• By Phone Scoop   -   May 24, 2019

    T-MOBILE TWEAKS PLANS, MATCHES DISCOUNTS FOR SWITCHERS

    T-Mobile is tweaking its plans, including one increase that applies to existing plans, and extending a new discount-matching deal to...

    Mobile
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 24, 2019

    NOAA CLAIMS NEW 24 GHZ BAND WILL INTERFERE WITH WEATHER SATELLITES

    NOAA, NASA, and the Navy have raised concerns with Congress that the new 24 GHz radio frequency band for 5G may interfere with critical...

  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 24, 2019

    AT&T FIRST TO ACCEPT BITCOIN

    AT&T now accepts Bitcoin for paying bills. The option is available after logging into an AT&T account online or in-app, and is only...

  • Google Duo Gains Group Video Calling By Phone Scoop   -   May 24, 2019

    GOOGLE DUO GAINS GROUP VIDEO CALLING

    Google today announced the global launch of a group video calling feature for its Google Duo app. The feature lets up to eight people...

    iOS, Google, Apple, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 23, 2019

    PROPOSED LAW WOULD PROTECT PHONES FROM WARRANTLESS SEARCH AT BORDER

    A proposed bipartisan law in the Senate would require a warrant for border agents to search electronic devices such as phones, or demand...

    Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    ARM HALTS BUSINESS WITH HUAWEI

    ARM has stopped doing business with Huawei, potentially ending Huawei's mobile chip business. Essentially all current processors for...

    Phone, Mobile, Apple, Android, Google, Hardware
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    FEDERAL JUDGE RULES QUALCOMM'S PATENT LICENSING PRACTICES UNFAIR

    A federal judge in San Jose sided with the Federal Trade Commission in its case against Qualcomm, ruling that the company unlawfully...

    Phone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    SONY "DEFOCUSES" ON AMERICAS PHONE MARKET

    In a recent presentation to investors, Sony revealed new plans for its struggling phone business. The company will continue making...

    Phone
  • Tor Privacy Browser Now Available for Android By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    TOR PRIVACY BROWSER NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID

    The Tor web browser is now available for Android phones. Tor provides complete privacy and anonymity using "onion routing", which routes...

    Phone, Android
  • Blu G9 Offers Large Battery, Premium Look for Less By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    BLU G9 OFFERS LARGE BATTERY, PREMIUM LOOK FOR LESS

    The Blu G9 went on sale today, offering mid-range specs and flagship looks for just $130 for a limited time on Amazon, and $180 thereafter....

    Phone, Mobile, Android
  • Hands On with the Blu G9 By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    HANDS ON WITH THE BLU G9

    The Blu G9 is $180 Android phone that tries very hard to look like a flagship-level phone, and pulls off the look pretty well. Its...

    Phone, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 22, 2019

    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STAFF: BLOCK SPRINT + T-MOBILE MERGER

    Internally, the US Justice Department's antitrust division has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of...

    Mobile
  • Wiko's First US Phone is The Ride, an $80 Phone for Boost By Phone Scoop   -   May 21, 2019

    WIKO'S FIRST US PHONE IS THE RIDE, AN $80 PHONE FOR BOOST

    French phone maker Wiko today made its US debut with launch of the Ride, an $80 Android phone available now from Boost. The Ride is...

    Phone, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 20, 2019

    TRUMP BAN CUTS HUAWEI OFF FROM GOOGLE'S ANDROID

    The Trump administration issued an executive order last week preventing "foreign adversaries" from doing telecommunication business...

    Smartphone, Android, Google, Hardware, Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   May 20, 2019

    FCC CHAIR PAI RECOMMENDS IN FAVOR OF T-MOBILE / SPRINT MERGER

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will recommend the agency approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. To secure...

    Mobile
  • Minecraft + AR + The World = Minecraft Earth By Phone Scoop   -   May 17, 2019

    MINECRAFT + AR + THE WORLD = MINECRAFT EARTH

    Microsoft is working on a new Minecraft game for phones that uses AR to overlay Minecraft as a persistent, massively multiplayer game...

    Phone, iOS, Android
  • Wiko Entering US Phone Market By Phone Scoop   -   May 17, 2019

    WIKO ENTERING US PHONE MARKET

    French phone maker Wiko is entering the US market this month. A statement on their new US web site states that they are "partnering...

    Smartphone, Twitter, Phone, Mobile
  • Asus ZenFone 6 Sports Motorized Camera, Top Specs By Phone Scoop   -   May 16, 2019

    ASUS ZENFONE 6 SPORTS MOTORIZED CAMERA, TOP SPECS

    The Asus ZenFone 6 is the company's new flagship phone, sporting a 6.4-inch, full-HD display that covers the front without a notch,...

    Phone
  • Steam Link Finally Available for iOS By Phone Scoop   -   May 16, 2019

    STEAM LINK FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR IOS

    The Steam Link app - which lets you play Steam games on your PC or Mac remotely on another device such as a phone, tablet, or TV -...

    Tablet, Phone, iPhone, Android, iOS, Apple, iPad
  • Sprint Launching 5G on May 31st By Phone Scoop   -   May 16, 2019

    SPRINT LAUNCHING 5G ON MAY 31ST

    Sprint's first 5G phone - the LG V50 ThinQ 5G - will launch on May 31st. Pre-orders start tomorrow, May 17th, and the company is offering...

    Phone, Mobile