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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now available for cheaper in the US

Google's latest Pixel devices -- the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro -- come with some significant improvements over the Pixel 5. Unlike the previous model, the latest Pixel devices pack flagship hardware, including the more powerful Tensor SoC, impressive high refresh-rate displays, and better cameras. But even with the premium hardware, Google has priced...

New bipartisan senate bill aims to crack down on Apple and Google’s app distribution monopolies

In July this year, the U.S. states of Utah, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee filed a lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit, which was signed by 32 other U.S. states, alleged that Google engaged in monopolistic practices to maintain dominance in Android app distribution and payment processing for digital content purchased through the Google Play...

Barely anyone is using mmWave 5G in the U.S.

Although 5G adoption in the US has seen a massive uptick in the last few months, a recent OpenSignal report suggests that barely anyone is using mmWave 5G. According to the report, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile users connect to a mmWave 5G network less than 1% of the time. The mmWave 5G experience report (via LightReading) reveals...

ASUS ROG Phone 5 gaming phone finally arrives in the United States

ASUS released the ROG Phone 5 earlier this year, but it wasn't available to purchase in many countries outside of China and Europe. The phone recently become available in India, and now Asus is finally bringing it to the United States for a hefty price tag of $999.99. The ROG Phone 5 is one of the...

U.S. to ban 8 Chinese apps including CamScanner and SHAREit

After announcing a ban on all transactions with TikTok and WeChat last year, the US President has now signed another executive order to ban eight more Chinese apps in the country. The latest ban order targets a few widely-used apps, including Alipay, CamScanner, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, and WPS Office. According to a recent report from Reuters,...

Vietnamese VinSmart plans to bring its flagship phones to the US

After bagging a major manufacturing contract from an undisclosed US carrier earlier this year, Vietnamese smartphone manufacturer VinSmart has now revealed plans to debut its own Vsmart brand of flagship devices in the country. During a recent discussion session, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong, General Director of VinSmart's Mobile Division, announced that the company will focus...

Motorola celebrates selling 100 million Moto G phones by offering discounts

Despite the changing hands of Motorola's ownership, the company has managed to endure turmoil and remain relevant ever since 2013. With the Motorola G Stylus and the Motorola G8 series set to arrive on the market, the company seems to be doing better than ever. To celebrate selling 100 million Moto G Phones over the...

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy A01 headed to the US

Back in December, Samsung announced both the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. The A series of smartphones from Samsung tend to be more budget-oriented, with a feature or two which aims to help them stand out against the competition. Shortly after both of those aforementioned devices were announced, the company quietly revealed another addition to the A series...

Google and OnePlus gain ground in the US thanks to the Pixel 3a and OnePlus 7 Pro

Following the launch of the Google Pixel 3a and the OnePlus 7 Pro, sales numbers have seen both companies gain ground in the US on other device manufacturers. Samsung, LG, and ZTE all suffered reductions in sales this year, although OnePlus and Google rocketed ahead. OnePlus saw growth of 152% year over year in sales,...

US Justice Department reportedly plans to investigate Google for antitrust violations

Following a $5 billion fine imposed by the European Commission, Google changed how it packaged search applications and browser choices on Android devices sold in the EU. That came only a few years after Google was forced to pay $2.7 billion for manipulating search results to prioritize its own shopping services. The company is also...

OnePlus was a top 5 flagship brand in Q4 2018 while the Google Pixel is the fastest growing brand in the US

Google's Pixel smartphones have a lot of good going for them, but their high pricing tends to keep them from being an approachable brand and product. The high pricing, coupled with the lack of marketing, meant that the Google Pixel always was a step behind in the premium segment as far as sales are concerned....

ZTE is aiming to launch a 5G smartphone in the US by early 2019

There has been a lot of talk about 5G over the past few years, and the next-gen wireless technology is now materializing. 3GPP came out with the first set of standards for 5G last year, and now that they've been more or less set, telecom equipment manufacturers and wireless modem manufacturers can begin to design...