Verizon Says Carrier IQ Software Not on Its Phones
Carrier IQ software is not installed on any of the phones sold by Verizon Wireless, according to a tweet posted by Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson. "To be 100% clear: Carrier IQ is *not* on Verizon Wireless phones," tweeted Nelson. Carrier IQ has come under fire recently for its software, which monitors certain aspects of user behavior on smartphones.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Verizon Shares More HTC 10 Launch Details
Verizon Wireless says it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock the HTC 10 in retail stores, beginning May 5.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Lands In Carrier Stores April 10
Samsung today announced the general availability details for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The devices can be pre-ordered beginning Friday, March 27 and should reach most carrier stores on April 10.
Verizon to Be Exclusive Carrier Selling Google Pixel Phone
Google today named Verizon Wireless as its exclusive carrier partner for the new Pixel smartphones. Verizon is accepting preorders for the Pixel and Pixel XL starting today.
AT&T, T-Mo, Verizon to Allow Note7 Replacement Exchanges, Too
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless followed Sprint's lead today and said customers who have a replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 can exchange the phone for any other sold in carrier stores. T-Mobile specified that any customer can return any phone within the initial 14-day trial period, and that includes both replacement and new Note7 handsets.