T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G Gets The Android 2.3.4 Update

Few months ago, T-Mobile launched the HTC Sensation 4G. This handset is the 4G variant of the powerful HTC Sensation smartphone. This device originally runs on the Android 2.3.3 Operating System, but T-Mobile recently rolled out the much-awaited Android 2.3.4 update. The latest update changes the software version of the device to 1.45.531.1 and it comes with software stability, improved battery life, performance improvements and more. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

htc sensation 4g


  • Software stability
  • Improved battery life
  • Improvements to Trace dictionary
  • Improvements to screen responsiveness
  • Improvements to video playbook
  • Improvements regarding device reboots
  • Improvements to icon pixilation
  • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
  • Improvements to screen/photo resolution

This update will be available only via OTA (Over-The-Air). To update your HTC Sensation 4G smartphone, go to Settings > About phone > HTC software updates and hit the Check option. You might have to wait for a few days, before the update reaches your smartphone. This update will be available to all the Sensation 4G owners before September 18th. If you have any query, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

T-Mobile Version Of Samsung Galaxy S II to Sport a 4.5-inch Screen

People in the United States have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the hottest phone on the planet right now, the Samsung Galaxy S II. At first, it was uncertain whether the SGS2 will make it to the state-side or not. However, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S II is coming to the U.S in August.


Now, pictures of the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, dubbed as the Hercules has leaked online. The folks over at TmoNews have got their hands on some quality pictures of the Hercules.

Unlike the European version of S2, the Hercules will sport a mammoth 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED screen. Other specifications of the Hercules remain the same as its European sibling. The TmoNews tipster also tipped that the handset is fast, blazing fast! He also mentioned that Netflix will be pre-installed in this phone. The handset will come with Gingerbread on-board, with Sammy’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI running on top of it.

Also, from the leaked images, it looks like the Hercules will actually be known by its original name the Galaxy S II. The handset will also be the first to support T-Mobile’s blazing fast HSPA+ 42Mbps network.

The T-Mobile Hercules/Galaxy S II will be announced sometime this month, along with other operator variants of the SGS2.

T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now

HTC and T-Mobile have started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the G2. The update is being rolled via OTA starting from today. The G2 was supposed to get the Gingerbread update by the end of Q2, but T-Mobile and HTC delayed the update for some unknown reason.


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

The update provides the following enhancements and improvements.

  • New features:
    • Android   2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
    • Tell HTC app
    • Google Books added
    • Notification bar color scheme is changed to black
    • New battery indicator, phone, and web icons
    • Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added. Green when connected to Google   servers. Grey when not connected.
    • Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor
  • Improvements:
    • Wi-Fi calling improvements
    • New SMS and email notification improvements
    • Improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery

Alternatively, T-Mobile G2 owners can head to any of the T-Mobile stores beginning from August 5 to get the update installed on their handset. However, they will need to make a backup of their data, since the handset will be wiped clean of all the data.

The Gingerbread update is the last Android OS update for the T-Mobile G2. The phone will not be getting any more official software updates, post this update.


T-Mobile Rolls Out Software Update For Samsung Sidekick 4G

Earlier this year, T-Mobile announced the Android powered Samsung Sidekick 4G. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 3.5 inch touch screen WVGA display, 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, five-row QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera and more. T-Mobile has recently released a new software update for this device. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, this is not the Android 2.3 update and it will not change your device OS to Gingerbread. This is just a minor update with performance and UI enhancements. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

T Mobile Sidekick


  • Adds Google Books
  • Removes Data Network Modeoption from Power Key long press menu
  • Adds optical joystick performance enhancements
  • Other performance and UI enhancements and improvements

This software update is numbered T839UVKG2 and it will be available only via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Don’t panic, if you still haven’t received this update, since this software update will be delivered in staggered waves, over the next several days. If you find something new, or if you are facing any issues while updating the device, then please let us know in the comments section below.

T-Mobile G2X Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now!

LG has finally released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile branded G2X, which is basically the European version of Optimus 2x.

The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the G2X will also squash other serious bugs with the handset especially the random reboot one. G2X owners, who have already installed the Gingerbread update on their handset, are reporting improvements in performance and stability of the phone. The battery life of the handset has also improved noticeably.


Even though the software update brings Gingerbread to the G2X, it does NOT update the kernel to version 2.6.35.xx. The kernel remains the same as the one used in the Froyo, carrying the version number 2.6.32.xx. This means, that the G2X owners will be devoid of all the kernel related improvements which Gingerbread brought.

Sadly, the update can be installed only via LG’s software update application. The OTA update is supposed to go live sometime in the next couple of weeks. Until then, G2X owners will have to use their PC to update the handset.

Frankly, I would suggest every T-Mobile G2X and Optimus 2X owner to flash a custom ROM like CM7 on their handset. The true potential of the G2X/2X is only unleashed, after one installs a custom ROM on it.

T-Mobile Targets iPhone Owners By Offering Micro-SIMs

T-Mobile USA Micro SIM

T-Mobile revealed a month ago that  it had over one million iPhones running on its network. A surprising annoucement because the iPhone officially didn’t support T-Mobile’s network and the phone wasn’t able to take advantage of 3G data speeds due to differences in the carrier’s network standard. Before today’s announcement, T-Mobile customers who wanted to use the iPhone on the network had to trim their T-Mobile SIM cards to fit into the iPhone’s micro-SIM slot because the carrier wasn’t offering smaller cards.

First spotted by App Advice  , T-Mobile USA has officially started to sell micro-SIMs which are compatible with the iPhone. T-Mobile USA is specifically targeting iPhone owners on its page promoting the new cards.

Already have a GSM phone or iPhone that you need to activate—or have an unlocked GSM phone you want to use on the T-Mobile network? Just get a Micro SIM card and choose a plan. Slip the ready-to-use Micro SIM Card into your phone and you’re ready to go.

The micro-SIM is free through T-Mobile’s website if purchased with a two year contract via the website or $9.99 without a contract. However, even if you decide to use the iPhone with a official micro-SIM from T-Mobile, it will still not be compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network.

Rumors have suggested that Apple is testing a T-Mobile USA compatible iPhone, and will offer it to the public at some point. In addition, a T-Mobile compatible iPhone is even more likely since AT&T and T-Mobile are currently in the process of merging.


T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Goes Official; Features The ‘Most Advanced Camera’

T-Mobile has officially announced the HTC myTouch 4G Slide, the successor to the myTouch 3G Slide. The handset sports a 3.7-inch display with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

Like other recent handsets from HTC, the Slide is also powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm, and packs 768MB of RAM. The phone has a four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and there is an optical track pad in the front as well.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread out-of-the-box, with HTC’s beautiful Sense UI on top of it.


The back of the phone also sports an 8MP camera, with a backside illuminated sensor and a wide aperture lens. HTC and T-Mobile are laying emphasis on the camera performance of the myTouch 4G Slide. According to the press release, there is virtually zero shutter lag while taking pictures. The phone is also capable of capturing panorama shots right out of the box.

It’s pretty strange to see HTC market their phone as the most advanced camera phone, when ironically; their phones are known for horrible camera image quality.

As its name suggests, the myTouch 4G Slide also supports T-Mobile’s 4G network. The phone will be available sometime in July for $199.99, with a 2-year contract.

More Than One Million Unlocked iPhones Running on T-Mobile USA

iPhone running T-MobileT-Mobile USA has claimed that more than one million iPhones run on its network. Apple’s smartphone does not officially support T-Mobile, the #4 carrier in the U.S.A. T-Mobile offers non-compatible AWS bands for iPhones, which means that iPhones need to be unlocked. Customers who want to run iPhone on T-Mobile network had to lose the Apple contract, modify their SIM to support micro-SIM format of iPhone 4 and lose 3G speeds as T-Mobile runs only 2G EDGE on iPhone. More than 1 million customers have chosen  to do that to stay with T-Mobile.

Talking to Seth Weintraub of 9 to 5 Mac, a T-Mobile spokesperson offered a tidbid of information which suggests that T-Mobile is home to more than one million iPhones.

In a meeting with T-Mobile spokespeople today ahead of the NYC Pepcom event, I  received  word that there are actively over a million Apple iPhones currently on T-Mobile’s network.  When asked for a breakdown, the spokesman said the majority were pre-iPhone 4 but that a significant amount of people had taken the scissorsto their T-Mobile SIM cards.  T-Mobile doesn’t currently offer a Micro-SIM solution for Apple’s iPhone 4 so people who want to use the iPhone 4 must modify their SIMs into MicroSIMs.  Those using iPhone 4s also won’t receive T-Mobile’s 3G or 4G data speeds because of the radio differences between the networks.

When asked about micro-SIMs, the spokesman told Seth Weintraub that they are in the works, but there was no time frame for release.

AT&T is trying to buy T-Mobile, and there have been rumours that iPhone 5 will support T-Mobile’s AWS HSPA and HSPA+ bands. If true, this news will bring smiles to the faces of iPhone owners who run it on T-Mobile network

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Epic 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread Firmware Leaks

A few days ago an Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware for the AT&T branded Samsung Captivate leaked on the Internet.

Today, Gingerbread firmware for two U.S. variants of the Galaxy S have leaked on the Internet. One of them is the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G, and the other one is the Sprint’s Epic 4G. This time also, the credit for the leak goes to the folks over at SamFirmware.com.


Galaxy S 4G owners over at XDA forums, who flashed this firmware on their phone, are reporting an improvement in performance and stability of the phone. There are also reports of huge improvement in battery life, with a little bit of tweaking like freezing all the bloat ware etc.

The Epic 4G Gingerbread leak solves most of the graphical issues which was present in the previous leaked Gingerbread firmware. There is also an improvement in performance compared to the previous leak. However, there is a lag of 2-3 seconds while rotating the phone from portrait to landscape mode or vice-versa.

Epic 4G users are also reporting an improvement in network reception, and data transfer speed. This leaked firmware also includes the latest version of Swype (v3), along with TeleNav navigation app.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G owners should head over to this link to download the leaked firmware, while Epic 4G owners need to click here.

Celebrating Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads. Father’s Day is celebrated in honoring fatherhood and is as special as celebrating Mother’s Day. Good Father’s are hard to find. If you think you have the best dad in the world, then you’re the lucky one. Today is an opportunity to tell him how much you love and appreciate him for all the things he has done for you. Thank him for that. Most importantly, giving him a well-deserved hug and wish him a Happy Father’s Day.

In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a video I’d like to share with you – A Father’s Love for His Son



Here are few things you can consider gifting to your Dear old dad.

Father’s Day E-Cards

I Love my Pop
I Love My Pop

Daddy’s Girl
Daddy's Girl

Put Your Feet Up
Put Your Feet Up

International Language Card
International Language Card



Hero Dad

Today is All About You

All About You

Best Pop

Best Pop

I Love You Dad
I Love You Dad

Father’s Day Quotes

Add some quotes and spice up your cards to make your dad’s day more meaningful

Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.— Anne Geddes

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.— Margaret Courtney

“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller

“The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!” – Author Unknown

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.- Author Unknown

“Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.- Author Unknown

Father’s Day Gifts

Amazon Kindle

iPod Nano / iPod

iPod Nano iPod

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Watch


Great Deal!

On the great occasion of Father’s Day, T-Mobile has announced Father’s Day 2011 sale offering 12 months of free data to new and existing customer. The offer is valid for one day until 6/18/2011, 9PM PST

T-Mobile Sale

T-Mobile is making it easier than ever for busy dads and families to keep in touch,said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. With our already affordable unlimited plans, and an exceptional lineup of 4G devices, families will see savings for a year when they step up to a richer mobile data experience.

To qualify, you need to sign-up for 200 MB data plan for T-Mobile and every month you will reimbursed with $10 in credit. The same applies for 2GB, 5GB, 10GB and unlimited plan. With this you’ll be saving $120 on data for 1 year.

Last year, T-Mobile  celebrated  Father’s Day by giving away free phones for a day!