Yesterday we reported that Sprint was teaming up with Niantic Labs for a press event for this morning regarding Pokemon GO. Considering each company’s Chief Executive (Sprint’s Chief Executive, Marcelo Claure, and Niantic’s Chief Executive, John Hanke) was making an appearance, we figured this would be a rather large announcement. So was it? Well kind of.
In a double-header of Pokemon GO news, it appears that Niantic Labs has teamed up with Sprint for… something. What this may actually end up being remains to be seen, but we won’t have to wait long to find out what’s going on with the two companies, as they are planning to hold a join press conference tomorrow.
It is that time of the week once again to take a look at some of the funny and cool things that we have found in our journey for the search for news this week. With the Super Bowl coming up, companies have already started posting their upcoming ads and while we’ve already seen the life-size Pac-Man game one, this week we have two more sent to us from Sprint and T-Mobile.
So far it seems like the Galaxy Nexus has seen its fair share of sales already on various carriers such as Verizon which was offering it up for $50 recently on Amazon and Wirefly. Now Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus is on sale for new customers or any customers upgrading.
The world’s first Android 4.0 device will become available to Sprint customers starting this Sunday April 22. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be sold for $199 on a two-year contract. If you pre-order the device now, there’s a chance you’ll get it in the mail this Friday ahead of its official launch.
Sprint began to push out the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of the Nexus S 4G last week. As exciting as that is, some of you may still be waiting for the update to reach your device. There’s no need to wait on Sprint of you don’t want to. All you need is the full over-the-air update file which is now conveniently available to everyone.
Good news everyone! You no longer need to hack your Nexus S 4G to get Ice Cream Sandwich. Sprint has begun pushing the update to handsets as I write this. Check your phone to see if there’s an update notification trying to get your attention. You can also manually check for the update from the settings menu.
The latest 4G LTE smartphone to grace Sprint was announced today at a joint Sprint and HTC event. The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available during the second quarter of 2012 for $199 on a two-year contract. Pre-orders for this device will start being accepted on May 7. Since we’ll be waiting for a little while for this phone to ship, let’s just go over its details for now.
Sprint has provided a few more details regarding the LG Viper, one of the carrier’s latest 4G LTE smartphones. The LG Viper doesn’t have a solid release date, but pre-orders will begin on April 12. The LG Viper will cost $99 after signing a two-year contract and receiving a $50 mail-in rebate in the form of an American Express Prepaid Reward Card.
Users of the Sprint network will be getting a couple of Sprint ID packs heading your way starting today from Gameloft. There will be an HD Games ID Pack and a Top Games ID Pack only for Sprint users. The selection of games isn’t too shabby either.