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AT&T’s Moto X Android 4.4.2 soak test starts today

A quick heads up for those of you on the soak-test plan for AT&T’s Moto X — look for your Android 4.4.2 update any time now. According to the folks behind the test, your update should start pushing this afternoon. (If not sooner.)

    

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HTC Backup updated for AT&T’s HTC One

If you’re running an HTC One on AT&T and use the HTC Backup app, you’ll want to pick up today’s update. It’s got fixes for Sense 5.5 (which you should now have along with the Android 4.4.2 update), supports contacts and text messages, you can choose to back up to Google Drive or Dropbox, and you can now sign in with your Google account. Good additions, all.

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AT&T’s upgrade fee set to double on Sunday

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Heads up to those who are on the cusp on buying a new device on AT&T. According to this screen shot sent through the Android Central app, AT&T’s getting ready to double it this Sunday, Feb. 12, from $ 18 to $ 36. That’s not a whole lot of money, we suppose, but it’s still 100 percent higher than what it is currently, and nobody likes paying more.

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AT&T’s rumored Q1 roadmap includes Galaxy Note, Skyrocket II HD, Sony Ion, more

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AT&T announced six new Android devices earlier this month at their developers conference during CES, and now we are learning more details about specific release dates. Jonathan Geller of BGR is reporting that AT&T will launch at least seven Android devices in Q1 including the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Rugby Smart, AT&T Fusion, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, Sony Xperia Ion and Sony Crystal.

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note passes through FCC

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The Samsung Galaxy Note that we already know is coming to AT&T, has passed through the FCC.  There’s absolutely no surprises — we see the 21Mbps UMTS/HSPA+, GSM 850/1900, and band 4 and 17 LTE radios, along with NFC, Wifi and Bluetooth.  Now all we need to know is when the SGH-i717 will go up for sale — all we’ve officially heard is “the coming weeks”.  Even though it’s not a surprise,  [Read More…]

AT&T’s use of Carrier IQ extends to its own analytics app, not just embedded on phone

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AT&T’s responses to questions posed by U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., over the use of Carrier IQ analytics software are probably the most interesting we’ve seen thus far.

AT&T has been using Carrier IQ only since March 2011, with the Motorola Bravo the first device to have it integrated. However, AT&T has had its own analytics tool in use since 2009. Called Mark the Spot, or MTS, it differs from Carrier IQ in  [Read More…]

AT&T’s holiday white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket available Dec. 4

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Just a quick heads up that white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket — that’s essentially AT&T’s LTE version of the Galaxy S II — will be available starting Dec. 4. Specs are exactly the same as the black Skyrocket, save for the white shell, and pricing remains the same: $ 249 on contract.

AT&T’s first LTE Android smartphones available today

Samsung Skyrocket and HTC Vivid

AT&T’s first pair of LTE-capable smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid — are available for purchase today for $ 249 and $ 199 respectively. While both phones will function fine on AT&T’s existing HSPA+ network, the cities where you can actually get LTE data are still pretty limited. As of today, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Ga.

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AT&T’s Android sales more double year over year for Q3

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We’ve long cast a wary eye toward AT&T when it comes to Android (and rightfull so, between an initially tepid adoption rate, suspect devices (and devices), an odd apps policy and the whole faux-G thing. But there’s no denying this: Sales of Android smartphones more than doubled on the U.S. carrier in the third quarter of 2012 2011 when compared to Q3 a year ago.

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Major security flaw found in AT&T’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II device

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We love to think that once we set a pattern lock — or any sort of lock — on our beloved Android device that our information is safe, right? Well, the guys at BGR noticed that the information on the upcoming AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t so safe behind a once trusted pattern lock, and that it can quite simply be bypassed.

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