T-Mobile takes a hint from HTC and is now more transparent about software updates

T-Mobile software updates

There is nothing more frustrating to a smartphone geek than not knowing when to expect a software update – especially when the update is something big, like Lollipop. That’s why so many people are thankful about HTC’s update transparency, and apparently T-Mobile wants to make good on its customers, too. Therefore, the carrier has decided to add a tracker to its website, which will help geeks like us keep tabs on when those updates should be expected for our beloved phones.

T-Mobile breaks the update process down into three parts: Manufacturer Development (something T-Mobile has no control over), T-Mobile Testing (which can sometimes take the longest), and Completed.

Currently, the tracker is only providing information about some devices. We hope that T-Mobile will include its entire Android portfolio in due time:

  • Nexus 4 (Completed)
  • Nexus 5 (Completed)
  • Nexus 7 (2013) (Completed)
  • HTC One M7 (T-Mobile Testing)
  • HTC One M8 (Completed)
  • Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile Testing)
  • Galaxy Note 4 (Manufacturer Development)
  • Galaxy Note Edge (Manufacturer Development)
  • Galaxy S5 (Completed)

Unfortunately, this doesn’t give specific dates for when we can expect updates, but it gives us a better idea.

My only question is: Where in the hell is the Nexus 6?

[T-Mobile via Reddit]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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