July 2021 security update now heading to Sprint’s Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung had started rolling out the July 2021 security update a couple of weeks ago. The new security patch was first released to the Galaxy S10 series, and then it was expanded to the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S21, Galaxy A52, and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Now, the […]

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T-Mobile brings camera improving June 2021 update to Galaxy S21 series

Unlocked Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra units had the honor of getting the June 2021 security update before their carrier-locked counterparts, but the latter are finally beginning to catch up. T-Mobile has started rolling out the latest firmware update for the Galaxy S21 series, and units locked to Sprint are also getting the same […]

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Galaxy S21 unlocked units get critical update in the USA

The Galaxy S21 series first received the June 2021 security update in the last week of May. Samsung then released two more updates to the international variants of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. One of those updates included camera and performance improvements. Those improvements are now being rolled out to […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets the June 2021 security update in the US

Samsung started rolling out the June 2021 security update in the last week of May, and the rollout expanded to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last week. However, only the international variant of the foldable phone had received the software update. The company has now started rolling out the update to carrier variants of the […]

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Galaxy A50’s Sprint variant gets the June 2021 security update

Over the past two years, Samsung has been pretty impressive in updating the software on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets, and the Galaxy A50 has been receiving consistent updates. The international variant of the Galaxy A50 had received the June 2021 security update two weeks ago. Now, the smartphone’s Sprint variant has started getting the […]

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The Galaxy Tab S6 at Sprint is now joining the Android 11 / One UI 3.1 club

Another US carrier is pushing the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 firmware update to the Galaxy Tab S6. The tablet first got the update in March, and Verizon began distributing it earlier in May. Now, the Galaxy Tab S6 at Sprint is receiving a similar treatment as the carrier is rolling out the Android 11 […]

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Sprint’s Galaxy Z Flip 5G finally gets the May 2021 security update

The international version of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G has already received the June 2021 security patch, but not all variants of the foldable phone have been so lucky. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s carrier-locked versions in the US have been stuck with the April 2021 security patch. Just one day before the start of […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 at Sprint and T-Mobile gets April 2021 security patch

Samsung had released the April 2021 security patch to its flagship foldable smartphone early last month. However, the update was limited to unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. A couple of weeks ago, the update made it to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 on Verizon’s network in the US. Now, the same update […]

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Galaxy A51-bound April 2021 security update reaches U.S. shores

The April 2021 Android security update for the Galaxy A51 has reached the United States and is presently rolling out to select variants of the device across the country. More specifically, it’s the model SM-A515U that’s now being updated to a newer, safer Android build. That would be the CDMA version sold by Sprint, though its […]

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Apple More Prominently Highlighting iPhone Trade-In Deals From Carriers

Apple today introduced a new “iPhone Carrier Offers” website in the United States, with the site more prominently highlighting carrier deals offered by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A banner on Apple’s iPhone purchase pages also points out various carrier discounts that are available, with “Special Offers Available” wording also included when choosing a carrier […]

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T-Mobile Automatically Opting Customers In to Expanded Data Collection Program for Targeted Ads

T-Mobile is planning to automatically opt its customers into an advertising program that will see user web and mobile app usage shared with advertisers, reports The Wall Street Journal. In a recent privacy policy update, T-Mobile and Sprint customers were informed that their web and mobile app data will be provided to advertisers starting on […]

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Sprint, T-Mobile now pushing One UI 3.0 update to Galaxy Note 20 owners

Remember Sprint? Well, neither does Marcelo Claure, but the somewhat freshly acquired T-Mobile unit has lately been staying on top of Samsung’s Android updates like there’s no tomorrow. Or, like it has new bosses to impress, to be more specific. Case in point: the fact that its Galaxy Note 20 (SM-N981U) and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra […]

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Apple Applies for Trademark of ‘iPhone for Life’ in Hong Kong

Apple has applied for a trademark on the phrase “iPhone for Life” in Hong Kong, according to a partly-private filing discovered by Patently Apple. The phrase “‌iPhone‌ for Life” is reportedly associated with telecoms providers and third-party Apple resellers, including U.S. carrier Sprint, to advertise ‌iPhone‌ rental programs. Apple itself has never used the expression. […]

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T-Mobile Launches ‘Scam Shield’ to Protect Subscribers From Scam Calls and Robocalls

T-Mobile today unveiled its latest “Un-carrier” initiative, Scam Shield, which is designed to block robocalls and scam calls targeting T-Mobile, Metro, and Sprint customers. A free service, Scam Shield offers scam identification and blocking for every customer and provides more information about who’s calling with enhanced Caller ID. T-Mobile is also offering a free second […]

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Galaxy S20 series gets latest camera update on T-Mobile and Sprint

The latest Galaxy S20 update is now rolling out to devices running on T-Mobile and Sprint’s network in the United States. This update was initially released in other markets earlier this week and brings camera improvements and the May security patch. Some countries had already received an update with the latest security patch at the […]

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