Unaffiliated mobile video operators end up footing the bill
A few weeks ago, Verizon and AT&T came under fire by the FCC for violating principles of net neutrality through the use of “zero-rating” data promotions.
Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners
Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.
Can’t have some working better than others
Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.
Cuts will happen in corporate units
On Thursday, AOL said it will be laying off five percent of its staff with nearly 500 employees expected to lose their jobs as part of a regrowth strategy for its mobile and video businesses.
LG Stylo with Helio P10
MediaTek has announced that it has just launched its first MediaTek powered smartphone on the Verizon wireless network. The phone is manufactured by LG, is called Stylo 2V and it is the first-ever MediaTek-powered CDMA/LTE smartphone by Verizon Wireless. This is a big win for the Taiwanese company that will open many doors for the company.
US first Snapdragon 821 device
It looks like that if you order the Pixel by Google Phone, you might get one in the US on October 20th. It looks like that first batch includes both the smaller 5-inch and 5.5-inch version and is tailored for the Verizon network.
Experience meets feature
In December last year Fudzilla revealed that the iPhone SE would use an Intel modem. Despite the fact that our sources were confident that iPhone 7 had an Intel modem, we sat on the story as we could not believe that Apple would be ready for such a risk after all, Jobs' Mob is not famous for being cutting edge.
Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth
LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the device in terms of LTE spectrum support.
Violated FCC's Open Internet Transparency Rule
In 2014 and 2015, Verizon was found secretly inserting a small piece of web code into all mobile web traffic to track its customers for advertisement purposes. The so-called “supercookies” were unavoidable, with no way to opt-out, even if customers opted out of advertisements. As of this week, the wireless giant finally had the case settled in court at the tune of a rather small $1.35 million fine by the FCC.