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Moto G Power 2022 offers a 4G phone in the age of 5G

Moto G Power 2022 offers a 4G phone in the age of 5G

Motorola is almost like the new Nokia, although Nokia is still somewhat guilty of launching innumerable models that almost make it impossible to keep track of them all. At least there are some Motorola phones that are distinguished by their year rather than a model number that doesn't give a clue when they were launched. Take, for example, this Moto G Power (2022) that will be launching early next year with specs seemingly hailing from last year.

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T-Mobile 5G UC reaches 200 million people: What does that mean for me?

T-Mobile 5G UC reaches 200 million people: What does that mean for me?

T-Mobile USA revealed a 5G milestone this week as they've reached 200 million people with their "5G Ultra Capacity" service. This is T-Mobile's fastest-available 5G coverage, and it's effectively unique to this carrier. You might have already seen a "5G" logo appear on your T-Mobile smartphone, but now you'll (quite possibly) see the company's 5G UC logo in some places, too.

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Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera gives us a peek at where 5G is headed

Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera gives us a peek at where 5G is headed

With an internal rechargeable battery system and 4G LTE connectivity, a new camera from Arlo and Verizon aims to make remote security monitoring slightly easier for consumers. The device has a rather to-the-point name: Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera, and a to-the-point purpose. Connected with a 4G LTE cellular plan, Verizon sells this camera to users that want to keep an eye on locations that wouldn't otherwise have a simple solution for personal security.

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3G shutdown 2021: Why your old phone is about to quit

3G shutdown 2021: Why your old phone is about to quit

Today we're taking a peek at the expected dates that 3G networks will shut down in the year 2022. These dates are important, since they show the end-point for functionality for some of the oldest mobile smart devices still in service today. It's not only smartphone and tablets that have the potential to stop connecting to mobile data - it's accessories and IoT devices that connect with 3G, too.

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Parrot ANAFI Ai early access program revealed for pro-droning

Parrot ANAFI Ai early access program revealed for pro-droning

There's an early access program coming to the likes of the Parrot ANAFI Ai 4G LTE-connected drone. This is the sort of program you get in on if you're a hardcore drone user, if you're the sort of professional who uses drones for high-level visuals or 3D scanning, and for those that wish to be the first users of the Parrot ANAFI Ai 4G robotic UAV. Parrot does make clear that this is for "professional drone operators"... but that's you, right?

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T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn't been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers' plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance and delays. That said, the deadline for 3G networks is can no longer be delayed, and T-Mobile is finally setting its foot down on when it will shut down not only its own 3G network but also Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

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Huawei will skirt around US ban with 4G-only Snapdragon chips

Huawei will skirt around US ban with 4G-only Snapdragon chips

Despite its aggressive push in getting its own HarmonyOS and revamped EMUI skin to a large number of its current phones, Huawei may still be in trouble as far as making new devices go. It is crippled in its ability to buy the latest and greatest mobile processors from Qualcomm as well as making its own Kirin silicon. Huawei, however, is fond of finding loopholes and workarounds, and its latest strategy might be to simply drop 5G from the Snapdragon 778G and the upcoming Snapdragon 898 that it will be buying from Qualcomm.

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This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

Confusing cellphone coverage maps with misleading graphics and incomprehensible claims may be getting its comeuppance, with the FCC launching its first mobile broadband map to help consumers figure out what service they're actually likely to get. While cellular networks have been steadily improving, particularly with the arrival of 5G, it's still fair to say that carrier maps tend to be more promotional than educational.

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Parrot Anafi Ai is a 4G drone with striking style and 3D vision

Parrot Anafi Ai is a 4G drone with striking style and 3D vision

Parrot has a new drone, but the French company would really rather you think of the new Anafi Ai as a 4G-connected flying robot. Tapping cellular data for better, broader range, and a new 3D vision system for obstacle avoidance, Anafi Ai's other big boast is an open-source platform that effectively turns the drone into a flying computer for surveys, research, and more.

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Verizon Smart Display spotted with a 4G LTE edge

Verizon Smart Display spotted with a 4G LTE edge

It looks like Verizon will soon hop on the smart display bandwagon. The company is apparently creating its own smart display based on Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, and while it sounds like this new smart display will share a lot of its features with its competitors, there is one feature that might give it an edge in the smart display space.

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LG Velvet 4G finally gets its Android 11 update

LG Velvet 4G finally gets its Android 11 update

With LG's formal withdrawal from the smartphone market, there have naturally been questions about the company's ability to support the phones it already has out in the wild. Of course, LG promised that it would indeed continue to update at least some of its phones but that remained to be seen. As if to dispel those doubts, LG has finally launched the LG UX 10 with Android 11 update for the LTE-only version of the LG Velvet, almost half a year after the LG Velvet 5G received it.

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Verizon 3G CDMA network shutdown gets a final date again

Verizon 3G CDMA network shutdown gets a final date again

Network operators have a tendency to redefine common words and give them new meanings. "Unlimited" is not unlimited when it comes to data and "indefinitely" definitely has an end. To be fair, Verizon did leave the door wide open for when it will shut down its 3G network and now it is officially giving notice to the old technology's remaining users. Big Red is finally shutting down its 3G CDMA network at the end of 2022, three years after its initial plan.

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