A new FCC filing for a device from Google that includes “GG1″ in its identifier has many thinking this may be version 2, or the consumer version, of Google Glass. There are not many details available, but a couple clues point to the device being some type of wearable. Read more
This weekend, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we could be looking a brand new mid-range handset for the Desire lineup.
Some new devices from HTC showed up in the FCC database apparently heading to Verizon. According to the filings, both devices are listed as smartphones and they appear to have support for Verizon’s CDMA and LTE bands. The lack of support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi may point to them being budget-oriented devices. Read more
And that’s a wrap for another week in the Android world. There were some exciting stories in the spotlight this week, such as a possible $100 million fine on AT&T and Nest unveiling some exciting products to “focus on the little things, so you can focus on the things that matter.”
The FCC announced today a proposed $100 million fine of AT&T over allegations the carrier was improperly throttling data speeds for unlimited plan customers and in particular that the company failed to adequately disclose the throttling consumers may face. The plans in question were offered between 2007 and 2010 by AT&T. Although the carrier no longer offers unlimited data plans, subscribers who had such a plan could continue to renew them. The FCC contends AT&T falsely labeled plans subject to the company’s maximum bit rate policy as unlimited and failed to adequately inform customers of the maximum speeds they would have available. Read more
Earlier today, an unannounced Alcatel smartphone made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re more than likely looking at the upcoming OneTouch Conquest, which will be heading to Boost Mobile.
The mobile carriers always seem to be in a little bit of hot water don’t they? Maybe it’s because they are always playing games with billing, throttling, and anything else shady they can think of.
This time around it’s a practice called “cramming” which is when customers are billed for third-party services they didn’t request. In most cases, it resulted in a $10 monthly charge in which Verizon and Sprint declined to offer refunds. According to the Federal Communications Commission, both carriers received roughly 30% of the charges.
Earlier today, a couple of variants of the LG G4, namely Sprint and Verizon, made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveal that the units carry the model numbers LS991 and VS986, and ship with 32GB of internal storage on board.
A couple new entries in the FCC database for LG devices suggests the LG G4 has cleared regulatory approval on the way to market from Verizon and Sprint. The new entries are for devices with model numbers VS986 and LS991, although the entries do not mention “LG G4″ specifically as the phone model. However, sources note that the LG G3 on Verizon has the model number VS985 and on Sprint it gets model number LS990. So the new devices have had their model number increased by one relative to the LG G3, which suggests the new devices are the LG G4 for each of the carriers.
Neither carrier has released information about availability of the LG G4. However, sources think Sprint will hit the market in June and they do have a pre-registration page already setup. Meanwhile, no date has been set for Verizon
source: FCC (Verizon), FCC (Sprint)
via: G for Games
Earlier today, an unannounced Huawei smartphone made a pitstop at the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we are probably looking at a US variant of the company’s recently-announced flagship device, the P8.