Unlocked Galaxy S9 now getting Android Pie update in the US

The unlocked models of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now being updated to Android Pie in the US. Samsung has taken its sweet time to release the update for the unlocked models, as carrier-locked devices started getting Pie three weeks back. But the wait has finally ended, with …

Project Ara, Pixel 4 and neither the twain shall meet | #PNWeekly 345

Apple’s laying off the hardware, but laying on content publishers hard to join its future single-stream subscription hubs and they don’t like how much Cupertino wants. All the while, people are happy to spend more on apps. Plus, the truth on a Project Ara revival and Google’s Pixel 4 and …

Samsung to open three retail stores in the US on February 20

People in the US can now actually purchase something from a Samsung store. Alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup, the US is also getting its first bonafide Samsung retail stores on February 20. As of now, the country only has mini-stores inside many Best Buy locations. There are also a few …

Facebook confirms it’s in talks with the FTC, sources say over privacy settlement

Facebook has confirmed that it is currently talking with the Federal Trade Commission, but won’t say what for. The Washington Post reports that the FTC may have been planning to lay massive penalties — the cash sum alone would amount to billions of dollars — over what it has appraised …

Sprint, T-Mobile executives grilled in Congress on merger

Executives from Sprint and T-Mobile are on Capitol Hill today to face House representatives on the chamber’s Energy and Commerce Committee and defend their $26 billion merger. The companies have made their case that the combination would help the United States lead the world in 5G deployment, would block off …

Some customers getting 200Mbps or more on AT&T 5G millimeter wave network

When AT&T printed its press release on how its millimeter wave 5G network was able to deliver a field downlink trial result of 1.5Gbps, the carrier had to make it clear that that kind of speed isn’t going to be seen by most customers. In fact, in another press release …

Does the Galaxy Note 10 have a “Spy Pen?” | #PNWeekly 344

Our long-term Razer Phone 2 review is finished and while Jaime Rivera has said his peace, the rest of our team hasn’t! The first terabyte phone came out of a Chinese company that isn’t doing so well… plus T-Mobile pricing promises, a camera in your next Note’s S Pen and …

T-Mobile won’t raise phone plan prices for 5G, but it will offer more services

T-Mobile’s rising financial star continues to fly high in the fourth quarter of 2018 with revenue up 6.6 percent from a year ago to $43.3 billion with operating income of $5.3 billion, up 8.6 percent. In its earnings call, T-Mobile CEO John Legere tackled several issues including concerns about the …

Senators confront FCC on carriers throttling streaming video

The fight over net neutrality in the United States remains a live wire in the government with a lawsuit against the FCC underway for its repeal of the Open Internet Order. One of the pillars in the current net neutrality discussion is how networks manage massive amounts of traffic headed …

US lawmakers want sanctions on ZTE enforced if it fails on Trump terms

ZTE is once again under the scrupulous eyes of US legislators as a group of seven Senators have co-sponsored a bill that would impose sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications firm if it violates or fails to satisfy agreements made with the Trump administration. Reuters reports that Republican Senators Marco Rubio, …