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Don’t buy your Google Pixel from Verizon

There’s basically no reason to buy the Pixel from Verizon.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are really solid phones. You can say they’re a bit on the spendy side considering how much cheaper the past few Nexus phones have been, but Google is clearly swinging for the fences here.

Part of that plan is a multi-pronged retail approach that includes partnering with Verizon in the U.S. to get the new Pixels out in stores and  [Read More…]

Daily brief: Thanks for nothing, Verizon

What happened in Android news on October 6, 2016? A lot, actually.

I’m not American, but even I can tell that buying a Google Pixel from Verizon is probably not a wise move if you value expeditious software updates — and why wouldn’t you, if you’re reading Android Central?

News broke earlier today that Big Red would be overseeing updates to the Pixel and Pixel XL, mainly for quality control purposes but also because they are  [Read More…]

Best Buy offering $100 gift card and free Chromecast if you pre-order a Pixel and activate on Verizon

The Pixel and Pixel XL are now up for pre-order in the U.S., with the 32GB Pixel retailing for $ 649 and the Pixel XL starting at $ 769. Best Buy is set to roll out a launch promotion wherein the retailer will offer a $ 100 gift card and a Chromecast 2015 for free to all customers pre-ordering the Pixel and Pixel XL and activating them on Verizon.

The deal isn’t live  [Read More…]

Verizon is the exclusive U.S. carrier for the Pixel

Google has announced that Verizon will be its exclusive U.S. carrier for the Pixel phones. That’s right, just Verizon. No AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or even U.S. Cellular. In previous years, Google offered its Nexus phones through carriers, but not exclusively to just one. You’ll still be able to pick up an unlocked version of either the Pixel or Pixel XL from Google or Project Fi, but if you want to finance it through your carrier, you’ll only be able to  [Read More…]

Verizon accidentally leaks Pixels info, including potential blue color

Another carrier, another leak of the Pixel phones.

Well, this is just getting ridiculous. We’re closing in on October 4 itself, and now Verizon — America’s largest carrier, natch — has revealed another enticing tidbit about the upcoming Pixel phones.

By now we know that the Pixel phones are coming on October 4, and they are indeed called just that. We know that there will be two models, with largely identical specs but for the size  [Read More…]

T-Mobile to resume Galaxy Note 7 sales on Oct 5, joining Verizon and Sprint

It’s even easier to get a new Note 7 this week.

Though Verizon and Sprint have been selling new safe Galaxy Note 7s for a couple of weeks now, T-Mobile has announced it will start selling fresh Note 7s starting October 5. This comes after a pretty hefty number of original defective Note 7s have been exchanged, though reserving new stock only for exchanges rather than new sales really was the responsible thing to do.

That  [Read More…]

Verizon prepaid customers get HD voice and video calls

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced that its prepaid customers will have Voice over LTE capabilities starting on September 25. Indeed, this means HD voice calling and HD video calling over the service as well as six-way calls and more. Yes, it also means the ability to surf the internet while taking calls, too. With prepaid rates

Verizon, Sprint start selling new Galaxy Note 7 as recall continues

Well it turns out those new Note 7s aren’t just for exchanges; they’re also for new sales.

Right on the heels of the announcement that 500,000 brand new Galaxy Note 7s have arrived in the U.S. for customer exchanges, Verizon and Sprint have started offering up the new phones for sale. Verizon’s page places a larage notice on the product page indicating that these are new “safe” units, while Sprint simply picked up where it left off with no  [Read More…]

How to return your recalled Galaxy Note 7 to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint

Samsung has initiated a recall for the Note 7, but all you care about is your interaction with your carrier.

Since a majority of us in the U.S. still buy our phones from the big four carriers, we don’t really care about the process of returning our still-new recalled Galaxy Note 7 elsewhere — we want to know how to get it done here. Well, it turns out that one of the benefits of buying your  [Read More…]

Verizon to offer Motorola Moto Z Play Droid on September 8

Verizon today announced yet another entrant in its Droid family of smartphones. Starting from September 8, the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid goes on sale with an all-in $ 408 price tag. Unlike its brethren, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, the Moto Z Play Droid is aimed at a less-demanding user. But, that’s