From Holo pursuits and virtual delights, to touchpad tattoos, Half-Life lulz, Lumia price cuts, (in)security issues, and matters of Honor, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Note7
Insider Preview build 14905 rolls out to PCs and phones
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Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.82 now availaible to everyone
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Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update is now rolling out to carrier-locked devices
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An impressive first experience with the Honor 8
T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced today that the company will be going all-in on unlimited with T-Mobile ONE. As you might expect, there's a catch to the company's 'unlimited everything' plan.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note7 earlier this month, and said it would be released in the US on August 19 - but many who pre-ordered the device on Verizon and T-Mobile will get theirs much sooner.
T-Mobile quietly dropped HTC's latest flagship in July, just two months after its launch. The device is no longer listed on the carrier's site, and its stores say they're not expecting more stock.
The pre-orders for the Galaxy Note7 have been made available for those in the United States. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are offering either a free 256GB microSD card or Gear Fit 2.
T-Mobile announced today that the company has added 16 new partners to its Binge On service, bringing the total amount of content providers to over 100. New additions include Apple Music and more.
Verizon began upgrading the Galaxy Tab S2 to Marshmallow a few weeks ago, followed more recently by AT&T - and now, T-Mobile has also started its Android 6.0.1 rollout for the Samsung tablet.
T-Mobile announced today that starting on July 19, customers of the service will no longer have Pokémon GO counted toward their data caps. It's part of the T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion.
Verizon will again be following in the footsteps of the 'Un-carrier' by offering its own iteration of 'Data Stash'. An alleged promo leak suggests data rollover and other changes.
After releasing its Marshmallow update for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 yesterday, T-Mobile has also begun rolling out Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy Note Edge in the US. The update weighs in at 1.52GB.
For the second time this month, Microsoft has cut $40 off its entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, and is also throwing in a free T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit worth $40 - but you'll have to be quick.
T-Mobile Tuesdays has received an overwhelming response with over two million downloads of the app. Unfortunately, Domino's has felt the heat and suspended its free pizza promotion.
Over eight months after Marshmallow was first released - and six weeks after it made its way to the device on other US carriers - Android 6.0 is finally available for the BlackBerry Priv on T-Mobile.
Un-carrier 11 wasn't about pushing new services, it was all about thanking T-Mobile customers. T-Mobile Tuesdays will offer free goods, customers will get stock and expanded Gogo offerings.
T-Mobile has announced a plan for tourists coming to the United States. The plan lasts for three weeks, offers unlimited data (2 GB high speed), 1000 calling minutes, and unlimited texting.
Two months after Samsung began upgrading the Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 - and over seven months after Google released Marshmallow - T-Mobile is finally rolling out the update to the 2014 flagship.
T-Mobile has announced a new deal that will bring its service to Cuba. The deal will offer lower calling rates from the US to Cuba and will give those traveling to the country roaming capabilities.
Almost seven months after Google released Marshmallow, AT&T and T-Mobile are finally updating the LG G3 - but only to Android 6.0, rather than 6.0.1, and without the newest security patches.
Following its release of the Marshmallow update for Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 this week, T-Mobile US has also begun its over-the-air rollout of Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy S6 edge+.
T-Mobile has begun the rollout of its Android 6.0.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, leaving AT&T as the only one of America's top four carriers that hasn't yet updated the device to Marshmallow.
Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of AT&T, has announced today that it will be offering an unlimited plan to its customers for $70 a month, or $65 a month if the customer enrolls in auto pay.
If you're a T-Mobile customer and enjoy watching baseball, you'll be happy to know that the wireless carrier is offering a free year of service to MLB.TV for a year - just for being a customer.
T-Mobile is likely going to introduce data-only plans for phones on March 30, a new report says. The uncarrier will offer six different tiers of data, ranging from $20 to $95.
T-Mobile has added a number of partners to its popular Binge On program, including YouTube and others. The carrier has also introduced a policy that will allow content providers to opt out.
LG has announced that its new G5 flagship will go on sale in the US in early April, and for a limited time, those who buy the device will get a free extra battery and charging cradle with it.
AT&T is currently offering a free Galaxy S7 or S7 edge on the purchase of one, and now T-Mobile has also launched a similar offer, which will be available from this Friday.
HTC has revealed that its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has received technical approval for deployment to the One M8 on Verizon and T-Mobile, and its rollout will begin on Monday, March 7.
It would appear some carriers, from both sides of the Atlantic, have already started shipping the Samsung Galaxy S7 and edge variant to users, with one on T-Mobile in the US and the other in Finland.
Starting February 23rd, Samsung will start pre-orders of the recently announced S7 and S7 edge. Those that pre-order will also receive a complimentary Gear VR and games.
T-Mobile has launched the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile priced at $139.99, although the Android version of the same device is available on MetroPCS for $59.99 after mail-in rebate.
Samsung has so far only made the Marshmallow update available to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in South Korea - but a carrier has announced that the update is now "on the way" to those devices in Poland.
The Lumia 435, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now even more affordable in the US, where it's currently available for just $39.99 off-contract, including free shipping.
Alcatel's Windows 10 powered OneTouch Fierce XL smartphone, that was revealed at CES in January will reportedly go on sale tomorrow for $139 on T-Mobile in the United States.
T-Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry Priv starting next week. The handset will be available via 'Jump! On Demand' and can be purchased with payments. The Priv will arrive on January 26th.
Polish users on the T-Mobile network, running Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia 640 are reporting that they are receiving a firmware update required to run the long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile update.
It looks like the wait for Windows 10 Mobile on existing handsets is finally coming to an end, as a major European carrier has revealed a list of devices that will be upgraded over the next two weeks.
ZTE unveiled two new handsets today that will make their way to Cricket, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The Grand X3 and Avid Plus won't impress those looking for high-end, but are very affordable.
The EFF has done some research and determined that T-Mobile is throttling video traffic with their "Binge On" service in direct opposition to the United States' Net Neutrality rules passed in 2015.
AT&T has been the only major US carrier to offer a Windows 10 Mobile handset since October. That could all change soon, however, with T-Mobile set to offer a new handset by Alcatel.
Verizon has announced that it will be paying up to $650 for users who wish to end their contracts with other cellular service providers, in addition to bonus data on select plans.
Users of Google's Project Fi cellular service can now add up to nine internet enabled devices to their existing voice plans, without paying for an extra connection.
T-Mobile is continuing its Un-carrier Unwrapped campaign in the US with a new offer, this time to entice Verizon customers to make the switch, which includes a $100 Hulu gift code.
A new survey conducted by Consumer Reports suggests that T-Mobile is the most popular carrier in the US. Since last year, it appears that Sprint made the most improvements despite being ranked 4th.
T-Mobile has announced that it will sell 128GB iPhones for the price of the 16GB models as part of its "Un-carrier Unwrapped" holiday offer, aimed at customers who are willing to switch from AT&T.
US Mobile will offer the 530 for $9.99 next week, but the carrier is erroneously promoting the device as offering 4G LTE support - and on top of that, it's unlikely to get a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.
T-Mobile has doubled data and added video streaming that doesn't hit your bucket at today's Uncarrier X event in Los Angeles. The new plans will go into effect starting on November 15th.
With its Uncarrier 10 event set for November, T-Mobile is set to announce new features for subscribers. One source claims that unlimited video streaming will be among the announcements at the event.
After speculation that AT&T will be the only supported US carrier for the Lumia flagships, reports are now coming in that Verizon may, at least partly, be at fault by blocking network access.
It looks like Microsoft will continue Nokia's relationship with AT&T offering the Lumia 950. The 950 was just announced by Microsoft and features a 20 MP shooter, hexacore processor, and iris scanner.
The personal details of 15 million T-Mobile customers have been stolen in a breach of a third-party credit company used to complete credit checks. The stolen data spans two years, from 2013 to 2015.