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4G coverage still patchy, but EE is now the fastest

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If you live in an area with decent 4G coverage, think yourself lucky, as much of the UK is still living without the high-speed wireless internet connection. If you’re trying to figure out which carrier might be best for it though, EE currently holds the performance crown, snatching it from …

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EE wants total UK 4G coverage by 2020

EE was the first network in the UK to begin rolling out 4G connectivity to its customers and over the next few years, it hopes to ensure total coverage across the country. Over the next three and a half years, EE, the UK’s largest network, will be expanding its 4G …

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Apple sued over WiFi Assist iOS feature

A few Apple customers were pretty annoyed when they discovered the WiFi Assist feature within iOS 9. The feature comes switched on by default and switches out your WiFi signal with 3G or 4G when it gets too weak. As a result of this happening, some customers found themselves using …

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Qualcomm fits-in ARM Cortex-A72, 4K support into mainstream SoCs

Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of mobile application processors, has introduced its new lineup of mobile system-on-chips for mainstream smartphones, tablets and other devices. The new Snapdragon 600-series application processors feature ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 cores, support 4K video capture and playback, advanced storage technologies, a number of other high-end features …

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Samsung to integrate baseband capabilities into its Exynos mobile APs

In an attempt to lower its dependence on Qualcomm, the world’s largest developer of application processors for mobile devices, Samsung plans to integrate baseband capabilities into its advanced Exynos system-on-chips. Such SoCs will emerge next year and will power devices the company will release in 2016. For years flagship smartphones …

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Kodak is going to lend its name to a line of smartphones

Kodak has announced that it is going to license its name out to a range of mobile devices that will come with new functionality to make it easier to share and print images. The company’s first smartphone attempt will be revealed at CES later this month. This smartphone will be …

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Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent restart merge talks

Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Corp. have restarted talks about a possible merger, according to a media report. If the companies become one, they will be the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication equipment with formidable portfolio of telco patents. The Manager Magazin reported this week that Nokia, with its strength in wireless networks, …

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BT may buy EE for £12.5 billion

BT has announced that it is looking to buy network operator, EE, for £12.5 billion, despite rumours suggesting that the company was going to acquire o2. The telecommunications company confirmed today that it has entered exclusivity agreement talks with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in an effort to pick up EE. …

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Famitsu scans show off new Monster Hunter 4G monsters

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, has a load of new information and images about the upcoming Monster Hunter 4G, the “ultimate,” version of Monster Hunter 4, much in the same way that the Wii U Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, was an improved version of the Wii’s edition. While we don’t have …

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Three and EE announce calls and texts over WiFi service

To help combat the growing trend of users taking to third party apps for their main methods of communication, both Three and Everything Everywhere (EE) have announced new services that allow customers to use their WiFi connection to send text messages and make calls, in the same manner as software …

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Lenovo acquires mobile patents from NEC

Lenovo Group, the largest supplier of personal computers in the world that wants to become a top smartphone maker, said that it had bought a portfolio of mobile patents from NEC Corp. The move should help Lenovo to avoid legal conflicts with other makers of smartphones and boost its own …

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Three kills off unlimited tethering

Mobile Network, Three, has just recently upgraded its customers to 4G for free and up until now, there didn’t appear to be any drawbacks to the deal. However, now the network has decided to pull unlimited tethering from its current tariffs, which was a key benefit to the popular ‘One …

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EE adds 4G to 14 towns and 18 airports

EE has switched on 4G LTE connectivity in 14 more towns as well as 18 airports, ramping up its 4G coverage in order to stay competitive with  the expanding infrastructures of rival networks: O2 and Vodafone. EE now has 70 per cent of the population connected to 4G, in total …

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Tesco mobile customers to get free 4G

Tesco Mobile has announced today that the company won’t be charging its customers a premium for using the 4G network, which is based of off O2’s infrastructure. Tesco used to charge customers £2.50 premium but decided to drop the charge in order to compete with the network, Three, which will …

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Monster Hunter 4 coming to the west, on 3DS

Monster Hunter fans in the west don’t get much in the way of love from Capcom when it comes to the new releases in the series. We’re not getting a look in with the Chinese Cryengine PC version, Monster Hunter Online, and it’s taken untill now for the developer to …

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S. Korea mulls 5G wireless Internet with 1000x 4G/LTE speed by 2020

The South Korean government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion of won ($1.49 billion, €1.088 billion, £895.89 million) into joint development and commercialization of the 5G wireless telecommunication technology with commercial companies. The 5G promises to be around a thousand times faster than existing standards. The science ministry of South …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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