Sprint expands Direct Connect functionality to more phones

If you have a hankering to try Sprint’s push-to-talk service and don’t want to buy one of its specialty walkie-talkie phones, then you’re in luck. On Monday, Sprint announced it was bringing Direct Connect some of newest and most popular Android smartphones on the market, including the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Note 3 and the LG G2 and G Flex.

Sprint has been marketing push-to-talk functionality (a walkie-talkie style function that’s popular with business users) since long before Android came into being. Though the feature isn’t nearly as common as it once was, Sprint seems ready to keep it going with an update to the official Android app. The Direct Connect service is now compatible with a handful of new phones, most notably headliners like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, and LG G2.

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