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Global mobile news round up 20th October

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. the ‘First 5G mobile net connection’ has been claimed by Qualcomm, 5G is set to give a boost to European mobile business, are telcos providing your number, wearables add security to voice activated devices and much more…

Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip…

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Global mobile news round-up, October 13th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Mobile OS no longer a focus for Microsoft, T-Mobile customer data plundered, rising phone prices leads to boom in second hand market, Puerto Rico phone services to be restored by Google balloons and much more…

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions. The company’s Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a “focus”.

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Global mobile news round-up, October 6th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. The biggest announcements from Google’s event, Brazil sees drop in mobile lines, UK punishes WhatsApp over e2e, mobile ad spend set to grow by double digits in India and much more…

Google’s Pixel event today confirmed a lot of leaks and rumors, but it also held some surprises and software upgrades developed with machine learning. Marking its second year making hardware, Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; an interesting new camera called Google Clips; a new Google Home Mini and Max; a Pixelbook, and an updated Google Daydream.

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Global mobile news round-up September 29th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Indian Mobile Congress underway in New Delhi, Tinder may know more about you thank you think, Delta adds free messaging to its WiFi-enabled flights, Uber’s London woes boost rival taxi apps and much more…

Indian Mobile Congress, country’s first Mobile, Internet and Technology expo kicked off on September 27 at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The event started off from 27 September to 29 September and will be attended by over 500 startups and over 2,000 delegates from India and other countries.

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Global mobile news round-up September 22nd

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal, Face ID’s Ripple Effects Already Appearing in Mobile Industry, Vodafone preparing bid for Zambia mobile license, WhatsApp refused access to UK Government and much more…

Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business.
Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant.
The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.

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Global mobile news round-up: Apple special

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The mobile news this week was completely dominated by the reveal of the next wave of iPhones and wearables from Apple and the public and industry’s mixed reactions to the new designs, features and unexpected pricing.

Love them or hate them, Apple’s continuing influence on the global mobile industry is undeniable, so here is a round-up special on everything coming out of Cupertino.

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Global mobile news round-up 8th September

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Facebook begins monetising Whatsapp with business messaging, Verizon will trade your personal data for concert tickets, FCC proposal to classify mobile as broadband, Europeans are catching up with Asia for mobile payments and much more…

Facebook has confirmed its plans for monetising WhatsApp, after launching a pilot last week that enables businesses to create verified accounts and communicate directly with the chat app’s users.

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Global mobile news round-up, September 1st

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.
This week.. Amazon Echo’s messaging service to add SMS, Garmin’s new fitness watch has payment feature, mobile trojans are abusing WAP-billing services, Asia’s newest mobile wallet may get the region cashless and much more…

Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or Alexa app. That means Echo users could then text anyone using voice commands, not only other Echo owners.

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Global mobile news round-up August 25th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Users abandon iPhone app over location data controversy, PayPal plans full-on mobile payment App , Japanese cellphone maker calls it quits, NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia and much more…

AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention.

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Global mobile news round-up 18th August

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This week.. Google is testing a data-friendly version of search, chatbots are helping UK students choose courses, Indian Government asks 21 mobile phone makers to share security information, BBVA surpasses three million Spanish mobile customers and much more.
Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile.
That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted.

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