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.
You can probably expect Oreo to roll out for the LG V20 in August in North America
One Canadian carrier “expects” to start the official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the LG V20 next month, which probably means others will do the same.
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.
Moto G6 Play
Moto G6 and E5 series spreading to sales points and carriers in US and Canada
We now have all the details on where you can get the latest and greatest Motorola mid-ranger Android phones in your locality.
Huawei P20 Pro review
Two Canadian carriers kick off Huawei P20 and P20 Pro pre-orders at reasonable prices
For obvious reasons, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are not coming (officially) to the US. But they’re already up for grabs in Canada, and they’re not even that expensive.
Huawei P20 Pro review
Huawei P20 trio expected out in Canada on May 17, P20 Pro and Lite also ‘coming soon’ to India (Updated)
The Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite are not launching in any official capacity in the US, but they will be sold up north. The P20 Pro and P20 Lite are also coming to India at unknown prices.
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.
Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo updates are rapidly spreading across US and Canadian carriers
Verizon may have technically been the first US carrier to bring Oreo updates to its Galaxy S8 and S8+, but T-Mobile and Sprint quickly followed suit.
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.
Razer Phone sold out at Microsoft Store, may hit Asia-Pacific soon
The Microsoft Store is selling a gaming phone and people can’t get enough of it. Razer is also tapped to hit Singapore with an announcement.