Tag Archive: States

New report states Google also violated App Store privacy rules

Google used the same tactics as Facebook to distribute data collection apps on iOS.

Apple blocked all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps after it was found that the social network was distributing a VPN app that collected an overt amount of customer data. Now it looks like Google has also been undertaking a similar practice.

An investigation by TechCrunch found that Google was using its Enterprise Certificate to let users install an app called Screenwise Meter, which  [Read More…]

Motorola One with Android One coming to Best Buy in the United States

One of the first phones sold under the full Motorola branding in years, the Motorola One looks like a promising mid-range phone, thanks to Android One.

The Motorola One and One Power were announced back at IFA and launched in Asia, Europe, and Latin America in September. These mid-range phones featured fairly mid-range specs, but what stood out was that these phone ran Android One, meaning they don’t have much manufacturer customization — nor do they have  [Read More…]

The bezel-less OPPO Find X isn’t coming to the United States

OPPO’s not ready to tackle the U.S. market quite yet.

The OPPO Find X garnered a lot of attention when it was announced earlier this month, and for good reason. The phone has an absolutely striking design with a nearly bezel-less screen and slide-up camera system, but it also peaked our interest for being the first OPPO phone that’ll be officially sold in North America.

Image credit: The Verge

That opened the possibility of OPPO bringing  [Read More…]

Facebook Lite is now available in the United States

Also coming to the UK, Canada, and more.

No matter how active of a user you are, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Facebook app has become incredibly bloated over the last couple years. If you aren’t a fan of the million extra features it has and simply want to focus on the basics, you should probably check out Facebook Lite.

Facebook Lite has been around since 2015 as a stripped down version of the  [Read More…]

What’s the best wireless carrier in the United States?

AT&T vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile vs. Verizon

If you live in the United States and are looking to join a new wireless carrier, you’ve got a few different options to choose from. Each carrier comes with its own unique set of pros and cons, and this can make choosing just one over the rest a difficult decision.

One of the Android Central forum members is looking to upgrade to the Galaxy S9, and while they’re currently on  [Read More…]

A 5G network owned by the United States government? It’s not going to happen.

Image source: Wikimedia

The U.S. government considering its own 5G network is nothing new, frightening, or likely to happen.

Could the Trump White House be pondering a nationalized 5G network? Yes, it’s distinctly possible. But it’s also highly unlikely to happen and the story is being blown dramatically out of proportion.

The latest Twitterverse kerfuffle was kicked up by an Axios report alleging consideration of “an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile  [Read More…]

Where to buy the HTC 10 in the United States

You’ve got a few options for buying the HTC 10 in the United States. And they are …

The HTC 10 is the best smartphone we’ve seen from the manufacturer in years. Of that there is little debate. (It says so in our comprehensive HTC 10 review, after all.)

And so now you’ve got the tough question ahead of you. Where to buy the HTC 10? In the United States, you’ve got a few options. We’ll  [Read More…]

Where to buy the LG G5 in the United States

The LG G5 unofficially goes on sale in the U.S. on April 1. (That’s the informal date everyone’s working off of, anyway.) You’re already able to preorder it at some retailers and carriers, and others will announce their intentions in the days ahead.

We’ll update this list of where you can purchase the LG G5 as the carriers update their sites.

Buy the LG G5 on AT&T

AT&T’s got it’s usual bevy of options when it  [Read More…]

US Mobile is the first carrier to offer Xiaomi and Meizu phones in the United States

Both Xiaomi and Meizu are huge companies outside of the U.S., but neither has really broken into the market in North America yet. Now, US Mobile, a network which runs off of T-Mobile’s towers, is offering its customers smartphones from both companies. The carrier is selling the Meizu M2 Note, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Mi 3 and Mi 4i, with prices ranging from $ 120 to $ 220. Ahmed Khattak, founder and CEO of US Mobile told PCMag:

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Samsung Pay makes its debut in the United States

For all those folks out there who haven’t been able to get into the beta for Samsung Pay, the wait is over. Earlier today, Samsung started rolling out its in-house alternative for Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Samsung Pay allows you to attach a supported credit or debit card, and use your device to make payments on the go. One of the awesome features of Samsung Pay is that you can use it even with the mobile terminal that doesn’t  [Read More…]