• Google Keyboard for iOS Adds Haptic Feedback By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 14, 2019

    GOOGLE KEYBOARD FOR IOS ADDS HAPTIC FEEDBACK

    Google's newest version of Gboard - its keyboard-replacement app for iOS - adds physical feedback when typing. Apple's own iOS keyboard...

    iOS, iPhone, Google, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 14, 2019

    LG TEASES FEATURES OF G8

    The LG G8 ThinQ, the company's next flagship phone, will have a 3D face scanner for biometric security, and use its screen surface...

    Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 13, 2019

    GOOGLE LIMITS ANDROID THINGS TO SMART SPEAKERS AND SMART DISPLAYS

    Originally an Android-based OS for any smart-home or IoT device, Google has now decided that Android Things will be limited to smart...

    Hardware, Google, Android
  • Multi-Lens Nokia Clears FCC By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 12, 2019

    MULTI-LENS NOKIA CLEARS FCC

    A Nokia phone with a large array of cameras on the back was just approved by the FCC. The unusual design with up to six discrete cameras...

    Smartphone, Phone, Mobile
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 12, 2019

    AT&T PROMISES 5G FOR CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS IN 2019

    AT&T today added Chicago and Minneapolis to its list of cities that will get a true 5G network by the end of this year. That list already...

    Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 8, 2019

    SPRINT TAKES AT&T TO COURT OVER "5G E" AS FALSE ADVERTISING

    AT&T's marketing of a "5G E" network - which is actually 4G LTE and has nothing to do with 5G technology - now has the company in legal...

    Phone
  • Toyota Finally Embraces Android Auto and CarPlay By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 8, 2019

    TOYOTA FINALLY EMBRACES ANDROID AUTO AND CARPLAY

    After holding out longer than most auto makers, Toyota's new 2020 lineup includes, for the first time, a variety of models that support...

    Google, Phone, Apple, Android
  • Hands On with the Moto g7 Series By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 7, 2019

    HANDS ON WITH THE MOTO G7 SERIES

    Moto's new g-series phones bring up-to-date features, upgraded specs, and clean Google software to three models ranging from $200 to...

    Phone, Google, Android
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 7, 2019

    APPLE RELEASES FIX FOR GROUP FACETIME BUG

    Apple iOS 12.1.4 is available today, and fixes the major privacy bug discovered last week that enabled FaceTime callers to hear people...

    iOS, Apple
  • New Emoji for 2019 Address Accessibility By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 6, 2019

    NEW EMOJI FOR 2019 ADDRESS ACCESSIBILITY

    Unicode 12, the annual release for 2019, includes a wide variety of new standard emoji. Many focus on accessibility, including wheelchair,...

    Phone
  • New Google Apps Help Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Communicate By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 5, 2019

    NEW GOOGLE APPS HELP DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING COMMUNICATE

    Google has two new apps rolling out designed to help the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing use their smartphones to understand people speaking...

    Smartphone, Phone, Google
  • Phones with 1TB Storage Coming Thanks to New Samsung Chip By Phone Scoop   -   Feb 1, 2019

    PHONES WITH 1TB STORAGE COMING THANKS TO NEW SAMSUNG CHIP

    Samsung has a new storage chip for phones that can hold twice as much data in the same space as last year's chip, and enables faster...

    Samsung, Phone
  • Bluetooth Beacons Ensure Seamless Navigation Through NYC Tunnels By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 29, 2019

    BLUETOOTH BEACONS ENSURE SEAMLESS NAVIGATION THROUGH NYC TUNNELS

    Waze has installed a series of new Bluetooth beacons in NYC tunnels that permit accurate positioning for drivers using smartphones...

    Smartphone, Phone, Google
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 29, 2019

    APPLE TEMPORARILY DISABLES GROUP FACETIME TO ADDRESS MAJOR PRIVACY BUG

    A massive bug in Apple's new Group FaceTime feature allowed callers to listen in on people before they answered an incoming FaceTime...

    iOS, Phone, Apple
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 29, 2019

    BLUETOOTH 5.1 ADDS SPATIAL AWARENESS

    The newest version of Bluetooth adds Direction Finding, which enables a Bluetooth LE device to determine the location of another nearby...

    Phone
  • By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 29, 2019

    US GOV'T INDICTS HUAWEI FOR STEALING TRADE SECRETS FROM T-MOBILE

    The US government is pursuing a criminal case against Huawei for stealing the design for - as well as actual parts and software from...

    Phone, Mobile
  • Alcatel Onyx for Cricket Offers Dual-Camera for $120 By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 25, 2019

    ALCATEL ONYX FOR CRICKET OFFERS DUAL-CAMERA FOR $120

    The Alcatel Onyx for Cricket has a fingerprint reader, dual rear cameras, a tall 2:1 display, and sells for $120. It's based on the...

    Phone, Android
  • T-Mobile Finally Launches Hotspot That Supports Its Whole Network By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 25, 2019

    T-MOBILE FINALLY LAUNCHES HOTSPOT THAT SUPPORTS ITS WHOLE NETWORK

    T-Mobile today launched the Coolpad Surf, its first mobile hotspot device to support newer LTE bands 71 and 66. Band 71 - AKA 600 MHz...

    Phone, Mobile
  • Nokia Phones Return to US Carriers By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 25, 2019

    NOKIA PHONES RETURN TO US CARRIERS

    Nokia phones are back on US carrier store shelves as of today. The Nokia 3.1 Plus goes on sale today with Cricket, and Verizon will...

    Phone
  • Moto G7 Series Accidentally Made Public by Motorola By Phone Scoop   -   Jan 25, 2019

    MOTO G7 SERIES ACCIDENTALLY MADE PUBLIC BY MOTOROLA

    A Brazilian Motorola web site accidentally posted photos and details of the unannounced Moto G7 series of phones. There will be four...

    Phone, Android