The U.S. is the world's largest smartphone market, but lately, it has been missing out on new innovations in phone design. Over the last 12 months, we've seen a sea of change in smartphone design. Manufacturers adopted new and innovative ways to reduce bezels, with cutouts being the default option. We've also seen a few companies like Vivo and OPPO introduce pop-up mechanized … [Read more...] about U.S. customers are missing out on the latest phone innovations
The European Commission levied a $1.7 billion fine on Google for violating antitrust rules with regards to its AdSense business. EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the company abused its dominant position in online advertising by "imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions" on AdSense customers. From the press release: Today the Commission has fined … [Read more...] about Google hit with $1.7 billion EU antitrust fine for blocking ad rivals
Google will start prompting Android users in Europe to choose a browser and search engine they prefer to use on their device. The European Commission levied a $5 billion fine on Google last year for requiring OEMs to pre-load its own search engine and browser on Android devices. In response, Google has mentioned that it will start charging a paid license to OEMs in Europe … [Read more...] about Google will let European Android users choose their preferred browser and search engine
Deciding when to give your child their first smartphone is a big decision. It's hard to go back once they've had a taste of internet access at that level of flexibility. Their occasional, supervised social media use via PC can turn into always-on, unsupervised social media use after switching to mobile. It's a scary spot to be in for parents that on the one hand want to protect … [Read more...] about How old should my child be when I give them their first phone?
About two months after holding its big Unpacked press conference to announce the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold, Samsung's announced it's going to be hosting another event on April 10. Right now, it's unclear what will be unveiled. The Tweet announcing this simply says that it's a "Galaxy event" and that it's where we'll "enter the era of live." For what it's worth, the rumor … [Read more...] about Samsung is holding ‘a Galaxy event’ on April 10