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#TBT: 3G’s not dead yet; Would Deutsche Telekom buy Sprint Nextel?; Motorola unveils its first Android device … this week in 2009

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! 3G's not quite...

Vodafone Germany to introduce 5G mixed reality glasses in Germany, Spain

Germany and Spain are set to receive the Nreal Light mixed reality glasses in spring of 2021 Vodafone Germany announced plans to introduce the Nreal Light glasses for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) over its 5G network, beginning with Germany and Spain in spring 2021....

Only 18% of US consumers aware of different types of 5G spectrum: study

  Only 18% of U.S. consumers have heard of and understand the difference between the 5G network band types such as mid-band or high-band (Millimeter Wave) currently available in the U.S., according to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD’s Connected Intelligence. The report also showed...

Kagan: Huawei will have a rough year in 2020

The pressure is increasing on Huawei. They need to prove they can continue to make it without Google Android and US chips. Huawei introduced their first folding smartphone with their own HarmonyOS. It’s called the Mate X. It will compete with a growing number...

Best VPN for Android 10 phones

  When you use your phone, you leave a trace on every website you visit, every video you watch, and every app you download. This digital footprint is the record of your activity. Over time, this footprint gets bigger and bigger until it starts to...

On Android malware (Reader Forum)

I’ve heard this song before… Around 15 years ago, Apple was engaged in an advertising battle against Microsoft, in which the “cool computer company” poked fun at its competitor’s susceptibility to viruses. Of course, one of the reasons for that weakness, was the sheer size...

Kagan: Thoughts on the new Google Pixel 4 smartphone

Over the last few weeks I have been testing the new Google Pixel 4 smartphone on the AT&T Mobility network. Parts of this new phone are advanced and even ahead of much of the competition. If you are a current Pixel user, you will...

Kagan: Can Huawei Harmony OS successfully replace Android?

Huawei is being backed into a corner and may be in serious trouble. They use the Google Android operating system globally in all their smartphones and wireless devices. The US ban says they can no longer use Android. That means they need a viable,...

Huawei unveils own operating system to avoid Android dependency

  Huawei officially unveiled its own developed operating system HarmonyOS (HongmengOS in Chinese) which can be used on a variety of devices including smartphones, smartwatches and in-vehicle systems. Huawei’s new OS was announced at the company’s developer conference. Richard Yu, CEO of the vendor’s Consumer Business...

Google suspends some business with Huawei following U.S order: Report

Google has suspended the transfer of hardware, software and technical services to Chinese vendor Huawei following a recent order by the U.S. government to put Huawei in an export blacklist, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. The U.S. giant said that it...

Huawei develops own OS to be used in the event of a future ban

  The Chinese vendor said the own proprietary OS would be used as a Plan B if an eventual ban prohibits the use of Android and Windows Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies confirmed that it has a proprietary operating systems for both smartphones and computers, which the...

Apple bites on AT&T’s 5Ge branding

5Ge indicator rolling out with latest iOS update Some AT&T customers with Android handsets have begun seeing a "5Ge" indicator when connected to the operator's LTE-Advanced network. Now, with its most recent operating system update, Apple users will begin seeing the same thing, according to...

#TBT: Vodafone willing to part with Verizon; FirstNet turns one; Android devices dominate … this week in 2013

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Vodafone willing to...

ZTE’s devices future could be just as uncertain if denial order is lifted

Confusion between ZTE’s networks business and devices business could hurt the company’s prospects even if the trade dispute is resolved. Even as President Trump has seemingly become personally involved in the U.S. Commerce department’s ban on exports to ZTE, the prospects for ZTE’s future devices...

Oracle VP highlights what happens when data leaves your devices

Device sensor data, app data, network data, "goes to Google," Oracle VP says During a keynote presentation at the Competitive Carriers Association's Mobile Carriers Show, Oracle Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Peter Lord provided an illuminating look at the amount and specificity of data sent...

Kagan: The mistake Apple made with the iPhone X

Hate to say I told you so, but the iPhone X is not the roaring success Apple hoped it would be. The reason is as obvious as the nose on your face. However, I wonder whether Apple executives really understand the problem. Let me...

#TBT: Huawei protests U.S. suspicions; Moto goes for the Xoom gold… this week in 2011

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Mobile data on...

Kagan: Will users still trust Apple after iPhone slowdown?

There should be quite a bit of embarrassment at Apple in the last couple weeks since they admitted to the iPhone slowdown. But is there? I wrote about this problem several times in recent years. What happens next--as Apple pushes three new iPhone models-- now...

Kagan: PTT Makes Wireless Comeback with Siyata Mobile

Push-to-Talk is on a rebound. Siyata Mobile is filling an important space in the changing wireless industry where there is a growing demand for PTT services. Some users and companies need this service, but had no place to turn. Siyata is focused on filling...

#TBT: WiMAX on the rocks, Google launches Android, the iPhone hits Europe … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! WiMAX woes for...

Kagan: What Pixel 2 problems mean for the Google brand

You would think Google is a giant success in everything they touch, but in reality, they win and lose just like every other company. Troubles and problems reported on their newest Pixel 2 smartphone are an example of a great company who can’t seem...

Kagan: Why Apple iOS is more secure than Google Android

When considering Apple iOS, which runs the iPhone, or Google Android, there is more than just a different operating system to consider. Apple iOS is much more secure compared with Google Android. These different operating systems account for the vast majority of phones and...

Mobile Posse: Quantifying user engagement and the “first screen”

Mobile Posse study seeks to quantify mobile user engagement How smart is a smartphone, if it isn't delivering content that engages the user from the first moment they pick up their device? A recent study commissioned by content delivery company Mobile Posse found that despite the...

Kagan: DryBox like CPR for a wet smartphone

So, your smartphone got wet and now it won’t work. What should you do? I spoke with David Naumann who started a company called DryBox. He says don’t try and fix it yourself, don’t try and turn the phone on and don’t stick it...

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