Xiaomi has finally detailed its path into the US smartphone market. The Chinese brand’s plans to conquer the US market are certainly no secret. But now, speaking to AndroidCentral, the company’s head of the global MIUI engineering team, John Chan, detailed the obstacles that lie ahead.
If you live in the U.S. and have your mind set on buying one of the new Moto G6 or Moto E5 phones, you might want to know in advance which stateside carriers and retailers will be offering these devices. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus all were unveiled last month and are available starting today in some countries like Brazil. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus were also introduced last month, on the same day that the G6 line was announced.
The Moto G6 will be available for postpaid accounts in the U.S. at Verizon. Besides the nation’s largest carrier, pre-paid providers …
Google recently announced a new, unified messaging platform called Chat. Pausing development on the text-based Allo and video-oriented Duo, Google has finally decided to focus on a universal Android messaging effort, a la iMessage.
The Justice Department is investigating an alleged case of collusion, but this has nothing to do with President Donald J. Trump and Russia. Instead, the DOJ requested information from all four major U.S. carriers back in February as the agency started an antitrust investigation into the wireless business. The Justice Department originally followed up on a complaint made by Apple in 2016, but ended up dropping the investigation. Apparently, the DOJ has reopened its collusion investigation.
According to reports, the carriers got together to put the kibosh on technology that would allow consumers …
Many former Windows Phone users will tell you that the so-called “app gap” was responsible for the failure of the platform to be competitive with iOS and Android. Now, Brandon Watson is rejecting that argument through a series of tweets. And Mr. Watson should know since he was Senior Director for Windows Phone between March 2010 and February 2012, and was the person in charge of “developer platform product management.”
Watson is known as the individual who was able to somewhat close the “app gap” with Android and iOS, and helped to get several popular apps on board including Angry Birds. …
Samsung’s flagships smartphones started at $500 for the original Galaxy S, to the rumored nearly $1000 tag for the fast-approaching Galaxy S9+. That’s doubling of the launch price in the span of 8 years, a bit shorter period than Apple’s double trouble going from $500 for the OG iPhone, to $999 for the iPhone X.
The FCC will be funding Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to the tune of $4.53 billion to expand their wireless networks in sparsely populated rural areas, and ensure 10Mbps minimum download speeds. The move is part of its Mobility Fund Phase II auction, and the dough will be distributed to carriers over a 10-year period. The full statement of the FCC is worth reading, be it only for the jab pointed at T-Mobile, which argued for much lower minimum speeds requirement: