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MWC 2021 delayed from March to June 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

Big tech conferences were canceled left and right this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though some events managed to successfully go virtual, others, like MWC 2020, weren't able to make the transition in time. If you were hoping that things would return to normal next year, we have some bad news to share. With...

LTE flaw lets attackers hijack your browsing session and spy on the websites you visit

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) was introduced in order to improve upon current mobile data network protocols. LTE combines performance goals with security and is used by both the general consumer and enterprise alike. As such, it requires a high level of resilience against attacks due to the potentially private nature of the data being transmitted. aLTEr...

Carriers and OEMs Working on a Centralized Device Settings Database

When you're faced with the prospect of switching carriers, it's not uncommon to stumble upon incompatibilities between your phone and your new service provider. This is especially true of networks that support newer technologies like VoLTE, ViLTE and VoWiFi. As a result, there's inevitably some confusion over what works and what doesn't. Thankfully, though, carriers are starting...

GSMA Announces Version 2 of the RCS Universal Profile Standard

A lot of those within the Android community have a love/hate relationship with how SMS is handled on Android devices. Granted, when we look at things globally, most of us have already moved onto a dedicated messaging application such as Whatsapp or Telegram. Still, SMS is highly used in parts of the world (such as...

Samsung Announces its Plan to expand its RCS Messaging Service

There's been a lot of talk about RCS lately as more carriers are starting to adapt the universal profile that was recently announced by the GSMA. We've seen carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint begin to support it, and there was even a demo recently that showed AT&T was working on it as well. Then there...

Global Study: 47% of Smartphone Owners Only Talk and Text with Their Phones

The GSMA recently funded their annual engagement study to learn what smartphone owners are doing with their devices right now. They call this the GMEI (for Global Mobile Engagement Index) and it measures the amount of engagement smartphone owners have across a large number of use cases and services. The big headline from this study talks...