Tag Archive: Partner


Sprint and LG partner up to release the first 5G smartphone in the US

The era of 5G smartphones is coming. And Sprint seems to be determined to be a leader in this approaching age.

America’s fourth-biggest carrier just announced it has parented up with LG to bring US customers their first 5G phone. The device is scheduled to land on the market in the first half of 2019. Following the launch of Sprint’s 5G network at the beginning of the year.

Sprint’s initial 5G markets include Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City and  [Read More…]

Indy is Verizon’s 4th 5G city, will partner with YouTube TV, too

Verizon workers install 5G radios in Indianapolis — the company’s fourth city announced to receive residential 5G service.

Details are scarce, other than Verizon 5G is coming to Indianapolis.

Verizon today announced that Indianapolis will be its fourth city to receive residential 5G service. And to sweeten the deal, it’s pairing up with Google and Apple for some sort of deal for YouTube TV and Apple TV 4K for subscribers.

Houston, Los Angeles and Sacramento previously were announced  [Read More…]

Huawei loses another U.S. partner as Best Buy plans to stop selling its phones

Huawei can’t catch a break in a political environment that’s set against it.

According to CNET, Huawei is set to lose another U.S. sales outlet as Best Buy plans to stop selling unlocked Huawei phones. While neither the retailer nor the manufacturer is commenting at this time, Best Buy has reportedly failed to renew its inventory for devices like the Mate 10 Pro, which went on sale in February. Along with Best Buy, the phone is sold  [Read More…]

Google says Oreo will roll out to some partner devices by the end of the year

Google has been working with its partners to get the Oreo update out by the end of the year.

While Google’s first party devices get new Android releases immediately, the same can’t be said for partner devices. Since these devices comprise the vast majority of Android devices, we run into situations like Nougat only being available on 13% of all Android devices a year after release.

But there may be cause for hope: tucked in the Android  [Read More…]

Project Fi to soon support new ‘mid-tier’ phone from a Google partner

We could see an expansion of device compatibility on Project Fi soon.

One of the only big frustrations with Project Fi is its limited device selection, which requires that you purchase or bring your own Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6 to the service. And even though it kind of works in unlocked phones, Project Fi has never explicitly supported any other phones.

But then, there was this Twitter response to some complaints about not  [Read More…]

Popular MVNO US Mobile adds Verizon as a network partner

A new provider for an up-and-coming alternative carrier.

US Mobile, an alternative carrier that uses granular plan customization as its differentiator, has announced that it is adding “service on the biggest, and most dependable 4G LTE network in America,” which is likely Verizon, to augment its existing nationwide coverage with T-Mobile.

US Mobile is interesting because it allows users to customize their plans to meet their exact voice, text and data needs; if you only want a  [Read More…]

NBA and Google partner up to produce VR talk show with NBA greats

Get in the game like never before!

It’s the NBA All-Star Weekend and, this year, the NBA is allowing fans more access to their favorite athletes, by working with Google to create new virtual reality experiences for fans. One of the more interesting ideas that’s rolling out this weekend is called House of Legends, an episodic sports talk show hosted by retired NBA players such as James Worthy, Bruce Bowen, Chauncey Billups, John Starks and others, and presented in  [Read More…]

Google and LG partner up for two new Android Wear 2.0 watches, coming February 9

Yesterday we told you that Android Wear 2.0 might finally launch on February 9 and will support eighteen different smartwatches including a few LG ones like the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, LG Watch Urbane and LG G Watch R. Now a new report coming out of VentureBeat reveals that Google has partnered up

Rogers and Google partner to bring rich texting to Canada

It’s not iMessage, but it’s close enough.

After launching with Sprint last month, Google has announced that plans to bring RCS — Rich Communications Services — to Rogers customers starting today, December 13.

Working with Google, Rogers says that all future Android devices it sells will come preloaded with Messenger, the company’s first-party SMS app, as its default texting utility, through which it will communicate with Google’s Jibe Cloud to facilitate rich texting.

Like Sprint,  [Read More…]

Napster and iHeartRadio partner for better streaming music experience

Music streaming service Napster is about to get even better for listeners as it today announces a host of new features. Available in the updated Android and iOS apps, listeners pick up a new custom playlist mix (Napster Mix) based on favorite artists.  What’s more, the app will will recommend newly-released albums based on preferred artists and