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Earlier, HTC had already released the Marshmallow update for all unlocked versions of the One A9 and now the same is being done for the Sprint versions. It seems like HTC is pretty serious about keeping the One A9 updated with the latest and greatest, not that anyone is complaining!

Users will be able to download and apply software package version 1.57.651.1 OTA, which will bring the awaited Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 to the Sprint One A9. This will add new features to the camera and make the battery last longer, and of course, there will be a lot of new emojis! Users will particularly appreciate the inclusion of native Wi-Fi calling that will now be supported by the One A9 without the need to download a third party software. One can expect a host of other micro improvements and addition of new features, much in the same way we saw with the unlocked One A9.

If you own one of Sprint's HTC One A9s and you are wondering why the update has not yet reached your phone, let us assure you that it is coming. All OTA updates are released in stages. What this means is that some devices may get the update before others, but all of them will be updated in a span of few days. If you cannot wait for a day or two, it is possible to download the RUU file (1.86GB) and flash the ROM by connecting your device with your PC. However, you will need HTC Sync manager to complete the process.


The HTC 10 was recently announced by Verizon and they were the first carrier in the US to do so. However, Sprint has just joined in the action with more details about the phone and a clear release date. The Sprint version of the HTC 10 will be available from May 13 on contract and at zero down payment. There will only be a monthly charge of $26 for two years (24 months) as per the contract. Sprint also added that the highly acclaimed smartphone will be using their LTE Plus network for superfast internet speeds. Verizon will still be the first carrier in America to start selling the HTC 10 via pre-orders accepted only through their online store.

The HTC 10 was received very well around the world by techies and the excellent reviews have created quite a bit of demand for the handset in USA as well. If you are not particularly familiar with HTC's flagship smartphone for 2016, you might find them to be quite impressive. Chamfered edges and a metal body hide the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC within, while the front hosts a 5.2" Super LCD 5 display (1440p) at 565 ppi. There is also 4GB of RAM onboard which seems to have become a standard for all flagship devices this year. HTC has significantly slimmed down HTC Sense 8.0 this year and as a result, the experience feels almost the same as stock Android 6.0.1, albeit with a few added features. There are also the famous front-firing HTC BoomSound speakers and a built-in fingerprint scanner inside the Home button.

Fortunately, most Android smartphone manufacturers went back to the drawing board and gave their smartphones an expandable memory card slot. This holds true for the HTC 10 as well, so you can now increase your phone's storage by an additional 200GB. You will of course get an internal memory of 32-GB to begin with. The 12-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash was highlighted by HTC as one of the best features of the smartphone. Not to be outdone, the selfie cam is a 5-megapixel ½.3" sensor with 1.55µm pixel size. The 3,000 mAh battery supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and once fully charged, is reported to provide the user with 27 hours of talk time, along with a standby time of 456 hours.

Did the impressive specs of the HTC 10 get you excited? Do the positive reviews make you want this phone even more? Or will you give this one a pass? Let us know what you think.

Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)

It was only a matter of time before Sprint and Verizon launched their own "buy one, get one free" offer for the Galaxy S7 as AT&T and T-Mobile already had launched their own. There is a catch however, if you even consider it a catch that is. As of now, Sprint is not offering the Galaxy S7 Edge as a part of this package but only the regular Galaxy S7. Nonetheless, if you are keen on picking up a Galaxy S7 Edge from Sprint, you will get it at half the retail price from them.

Sprint has even incorporated the Galaxy Forever lease program into both their offers. This particular program allows you to exchange your old Galaxy device for the latest one, after just twelve months. The lease on the other hand will continue as before until the contract ends or you decide to keep exchanging as future Galaxy smartphones keep launching.

Verizon has taken a slightly different approach when compared to Sprint because they are offering both the S7 and the S7 Edge in their Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer. In fact, they have actually taken it a step further by allowing the customer to get both devices at the price of one. What this means is that you can buy a S7 Edge and choose to take a regular S7 instead of another S7 Edge as the free device.

If you are considering any of these offers then keep in mind that they all require the customer to get into a contract with the concerned company and the offer will take anywhere between eight-ten weeks to get validated via a prepaid card. We urge you to go through the terms and conditions carefully before taking a decision. There is now denying though, that these offers do make the S7 series of smartphones seem like much better value for money products.

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Grand prime ve


We have reported before that Samsung is launching a new Grand Prime Value Edition device with Android 5.1 Lollipop Pre-installed. Sprint is launching this VE device this friday July,10th.


Grand Prime VE

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5-inch screen with a 540 x 960 qHD resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 220ppi. The 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC under the hood contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of internal storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. The back and front camera combo weighs in at 8MP/5MP, and the lights are kept on by a 2600mAh battery, Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.


Grand Prime


The phone comes with the Ultra Power Saving Mode. With 10% of the handset's battery life remaining, the feature closes down unnecessary apps and gives you an extra 24 hours to make/take phone calls and send/receive text messages.


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If you were planning to get a S8 or S8+ from Sprint, you will now have one more reason to do so. If you pre-order either of the two devices from Sprint, Samsung will throw in an e-gift certificate worth $100 with the package. The certificate can however, only be used to buy or get a discount from the Samsung website.

If you choose any other carrier, there are some pretty good deals going on there as well and it mainly includes a gift offer. The gift offer translates to the buyer getting a 256GB MMC card, an Oculus content box and a Gear VR with controller/AKG headphones by paying only $99 extra. Granted it's not a bad deal, but we could be seeing better ones in the future.

Which offer appeals to you more? The gift bundle for an extra 100 bucks or the $100 e-certificate? Let us know in the comments.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

s5 sprint


Sprint has announced the pricing and the release date details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 on its network. The latest Galaxy smartphone will cost $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a 2-year contract or $649 without any long-term commitment.

The carrier is also offering the Easy Pay option for the Galaxy S5 and if you prefer to opt for it, then you will have to pay $27.09 a month for a period of two years, with $0 down. Pre-orders starts right now, head to the source link below.



Moto Nexus 6

Moto Nexus 6 is coming to all major US carriers. AT&T and Sprint have made their plans official. AT&T will start taking pre-orders for the phablet today (November,12th). Only the Blue color version will be available.


The Nexus 6 price with a 2-year contract is going to be $249.99. With no annual commitment, you'll need to shell out $682.99 for the phone if you buy it from AT&T, but you can also go the Next route, paying zero down and then having either 20 monthly installments of $34.15, or 24 monthly payments of $28.46, or 30 monthly installments of $22.77.


Nexus 6


While AT&T hasn't told us when the Nexus 6 will actually be in stock, Sprint is boasting that it will have the device available in-store as well as online starting this Friday, November,14th.


This carrier has chosen not to tell us how much the Nexus 6 will cost with a two-year contract. The full price, sans contract, will be $696. And if you use Sprint's Easy Pay scheme, you'll shell out nothing upfront, then followed by 24 monthly payments of $29.



LG G flex 2

Finally, the LG G flex 2 is now officially available for purchasing in both the US and the UK. The device was previously only available in Korea, the device will be available on other regions by late April.

In the US you can only find it at Sprint for the moment, this being the first carrier to offer it. If you want to buy a G Flex 2 from Sprint you need to pay $199.99 if you get a new two-year contract. Sprint has two color versions of the G Flex 2, Platinum Silver and Volcano Red. The latter is exclusive to the carrier.


LG G Flex 2 is also available in the UK via Carphone Warehouse, following a pretty long pre-order period. Over there the phone is only available in black right now. If you want to purchase one SIM-free, that will cost you £529.99. Otherwise, you can pick a 24-month contract from an operator and get the phone for free for plans starting at £34.50 per month.



LG G Flex 2

The U.S. carrier Sprint is rolling-out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the LG G Flex 2, the Korean company is known for its fast updates. The new firmware for the smartphone sports the version number LS996ZV6 and is the latest Android Lollipop iteration Google has to offer. Google had recently finished updating its own lineup of Nexus devices to Android 5.1.1.


As its release number suggests, Android 5.1.1 offers bug fixes and minor improvements over Android 5.1. Factory reset protection is also included in the update.



According to reports, Sprint continues to provide good news to its customers. Just earlier, they had officially started to roll out the Android M update for the Galaxy Note 5 and if that was not enough, they have also started to roll out the same update for their version of the older Galaxy Note 4 as well. It is a good gesture on Sprint's part to release both updates on the same date, showing that they have not forgotten their customers from 2014.

This update will come to your Galaxy Note 4 in a 1.4GB package and will upgrade your smartphone to Android version 6.0.1 post installation. The firmware version should also change to N910PVPU4DPC1, complete with March 1 Android Security Patch. Although one will have to wait to find out in exact details, it can be said safely that most of Android Marshmallow's improvements and added features will make it to the Note 4 as well.

Do not worry if you have not received the notification yet as this will take a bit of time before it reaches all of the smartphones in the country. Nonetheless, the official declaration confirms that all Sprint customers will get it on their Note 4. If you want to check right now, go to Settings>About device>Check for Software Update. If you see the Download Now option, tap on it and follow the instructions. If not, then just wait a while and you will be notified of the update as soon as it arrives on your phone.

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It has been a while now since Samsung released the Nougat 7.0 update for the S7 and S7 Edge. T-Mobile and AT&T had already started with rolling out the carrier versions and now Sprint just joined them. As of now, reports suggest that only the handsets which were enrolled into the Galaxy Beta Program are getting the update, but other users should be receiving the stable build very soon as well.

Although the actual size of the full Android Nougat v7.0 update is supposed to be more than 1.2GB, the one that's currently rolling out to the beta testers who already have Nougat installed, is just a 167MB file. To find the update manually, head over to Settings > About device > Software update. If it's not there yet, just wait a few days and you should be prompted to update your S7 or S7 Edge automatically.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your smartphone.


If you live in the US and you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge under contract Sprint, your October security patch has finally arrived. The update arrives after half the month of November is gone but hey! At least it's here right? I am aware that it's way too late but then again, Samsung has not been very timely with their monthly security updates recently and this is a carrier update, which usually takes longer.

If you own the Galaxy S7, the update should reach you in the form of firmware version G930PVPU5BQJ3, while if you own the Galaxy S7 Edge, the same update will reach you via firmware version G935PVPU5BQJ3. In case you are thinking about the November security patch, that is a riddle that no one will be able to solve right now! Just when we were beginning to think that Samsung might skip the November patch altogether, like it did with the September security patch, the Galaxy A5 (2017) had started to receive this month's security update just yesterday. We will have to wait and see how Samsung and the US carriers play this one out.

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

The carrier might be late to the party but at least they are finally there. If you own a Galaxy S6 or a S6 Edge on Sprint, you should be prompted anytime now to update your device with the latest security patch. Firmware version of the update is G925PVPS4DQL2 for the Galaxy S6 Edge and G920PVPS4DQL2 for the regular Galaxy S6.

The December patch will be fixing a number of issues that are common to all Android devices, but since it is coming from Samsung, it will have ten additional bug fixes from the OEM itself. Whether the Sprint edition devices will be getting some extra software improvements from the carrier as well is unknown at the moment, but if you own either of the two devices on Sprint, do let us know. If you are eagerly waiting for news regarding when or if the S6 series will be upgraded to Android Oreo, we are sorry to tell you that there is still no official confirmation. Nevertheless, there is definitely a chance that it might, given earlier reports.

Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Just like every year, unlocked versions of the Samsung flagship smartphones have not received the Android 9 Pie update yet in the US, although all the three major carriers have already rolled out the same for their respective carrier locked S9/S9+ models. Sprint was the latest carrier to join in on the action, as owners of the Galaxy Note 9 on Sprint have recently started receiving Android 9 Pie on their respective smartphones. AT&T was the first to update their Note 9 and now that Sprint has also released their variant of the update. Only Note 9 owners on Verizon await the much awaited OTA upgrade.

In case you have a Note 9 on Sprint, you should be receiving firmware version N960USQU1CSAA any time now, in which the January security patch is also embedded. For most users, the update will be roughly 1.9GB in size, but in case you were one of the beta testers, the file size will be much smaller. As far as updating the unlocked variants are concerned though, you are not in luck if you live in the US! Not that your device won't get the update, but there's no telling when that will happen.

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