Google IO 2016 Coverage

ZTE will soon be restricted from purchasing components made in the US

ZTE_company_logoZTE is in hot water with the US Commerce Department after agreeing to sell parts and components from major US companies to Iran’s biggest telecom, and the company will likely have a hard time securing any US-made parts in the near future. A new export restriction will be placed on Tuesday that will effectively eliminate any other company’s ability to sell to ZTE. Read more

ZTE is also holding an MWC 2016 event on February 21

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This Sunday, Samsung and LG will headline one of the biggest days of the year as the two companies prepare to introduce their 2016 flagships — the Galaxy S7 and G5, respectively. But they won’t be the only ones hosting events on February 21. ZTE has announced its MWC 2016 event will also be held on the week before the trade show actually begins.

ZTE says the theme for the event will be “the Enabler of mobile internet (M-ICT).” The company will introduce 5G-ready products, smart devices, and phones and tablets from the ZTE and Axon brands.

The event will be held at 10:30AM ET on Sunday, February 21.

Source: ZTE

ZTE will launch its new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot through T-Mobile on Friday, February 12

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ZTE announced earlier today that it will launch its brand new Falcon 4G Mobile Hotspot on T-Mobile starting Friday, February 12. While the market for dedicated Mobile Hotspot’s is declining as a result of every Android smartphone having the feature on board, there are some people who need to connect multiple devices when they’re on the road — so they plumb for a standalone LTE tethering unit.

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Apple focusing on yet another Android “innovation”

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Apple fans will soon have a new “innovation” to crow about according to new reports coming out of China. Sources are reporting that Apple has requested their largest camera supplier, Largan Technology, to provide dual-lens camera samples. Reportedly Apple is asking other camera manufacturers in Japan and China to also provide dual-lens camera samples. The dual-lens setup is believed to be targeted at a version of the next-generation iPhone Plus. Android fans will quickly recognize that use of dual-lens cameras was pushed heavily by HTC in the past and more recently companies like Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are adopting the technology. Read more

Nubia Prague S officially launched in China with iris scanner technology

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At CES 2016, ZTE took the wraps off their new Nubia business unit along with plans to expand into more markets with new devices in the upcoming year. Today the company took another step on that path with the official release of the Nubia Prague S smartphone in the Chinese market. The Prague S is a mid-range phone that is part of Nubia’s Prague series and follows the My Prague model although it is not really a successor. Read more