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Android P Paves the Way for More 'Notch' Smartphones

Android P, which Google released to developers today, also revamps your phone's notifications and offers some privacy enhancements.

Report: 2019 iPhones Won't Use a Notch

Apple is thought to have come up with a new design that doesn't require a notch anymore.

BlackBerry Sues Facebook Over Messaging App Patents

Facebook intends to fight the legal action and claims BlackBerry is 'looking to tax the innovation of others' with the patent battle.

Stanford Students to Apple: the iPhone Is Too Addictive

The students are urging Apple to add an 'Essential Mode' to iPhones that would offer 'just calls, texts, and photos.'

Coolpad on Wearables: Not Dead Yet

Coolpad sees growth in wearables coming from gadgets for kids, the elderly, and pets.

Skyroam Wants to Be Your Global ISP

The Skyroam Solis hotspot delivers high-speed bandwidth the moment you activate a data pass. But VP Eric Plam has bigger plans for providing on-the-go internet access.

The World's Next Great Mobile OS Is Lousy in America

KaiOS is based on Firefox and is transforming how Indians use phones. So why are our KaiOS phones so bad?

US Carriers Prep ID Protection That Goes Beyond Passwords

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have been working on the platform since last September through a joint taskforce.

How Mastercard Is Planning for a Post-Plastic World

At MWC, Mastercard VP Matt Miller talks about mobile payments, AIs we can trust, and the impending post-smartphone world.

Ericsson Exec: 'Consumers Aren't Stupid' About Social Media

At MWC, Pernilla Jonsson, Head of Ericsson's Consumer and Industry Lab, talked to PCMag about consumer trust, mobile commerce, and why smartphones are so damn addictive.

Telna's Virtual SIMs Make Global Roaming a Snap

Telna is adding virtual SIMs to 100 million users of various Xiaomi handsets.

MWC 2019 Will Be Full of 5G Phones

While 2018's Mobile World Congress may not have had a lot of breakthrough consumer gadgets, that will change next year.

5G Phones at MWC 2019? Not Impossible, Sprint Says

The wireless carrier's CTO explained his 5G band plan and teased when we'll see phones for the new network.

Breathe Easy? Rugged Cat S61 Phone Measures Air Quality

Distance and air quality measurements make the rugged Cat S61 a significant improvement over the S60, but those features don't come cheap.

Qualcomm Pushes Broadcom to Pay Up in Acquisition Talks

Broadcom is playing hard ball, lowering its bid, accusing Qualcomm of 'engagement theater,' and making a play to install a friendly board of directors.

Need a Cheap Phone? Check Out the LG K10 (Not the K8)

The LG K10 is a good-looking midrange phone that will probably find a home in the US. We could do without the K8.

Doro's 7050 Is the Next Great Simple Phone

The Doro 7050 is a simple flip phone that runs KaiOS, which can download Google or Facebook apps. In the US, it's coming to Consumer Cellular, which runs on AT&T's network.

OnePlus' Fix for HD Streaming: Send In Your Smartphone

You read that right. OnePlus has a fix that (finally) enables HD streaming on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, but owners of either smartphone will have to send their devices back to OnePlus to get it.

Hands On: Alcatel Series 5, 3, 1 Phones, 1T Tablets, Linkzone Hotspots

Alcatel unleashed a fleet of new devices at Mobile World Congress, from the flagship Alcatel 5 to new Linkzone hotspots. We got a chance to check them all out.

All Nokia Android Phones from Now on Will Be Android One

Android Go phones aside, HMD Global, which owns Nokia, will get Google's "seal of approval" for every Android phone it makes.

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