Verizon Pushing Update to Samsung Galaxy S4
Verizon Wireless has begun delivering a system update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that adds several new features. Chief among the new features is Samsung's Optical Reader application. Optical Reader uses the camera to take pictures of documents, such as business cards, and convert it into text. The app can also translate text into 40 different languages. In addition to Optical Reader, the update improves Wi-Fi performance; fixes bugs in S Memo, voicemail, and the video recorder; moves several controls in the settings menus; and expands roaming capabilities. The system update can be installed over the air or via Samsung's Kies application.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
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.
Verizon Delivering Marshmallow to Galaxy Note 5
Verizon Wireless has made the Android 6.0 Marshmallow system update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The phone gains the standard Marshmallow features, such as Doze and Now On Tap, as well as refreshed app icons and folders, Verizon's WiFi Calling service, and the most recent security patches.
Alcatel Pushing Performance Update to Idol 3
Alcatel OneTouch today began delivering a system update to the 5.5-inch version of the Idol 3 smartphone. The improved system fixes bugs in the Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and the Camera FV-5 apps; and also adds support for IPv6 and improves the general performance and responsiveness of the phone.
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