T-Mobile Removes Ads from Android Notification Bar
T-Mobile has responded to customer complaints about advertisements that were pushed to the notification screen of their Android smartphones. "During a recent software update, a message to promote T-Mobile's free VIP Zone was mistakenly sent to certain customers and appeared on the notification bar for some Android devices," said T-Mobile in a statement sent to TMoNews. "After T-Mobile was made aware of this mistake, the company stopped the notifications. T-Mobile apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused customers."
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.
OnePlus Says Android 7 Nougat Headed to 3 and 3T
OnePlus today began to distribute OxygenOS 4.0 to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OxygenOS 4.0 is based on Android 7 Nougat and includes revised notifications and settings menu designs; support for multi-window view; notification direct replies; expanded Shelf customization tools; and more options for the status bar icon.
AT&T Brings WiFi Calling to Android Phones
AT&T today launched WiFi Calling on Android. Starting with the LG G4, AT&T customers will be able to make/receive calls and send/receive text messages via WiFi.
Nest Cameras Gain Door Recognition, Apps Gain Better Notifications
Nest today updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways.
T-Mobile Makes It Easy to Get Premium SMS Refunds
T-Mobile today said it will reach out to customers who it believes were charged for unwanted premium SMS services so that they might request a refund. T-Mobile ceased offering premium SMS services last year when it ascertained some providers were charging customers even though the customers never requested the service in question.
One Could Only Imagine.