HTC One

Customers can initiate pull request today, general rollout begins in batches from February 11

Sprint has given word that customers with an HTC One can now pull down the Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 update directly to their phones starting today. Nothing official for a change log was given, but it should be the same exact KitKat and Sense 5.5 update that has been on the unlocked and European phones for a bit, and that Canada just started getting this morning.

HTC already gave us a heads-up that they could miss their self-imposed 90-day turn around time to get KitKat out to customers with a One, but it looks like Sprint isn't making that one true for their customers.

If you're the impatient type — and you know you are — fire up your settings and check for your KitKat update. Hop in the comments when you get it, and be sure to hit the forums to share your thoughts and experiences.

Source: Sprint. Thanks, Krazik!

    






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Small carrier tries to make a splash with a deal that includes unlimited data

In a very consumer-friendly move, Wind Mobile will begin offering unlimited roaming in the U.S. for just $15 additional per month starting February 3rd. Adding this roaming package gives you unlimited talk and text but also data in the U.S., a pretty big deal for anyone who travels with any frequency and has been hit with big roaming bills. Even with this additional $15 add-on, Wind's plans will still be very competitively priced to the other carriers.

Wind has a small customer base and is often struggling to make itself relevant as the fourth-place carrier in Canada, so this may just be a good bump to pick up some additional subscribers. And given the relatively small number of roaming deals currently available from Canadian and U.S. carriers alike, we always want to see at least one making a step in this direction.

Source: Wind Mobile (Marketwired)

    






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Over the past few months, there have been multiple references to the HTC M8′s display resolution and size. As things currently stand, we are expecting the HTC M8 to sport a 5-inch 1080p display with on-screen buttons. After sharing the news that the HTC M8 may be available in four …


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HTC One

KitKat update reportedly rolling out on Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, Wind

HTC One owners in the U.S. might have another week or two to wait for their KitKat update, but it seems there's no such delay for their northern neighbors. MobileSyrup reports that an update weighing a little under 600MB is rolling out now to Canadian HTC Ones on Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel and Wind, bringing devices up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5

If you've got an HTC One in Canada, now's the time to head to Settings > About phone > Software update and check for that OTA. Earlier this week HTC America president Jason Mackenzie said the company expected to narrowly miss its self-imposed target of getting KitKat onto phones in the U.S. and Canada within 90 days of the code drop, however it seems Canada has just managed to make that deadline. HTC's updates site still shows the U.S. HTC One update as being in certification with the carriers.

Elsewhere, HTC started pushing out Android 4.4.2 to the HTC One in some European countries a few days ago.

Source: MobileSyrup

    






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Gotta love this. Tim Tebow couldn't make it in the NFL. Hence, he has no contract. T-Mobile also doesn't have contracts (sort of, only, really, it does),  but it now has Tim Tebow. Riding bulls. And driving muscle cars. And rocking out. And delivering babies. And finding Sadquatch. And finding world piece. And walking on the moon.

'Cause that's what the kid does, yo.

We've got one more commercial after the break.

Source: Press release

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If the latest rumor from @evleaks is to be believed, HTC has plans to release a smaller version of the HTC M8 – the HTC M8 mini. Currently, all we have to go off of is a cryptic 0P8B reference which is apparently associated with the device. The HTC One …


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Update brings most requested feature to lock screen replacement

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Cover, the popular Android lock screen replacement, has just released an update to version 0.1.8 which brings along music controls. For devices running Android 4.4, KitKat, the all-new feature will allow you to take control of your Pandora, Spotify, Rdio or Sonos audio without the need to unlock your device. Working with nearly every music app available, Cover will recognize when audio is playing and will pin the icon for the application to the bottom of the screen. Next to the icon are controls for skipping songs, both backwards and forwards, as well as a pause button, and on the right side you will find the album art.

Coming in as one of the most requested features, Cover is very excited to make these available to everyone. To make use of the new feature you will first need to update the app and then activate the feature. Activation is quite simple and from the settings you will look for the Music Controls addition and then grant permission to Notification access.

Unfortunately, Cover has yet to be able to implement support for Android 4.1 – 4.3 devices as there is no standard way to access the music that is being played in those versions, so to keep the experience the best possible they are keeping it KitKat-exclusive for now. If you are using Cover, be sure to update today and activate the music controls.

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Moto X

Wider availability of the update likely not far behind the soak test

We've begun receiving tips from those who are using a Moto X on T-Mobile (aka the unlocked GSM model) that a soak test software update is on its way. This would be the first update since it made the jump to Android 4.4, and given the recent move to Android 4.4.2 on some variants of the Moto X that could be what we're looking at here.

Motorola has been pretty good about quickly releasing the soak test  — or just jumping straight to broad availability — after it sends out invitations to participate, so we shouldn't have to wait long to see. If you aren't part of the Motorola Feedback Network to get in on the soak tests, don't worry, your update should be heading out soon provided the soak test goes according to plan.

Thanks, Anonymous!

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Our questions about the mysterious HTC D310w which was spotted in POSTEL’s database last week have been answered today with the unveiling of the HTC Desire 310. The handset isn’t going to win any prizes for design or performance, but it does come wit hthe distinction of being the first …


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Welcome to the second edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update! I’m James Falconer, Community Manager at Mobile Nations. If you hang around the forums at Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Smarwatch Fans or Windows Phone Central, chances are we’ve crossed paths. If you haven’t, keep reading and I’ll bring you up-to-speed on some of the most awesome stuff going on in our communities.

Early January was an incredibly busy time for all of us. Not only did we launch the brand new Smartwatch Fans site (headed by Editor-in-Chief Adam Zeis), we also produced #CESlive with our good friends at GeekBeat.tv. CES was a whirlwind of activity, and producing a live show alongside our usual coverage of the show was a huge undertaking… Yet we pulled it off without a hitch. If you tuned into our coverage, I hope you enjoyed it. If you didn’t, check out our recap video (it’s worth a look).

2014 is off to a great start. Mobile Nations is growing. Our staff, volunteers and members remain passionate, dedicated, and eager to take on the coming year. I hope you’ll join in the fun that is (and will be) 2014.

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