Verizon LG V20 gets new update, Galaxy S7 and LG G6 up next

Verizon has started pushing out a new update to LG V20 units on its network. Arriving as software version VS99518A, it brings the November security patch. Reports say the carrier is all set to push out new updates – presumably containing the November patch – to several other smartphones as well, including Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, LG G6, and Moto Z Play and Z2 Play. These updates should be rolling out later today. Meanwhile the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note8 has also started getting the November update. It is currently hitting units in China and Hong Kong…

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Deal: Save $350 on Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8/S8+

Purchasing any of Samsung’s latest high end phones – Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8 can now be $ 350 cheaper. Best Buy is offering the deal on Sprint and Verizon variants if you opt for monthly payment plans. For Verizon S8, S8+, and Note8, you’ll have to pay $ 15.41/mo, $ 19.41/mo, and $ 24.41/mo, respectively. For the Sprint models, you’ll have to shell out $ 16.66/mo, $ 20.83/mo, and $ 25.41/mo, respectively. There’s a deal on AT&T models as well, allowing you to net a free Galaxy S8 on purchase of an S8, S8+, or Note8. There’s, however, a catch: one of the units should be on a new line….

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Officially discontinued Verizon Wear24 available at steep discount on eBay

Verizon might have stopped selling it, but if you want, you can still purchase the carrier’s Wear24 smartwatch, and that too at a steep discount. An eBay retailer has the device listed for $ 129.99, down from the launch price tag of $ 350. So, that translates into a discount of over $ 200. Available color options include steel, black, and rose god. The seller is Top Rates Plus, with 97.5% positive feedback. No information on when the deal ends. Source | Via

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Cheaper version of Xiaomi Mi Note 3 now available

Xiaomi launched the Mi Note 3 a few months ago in September with two memory configurations: 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The 64GB model runs CNY 2,299 ($ 346) while the one with double the storage capacity goes for CNY 2,699 ($ 406). These numbers reflect prices after Xiaomi discounted them shortly after launch. The new variant brings the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 to a lower price point to attract more customers. The new tier features 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB. Storage capacity remains the same at 64GB for the entry-level model and it will run CNY 1,999 ($ 301). This new model will only be…

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Android Messages updated with Duo and payment support

A new update to Google’s default SMS application – Android Messages – Is now rolling out to all users. This update brings the Android Messages app from version 2.5 to version 2.7. While there aren’t any significant changes to the interface, the APK did get a size reduction as well as two new features integrated into the app. The first feature, which we’ve heard about in the past, is Duo calling integration. Duo is Android’s default video calling app, and placing a video calling icon right in the SMS conversation window is a great way to get more folks using the free service. Duo…

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Department of Justice files lawsuit to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block the anticipated merger of AT&T and Time Warner this Monday. It has been speculated that The White House under Donald Trump would force the merger to go through, particularly because CNN is owned by Timer Warner, and everyone knows what Trump thinks of CNN – a network often targeted by Trump, calling it (and any other network who doesn’t cover his administration with praise) #FakeNews #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 Trumpy shenanigans aside, a DOJ (Department of…

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OnePlus 5 confirmed to be discontinued once stock runs out

In an interview with The Indian Express, the General Manager of OnePlus India – Vikas Aggarwal – offers insight on what will happen to the OnePlus 5 and why the company released the 5T so soon. If you look at our previous phone, the OnePlus 3T the last batch was sold out during Diwali and now the product will be discontinued. The same goes for the OnePlus 5, which will also be sold out in sometime, and we’ll have only one product – OnePlus 5T – in the market. Aggarwal says the changes on the OnePlus 5T are not significant enough to classify as a whole new product. Instead, the OnePlus…

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ all get November security patches in Canada

In Canada, Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+ are now all receiving a new software update, which brings with it the November security fixes. The S6 and S6 edge have been graced with the same update in other territories since last week, but it’s the first time that an S6 edge+ variation receives this treatment. Obviously we expect S6 edge+ units sold elsewhere to start getting these fixes in the near future too. The new build number for the Canadian Galaxy S6 is G920W8VLS5DQK1. In the case of the S6 edge it’s G925W8VLS5DQK1, and for the S6 edge+ you’ll see G928W8VLS4CQK1. Don’t…

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Deal: LG G6 drops to $119.76 with Sprint installment plan

This week the deals in the mobile space are aplenty, what with Black Friday coming up and all that. If you’re interested in purchasing an LG G6 and would rather have Sprint as your carrier than US Cellular, here’s an amazing offer for you. Best Buy is currently selling Sprint’s LG G6 version for only $ 4.99 month with a two-year installment plan (and $ 0 down). That means you’ll end up paying a grand total of $ 119.76 for the handset when those two years are up. That’s pretty insane even compared to Sprint’s current retail pricing of the G6, which is $ 480 – to say nothing of the device’s…

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now receiving the November security update

T-Mobile is currently busy rolling out a new software update for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. Unfortunately this will not make either device run Android 8.0 Oreo – that update will probably arrive next year. In the meantime, however, you can take advantage of the newest security fixes. And that’s exactly what the new software release for T-Mobile brings. Upon installing the update on your S7 or S7 edge, you’ll be on the November 1, 2017 security patch level. As T-Mobile hasn’t yet updated its support pages to reflect the availability of this update, there’s no official…

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