Besides addressing various bugs and issues, Android 8.1 adds a highly requested feature for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T. This update, which is rolling out now, adds HD Voice Calling support for customers on the network.
Sprint has issued a software update for the LG G Flex that enables voice calls over Wi-Fi networks and a trio of other enhancements and fixes. As per the official release notes (via Android Central), the latest version also comes with a HD Voice icon, security and SMS patch from Google and an update to email signatures. The new software version, codenamed ZV7, will be rolling out in batches from today through July 16th. Expand Expanding Close
Following announcements earlier this month from both AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile announced today it’s introducing Voice over LTE support starting with Seattle. The first three devices to support the new tech include the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light.
So I’m thrilled to congratulate my team on the launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the Seattle area for our existing LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light customers. Our friends at MetroPCS were the first to launch VoLTE in the U.S. back in 2012, and we’ve been working hard on a LTE Advanced version of VoLTE, which we plan to roll out to more T-Mobile customers throughout the coming year.
T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray noted that the new technology, which brings voice calls onto the same LTE radio layer previously reserved for data, will allow “faster call setup times (almost twice as fast as a non-VoLTE call setup) and the ability to enjoy lightening fast LTE data speeds while on a call.” It will also support the HD Voice or wide-band audio feature supported lots of newer hardware. Ray explained how the technology works: Expand Expanding Close
Earlier today, Verizon revealed that it will launch its nationwide VoLTE service across its massive network later this year. If you’re unfamiliar with the terms “voice over LTE” or “VoLTE,” it’s voice calls between two compatible devices being placed over a wireless carrier’s LTE network. To do this, Verizon will be using the Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) speech coding standard to provide its customers with high-quality voice calling. In addition to voice calls, Verizon’s VoLTE will feature video support. This will let users place and receive video calls directly from their contact lists.
A small over the air update is rolling out to the HTC One on Sprint today. The update brings the device to software version 1.31.651.2 and includes an “HD Voice enhancement,” as well as some changes to the Ringtone list.
Sprint Music+ ringtones displayed in Ringtone list
HD Voice enhancement
Overall it’s a pretty small update that most people probably won’t even notice. Be sure to keep an eye out for it on your Sprint HTC One.