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Japan reportedly planning to boycott Huawei and ZTE equipment for government use

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Chinese technology companies have faced numerous difficulties overseas this year owing to a lack of trust, particularly in the US where Huawei's proposed carrier deals with AT&T and Verizon fell through due to political pressure and ZTE was forced to pay huge fines and sack board members to resume trading. US government agencies were then banned from using technology made by either firm, and it looks like Japan may be following suit with similar sanctions.

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Japan reportedly planning to boycott Huawei and ZTE equipment for government use was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

‘LG Pay Quick’ trademark application pops up in US and Europe

Monday, October 29th, 2018

LG first launched its mobile payments platform in June 2017, but only in South Korea. Since then, the company accidentally published a broken payments app with muddled branding in early 2018, and later confirmed LG Pay would arrive in the US at some point that year. But the most recent step toward mobile payments from the company is something a bit different: LG Pay Quick. LG has recently applied to trademark the name in Europe, the US, and South Korea.

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'LG Pay Quick' trademark application pops up in US and Europe was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Any maps app thrives on accuracy. Incorrect data should be removed, fixed quickly, or at least it should be marked as such. The Google Maps team keeps a list of its coverage details with markers for availability and data quality, and updates it every now and then to reflect the current state of affairs. Since the last change in July, some improvements have been made, but also some countries have had their data markers downgraded.

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Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Any maps app thrives on accuracy. Incorrect data should be removed, fixed quickly, or at least it should be marked as such. The Google Maps team keeps a list of its coverage details with markers for availability and data quality, and updates it every now and then to reflect the current state of affairs. Since the last change in July, some improvements have been made, but also some countries have had their data markers downgraded.

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Google Maps downgrades speed limits accuracy in the USA (plus 25 more countries), adds biking directions in 3 countries was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Opinion: Why does no one get how email apps and Gmail add-ons work?

Friday, September 21st, 2018

There are legitimate security concerns about Google, most recently around its handling of user location data. However, there are a growing number of media outlets and U.S government officials bashing the company for allowing Gmail add-ons and third-party mail clients to read user messages - which is required for them to function.

A few months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned by the U.S. Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees, as a result of the company's Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Opinion: Why does no one get how email apps and Gmail add-ons work? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android phones in the US can now provide accurate location data directly to emergency services

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The location-finding capabilities of US emergency services are woefully inadequate, this much is known. What makes it all the more tragically ironic is that the very devices most often used to call 911 — smartphones — contain exceedingly accurate location data. How hard could it be to use that data for such an important purpose? Hard enough that it took Google until just now to expand its faster, more accurate Emergency Location Service (ELS) to the US.

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Android phones in the US can now provide accurate location data directly to emergency services was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Another government ban is targeting Huawei and ZTE hardware

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The past few months have been difficult for Chinese smartphone OEMs, particularly ZTE and Huawei. ZTE nearly shut down after the U.S. government placed a trade ban on the company, which was finally lifted last month. Earlier this year, AT&T and Verizon reportedly dropped plans to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro due to pressure from the federal government. Now both companies are under fire again, as U.S. agencies are now banned from using their telecommunications technology.

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Another government ban is targeting Huawei and ZTE hardware was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Smart Displays and Assistant speakers will now tell you about specific news events

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Google Assistant-equipped speakers have already been able to give recaps about the news, and Smart Displays took that a step further by also showing relevant videos. However, you were out of luck if you wanted to hear specific topics read out to you. Google is now fixing that, so long as you're in the US.

Asking an Assistant speaker a specific news question such as "What's the latest on NASA?" will cause excerpts of relevant news articles to be read aloud to you.

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Google's Smart Displays and Assistant speakers will now tell you about specific news events was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now hitting US] HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

HTC isn't doing particularly well these days, and the few people out there who purchased a U12+ likely weren't too pleased with the last bit of news about their devices announced: 'CryptoKitties.' Luckily, HTC is releasing an update for the U12+, starting with the Taiwanese dual-SIM model and coming soon to US and European versions.

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[Update: Now hitting US] HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe

Friday, July 13th, 2018

HTC isn't doing particularly well these days, and the few people out there who purchased a U12+ likely weren't too pleased with the last bit of news about their devices announced: 'CryptoKitties.' Luckily, HTC is releasing an update for the U12+, starting with the Taiwanese dual-SIM model and coming soon to US and European versions.

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HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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