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Android 4.1.2 Rolling Out For AT&T's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Posts Source Code Too

Now that the various sizes of the Galaxy Tab 3 are on the brink of release, it's time for Samsung to update a few of its older tablets... to Android 4.1.2. Commence grumbling about the sad state of the manufacturer/carrier update system. AT&T's LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SGH-I497) is next on the list - since the tablet launched on AT&T's network back in November with a 4.0 operating system that was only a year out of date, it's almost fitting that the 4.1 update is coming almost exactly a year after Jelly Bean was introduced on the Nexus 7.

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AT&T Launches LTE In 7 New Markets, Expands Coverage In 6 More

AT&T has announced some new LTE markets today and will be expanding coverage in a few more. You can check out the full list below. If you've been hoping for AT&T LTE to reach your corner of the world, cross your fingers and proceed.

New Markets:

  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Visalia-Porterville, CA
  • Jefferson-Commerce, GA
  • Brainerd, MN
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • Minot, ND
  • Mount Vernon, OH


  • Gainesville, FL expansion
  • Atlanta, GA expansion
  • Athens, GA expansion
  • NYC expansion
  • Columbia, SC expansions
  • Knoxville, TN expansion

This brings AT&T's LTE market count to 291.

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AT&T Offering 50% Off All Smartphones For A Limited Time, Includes S4, S4 Active, One, And Many Others

If you're in the market for a new phone on AT&T, the time to buy is now. The company is running a promotion that knocks 50 percent off of all smartphones – including top-tier handsets like the Galaxy S4/Active or HTC One. To make this deal even more enticing, all activation fees are also getting waived through the end of the month. That's a hell of a deal.


Here's how it works: you select the device you want, add it to the cart, and go through the normal motions of selecting your plan (or upgrading your line if you're already an AT&T customer).

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AT&T's QWERTY-Packing NEC Terrain Now Available: $100 On-Contract, $430 Outright

NEC's first entry into the American Android market isn't exactly auspicious, but it does fill a much-neglected niche. AT&T is now offering the NEC Terrain for sale, right on time and online only. $99.99 on contract gets you the QWERY candybar phone with a miniscule 3.1" screen, or you can shell out $429.99 to own it outright. Considering its ruggedized, semi-waterproof build, that's not such a bad deal... but you will have to live with Ice Cream Sandwich, a year after Jelly Bean 4.1 was released.

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Aio Wireless Intros LTE Service, Brings The ZTE Overture As Its Launch Phone

If you haven't heard of Aio Wireless, here's the skinny: it's a new AT&T prepaid carrier (think of it as an MVNO), and it actually offers some pretty enticing features. Initially, we expected that Aio wouldn't offer LTE service since that would be reserved for a "premium" AT&T experience, but it looks like that plan has been changed – Aio just announced that it is activating LTE coverage for its current userbase (which is currently limited to a few areas in Texas and Florida).

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AT&T Announces The NEC Terrain - An Ultra-Rugged Candybar QWERTY Phone With Android 4.0 - $99 On June 21

Are you looking for a highly ruggedized QWERTY keyboard phone in a candybar form factor that runs a version of Android which was released almost two years ago? Of course you are! And that's exactly why A&T and NEC have announced the Terrain, so that when you get fed up with Android 4.0, you can throw it at a wall with complete and utter confidence. And type frustrated emails really, really quickly.

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AT&T Launches LTE In 6 New Markets, Expands In 8 Others

AT&T announced a few new LTE markets today, along with expanded cover in a handful of others. The respective areas are listed below, with expansions in italics and the specific areas which the expansion covers in parentheses.

  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Gallup, NM
  • Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
  • McAllen, TX
  • Tri-Cities, WA
  • Salinas-Seaside-Monterey, CA expansion (King City)
  • Atlanta, GA expansion (Fayette County)
  • Atlanta, GA expansion (Alpharetta, north Fulton County)
  • Boston, MA expansion (New Bedford)
  • Athens, OH expansion (Hocking County)
  • Allentown-Bethlehem, PA expansion (Easton) - Note: Market name now Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton.
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[Deal Alert] AT&T's LG Optimus G Pro Down To $79.99 With A New Contract On Amazon

When a moderately huge phone just won't cut it, there's the enormous LG Optimus G Pro. This 5.5-inch monster is LG's newest Android device and it can be yours for just $79.99 through Amazon. That's even lower than the Fry's deal last month for $99.99.


The Optimus G Pro is a step up from its predecessor, the Optimus G. The G Pro has a 1080p 5.5-inch LCD, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, a 13MP camera, and 32GB of storage.

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AT&T Galaxy Note 8.0 Launching On June 21st For $400, Or $200 When Bundled With A Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Or Note II

We knew Samsung's latest entry to the Galaxy Note series was getting an AT&T LTE version, and today the carrier has released more detailed information about its launch. Those of you that want to take your notation on the go can pick up a Galaxy Note 8.0 On June 21st (this Friday) for $399.99, with a two-year contract. That's pretty pricey, especially after other carriers have moved towards no-contract pricing for tablets - it's just as expensive as the commitment-free WiFi version.

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AT&T 4G LTE Opening Up To Prepaid GoPhone Customers June 21st

AT&T must be feeling more confident in its LTE network because the carrier is going to allow the unwashed masses of prepaid customers to access it very soon. Beginning on June 21st, new and existing GoPhone users will be able to connect to 4G LTE service with compatible devices.


AT&T's GoPhone service comes in a few tiers, all a bit cheaper than the regular plans. These are your options:

  • $60 a month for 2 GB of data, unlimited nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging — now double the data at a lower monthly price.
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