Sprint Pushing Maintenance Update to Moto Photon
Sprint today detailed changes headed to the Motorola Photon 4G by way of a maintenance update for its system software. The update makes it easier to import contacts from an SD card, improves music playback via streaming music services, boosts the performance of the mobile hotspot feature, and makes it easier to create and accept calendar meeting requests on the phone. In addition to the bug fixes and performance tweaks, the new system software also adds new features. Primarily, the Photon now supports 1080p HD video capture, and includes new video settings that make playback more responsive. The update does not include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Sprint, it will be pushed out over the air during the course of the next few days.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Apple Releases iOS 9.2 for iPhones and iPads
Apple today made iOS 9.2 available in to iPhone and iPad owners. The minor update, which Apple has tested in beta extensively over the last month, improves Apple Music by making it easier to create playlists, save songs offline, and browse through classical music.
HTC Says Verizon's 10 to See Camera Update May 27
HTC's Mo Versi said via his Twitter account that the Verizon Wireless variant of the HTC 10 will receive a maintenance update that improves several aspects of the phone. The release chiefly boosts the camera's performance, including the autofocus feature.
Update for T-Mobile Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Tweaks Performance
T-Mobile is pushing a minor update to its variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that improves performance of several features. Specifically, the revised system should offer enhanced voice services on both phones.