• By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    ASUS CEO DEPARTS AMID INTERNAL REORGANIZATION

    Asus today said its CEO, Jerry Shen, plans to vacate his leadership role after a tenure of 11 years. Shen has been in various roles...

    Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    GOOGLE BRINGS AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH ACCENTS TO ASSISTANT

    Google today said people in the U.S. can opt for either an Australian accent or a British accent when using Google Assistant. The voices...

    Google
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    OPERA BROWSER FOR ANDROID ADDS CRYPTO WALLET AND WEB 3

    Opera Software today launched a new version of its Opera browser for Android devices that takes a step toward the internet's future....

    Android
  • Blu Vivo Go Packs Android 9 Pie Go Edition By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    BLU VIVO GO PACKS ANDROID 9 PIE GO EDITION

    Blu today revealed the Vivo Go, a sub-$100 smartphone that runs the Go Edition of Android 9 Pie. Android Go focuses on delivering the...

    Smartphone, Mobile, Android, Google, Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    QUALCOMM TARGETS NEWEST APPLE IPHONES IN CHINA

    Qualcomm is seeking to add the iPhone XR and iPhone XS to the list of devices banned from import into China. Qualcomm won a patent-related...

    iPhone, Phone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    APPLE TO INVEST $1B IN AUSTIN AND HIRE THOUSANDS AROUND THE US

    Apple today announced plans to build a new campus in Austin and expand its presence in a wide range of other markets with new hires....

    Apple
  • Google Maps Will Help You Find Lime Scooters and Bikes By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    GOOGLE MAPS WILL HELP YOU FIND LIME SCOOTERS AND BIKES

    Google today announced a new partnership with Lime that hopes to help people get across the "last mile" of their journey. In 13 cities...

    iOS, Google, Android
  • MediaTek Helio P90 Optimized for AI and Photography By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    MEDIATEK HELIO P90 OPTIMIZED FOR AI AND PHOTOGRAPHY

    MediaTek today announced the Helio P90, a system-on-a-chip that delivers improvements to artificial intelligence performance and media...

    Google
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 13, 2018

    ITC TO WEIGH APPLE/QUALCOMM IMPORT BAN RULING

    The U.S. International Trade Commission plans to review an earlier ruling that found Apple guilty of infringing on a Qualcomm patent,...

    Smartphone, iPhone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    CALIFORNIA PROPOSES TO TAX TEXT MESSAGES TO FUND SERVICE FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

    California state legislators have suggested the state implement a tax on text messages in order to help fund the Public Purpose Program....

    Mobile
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    GOOGLE MAKES IT EASY TO GIVE CHARITABLY VIA THE PLAY STORE

    Google today said the Google Play Store can now accept charitable donations. Residents of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great...

    Google
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    FCC ACTS AGAINST SPAM CALLS AND MESSAGES BY HANDING CONTROL TO CARRIERS

    The FCC today approved several declaratory rulings that aim to protect consumers from robocalls and spam messages. Though the move...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    FCC CLEARS PATH FOR MMWAVE 5G INCENTIVE AUCTION

    The FCC today took measures that will lead to an auction for 5G spectrum in 2019. The agency adopted new rules to make a total of 3,400...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    HUAWEI CFO FREED ON $10M BAIL, MUST REMAIN IN CANADA

    Canada has released Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's CFO, after her lawyers convinced a judge to grant bail. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    DOJ INVESTIGATING FRAUDULENT NET NEUTRALITY COMMENTS

    An investigation seeks to find the truth concerning millions of fake comments submitted to the FCC in 2017 as the agency sought the...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    ONEPLUS 5/5T SCORE ANDROID 9 PIE IN LATEST OXYGENOS BETA

    OnePlus today made Android 9 Pie available to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T through a new open beta of OxygenOS. The introduction of...

    Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 12, 2018

    SAMSUNG TO SHUTTER MOBILE PHONE PLANT IN CHINA

    Samsung says it plans to stop making phones at its manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. Samsung will close the factory entirely,...

    Samsung, Phone, Mobile
  • Review: Marshall Minor II Bluetooth Headphones By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 11, 2018

    REVIEW: MARSHALL MINOR II BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

    The Marshall Minor II are in-ear headphones that deliver huge sound and impressive battery life. Though they skimp on advanced functions,...

  • OnePlus Drops the Checkered Flag On OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 11, 2018

    ONEPLUS DROPS THE CHECKERED FLAG ON ONEPLUS 6T MCLAREN EDITION

    OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, a special edition of the 6T developed in partnership with McLaren F1. Most...

    Phone
  • Google App for iOS Gains Google Lens Visual Search By Phone Scoop   -   Dec 11, 2018

    GOOGLE APP FOR IOS GAINS GOOGLE LENS VISUAL SEARCH

    Google recently updated the Google Search app for iOS devices and added the Google Lens visual search feature. The Google Lens icon...

    iOS, Google