Google has been actively removing certain Android apps after discovering they are involved in ad fraud and displaying “disruptive” mobile ads. According to a report, close to 600 Android apps have been removed from the Play Store and its ad networks. The developers of these apps have also been banned.
Now that most of the legal and regulatory hurdles have been taken care of, the only thing left for the T-Mobile and Sprint merger to complete is the approval from the California Public Utilities Commission. With this as the only thing they’re waiting for, the two companies have announced a change to their agreement to merge.
As reported by CNBC, the new deal gives Deutsche Telekom a slightly higher stake in the New T-Mobile company. They won’t also require a new shareholder vote, which could potentially delay the deal that has been pending for nearly two years.
Frequent flyers, your inflight connectivity experience is set to be even better soon.
Earlier today, the Seamless Air Alliance published its first ever standard for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). This standard, called Seamless Release 1.0, puts in place a Modular Platform Architecture. With this system, new technologies can be adapted swiftly without the need for customization or total replacement of aircraft equipment.
In the tech world, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is among the anticipated events every year. Unfortunately, the GSM Association (GSMA) has announced that this year’s event will no longer be pushing through because of the coronavirus.
The decision comes a week after several companies and exhibitors have pulled out of the event. CEO John Hoffman shared that the coronavirus outbreak has made the event “impossible” to push through. Here is the statement of the organizer:
It’s a momentous day for T-Mobile and Sprint. Earlier today, it was revealed that a federal judge decided to allow the proposed merger between the two carriers to proceed. This means that the opposition’s move to block the $26 billion merger is dismissed.
To recall, a total of 14 state attorneys general sued to block the merger after it received approval from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They argued that the merger would decrease competition among the three remaining providers, thus increasing the prices for consumers.
Earlier today, Sprint unveiled its newest product: WatchMeGo. This is a new watch device specifically designed for kids. The watch comes with communication and monitoring service integrated with Kidomi app for parent-approved entertainment and activities for young kids.
The watch offers real-time GPS location tracking with the accompanying WatchMeGo app. Voice messages can be send by parents and their kids via the watch. The device is also able to receive text messages from their parents. This is the perfect solution for parents who feel uneasy about handing their child a phone.
According to the wireless network, they will be making their low-band 5G network live in 13 cities. With the new addition, AT&T’s 5G network will be available in 32 markets and has coverage for 50 million people.
The cities included in this week’s list include the following:
California: Bakersfield, Modesto, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
It’s been a tough morning for the big four carriers in the country!
Customers from the big four carriers have reported experiencing network outages on DownDetector. According to the map on the website, it seems like the areas most affected by the outage include the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas.
Sprint has revealed its Q3 2019 results and it had a net loss of $120 million. The report reflected findings from the wireless carrier’s performance from the period of October to December 2019. Sadly, the wireless carrier missed estimates by analysts and has reported losses.
According to the carrier, they had a total revenue of $8.08 billion, a number that’s shy from the expected $8.19 billion predicted by analysts. Their revenue decreased by 6 percent compared to the results from Q3 2018.
In addition to the revenue, the company also experienced a decrease in its sales in almost all segments shown year over year.
Have you ever had one of those instances where you need urgent help for your phone but you don’t know whom to approach? And even worse-- when it happens in the middle of the night and while you’re in the middle of something.
Thankfully, Google has just made it easier for you to get the help you need for your Android device. All of this is done through social media.
Google has revealed that their official Twitter account can now provide quick assistance to everyone with a problem with their Android device. If you encounter a problem and you need quick support, you simply need to tweet it with the hashtag #AndroidHelp.
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