Google’s upcoming Pixel phones rumored to go up for pre-order on October 4


We’ve already heard rumors that Google is ditching the “Nexus” branding, instead opting to call this year’s refresh the Pixel and Pixel XL. The new branding will no doubt be the biggest change with these smartphones, but carrier availability will also have a big part to play as well. We already know Verizon will be carrying them with its own spin on the two handsets. But now, Ausdroid reports that Australian carrier Telstra will offer at least one of them, too.

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LG repackages the G5, introduces the V20


Tonight in San Francisco, the LG V20 was announced with high expectations. It follows the G5, a device from earlier this year that fell short of major hype. Now LG is putting together the best elements from that phone and and last year’s V10 to create a complete device that touches upon many areas consumers care about. It’s coming at a time when Samsung, the top competitor in this industry, is facing a costly global recall that opens the door for LG to get its latest phone into the hands of millions around the world.

Hit the break for details on the LG V20.

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T-Mobile outshines Verizon’s with official 4×4 MIMO technology


You’ve probably seen Verizon’s latest commercials for their LTE Advanced network improvements lately, which is essentially just 2 channel aggregation for faster speeds and more bandwidth. If you really keep up with network technology, you probably also know that T-Mobile has offered that for several years and even offers 3 channel aggregation in some areas. Read more