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If you've been eagerly anticipating the release of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, we've got some good news for you. Apparently, a shipment of Samsung's new top-end devices are going to ship early, courtesy of T-Mobile. Outside of actually shelling out the cash for a new high-end phone, the worst part of a pre-order is waiting for your new device to arrive. Someone at T-Mobile seems to understand that and the company jumped the gun with initial shipments. According to reports from some customers, T-Mobile has begun shipping out S8 and S8+ units five days ahead of April 19, which was the day all pre-orders were originally expected to be shipped out. Even that day would... Read more...
T-Mobile might be the third largest carrier in the US, but looking at things through different angles can make it #1. We can see this with the help of the latest results out of OpenSignal, a firm that collects data through real users (who opt-in to use its mobile app). For overall coverage, Verizon reigns supreme. It also does well in overall download speeds, tying with T-Mobile. Beyond that, T-Mobile shows the best latency and download speeds over 3G, which gives it enough of an edge to beat out Verizon, and AT&T and Sprint, for that matter. In LTE speeds, T-Mobile also topped Verizon with average download speeds of 12.26Mbps versus 11.98Mbps. Out of five metrics, AT&T didn't place... Read more...
There doesn't exist a mobile platform more popular than Android, a statement that will probably ring true for a long time to come. Android has the most market share on a global scale, and it leads in the U.S., though if Apple's looking for signs of encouragement, it can point to iOS closing the gap (somewhat) domestically, according to data by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Though the three-month period ending May 2013, Android claims the lion's share of the mobile market in the U.S. with a 52 percent penetration rate. Not terribly far behind is iOS, which is installed on 41.9 percent of smartphones, up 3.5 percent from the same period a year ago, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says. And then there's... Read more...