Tag: 5G

Internet infrastructure isn’t ready for the AR Cloud, but that’s changing

Soon you will be able to aim your smartphone at a restaurant window, and the available reservation times will instantly pop up on your screen. If you don a pair of 5G-enabled glasses, you will be able to see the weekly promotions at your local supermarket through your lenses before you set foot in the […]

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Huawei announces new 5G chipsets, phones, and router ahead of MWC 2019

Forging ahead with its 5G plans despite hardware bans in multiple countries, Huawei today announced a collection of new chips and devices designed to make strong use of the next-generation cellular standard — notably including data speeds that may surpass competing products from rivals. For consumers, the biggest news may be a foldable 5G smartphone, but […]

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Vivo’s sleek Apex 2019 5G smartphone eliminates bezels, seams, and ports

If Vivo is correct, 5G phones are about to get even sleeker than the latest 4G models — assuming you’re ready to give up a few non-trivial features. Following brief teases on Chinese social media, the company today officially unveiled Apex 2019, a 5G smartphone completely bereft of seams, bezels, and openings. Internally, Apex 2019 sounds […]

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What Is 5G? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Newest Cell Phone Technology

Unsplash Just the other day, I was sitting on my couch in North Carolina, face-to-face with my nieces, who were cuddling on their couch hundreds of miles away. They were breathlessly recounting, in the way children of a certain age do, how they spent their snow day. The usual: sledding, screaming, making snow angels. But […]

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Motorola updates Moto Z3 to Android Pie, unlocking 5G Moto Mod support

When Motorola announced its Moto Z3 last year, the company became the first in the world to debut a “5G-upgradable smartphone” — a feature Verizon said it would exclusively offer in “early 2019,” using a backpack-like accessory called the 5G Moto Mod. Today, Motorola is bringing the feature one step closer to reality by adding 5G […]

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CES 2019’s mediocre 5G demos set the stage for a confusing year

During a 5G-focused Mobile Innovation event at last year’s CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said he hoped to appear at 2019’s show with a working 5G phone on a live network. Since there were exactly zero 5G phones or networks in existence at that point, his plan sounded ambitious, but his quiet confidence made the outcome seem […]

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Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Apple Considered Using 5G Modems From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

Word on the street is that Apple isn’t rushing to adopt 5G technology in its iPhone lineup this year, but it appears that the company at least considered it. According to a report from Reuters, based on testimony provided by Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins during the ongoing trial between the Federal Trade Commission […]

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TIA warns U.S. government shutdown will hurt 5G rollout

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today became the latest group to warn the public about unintended consequences of President Donald Trump’s already 20-day-long shutdown of the U.S. government. It says the country can expect its 5G rollout to be impacted, largely due to the FCC running out of funding and suspending key services on January 3, […]

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This is Samsung’s 5G Prototype Smartphone and end-to-end 5G wall at CES

After covering live 5G demos at Qualcomm’s and Intel’s 2019 CES booths, I went to Samsung’s booth to see what sort of 5G gear might be on display. Ahead of the show, Samsung told me that it wasn’t going to have any major 5G announcements or new hardware to show, so I wasn’t expecting to […]

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