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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 12, 2018

Google Explores Texting From Your Browser Google’s Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features. It looks like you’ll be able to pair your phone with a computer and text directly from a browser … Continue reading

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Google Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Microphone Issue

Google has been sued over an issue with its first and second generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The class action lawsuit, which was filed in a California court on Tuesday, alleges that Google continues to advertise and sell its … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 5, 2018

Global Smartphone Market Drops 9% in Biggest Ever Fall The global smartphone market fell 9% in a year this quarter, the biggest fall in smartphone history, with even Apple’s iPhone sales down 1% as users hang on to their phones … Continue reading

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Google Hiring 10,000 People to Crack Down on Offensive YouTube Videos

In 2017, over one billion YouTube videos were watched from mobile devices, and the average time spent watching videos from a mobile device was more than 40 minutes. Considering these statistics, it is likely you or your children are watching … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 4, 2017

US Supreme Court Looks into Cell Phone Tracking Our mobile phones are troves of personal, private information, and the US Supreme Court weighed on Thursday how easily police should be able to get it. In a case seen as a landmark for … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 27, 2017

Smartphones Sales Break All Records on Black Friday Smartphone transactions hit a record high in the US on Black Friday as shoppers thronged retail stores as well as went online to celebrate. According to Adobe Digital Insights mobile transactions were “hitting record highs”. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 31, 2017

SoftBank Calling Off Talks To Merge Sprint, T-Mobile SoftBank Group plans to break off negotiations toward a merger between subsidiary Sprint and T-Mobile US amid a failure to come to terms on ownership of the combined entity, dashing the Japanese … Continue reading

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AT&T and Google Deliver Cell Service to Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans have struggled to get cell phone service since Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the island on September 16. To restore service to Puerto Rico, Google’s parent company Alphabet has sent its “Project Loon” balloons to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—September 25, 2017

Google Sets Its Sights On The iPhone With HTC Deal The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is … Continue reading

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Google Spends $1.1 Billion on HTC’s Pixel Development Team

Google announced it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC’s team of nearly 2,000 engineers who are currently working on the Pixel smartphone. The two entities have signed a separate agreement, which will give Google a non-exclusive license for HTC … Continue reading

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