There have been some pretty monumental shifts in the law regarding unlocked phones in recent years in the US, but none as seismic as this. We have been increasingly heading to the unlocking of devices being legal, whereas now it is a grey area, and today the Cellphone Unlocking Bill has passed through the House and President Barack Obama is going to sign it off.
There have been rumours of an LG G3 Prime since the normal G3 landed just over a month ago. The company is said to have been working on a beefier version of its already stellar flagship, and the super phone G3 seems to have shown up on a Korean mail advertisement.
Wednesday brought with it news that your data on Android is not quite as gone as you thought it was, while Apple didn?t take too kindly to being the only company being told off, so quickly roped in Google. Microsoft's early days with Nokia are taking shape and what?s happening with the Google Play Store?
Yes... and the rest of what happened on Tuesday, which is our way of confessing that in terms of headline grabbing stories, it was a little flat. However, that does not mean nothing happened in the mobile arena on Tuesday, so take our hand (or not) and we'll guide you through the day's events.
It is another week in the mobile world and we are back again with the Daily Brief, your one stop shop for the top stories of the day. It was a Monday when Apple was forced to change policy in Korea, while I shed some light on Cupertino?s iPhone strategy.
The mobile news on this Thursday was dominated by tech fights, but surprisingly Apple and Samsung were not involved this time. Instead the two juggernauts let the others duke it out as Blackberry set Android in its crosshairs, Amazon took on a federal body, and HTC fought, well dwindling hopes for the future.
Welcome again to the Daily Brief, where we take a meandering but fast paced look through the day's mobile news and keep you in the know. This Wednesday brought news that Microsoft would be releasing a smart watch, Amazon's Fire Phone will fall flat, Android 4.4.4 continues to find its way to handsets, and last but by no means least rumours of yet another Samsung smartphone.
Google makes software, manufacturers make phones. The divided partnership between the two sometimes leads to subpar products or good products hampered by lengthy delays, but Google is working to combat that with a new standardization process called Android One.
In a little under four hours, Google will kick off what's sure to be a very busy Google I/O Developer conference. It has already been established that the company will preview the next L version of Android, the new wearable platform called Android Wear, and a fourth attempt to capture the living room with Android TV. The next best thing to actually seeing it live is being able to watch the news as it's announced. The Google I/O livestream will kick off at 9AM PDT (12 PM ET) at google.com/events/io.
The Amazon Appstore will appear on BlackBerry 10 handsets as part of a new licensing agreement reached between the largest online retailer in America and the most storied but struggling smartphone manufacturer in Canada.