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A selection of the latest mobile phone news and blog posts.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G gets FCC certification, launch imminent Following a voluntary delay by Samsung that lasted a few months, a 5G variant of the foldable phone will be coming soon.
Despite the ban, one U.S. chip maker has resumed shipping some components to Huawei Not that this can't happen. While the reason for Huawei's placement on the Entity List is ostensibly for security purposes, President Donald Trump said last month that the company might be used as a bargaining chip to wrangle concessions from China during trade talks.
Intel to Auction Off its Modem IP Portfolio After losing out 5G modem orders from Apple and withdrawing from the modem business, Intel will now reportedly auction off its entire IP range related to wireless networks. The company is looking to sell off around 8,500 patents, out of which 6,000 are related to 3G, 4G, and 5G standards.
Apple to Buy Drive.ai Self-Driving Vehicle Firm, Report Says Apple might be preparing to buy Drive.ai, a self-driving car startup. According to the report, the Cupertino company is mostly interested in the engineers behind the project. Apple has provided a statement on the matter, however, it is unusually vague and uncertain.
Apple Pay Launches in Portugal and Slovakia Apple has rolled out Apple Pay in Slovakia and Portugal, with the service expected to go live in Greece anytime now. The company has greatly expanded the footprint of Apple Pay in Europe in recent months to include more countries. In Slovakia, Edenred, J&T Banka, Monese, N26, Boon, Revolut, and Tatra Banka will support Apple Pay at launch.
GSMA chief hails impact of 5G, mobile tech LIVE FROM MWC19 SHANGHAI: GSMA director general Mats Granryd moved the technology talk forward, discussing the use cases 5G is already beginning to deliver, along with the broader societal benefits offered by all generations of mobile.
Samsung Galaxy A90 is coming with Snapdragon 855, 5G, "tilt OIS" A past rumor saying it would be part of the R series has been debunked, and more details are now out.
5G to lead operator investment in Asia - Mobile World Live LIVE FROM MWC19 SHANGHAI: Mobile operators in Asia are set to invest $370 billion building-out 5G networks in the period to 2025, according to the latest Asia Pacific report in the GSMA's Mobile Economy series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 now certified for use as secure zone for offline payments, encryption and eSIM Qualcomm's current top-end SoC, the Snapdragon 855, has received Common Criteria EAL-4+ certification, making it the first SoC to be recognized as offering smart card-level security.
FCC ruling gives Verizon approval to lock new phones for 60 days The FCC has granted Verizon's request to SIM lock its phones for a period of 60 days before they are automatically unlocked. This will hopefully reduce the number of incidents where customers' accounts are hijacked and expensive new phones ordered.
Google to add palm reject to the Pixel's Ambient Display If accidentally dismissing the Ambient Display on your Pixel smartphone by accidentally touching its display has been annoying you, then Google has an upcoming update that might be of interest to you.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 retail box leaks, more selfie samples published The text on the box is quite cheeky, saying that the Mi CC9 is a fun phone and should be in the hands of a fun person. : Xiaomi Mi CC9 retail box. The box doesnt give away specs that we havent seen already. The phone will have a triple camera on the back with a 48MP main module.
T-Mobile's 5G services will go live June 28 We know that many carriers have plans to launch their 5G services this year, and if you're a T-Mobile customer, you'll be pleased to learn that the company's 5G service will be going live on the 28th of June. There is a catch though, and that is it won't be live for everyone.
Fake and copycat apps abound on the Google Play Store The Android community promises to keep things safe and secure for all consumers. That is a nice promise but it's not that easy. The Android developers have been working to improve on security. There have been enhancements but the team still needs to check on many things.
Target Deal Days take on Amazon's Prime Day with awesome discounts For kids, there's Cat and Jack. In the home category, you'll want to keep an eye on Opal House, Threshold, and Made by Design. The latter is particularly important for college kids and anyone else going back to school in the fall. In tech, beyond the national brands, you can also look out for exclusive deals from Target's brand HeyDay.
Microsoft makes OneDrive more secure with Personal Vault for Android and iOS Microsoft has just announced it's making OneDrive more secure with the addition of Personal Vault, a protected area that can only be accessed by the owner of the account, which features a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification.
Apple reportedly hiring engineers from self-driving car startup Drive.ai Weeks ago, Apple reportedly acquired a self-driving startup named Drive.ai. However, a new report suggests Apple may just be hiring specific engineers from the smaller company.
China is reportedly behind huge hack of global cell networks Send a warning to Selected user. The user has 0 warnings currently.Next warning will result in ban! Samsung has two budget flagships on the way, one with 5G support Case renders for Apple iPhone 11 Max show that Apple might have made an important decision U.S.
Despite issues, Huawei leads the 5G market with 50 commercial contracts He said that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier managed to secure 50 commercial contracts worldwide making it the biggest 5G equipment supplier in the world. Shipments exceed 150,000 sets and contracts include countries such as South Korea, Finland, Switzerland, and the UK.
Is Samsung going to get in the budget flagship game with a 5G phone? The Galaxy Note 10 is probably the most exciting phone Samsung has on the horizon, but that's not all the company is cooking up. In fact, now it looks like they might be breaking other ground with their otherwise mid-range Galaxy A series.
Android Pie comes to the ultra-affordable Nokia 1 Earlier this morning Nokia announced that the Nokia 1, their extremely affordable entry-level smartphones, is getting updated to Android Pie starting immediately.
T-Mobile lights up 5G network in six cities on June 28 No worries, as T-Mobile has just confirmed that it will fire up 5G in six cities in the United States on the same day the Galaxy S10 5G goes on sale, June 28. T-Mobile will offer 5G network speeds starting this week in the following cities: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York.
Nintendo Switch running Android is happening soon unofficially The Nintendo Switch running Android is possible. It's still in the works but a number of mods and hacks allow gamers to try Android on the handheld gaming console. They're not official from Nintendo or Google. Not that there is a need for Android to run on the Switch but many people expect more from the mobile device.
Get a 25-inch monitor with almost no bezels on Amazon for $130 The frameless design trend that's sweeping the smartphone industry is fantastic, but what happens when you sit down at your desk to work? Why should you have to deal with chunky, ugly bezels on the big screen? Well guess what: you don't.
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