Tag Archive: France


Essential Phone expands to the UK, France, and Japan

You can also buy the phone from Essential.com in Canada.

It’s been almost a year since the Essential Phone was first revealed last May, and during that time, we’ve seen countless software updates that have continually made the phone better and better. Now, Essential is bringing the phone and all of its accessories to France, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The Essential Phone has only been available in the United States and Canada, so this expanded release  [Read More…]

Google and Apple are being sued by France for ‘abusive’ developer contracts

France is also seeking to close tax loopholes that the companies are using.

On Wednesday, March 14, France announced that it was filing a lawsuit against Google and Apple as a result of unfair treatment for app/software developers in the country.

The lawsuit is seeking fines of $ 2.5 million USD (or 2 million euros in the country), and it cites that the two tech giants have created “abusive” contractual agreements for startups and developers in France.

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Google Wifi comes to France at €139, or €249 for a two-pack

Another country gets clean home Wi-Fi management from Google.

Google Wifi is extending its sales network to a new country, landing in France today. The mesh router system is going on sale at a variety of retailers, including the Google Store, Cdiscount, Boulanger and more.

A single Google Wifi point will set you back €139, which is a touch higher than the $ 129 here in the U.S. Interestingly, there’s no three-pack discount option in France, only  [Read More…]

Samsung France takes Note 7 apology one step further, sends 128GB microSD cards to previous owners

Samsung has apologized and offered refunds and gift cards to all Galaxy Note 7 owners, but apparently that wasn’t enough for some of Samsung’s regional branches.

Samsung France is sending letters with another apology to former Note 7 owners. Inside the letter is a 128GB microSD card, which is a great touch on Samsung’s part. There’s also info on a contest the company is running.

Samsung France is sending 1,000 people to the Samsung Life Changer Park, a virtual reality amusement park  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go launch in France delayed due to Nice attack

Niantic has confirmed that its augmented reality game Pokémon GO will have its launch in France delayed out of respect to the victims of the attack in its city in Nice last week.

While the highly popular game officially launched in 26 more countries today as part of a big European rollout, France was not among them. IGN France got a (translated) statement from Niantic on the decision to delay the launch in that country:

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Google joins U.S. carriers in offering free calls to France following terror attack in Nice

France was rocked by yet another senseless tragedy earlier tonight when a lorry ploughed into crowds watching a fireworks display as part of Bastille Day celebrations in Nice. The terrorist incident has left at least 80 people dead, and dozens injured. U.S. carriers are offering free calls and texts to connect with family and friends in France, and Google is joining in by providing free Hangouts, Google Voice and Project Fi calls to the country following the aftermath of the  [Read More…]

Cardboard VR units now available on Google Store in Canada, UK, France and Germany

After coming to the U.S. Google Store in February, Cardboard VR units are now available to purchase in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.

Available for $ 20 CAD, £15 and €20 in Canada, the UK and Germany/France respectively, the unit is the redesigned second-generation Google Cardboard. Google is also selling two-packs of the VR viewer for $ 35, £25 and €30 in each region.

Google notes that there are now “thousands of VR apps and games  [Read More…]

Samsung’s KNOX gets certified for regulated industry use in China and France

Samsung has announced that government agencies in both China and France have certified KNOX for use by regulated industries. Having its secure platform certified in new markets means Samsung will be able to push forward with forming contracts with government authorities, as well as parties previously locked behind regulated access.

Following certification in the UK, Samsung and authorities deployed the latest Galaxy hardware for testing. Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D,  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Priv goes on sale in France for €779

The worldwide rollout of the BlackBerry Priv continues, with the handset now available in France. Customers can order the device from the French ShopBlackBerry store for €779.

The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android phone, and was originally released in November 2015 in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Germany. Sales expanded to Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands earlier this month.

The BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch display and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.  [Read More…]

The Moto 360 Sport launches in the UK and France Dec. 18, US on Jan. 7

Motorola will launch the fitness-themed Moto 360 Sport by the end of 2015 in some parts of the world, but folks in the US will have until after the holiday shopping season. The company announced that the Android Wear-based smartwatch will be released in the UK and France on December 18, and in the US on January 7 for the price of $ 299.

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