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Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Samsung’s market share in Europe jumped to over 40% in Q2 2019

Samsung shipped more phones in Europe in Q2 2019 than Huawei and Apple combined.

What you need to know Samsung and Xiaomi were the two big gainers in the European smartphone market in Q2 2019. Samsung’s market share increased to 40.6% in Europe in the second quarter of 2019. Xiaomi shipped 4.3 million smartphones in European markets in Q2 2019, a growth of 48% over the same period last year.

Samsung’s revamped Galaxy A series of phones  [Read More…]

China threatens India with ‘reverse sanctions’ over Huawei 5G trials

China warns there would be consequences for Indian firms if Huawei is blocked from 5G trails.

What you need to know A new Reuters report suggests Chinese is threateing India with sanctions if Huawei is prevented from doing business in the country. India is set to hold 5G trails, and the government hasn’t decided if Huawei should be included yet. For now though, no evidence of a backdoor has been found in Huawei’s networking infrastructure.

India is  [Read More…]

HTC stops selling its phones in the UK over patent dispute with IPCom

HTC has been accused of displaying disregard for the law by IPCom.

What you need to know HTC has stopped selling its phones in the UK due to an ongoing patent dispute with IPCom. All HTC products on the company’s online store are listed as “out of stock” currently. Amazon, however, is yet to pull HTC phones from sale in the UK.

Struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has temporarily stopped selling phones via its online store in  [Read More…]

YouTube TV offering an expanded 14-day trial if you sign up over the next two weeks

It’s for new subscribers, obviously.

If you’ve been looking to sign up for YouTube TV but just hadn’t gotten to it yet — or maybe the seven-day trial just isn’t long enough — today’s the day. Google and YouTube TV are offering an extended 14-day trial if you sign up before Aug. 14. (Nice spot by Droid Life on this one.)

There is, of course, some fine print. First and most obvious, you need to be a new subscriber.  [Read More…]

Please don’t get an original PS4 over the PS4 Slim

PlayStation 4 Slim

Sleek

$ 300 at Amazon

Pros Smaller Quieter Lighter More storage Can run PSVR Cons Not as powerful as the PS4 Pro

When looking for a new PlayStation this is the base model that you should consider. It’s not as powerful as the Pro, but it gets the job done and fits just about anywhere with its smaller design.

PlayStation 4

Discontinued

$ 395 at Amazon

Pros Classic design for  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is partnering with Tencent over gaming devices and 5G

You can expect future Tencent games to be highly optimized for Snapdragon-powered flagship Android smartphones.

What you need to know Qualcomm and Tencent have announced that they will be working together on both games and a 5G-enabled smartphone. Tencent will optimize its future games for Android phones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chipsets. Tencent is reportedly working on a cloud-based game streaming service as well.

Qualcomm and Tencent announced on Monday that they will be working  [Read More…]

Capital One breach exposes personal details of over 100 million customers

A ‘configuration vulnerability’ led to the breach, with the hacker already in custody.

What you need to know Capital One has confirmed that a hacker breached its servers by taking advantage of a “configuration vulnerability.” The hacker accessed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income of 100 million customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The hacker — a 33-year-old software engineer named Paige Thompson — is already in custody.  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro review: Redefining value flagships all over again

The most refined Redmi phone to date packs quite a wallop.

Xiaomi knows how to build a great budget phone. The brand’s entire business model rests on the budget segment, with the Redmi series accounting for a majority of its overall sales. Sure, Xiaomi also caters to the flagship space with the Mi series and the Mi Mix phones, but the Redmi lineup is the brand’s bread and butter.

While Xiaomi has fared incredibly well in the  [Read More…]

Intel is holding talks with a potential buyer over its wireless patents

What you need to know Intel is holding exclusive talks with one company about purchasing its vast number of patents. Intel’s James Kovacs emailed other interested parties notifying them of the development. The report goes on to speculate the company in question could be Apple, which is very interested in wireless patents.

That potential buyer is speculated to be Apple.

Intel has been putting off auctioning off over 8,500 wireless patents in lieu of holding a period  [Read More…]