The LG G2 for AT&T is set to receive an update starting today that brings it up to build D80010o. The update appears to be minor at just 57MB and only including a couple of bug fixes, along with the necessary changes to make it Isis ready. Other than that, the changelog claims that it introduces an “Enhanced Google Map” and Ready2Go enhancements.
It is certainly not Android 4.4, or even Android 4.3 for that matter.
Here is what you’ll find inside:
- ISIS Ready
- EAS Fix (Enable Data Encryption Policy in the device via over the air)
- Enhanced Google Map
- Fix-to correct AT&T Messages name display issue within AT&T folder on the Home screen (wrapping of “s” to the second line)
- Ready2Go enhancements
Your phone after the update:
- Android version: 4.2.2
- Baseband version: M8974A-AAAANAZM-1.0.190034
- Kernel version: 3.4.0
- Build number: JDQ39B
- The Software Version: D80010o
- Files Size: 57 MB
To check for the update, head into Settings>About device>Software update >Update Now.
Source: Droid Life
AT&T dropped off a massive Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend deal list into our inbox that includes items like a free Moto X (no MotoMaker), free HTC One, 50% off JAMBOX speakers, $30 Galaxy S4s, and half off all sorts of tablets. You’ll even find deals on things like the JBL wireless charging speaker (60% off), a Polaroid Bluetooth printer, and all sorts of cases.
Some of the deals on Samsung’s Galaxy line kick off tomorrow, but most of the big stuff starts on Friday and continues on through Monday, December 2. The deals can be had both online and in AT&T stores. We have the entire list for you below, broken down by deal and date.
As you can imagine, the “free” deals all require that you sign a new 2-year contract.
Source: Droid Life
Shortly after beginning to push the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S4 on AT&T as build 1337UCUEMJ9, issues arose causing the rollout to be stopped. Parties involved reportedly confirmed that there were issues and that they were investigating them, though no new timeline for a rollout was given. According to an update to AT&T’s Galaxy S4 support page, today is the day that 4.3 will resume, only this time as build I337UCUEMK2.
The update weighs in a little more as well at roughly 727MB. Other than that, it should be exactly as you were expecting when the first update began. Here is what the changelog shows:
- Android 4.3 OS upgrade (www.android.com/whatsnew)
- Samsung Galaxy Gear compatibility
- Drag and drop to uninstall or disable applications
- Call reliability improvements
To try and pull the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software update>Check for update. The update is supposed to “effective” as of today.
Source: Droid Life
When AT&T was asked why the carrier took so long to respond to Android updates on their smartphones, CEO Randall Stephenson responded with “Google determines what platform gets the newest releases and when. A lot of times, that’s a negotiated arrangement and that’s something we work at hard.” This seems to imply that Google had the bigger hand as far as when a current update is pushed to devices. Naturally, this caused the search giant to be somewhat confused. And while we could naturally see why an update might take some time to reach carrier devices with different technologies, skins and other variables, we’re thinking AT&T is just looking to pass the buck here. With expected confusion, Google’s spokesperson responded with the following:
“frankly we don’t understand what he is referring to”
So, it doesn’t appear that the answer was ultimately answered here but rather deflected and passed on to Google’s court. We’ll see if someone from AT&T’s camp can clear the matter up for us and get the ball rolling on some of these devices still running Froyo.
Source: Pocket Now
In a move that mirrors rival Verizon, AT&T will also be offering family data plans later this year. At CTIA 2012 this week, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega told CNET that he’s “very comfortable with the plan that will be offered to our customers,” though no specific dates were announced at this time.
Historically, de la Vega had serious doubts about such plans due to the complexities of billing and implementation. He seems to have had a change of heart, however, most likely as a response to Verizon’s similar announcement in February. Now we have to see which carrier actually rolls out their plan first.
Family data plans allow for higher capacity data plans that can be used over multiple devices with single account billing. This will presumably help spark sales of more devices to each household.
Make sure to check out all CTIA news here!
AT&T’s decision to lock the bootloader of its HTC One X smartphone has definitely upset more than a few individuals. Because people are outraged over this restriction and have been offered no explanation from AT&T directly, they have taken to the chatrooms and forums to voice their anger. HTC has taken immediate notice of this terrible situation and has offered an official statement regarding this matter:
“HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future”.
In other words: HTC is ok with unlocked bootloaders on its devices, but AT&T isn’t ok with this on its new flagship phone. HTC hasn’t changed its stance on working with the developer community, but for now– it’s working on unlocking other devices instead of the One X on AT&T’s network. Looks like AT&T customers would best splurge on the unlocked Tegra 3 version if they want to enjoy the full experience of the device because it doesn’t look like AT&T will be allowing any tinkering on its version anytime soon.
I always tell people that you can find anything on Craigslist these days. I found an Ikea computer desk for $50 ($200 retail) and the owner was literally down the street from where I lived. Now for those of you who live in the LA area and are anxiously waiting for the arrival of the HTC One X for AT&T, there is a seller on CL that has just posted one for $675 for whomever is curious enough to set up a rendez-vous. The ad appears to include the phone, original box and booklets and we can assume that the charger and other accessories are included as well.
It’s safe to say that the phone should be in mint condition seeing as how it is not even released yet in the States. It’s a certainty that the seller has already received many emails inquiring about this hot item, where he got it, and so forth. My guess is that he is a developer or tester for HTC and has decided to part with it. Crazy, right? The price isn’t too bad, however it’s used. Would anyone be willing to jump on this deal to claim early bird status for the HTC One X? I know I would be jealous!