In light of what has happened to its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, Samsung simply can not afford its upcoming flagship offering, next year’s Galaxy S8, to not be a blockbuster hit.
Niantic, the creator of mobile game phenomenon Pokemon Go, is teaming up with major US wireless carrier Sprint in transforming the latter’s outlets into PokeStops and Gyms. For good measure, Sprint’s stores will also be fitted with in store charging stations so that Pokemon Go players can play for an extended period of time.
The year 2016 saw mobile giants such as Apple and Motorola decide on doing away with the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack in their respective high profile smartphone releases. Is the world’s biggest seller of smartphones also doing the same in the near future?
The third biggest wireless carrier in the United States recently debuted a new program called T-Mobile Digits, and basically it will allow mobile users to set up and make use of multiple phone numbers across different devices, or even create and then use multiple phone numbers for a single handset.
We are witnessing more and more instances of live sporting events getting married with virtual reality. For instance, NextVR has already partnered with Fox Sports in making a soccer game, a title bout, a college basketball league, the US Open golf tournament, and the Daytona 500 available for viewing on VR. To NextVR’s credit, it has not stopped there -- it has also teamed up with the NBA League Pass in showing one contest from the 2016-2017 season every week in VR.
Instrumental may only be a manufacturing engineering firm, but it may have done something that even the biggest seller of smartphone devices in the world could not -- find the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s failure.
It appears that Sprint’s Black Friday special offer for families or groups was a hit, because the wireless carrier has decided to extend the deal. There is no word yet on how long it will be extended, but it is a good bet it will only be for a limited time.
More than a year ago, Netflix had decided to include an in-app subscription feature in its app for iOS powered mobile devices, and that move might have contributed immensely in its growing popularity ever since. Indeed during the last month, the app had reached the Top Grossing chart for the first time, landing at number nine. Recently, Netflix’s app adds another reason to celebrate, for it has become the top grossing app for iPhone devices in all of the United States.
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