T-Mobile Names First 42Mbps HSPA+ Markets
T-Mobile today announced the first three markets where it will double HSPA+ speeds from 21Mbps to 42Mbps. New York City, Las Vegas, and Orlando will be the first, followed by Chicago and Long Island / Northern New Jersey later this year. T-Mobile says its HSPA+ network will be available at 42Mbps in 25 markets by mid-year, covering some 140 million Americans. In addition to the network improvements, T-Mobile announced seven new devices that can take advantage of its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, including the LG G2x, the Sidekick 4G, the LG G-Slate tablet, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot (made by ZTE), and the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 laptop dongle. The T-Mobile Jet 3.0 laptop dongle will be the first to support the 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
ZTE's Axon 7 Mini Wins Android 7.1.1
ZTE today began pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Axon 7 Mini smartphone. Like the same update that reached the larger Axon 7 earlier this year, today's update for the Axon 7 Mini adds support for T-Mobile WiFi Calling; a wider selection of gender-balanced emoji and GIFs; performance improvements to Google's Daydream VR; and the latest security patches.
ZTE Quartz Is An Affordable Android Watch
ZTE today announced the Quartz, the company's first Android Wear smartwatch. The Quartz offers core tools for a modern wearable, including Android Wear 2.0, LTE connectivity for standalone calls and messaging, and an IP67 rating for protection against liquids and dirt.
T-Mobile Kicks Off Sales of LG Stylo 3 Plus
T-Mobile today added the LG Stylo 3 Plus to its lineup of Android smartphones. The device is a minor update to last year's Stylo 3.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Offer for Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
T-Mobile said shoppers will be able to score a free Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, or LG G6 or V20 (pictured) through a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off June 16. Existing T-Mobile customers need to buy both phones on an installment plan and subscribe to an unlimited data service plan in order to qualify.
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