Nokia Planning Software Tweaks for Lumia 920 and 820
Nokia recently announced a new operating system update for both the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. According to Nokia, the update mainly fixes bugs and improves performance. Specific fixes include enhancements to display stability during a call, and improved automatic display brightness adjustment. Nokia is already offering the update to versions of the 920 and 820 outside of the U.S. Neither AT&T nor T-Mobile USA has yet said when they will make the update available to their variants of the 920 and 820, respectively.
AT&T Pushing Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia 920 and 820
AT&T today said the Windows Phone 8.1 system update is now available to the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both devices gain Cortana and a host of other features with the new operating system.
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.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Cricket to Sell Lumia 530 for $50 Starting Oct. 3
Cricket Wireless today announced it has added the Nokia Lumia 530 to its lineup of low-cost smartphones. The 530 is Nokia's entry-level smartphone, which includes a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana.
Nokia Lumia 820
4.3" display 480 x 800 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 1 GB RAM
1,650 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Wireless Charging, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)