Sprint MVNO Ting Will Support Nexus 5
Ting, an MVNO that runs on Sprint's network, recently announced that it will support the Google Nexus 5 smartphone. According to Ting, customers will need to acquire their own Nexus 5 handset and a Ting SIM card. They'll then be able to activate the Nexus 5 on Ting's network. Sprint, too, supports the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 can be ordered directly from Google, though most models are currently backordered by at least a couple of weeks.
Review: Google Nexus 5
Phone Scoop tests Google's Nexus 5 on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. Here is our in-depth look at Google's latest stock Android smartphone.
FCC Reveals Photos of Possible Nexus Made by LG
Sep 12, 2013
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide the clearest look yet at what could be a new Google Nexus phone made by LG. LG submitted a "class 2 permissive change" for a variant of Verizon's LG G2 for "some hardware changes (antenna/PCB adjustments)" to the device.
Use Different Camera Apps to Improve Photo Quality
Ever wondered if a third-party camera app could take better pictures than your stock camera app? Well, we did and decided to put the stock Google camera app in the Nexus 5 in a head-to-head competition with Camera FV-5 and Camera ZOOM FX.
Hands-On: Google Nexus 5
Phone Scoop takes a first look at the Nexus 5 from Google and LG. Here are our initial impressions.
Android 4.4 Named "KitKat"
Sep 3, 2013
Google today announced that the next major version of Android - version 4.4 - will be named KitKat, after the Kit Kat candy bar made by NestlÃ©. Each major version of Android is named for a sweet treat starting with a successive letter of the alphabet.
I love Ting! If you're on Sprint and out of contract, you should look hard at it. They use tiered pricing so you only pay for what you use, and you can activate most Sprint phones on their network. Their fees are limited to only what the government makes them charge, plus $6 per line. My bill for last month was only $12! Biggest downside is the large upfront cost if you want a new phone, but you can buy used ones off Glyde or eBay.
If you're interested, here's a link that will get you $25 off your first bill:
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