The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is already a very competitive one, but with the arrival of Tello, the competition is sure to go up a notch. So how will this new mobile carrier be able to manage? Well, it turns out Tello has plenty up its sleeve, starting with a “No Fees, Whatsoever” branding that just might attract throngs of mobile users eager to sign up for even more affordable wireless plan options.
Apparently so, at least according to mobile market research firm Wave7 Research and then later reported by Fierce Wireless. The fourth biggest wireless carrier in America appeared to have began ending its leasing program for mobile devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system as recently as a few days ago.
Together with the launch of Apple’s newest iPhone models (the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus), Beats (which is owned by Apple) has unveiled four new headphone offerings -- the Solo3 Wireless (an update to its best selling on-ear model), the Powerbeats3 Wireless (an upgraded version of its sports headphones
For some mobile users, Apple’s latest iPhone models -- the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus -- did not really offer much in terms of new features and functionalities. But upon closer inspection, and it certainly helps to look at the bigger picture, there may be more to this year’s iPhone offerings, especially in relation to our expectations for next year’s models.
According to Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast, the company will be officially joining the wireless market in 2017 by leveraging its network of 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots as well as a 5 year old mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with industry leader Verizon Wireless. The move to partner with the biggest mobile operator in the United States also serves as a means for Comcast to set up a new revenue stream.
Google has just debuted a new mobile app offering called Google Trips, and it is designed to help users better plan their vacation trips. What the app (it is made available for Android and iOS mobile users) does is collate data from various sources, including Google’s own Google Maps as well as crowdsourced suggestions and feedback from other users, especially those who have traveled to the places you are planning to visit.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is facing a lawsuit filed against it by three news organizations. Indeed, Vice, the Associated Press and Gannett (parent company of USA Today) are all suing the agency because they want to learn how exactly the government was able to successfully hack into a particular iPhone unit used by one of the suspects involved in the San Bernardino shootings that happened in December of last year.
Software wise, this week was a busy one for Apple. Just a few days ago, the tech giant officially started its global roll out of the finished version of iOS 10, the newest iteration of its iOS mobile operating system. Apart from that, the iPhone maker also took the opportunity to release the latest version of its operating system for wearable devices -- watchOS 3.
Yup, recently this week Apple officially launched the final version of iOS 10, the latest iteration of the iPhone maker’s mobile operating system. The company is deploying iOS via over the air updates via the Settings app, and also through a wired update wherein owners of iPhone and iPad devices just plug their handsets into iTunes and download the updated version.