T-Mobile's Google Nexus 6 Could Get WiFi Calling & VoLTE in Android 5.1 March Update

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  1. dgstorm

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    We always love it when company executives take to Twitter because it usually means they are sharing some relevant bit of intel on future devices or future updates to devices. We have an example of the later for you folks today. T-Mobile's Senior Product Manager Desmond Smith Tweeted what you see above. Apparently, the Nexus 6 for T-Mobile is very close to getting an update which will include both WiFi calling and VoLTE.

    Previously, HTC’s Product Manager Mo Versi, shared that Google’s next “major release” would be Android 5.1. If you consider that T-Mobile’s own deadline (Q1) officially ends Tuesday, March 31st, and put two and two together, it's easy to conclude that Android 5.1 is likely coming in March.

    How's that for a round-about way of getting there? :)

    Source: Twitter - T-Mobile
     
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    I'd like wifi calling for my nexus 6. When the 700Mhz freq comes to my area for tmobile, it'll be fine then, but for now, wifi calling would be nice.
     
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    I love Wifi calling on my T-Mobile Xperia Z3. My girl lives up in the mountains and don't get very good signal there so it comes in very handy.

    @johnomaz I can't wait for 700mhz! Supposed to get an update in May to enable it on this handset.
     
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    @wicked ya, the update is coming but for the Central Valley in California, we are designated to get 700mhz, probably closer to the end of the year. Can't wait for it.
     
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    May be a dumb question, but for those of us who bought it from the play store, would you get this update signing up for service with T-Mobile?
     
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    You should. the update comes from Google, not TMobile. Google is just adding the ability for our phone to use the new freq from tmobile. The wifi calling part, if it pans out, I'm not sure though. Maybe its an app they will make available.
     
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    WiFi calling is a great idea in concept, but don't expect many public WiFi hotspots to support it.
     
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    WHY DOES MY LG G3 NOT HAVE THIS DUMB SOFTWARE ALREADY? Ugh. Lollipropoganda.