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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…]

Your right to repair stops where Apple’s liability begins

Apple’s not trying to stop you from swapping your iPhone battery. It just doesn’t want a Note 7 situation on its hands.

I’m a big believer in the right to repair. I like to tinker around with my old truck, I love to make small improvements to my house, and I’m the guy who isn’t afraid to take his phone apart and swap the battery if it needs it. Working with my hands is just a thing  [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…]

Verizon stops charging customers $10/month to use its 5G network

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G users are free to use 5G service for the time being.

April has been all about 5G over at Verizon. It began with Verizon launching 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis which was then followed up with an announcement for the next 20 cities that will receive 5G.

When its 5G service first launched, Verizon planned on charging an extra $ 10 per month for it with the fee waived for the first three  [Read More…]

House Appropriations Committee stops President Trump from helping ZTE

ZTE’s light at the end of the tunnel has vanished.

Last Sunday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter saying that he was working with President Xi in China to help dig ZTE out of the hole it’s been in for the past few weeks. Now, the House Appropriations Committee has issued an order preventing Trump from doing anything.

According to Democratic Representative Dutch Ruppersberger —

This amendment would prevent the Commerce Department from renegotiation of the sanctions  [Read More…]

It was a nice run: Google stops selling the original Pixel and Pixel XL

Google has officially stopped selling the original Pixel and Pixel XL. These were landmark devices and helped Google push towards providing an even better smartphone experience with stock Android.

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Blackberry stops updates for the PRIV

Just as Blackberry promised, the company has stopped issuing updates for the Blackberry PRIV right on the 24-month mark. The Blackberry PRIV was launched in 2015 where the company promised to release updates to patch security vulnerabilities for 24 months. That period has now expired and right on the dot Blackberry are cutting support for […]

Google Assistant stops working for some Android Wear users

A bad Google app update has caused the Assistant to stop working for some users.

Among the wearables competition, Android Wear has a few things going for it. There are a plethora of unique options from super rugged watches to dressier options. Another advantage is the seamless integration with Android smartphones and the ability to access Google Assistant on your wrist. At least, in theory.

Android Police is reporting that following a recent Google app update, Google  [Read More…]

Amazon stops selling (some) BLU phones citing potential security issues

Back in November 2016, news broke cover that some of BLU’s affordable smartphones were apparently sending sensitive user information to China. Following the discovery, BLU was forced to remove some of its spyware-infected products off Amazon’s virtual shelves. But a month later, the products were once again available, this time no prying software onboard. However, […]

When it stops being about the hardware: Google’s way forward and an all-new kind of cloud

The screen in front of you is now just the vessel for Google services.

It’s been noted several times and with many words that Google didn’t announce any hardware at Google I/O 2017. Never mind that we actually did talk of stand-alone Daydream devices and new Android Auto partners, the internet wants to hear about phones! All the phones!

Google started as a software services company and things have come full circle.

What we did hear tells  [Read More…]