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Nexus 6 is headed to all five major wireless carriers in the U.S.

Nexus 6 is headed to all five major wireless carriers in the U.S.

Unlike previous Nexus-branded smartphones, the Nexus 6 is not only the device with a huge display, but also the handset with the biggest launch ambitions.

AT&T’s LG G3 supports a wireless charging standard you have never heard about

AT&T’s LG G3 supports a wireless charging standard you have never heard about

LG had already announced that the carrier variants of the G3 in the United States will not feature wireless charging, and instead users were required to purchase the Quick Circle case to gain this functionality.

AT&T, however, has included wireless charging support on its variant of the G3. The problem? Its a standard that no one has ever heard of.

Amazon’s smartphone rumored to be an AT&T exclusive

Amazon’s smartphone rumored to be an AT&T exclusive

One of the most stubborn rumors of the last few years has been focused on Amazon and their upcoming smartphone. We’ve been hearing about it for what seems like forever, but it’s never managed to become a reality. That’s looking to change in 2014, though, as the rumors and leaks are starting to come together to form a real device, and as you can see from the image above, we’ve already seen what the device might look like — albeit, tucked inside a development case.

Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 can now be rooted with Geohot’s Towel Root Exploit [Updated]

Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 can now be rooted with Geohot’s Towel Root Exploit [Updated]

Thanks to KNOX, rooting Samsung devices released in the last one year or so has become an incredibly tough task. While rooting them is possible, it will end up triggering the KNOX hardware switch, which effectively voids the warranty of the device. Since this is a hardware level switch, there is no way to reverse this process or fix it later on.

Worse, carriers in the United States lock down the bootloader on their devices, which makes it near impossible for developers to unlock the device.

AT&T and Samsung make the Galaxy S5 Active official

AT&T and Samsung make the Galaxy S5 Active official

Last night, @evleaks posted a bunch of press renders of the Galaxy S5 Active and a few hours later, AT&T and Samsung have gone off and made the device official. The Galaxy S5 Active sports similar specs as the Galaxy S5 including a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 16MP camera.

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Active press renders leak

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Active press renders leak

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is yet to be officially unveiled by Samsung, but it has already leaked in a number of photos and videos. Now, official photos of the handset from AT&T have surfaced online, thanks to leak-artist @evleaks.

The press photos give us a clear look of the Galaxy S5 Active showing off its extremely rugged look (or ugly, to be honest). 

LG G3 coming to all four major carriers in the United States

LG G3 coming to all four major carriers in the United States

At its launch event yesterday, LG was pretty vague about the availability of the G3 outside of Korea. Thankfully, all the four major carriers in the United States have already confirmed that they would be launching the phone later this year on their network.

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 goes up for pre-order for $199, Shipping April 11th

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 goes up for pre-order for $199, Shipping April 11th

Verizon today announced that it has started taking pre-orders for Samsung’s latest flagship handset — the Galaxy S5. The big red is the last major carrier in the United States to start taking pre-orders for the handset.

How to root the Verizon HTC One (M8) using WeakSauce

How to root the Verizon HTC One (M8) using WeakSauce

Last week, HTC unveiled the new One (M8) with exclusive in-store availability across all Verizon stores in the United States until April 9th. The One comes with a bootloader that can be unlocked using HTC’s official tool. Sadly, the tool does not support Verizon’s variant of the One because the carrier wants all handsets in its network to have a locked down bootloader. 

Swedish carrier reveals the existence of the 2014 HTC One Mini

Swedish carrier reveals the existence of the 2014 HTC One Mini

A Swedish carrier has inadvertently leaked the 2014 HTC One Mini. The handset was revealed in a list of devices supporting the carrier’s HD Voice feature, but has now been taken down. There’s no word on when the Mini will break cover, but the fact that its existence has been revealed is big news nonetheless.