The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that they have begun investigating why it takes mobile devices in the US so long to get security patches, and that’s if those mobile devices even see a security patch at all during its life cycle.
Are you in the market for a new high-end slate? If so, Samsung has you covered.
You might some commotion about a year ago over Verizon’s tracking cookies for phones on their network. Big Red was tracking usage habits about users on the network, without alerting users or giving them a way to opt out of the tracking, but apparently they didn’t do a good enough job in giving customers control over everything, as the FCC has slapped with a fine over the ordeal. Read more
New FCC filings have been found that reveal Google is conducting some tests in New Mexico that include some high power radio signals. The heavily redacted filing is for a 100KW radio transmitter that Google is operating out of Spaceport America in New Mexico. The FCC documents do not reveal the purpose of Google’s testing leaving us to speculate as to what Google may be up to. Read more
Earlier today, an unannounced Samsung-branded smartphone passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority, the FCC. Information included in the filing suggests that we could be looking a revamped model of the South Korean company’s best-selling mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J7.
With just 12 days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its latest Galaxy S flagships, the S7 (SM-G930A) and S7 edge (SM-G935A) on February 21st, the leaks are increasing in frequency. Earlier today the stock wallpapers from the S7 Edge leaked online, and now a screenshot has leaked from the FCC with the S7 Edge’s battery capacity. Read more
AT&T has filed for a license with the FCC to begin testing a 5G network in Austin, Texas in order to stay in line with Verizon, who also plans on testing a 5G network this year. AT&T’s filing is for an experimental three-year license, which lines up with predictions that 5G will be commercially available in 2020. Read more
Earlier today, a couple of unannounced Samsung-branded smartphones bearing the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A passed through the United States of America’s official cellular certification authority, the FCC. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen these two model numbers, though. Back in November, we reported that the International variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will have these identification digits attached when they’re finally introduced to us on Sunday, February 21.
Several labor unions are accusing mobile provider T-Mobile of unethical business practices.
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has not been one to shy away from the limelight and mixing in a little bit of controversy only makes him more animated. In a new video posted by Legere, the head of T-Mobile sternly responds to claims by a variety of parties that the carrier is throttling video speeds for customers who sign up for the Binge On option. Legere says he just could not bite his tongue any longer as it appears some of the parties are trying to confuse consumers. Read more