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EA plans to bring Apex Legends to mobile devices

Only the latest battle royale to capitalize on mobile audiences.

During EA’s quarterly earnings call today, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that the company has plans to bring Apex Legends to mobile devices and eastern markets like China and South Korea.

“We’re in advanced negotiations to China and mobile,” he said, referencing Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale hit.

This should generate a huge increase in traffic to the over 50 million people already playing Apex Legends on console and  [Read More…]

Google plans to ban one of its Play Store’s biggest developers

Nearly 50 apps from Chinese Android developer DO Global have disappeared from the Google Play store after a Buzzfeed News investigation found evidence of ad fraud and store policy violation. While Google hasn’t commented publically yet, a source told Buzzfeed News that the company is working on banning DO Global as a whole while also removing more apps.

These regulatory measures represent one of the largest bans Google has ever undertaken against a developer. Before 46 apps were  [Read More…]

AT&T 5G plans may have tiered prices based on speed

Although AT&T’s next-gen 5G network is already available in some 19 markets across the country, the carrier still hasn’t decided how it plans to offer the service. At least in terms of phones, that is. Currently, the only choice for access is an expensive mobile hotspot from Netgear.

Forgetting, for a moment, about the 5GE stuff that’s showing up on existing phones, the true 5G network is the focus here. As such, it doesn’t seem quite like AT&T is ready  [Read More…]

AT&T’s 5G plans might be sold in tiers based on speed

5G plans might look very different from the LTE ones we have today.

Take a look at any LTE wireless plan in the U.S. and you’ll find that a lot of them have something in common — they’re unlimited plans that give you access to the best speeds possible.

5G is right around the corner, however, and in a recent earnings call, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed that the company’s pricing structure for 5G plans could look  [Read More…]

Cricket now offers data-only plans

Cricket this week began offering data-only plans for its subscribers, making them available for devices such as mobile hotspots or tablets. Called “Simply Data”, there are three options with prices starting as low as $ 25 per month.

Although these are data plans, they do include unlimited SMS and MMS capabilities; there is no voice service or international messaging.

Simply Data $ 25 for 3GB $ 35 for 10GB $ 70 for 30GB ($ 65 after $ 5 Auto-Pay credit)  [Read More…]

DirecTV Now gets 2 new plans, HBO included

DirecTV Now’s other plans are staying put at their current prices, for now.

DirecTV Now today (finally) took the lid off a couple new plans for its streaming service. Here’s what you need to know:

The two new plans are called PLUS and MAX. (And that’ll be the only time we use them in all uppercase.) Plus costs $ 50 a month. Max costs $ 70 a month. Both plans include local channels and a handful of  [Read More…]

Spotify launches in India, with monthly plans costing just ₹119 ($1.65)

Spotify makes its long-awaited debut in India, with monthly plans starting off from just ₹119 a month ($ 1.65).

I’ve been writing about Spotify launching in India for the last three years. The music streaming service was slated to make its debut in 2016, but licensing hurdles put an end to that. The rumormill suggested an eventual launch in 2017 and last year, but it wasn’t to be.

Early this year, it was revealed that Spotify signed  [Read More…]

YouTube outlines plans for improving video recommendations in 2019

Another day, another set of changes coming to YouTube.

There’s a lot to watch on YouTube. From gameplay commentary, makeup tutorials, comedy sketches, and more, it can be difficult to find stuff that you want to see. YouTube tries to help you out with its recommended videos, but if you’ve ever watched one cooking video only to have your YouTube app filled with nothing but cooking clips, you’ll know that it doesn’t always work very well.

On  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile is introducing higher data plans (and higher prices)

It had to happen eventually.

One of the things that makes Mint Mobile stand out against the competition is its unique pricing structure; instead of paying for one month of service at a time, you buy months in bulk. Each plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and 2G data, and you simply select your 4G data allotment and bulk amount — three, six, or twelve months at once — and pay a lump sum that’s sometimes even  [Read More…]

OnePlus plans on launching the first 5G phone in Europe in 2019

The 5G phone will exist alongside OnePlus’s other LTE handsets.

OnePlus just announced the OnePlus 6T earlier this morning, but even so, the company’s already hard at work on its successor. In an interview with The Verge, CEO Pete Lau confirmed that it plans on launching a 5G-capable phone in Europe as early as next year.

Lau said, “We’re very happy that our efforts with OnePlus will include 5G smartphones in the very near future.” Furthermore, he  [Read More…]