the smartphones it activated were iPhones. Then yesterday, AT&T reported that over 80% of the smartphones it activated were iPhones too! Going by just these numbers alone, I can only imagine the amount of hit T-Mobile is taking, but dang, they sure are desperate to offer a phone that’s “losing.”

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 Now Available For Free On Contract At Walmart

Last month, T-Mobile announced the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone. It is the Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7.5 powered device, launched in the US. This handset was originally announced at the Nokia World 2011 in London. Last week, the Nokia Lumia 710 went on sale in the US for just $50 with a 2 year service agreement. However, we have a good news for the T-Mobile customers planning to buy this amazing entry-level smartphone.

Within a week of its official launch, Walmart is selling the Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone for free on contract. You heard it right. Now you can get this device without burning a hole in your pocket. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

nokia lumia 710 tmobile

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Skydrive cloud storage and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, 512MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Zune Music, Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, MicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, up to 34 hours of music playback time, up to 7 hours of talk-time, up to 400 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 710 will come preloaded with Nokia Drive, Netflix, App Highlights, T-Mobile TV, My Account, Microsoft Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365), The Weather Channel, ESPN, Slacker Radio and TeleNav GPS.

Walmart is selling both Black and White versions of the Nokia Lumia 710 for free with a 2 year service agreement. On the other hand, you can get this handset at CostCo for just a penny after the 2 year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. Are you planning to buy this handset? Or you will go for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 800? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

T-Mobile Unveils The Galaxy S Blaze 4G Smartphone

T-Mobile recently announced the new Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile customers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology.

“Last year, T-Mobile made solid progress during uncertain times, doubling our 4G network speeds and launching 25 new 4G devices,” said Philipp Humm, CEO and President, T-Mobile USA. “We are here, in fighting shape, and we will compete aggressively to win and retain customers by delivering compelling 4G services — all at a great value.”

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T-Mobile has not yet revealed the complete specs of this device. Even the press release does not mention the specs. Currently, we only know that, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G comes with a Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and a 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity. It will also feature the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio with RDS, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Android Market and so on.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to comes with a price tag of $199.99 and a two year service agreement. T-Mobile will soon announce the exact price and availability of this smartphone. Stay tuned for more updates!