When you think of buying an unlocked smartphone in the US, you are probably thinking about buying the handset outright from a retailer such as Amazon or Best Buy. Things are slightly different here in the UK, with BT/EE, Tesco Mobile, and Vodafone among the few providers that sell mobile phones that can’t be used […]
Come comment on this article: Ofcom plans to ban carriers from selling SIM-locked smartphones in the UK
If the thought of your cellular carrier managing your passwords makes you nervous, well, we don’t blame you. The idea originally came from Project Verify, but it’s been rebranded and now seems to be moving forward. We’ll be honest, the idea behind ZenKey, this new service, isn’t terrible; it’s the idea that four of the […]
Come comment on this article: US carriers move forward with ZenKey, a new service that replaces your passwords with your phone
Tensions are extremely high between companies like Huawei and ZTE and the US government, especially after a string of arrests and investigations against Huawei. One of the conditions for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger from a key US government department is that they can’t use Huawei network equipment, for example. That looks like it’s going to […]
Come comment on this article: US set to ban Chinese telecom equipment for US carriers
Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is only just starting to make serious progress on its massive aircraft, but it's already thinking about its future beyond that enormous machine. The company has unveiled a new family of launch vehicles that can carry a wide…
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LG launched the G7 ThinQ on May 2nd and now it is actually available to purchase in the United States from retailers and major carriers as well as from Project Fi. Boasting a Snapdragon 845 processor, a dedicated button for Google Assistant, ultra bright LCD display, super loud speaker, as well as the dreaded notch, […]
Come comment on this article: LG’s G7 ThinQ is now available from US carriers and retailers for $ 750
Android P is still pretty far out from being official and loaded on our smartphones, but we’re already hearing quite a bit about how much control it will give wireless carriers over how the software displays signal strength. An earlier rumor suggested that carriers could hide signal strength entirely in the next version […]
Come comment on this article: Android P will let carriers control the signal bars on your next smartphone
Here’s a “feature” you probably weren’t asking for in the next version of Android: no signal strength numbers when you’re using a certain carrier’s network. Despite that being pretty anti-consumer, that’s probably what you can expect starting with Android P. According to some commits in AOSP, the signal strength in the settings of your phone […]
Come comment on this article: Carriers will be able to hide signal strength numbers from users in Android P
Huawei is trying to make a splash in the U.S. with high-end flagship smartphones, but the Chinese company isn’t receiving a warm welcome thanks to U.S. carriers. That’s not good for a company looking to expand its borders.
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