Project Fi now works in 37 more countries; buy a compatible phone and get a free month of service

Google’s hybrid MVNO Project Fi has added 37 new countries to its international coverage list. With the new additions, Project Fi now supplies talk, text and data to 170 countries around the world. Pricing remains the same for text and data. Unlimited texting is offered in all countries on the list and data remains priced at $10/GB until Bill Protection kicks in, limiting your monthly payment at $80 ($60 for data + $20 for talk/text). Phone calls outside of the U.S. are billed at 20 cents per minute and are not included in Bill Protection.

Project Fi will even send out a notification to …


Google Assistant to expand to 38 more countries, add 17 languages this year

Do people in countries that support Google Assistant take the virtual personal helper for granted? After all, there are many countries where Google Assistant is not yet available. At the Digital News Initiative Summit that took place in Amsterdam, Google reportedly announced that it will be launching its digital assistant in 38 new countries this year. That will bring to 52 the number of countries that support Google Assistant.

The countries that will receive the virtual digital sidekick include Russia, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Saudi Arabia and more. In addition to rolling out to more …

Microsoft launches Edge for Android and iOS in more countries

When Microsoft’s Edge for Android exited beta last year, the mobile browser was made available to everyone in select markets, but many haven’t been able to download the app. Although Edge for Android and iOS went live in the United States since its launch, the browser did not benefit from a global release.

Earlier this week, Microsoft Edge’s product manager, Sean Lyndersay announced Edge for Android and iOS has been released in many other countries. According to him, the browser is now being rolled out in most English- and French-speaking markets, including Germany, Austria, Portugal, and …

Nokia 7 won't remain China-exclusive for too long, other countries will get it soon

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7 as a China-exclusive back in October, but it looks like the smartphone will be making outside this country very soon. Unofficially, the smartphone is already available for purchase at some European retailers, but a few lucky countries will get it through official channels.

Word is HMD plans to launch the Nokia 7 in India later this month. Apparently, the smartphone will be available exclusively through Amazon India for a price that hasn’t been disclosed yet.

But that’s not all, as Nokia 7 is expected to arrive in Europe …

Android Oreo Beta for Galaxy S8/S8+ enters phase 2, now available in India, Germany, France, and other countries

The long-awaited second phase of the Android Oreo Beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is finally here! Phase two doesn’t bring any updates. Rather, it introduces the Android 8.0 beta to several new countries.

Although Samsung hasn’t made any official announcements at the time of writing, there are numerous reports suggesting that the program has expanded to the following markets – India, Germany, France, Spain, and Poland. Chinese users are also supposed to get in on the action, and even though we haven’t heard anything from the People’s Republic, …

Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited are coming to 28 new countries, see the entire list here

Amazon is doing a big expansion of its media services. Today, the company announced that it has introduced Music Unlimited, its paid music streaming service, and the Echo smart speakers to 28 new markets in Europe and South America. 

Here’s the complete list of newly-added countries: 
Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, …

Data-saving Twitter Lite app spreading to 24 new countries

The data-saving Twitter Lite app is now available to 24 additional markets on Google Play. The service, which started off as a mobile website earlier this year, aims to be light and quick to load in order to ensure a fast and efficient connection even on slow 2G networks. 
It debuted exclusively in the Philippines but will now spread to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South and North America. Here’s the complete list: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, …

Samsung to release Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta 3 "very very soon", program will expand to more countries

For the last few months, Samsung has been hard at work on bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to its high-end smartphones. Several weeks ago, the Korean tech giant launched a beta program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and managed to dish out a second build of the software just 8 days after public tests commenced. 

Since then; however, Samsung hushed up and didn’t disclose any news about a possible release date for build number 3. Until now, that is. 
In response to a query about the ETA for the next patch, a UK Samsung …

Apple iPhone X is now available in more than 70 countries world-wide

With the addition of 13 new countries that are now offering the Apple iPhone X starting today, overall more than 70 countries around the world are offering the tenth anniversary iPhone model. In the 13 new countries added today, most of them have the phone available from authorized resellers and carriers. In two of the countries, the iPhone X is also being sold at local Apple Store locations.

Yesterday, Apple added Israel to the list of countries where the iPhone X can be found. The 13 new markets added today that are now selling the iPhone X include:

AlbaniaBosniaCambodiaKosovoMacau, …

Apple iPhone X is coming to Israel on November 23rd, and will hit 13 more countries on the 24th

Apple plans on releasing the iPhone X in Israel on November 23rd and in 13 additional countries on November 24th. According to Apple, its carrier partners in the specified countries will also be receiving the tenth anniversary model on launch day. This comes three weeks after the initial release of the device, which took place on November 3rd in 57 markets like the U.S., China, Germany, the U.K. and many other countries.

Before Apple started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone X on October 27th, there was concern that the company wasn’t going to be able to meet demand because of problems …