Asus ZenPad Z8 is getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update at Verizon

The LTE-enabled Asus ZenPad Z8 made its debut at Verizon last year, and it’s still available for purchase for $249.99 outright or $79.99 with a new two-year agreement.

The latest news related to Asus’ tablet confirm Verizon has already kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat roll-out for the ZenPad Z8, which is supposed to breath new life into the tablet.

The carrier announced software version V5.4.1 is now available for its own branded Asus ZenPad tablet, which will update it to Android 7.0 Nougat. An in-depth changelog has been published on Verizon’s support …


T-Mobile wants to help you #GetOutoftheRed with its new promotion aimed at Verizon subscribers

T-Mobile and its CEO John Legere announced today a new promotion designed to make it easier for Verizon customers to move to T-Mobile. With Verizon’s “Big Red” nickname in mind, the nation’s third largest carrier is helping you #GetOutoftheRed. With the plan, Verizon customers can move to T-Mobile, keep the phone they already own (certain models only), and T-Mobile will even pay off the balance. This limited time promotion is available to Verizon customers with the Apple iPhone 6s or newer, and the Pixel or Pixel XL models.

In a video that was released today, T-Mobile’s Legere points …

Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG K8 V

LG and Verizon have teamed up to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to another mid-range smartphone, the K8 V. The handset made its debut at the Big Red last year, but it still ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

Today, Verizon announced that software update VS50020a will bring all LG K8 V smartphones up to date. The carrier also mentioned the update contains a newer security patch, but it’s not yet clear which one is it.

Verizon’s support page confirms some of the major improvements and new features included in the update such as multi-window support, new themes, a new version of …

Verizon is exploring the opportunity to test and launch a streaming TV service of its own

Variety reports that Verizon will take advantage of its ownership of Yahoo (not finalized as of yet) and AOL to test and launch a streaming TV service. By merging the two providers, Verizon will build a platform with a massive number of potential subscribers – Yahoo and AOL enjoy a combined total of 1.3 billion users – to kick-start streaming TV.

The product will be separate from the already available Go90 content delivery platform, but other details aren’t available at this point. However, Verizon has the means to invest in lucrative content for its future streaming …

Verizon and Ericsson test 5G on the historic Indy Speedway (VIDEO)

What can be more fitting than for Verizon and Ericsson to test its zippy 5G network right on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the location for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 race. This mobility test was able to achieve data speeds as high as 6.4Gb/sec in a car traveling faster than 60mph. The test employed Ericsson’s advanced radio technology. Some of this technology is designed to send signals to a specific user, even if that user is a moving target traveling at a rapid speed. This so-called beam forming and beam tracking replaces the current scattershot approach where signals are sent …

Render of Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD tablet surfaces

Verizon subscribers might be aware that the nation’s largest carrier offers its own Verizon branded line of Android powered tablets. Called the Verizon Ellipsis, the first model was launched in 2013 with a 7-inch display. Since then, Big Red has added 8-inch and 10-inch versions of the slates. Last November, it hiked the resolution on the 8-incher from 800 x 1280 to 1200 x 1920, and upgraded the chipset to the Snapdragon 617. It also changed the name to the Verizon Ellipsis 8 HD while jettisoning the older model from its lineup.

Now, it appears that Verizon plans on doing something similar …

Verizon in position for subscriber growth now after its massive Q1 losses

Deutsche Bank Securities analyst Matthew Niknam claims Verizon is well-placed for growth after incurring massive postpaid subscriber losses of nearly 300,000 in the first quarter of 2017. The carrier saved itself from additional losses by adding unlimited plans in the middle of February, catching up with T-Mobile and Sprint.

According to Niknam, Verizon can add as many as 125,000 postpaid subscribers in its second business quarter if its keeps its “concerted effort to retain and grow share with an increasing focus on unlimited.” Moreover, the carrier claims unlimited …

Asus ZenFone AR coming to Verizon this summer

Yesterday, we learned that the Asus ZenFone AR would be released sometime this summer – quite many months after the phone’s official announcement. Now, we have another important detail about the handset: during today’s Google I/O keynote about VR and AR (virtual reality and augmented reality), it’s been confirmed that customers will be able to test the ZenFone AR in Verizon Wireless stores across the US.

Verizon stores will have Asus ZenFone AR phones on display “later this summer” – and we assume that this is when the carrier will also start selling the new device. …

Verizon cancels the LG Watch Sport smartwatch

It looks like Verizon has no love for smartwatches unless they belong to its brand. The Big Red announced last month that it would delay the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier until June, but it did release its own Wear24 smartwatch last week.

Today, the carrier confirmed that another Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch it has added to its portfolio not long ago, the LG Watch Sport has been canceled.

LG hasn’t yet confirmed Verizon’s information, but the LTE-enabled version of the smartwatch was pulled from the carrier’s website recently. Also, those who pre-ordered …

Verizon has the LG G6 on sale for just $20 a month over 24 months; deal saves you 29%

If you’re a smartphone fanatic, this is one of the best times of the year. New flagships from Samsung, LG and now HTC leave you with many options in terms of buying a new handset. And with all of this supply, price cuts are inevitable. For example, Verizon is now offering a sale on the LG G6.  The phone is available in both silver and black for just $20 a month. That is a 29% savings from the usual $28 a month price.

After paying the sales price for 24 months, you’ll be laying out $480 for the LG G6. That is a savings of $192 over the regular full retail price of $672. In order to get …