As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/12/16 Ericsson and Nokia have new tricks to improve the networks we’re using now Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won’t officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also show off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people […]

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What is 5G?

CNN Money, 12/7/15 Just five years after the first 4G smartphone hit the market, the wireless industry is already preparing for 5G. Each of the four nationwide cell phone carriers, as well as smartphone chipmakers and the major network equipment companies are working on developing 5G network technology for their customers. There are many significant […]

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Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T Mobility chief: Don’t get too excited about superfast 5G wireless yet

Roger Cheng , CNet News, 9/14/15 In response to Verizon’s plans to move to 5G, AT&T’s Glenn Lurie says he prefers to wait until the industry can agree on what the technology will look like before making any proclamations. AT&T is not impressed with 5G wireless technology. At least, not this soon. Verizon last week […]

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Posted on September 14, 2015 at 8:24 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Samsung’s Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZNET, 7/31/14 By 2011, Android had just become the most popular smartphone operating system. At the time it still seemed possible for another mobile operating system to play a major role in the market. That was then. This is now. With the news that Samsung will not be releasing its Tizen-powered Samsung […]

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Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kill-switch coming to smartphones

Mobile Tech News, 4/18/14 CTIA and participating wireless companies today announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment,” which is the most recent effort by the industry to deter smartphone thefts in the U.S. The safety and security of wireless users remain the wireless industry’s top priority, and is why this commitment will continue to protect consumers […]

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:39 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Your next smartphone is now closer to wireless charging

Lucas Mearian, ComputerWorld, 2/13/14 The consolidation of two groups should help the industry standardize — and spread The agreement announced Tuesday that allows two of the three major wireless-charging consortiums to share their specifications means there’s one less obstacle in the way of a wary mobile device industry looking to adopt the technology. On its […]

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ultra-secure Blackphone to run Android-based PrivatOS

Eric Brown, LinuxGizmos.com 1/22/14 Geeksphone and Silent Circle announced an Android-derived, ultra-secure “Blackphone,” and images of Geeksphone’s Intel-based “Revolution” phone broke cover. The recommended reforms to National Security Agency snooping announced by President Obama today are not likely to stem the recent trend of tech products promising to keep data secure from prying governmental agencies. […]

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 8:23 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ubuntu’s Touch OS Mobile Platform Lands Hardware Partner

Barry Levine, Mobile Tech Today, 12/12/13 A new Ubuntu mobile  platform from Canonical has its first hardware partner. The unnamed partner means that Canonical expects to release one or more high-end smartphones based on the open-source OS sometime next year. The announcement was made in an interview by Canonical founder and head Mark Shuttleworth with […]

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jolla hands-on: A closer look at the first Sailfish OS-powered smartphone

Nick Summers,The Next Web, 12/2/13 Jolla was founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who strongly believed that MeeGo deserved a second chance. Two years on, the Finish startup is launching its first smartphone with a new take on the forgotten platform, called Sailfish OS. I went hands-on with an early version of the Jolla smartphone in June […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ex-Nokia engineers launch a Linux smartphone that runs Android apps

Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, 12/2/13 Jolla smartphone uses an OS based on the Nokia’s former MeeGo project and will be sold in 135 countries Just what the world needs — another smartphone platform. From Nokia, no less. For two years now, Jolla, a crew of ex-Nokia engineers based in both Finland and Hong Kong, has been […]

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 8:08 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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