Tag Archive: Clears

Samsung clears the air on red tinted Galaxy S8 displays

This was so close to being some juicy drama. Rats!

Bad news for people hoping something would go wrong with the Galaxy S8 launch and Samsung would immediately implode, those reports of Galaxy S8 displays with reddish tints to them aren’t nearly enough. Not only are these displays extremely rare outside of South Korea, but Samsung says they can be fixed with a simple re-calibration using tools already on the phone and are not an actual defect.

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Galaxy Note 7 clears the FCC

Samsung is all set to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2. Ahead of its debut, the phone has undergone certification at the FCC, revealing model numbers for the carrier-branded variants.

The certification authority has processed SM-N930V, SM-N930A, SM-N930P, SM-N930T, SM-N930R4 and the SM-N930W8, indicating carrier editions for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Details regarding the phone are sketchy, but it is heavily rumored to feature an iris scanner, based on images leaked on Weibo recently:

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Competition and Markets Authority in the UK clears the BT and EE merger

BT is set to merge with EE, and the company has just received the green light from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. This body has approved the merger, which clears BT’s £12.5 billion acquisition of EE to become the UK’s largest mobile telecoms company. The CMA found that the merger of the two companies would not result in substantial lessening of competition in the UK.

According to findings:

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ITC judge clears Samsung of NVIDIA patent infringement allegations

A U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on two NVIDIA patents for which it was taken to court in September of 2014. The judge did find that Samsung infringed on a third patent, but ultimately nullified it.

U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

Although most people generally don’t think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States.

For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used with their service. If unlocked, phones can be taken over  [Read More…]

European Union vote clears the way to end roaming charges, enforce net neutrality

Free roaming within the European Union is a step closer today, after the European parliament voted in favor of laws that would abolish roaming fees between EU member states, as part of a package of telecom reforms. The package, originally proposed by EU lawmaker Neelie Kroes, moves Europe closer to a single market for mobile communication, especially with the recent arrival of 4G LTE roaming agreements between European carriers.

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Sprint begins removing Carrier IQ from its devices, HTC clears it from EVO 3D

Sprint begins removing Carrier IQ from its devices, HTC clears it from EVO 3D

A few days ago, an update was released to the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and it removed two apps — namely HTC IQAgent and IQRD,  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular Clears $199.99 Motorola Electrify for September Launch

U.S. Cellular has added another Android smart phone to their roster today, announcing the upcoming release of the Motorola Electrify. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a dual-core 1GHz processor, the handset is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G. Like the Sprint counterpart, specifications include an 4.3-inch qHD touch display, an 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and 16GB of on-board storage. Running $ 199.99 with a two-year service agreement and  [Read More…]