Rogers spending $100 million to cover 1,000km of rural Canada with LTE
The money will go towards covering roads out of smaller regional centers to rural towns and provide any caller access to emergency services.
Google Stadia
Google Stadia revealed as a game streaming service for all platforms – TVs and phones included
The new service was announced as a major step to taking the burden off of gamers for having to own massive, powerful computers to play.
Ontario to ban smartphone use from public schools next year
Reports from government sources say that Canada’s most populous province will enforce a smartphone use ban with few exemptions.
iPhone 7 still the most popular phone in ownership across North America
It was the most popular iPhone and also the most popular smartphone in the continent in the fourth quarter of 2018, continuing a long streak.
UK unlocked Galaxy Note 9 devices receiving Android Pie
Also in this story, we get a timeline from Canada’s Rogers Wireless on when it will update the S9, S9+ and Note 9 to Android 9.
Cricket has Nokia 3.1 Plus today, Verizon with Nokia 2 V next week
HMD Global is sending a couple of phones to the carriers to expand the visibility of quality, affordable Nokia phones in North America.
Huawei
Huawei CFO on bail in Canada, will return to court February 6
But the legal system in Canada is considering the US Justice Departments request to expedite her south to face fraud charges on sanctions breahes.
LG G7 One lands in Canada on October 19, documents say
Rogers Wireless sub-carrier Fido will have LG’s first Android One phone in just days for a fairly modest price. Will it succeed there?
The Pixel Slate is a Chromebook with Portrait Mode on it
Whereas the Pixelbook was more chic for professionals, Google has decided to bring in a wider range of consumers for a new and improved Chrome OS.
Apple to deploy 1Password to all employees, may acquire owner AgileBits
The service provision agreement comes first and requires AgileBits to grow rapidly to cope with more than 123,000 new customers.
OPPO Find X sales will not take place in the United States
OPPO said that the Find X would be the first phone available to customers in Europe and North America. The United States is a part of North America, but…
BlackBerry KEY2 brings the Speed Key for two-touch multitasking
There’s a brighter charge to the hardware specs on this productivity phone with even more features to protect users from unscrupulous apps.
HTC U12+ brings back BoomSound speakers, Edge Sense
It’s one part refinement and one part addition. All together, it’s one large phone that takes great photos, video and audio with a price tag as big as its promises.
OnePlus 6 ramps up the speed, storage and slow motion video
Speed is the game, OnePlus is the name. Will its latest Android smartphone keep up? It has 480fps video capture, a new Snapdragon 845 chip and a new storage option. All for a little more money than the OnePlus 5T.
For Rogers customers, Huawei P10 Plus gets Android Oreo
It’s been a month since the P10 officially notched its Android 8.0 update and it’s only just starting to make its way to North America.
Google Pay working on Wear OS in three more countries
Google has recently started enforcing region-locking for use of Google Pay in the UK and the US. Now, it’s available in three more countries.
Android Oreo is ‘coming in March’ to LG V30, G6 and Huawei P10 Plus, at least on one Canadian carrier
If the LG V30, G6 and Huawei P10 Plus can finally get official, stable Android 8.0 Oreo updates on Canada’s Fido network this month, you have to presume global rollouts are right around the corner.
Apple fails to explain why iPhone throttling was not disclosed to Canadian government
The behavior was covered under umbrella language explaining the measures it took to stop iPhones from suddenly shutting down with the iOS 10.2.1 software update.
OnePlus 5T band support does not equal Sprint or Verizon compatibility
Just because there’s support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 13, 25, 26 and 41 doesn’t mean that the OnePlus 5T is approved for use on Sprint or Verizon.
At least seven iPhone 8 units have split apart
Two reports came out of Japan and Taiwan. One more then got out from Taiwan. Then came Canada, China, Greece and Hong Kong. What’s up with the iPhone 8?
Essential Phone from Canada’s Telus is a terrifying $1,050
That’s US$825, or about an 18 percent premium on what the Essential PH-1 is marked for in the United States. Shipping begins within a month.
Samsung confirms that Canada will get Bixby Voice “soon”
But will it get both English and French languages fit for Canada or will the country’s Galaxy S8 users get stuck with a global Bixby Voice template?
ZTE also makes tablets: Grand X View 2 hits Canada July 12
Bell will presumably carry it with LTE connectivity. Nearly every specification has been downgraded from last year’s original Grand X View.
Sprint Global Roaming Service gets global LTE roaming
In addition to freeing up LTE data in Canada and Mexico from its Unlimited Freedom accounts, Sprint has LTE roaming around the world — for a price.
Canada’s Freedom Mobile discounts LG V20 amid troubled launch of LTE
It’s good news in the headline, but the cost cut has come in the middle of a difficult network launch for the carrier formerly known as WIND Mobile.