Sprint partners with Google to sell Google Apps for Business w/ free support, training

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Sprint and Google announced a partnership today that will see the carrier sell Apps for Business, Google’s productivity suite of products for enterprise, while offering deployment and support as a complete solution. Sprint is essentially becoming a reseller as part of the Google Apps Partner Program.

“Google Apps helps businesses work better together with familiar tools they can trust,” said Murali Sitaram, director of strategic partnerships for Google Enterprise. “Our partners are critical in this effort, providing valuable cloud and mobility solutions to customers of all sizes and across diverse industries. We are pleased to welcome Sprint to the Google Apps Partner Program, where they will provide Google Apps and added services to help customers work the way they live.”

In its press release, Sprint said its offering of Google Apps for Business will include “24/7 support and online training included at no charge … all with a mobile-centric approach that enables the use of Google Apps on mobile devices.”

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Sprint begins accepting orders for LG G3 smartphone (Updated)

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Sprint was expected to begin accepting pre-orders for the LG G3 smartphone this morning, although it appears that the U.S.’s third-largest carrier has decided to make the handset available for purchase ahead of time. The smartphone can be ordered from the Sprint website right now in an exclusive gold color, starting at $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement.  Read more

Sprint LG G Flex updated with Wi-Fi calling and other enhancements

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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.  Read more

LG G3 coming to Sprint July 18, pre-orders kick off July 11

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Sprint announced in a press release this afternoon that it will start selling the LG G3 flagship on July 18th. Pre-orders for the device will go live next Friday, July 11th. T-Mobile earlier this week made the device available for pre-order and announced that it will hit retail on July 16th. Verizon is launching pre-orders on July 10th with retail availability on July 19th.

Sprint’s LG G3 variant will be compatible with Sprint Easy Pay, which means  you can get the device for $0 down and pay it off with $25 monthly payments for 24 months. Sprint is also offering a $150 reward card for people who purchase between July 11th and July 24th and register by August 7th.

As a refresher, the G3 features a 2,560 x 1,440 display, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. You can check out our full review of the G3 for all of our impressions. Full press release after the jump.

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Sprint and Samsung announce fitness-focused Galaxy S5 Sport, coming July 25

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Sprint and Samsung have just announced the Galaxy S5 Sport. Similar to the Galaxy S5 Active, available on AT&T, the Galaxy S5 Sport is IP67 water and dust resistance and has a textured casing to give it a more rugged and sturdy feel. Samsung notes, however, that the Galaxy S5 is not shockproof and is only rated for water submersion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

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