Category archives for: Cell Phones

Messenger Kids Comes to Android

Facebook‘s messaging application for children, announced late last year, is now available for Android devices via the Google Play Store. Messenger Kids is a mobile app that gives kids under the age of 13 the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends. The app works on smartphones and tablets, but […]

Android 8.1 Comes to The Nokia 8

HMD Global has begun to distribute Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 smartphone, according to executive Juho Sarvikas. HMD Global makes and markets Android handsets under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 is HMD Global’s flagship device. It has a 5.3-inch screen, aluminum build, 13-megapixel cameras with Zeiss optics, and a Snapdragon 835 processor. The company released […]

Cricket Wireless Announces a $40 Unlimited Promo

Cricket Wireless today debuted a new promotion that drops the price of its Unlimited 2 plan, normally $55 per month, down to $40 per month. The deal is for new customers who switch to Cricket Wireless and sign up for the Unlimited 2 plan. Cricket will reward these new customers with a $10 monthly bill […]

Qualcomm Debuts the Snapdragon X24 Modem – Supports 2 Gbps Downloads

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon X24, a Cat 20 LTE modem with support for downloads up to 2 Gbps, to its hardware partners. The X24 is built on a 7nm FinFET process and includes advanced LTE technologies, such as 7-channel carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on up to five carriers, and Massive MIMO. The X24 supports all […]

HTC Phone Boss Quits

HTC today said Chialin Chang, President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, has resigned effective immediately. The only reason given for the departure pertains to Chang’s “personal career plan.” The company did not name a replacement. Chang joined HTC initially in 2012 as the company’s CFO, though he later transitioned to the smartphone business. Google completed […]

Qualcomm Moving Forward With 5G NR Techs

Qualcomm today outlined some of the technologies it is testing as it pushes the 3GPP 5G NR standard closer to reality. The company completed one of the first 5G cellular voice calls with partners Verizon Wireless and Nokia earlier this month. The company is also working on over-the-air spectrum sharing. The use of such sharing technologies […]

U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones

Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC. The six intelligence chiefs, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and the director of national intelligence made the remarks at a recent security hearing. “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any […]

YouTube TV Scores More Channels – Price Going Up Soon

Subscribers to Google’s YouTube TV service now have access to more content in more places for more dollars per month. The live TV and video service is adding a number of Turner-owned stations to its lineup, including Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. Sports content from NBA TV and MLB […]

T-Mobile and Metro PCS Announce New Rebates and Savings

T-Mobile today announced new ways for its postpaid and prepaid customers to save some green. First, T-Mobile has a buy-one, get-one offer on deck for LG handsets. Postpaid customers who buy the G6, V30, or V30+ on a T-Mobile equipment installment plan can snag a second LG phone (of equal or lesser value) for free […]

Verizon, Nokia, Qualcomm Do Their First Call Together Over 5G

Verizon Wireless says it has made the first phone call using 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio technologies over licensed spectrum. The company used a prototype mobile device from Qualcomm with the chip maker’s 5G NR radio on board. Verizon didn’t specify if the device made use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem. The call was passed from the […]

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