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Sorry Google, but for me Stadia is a hard pass

Sorry Google, but for me Stadia is a hard pass

The launch of Google Stadia is right around the corner, and Google will be launching the service with little in the way of competition. At the moment, Sony is really the only major player in the streaming space with its PlayStation Now service, but Stadia certainly sounds much more ambitious. Over the past several months, Google has trickle released information about Stadia and what users can expect, and now that we’re just about a week out from release, I can confidently say that Stadia is not the service for me (at least not at the start).

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T-Mobile Connect plan promises $15/mo service – if the Sprint merger happens

T-Mobile Connect plan promises $15/mo service – if the Sprint merger happens

T-Mobile really, really wants the Sprint merger to go ahead, and it's promising an even more affordable plan if it's allowed to combine the two networks. The New T-Mobile Connect prepaid plan, revealed today, would include 5G access but at half the price of the current cheapest plan the carrier offers in the US and Puerto Rico.

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T-Mobile 5G rollout dates US-wide 600MHz coverage and 2 new phones

T-Mobile 5G rollout dates US-wide 600MHz coverage and 2 new phones

T-Mobile's 5G network will launch nationwide across the US on December 6th, the carrier has confirmed today, as part of a big push to convince regulators that the company's merger with Sprint should be given the go-ahead. The 5G deployment will use the carrier's 600 MHz spectrum, which is typically slower than the mmWave 5G that T-Mobile has already activated, but does come with a number of advantages.

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2020’s 5G iPhone could have more than one big surprise inside

2020’s 5G iPhone could have more than one big surprise inside

Apple's 5G iPhone plans include three models for 2020, all with 5G and all using a new, 5nm processor, insiders familiar with the Cupertino company's big plans for next year suggest. The smartphone maker has been widely expected to enter the 5G market in 2020, holding off from following Android OEMs in launching this year for reasons both tactical and practical.

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Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

Exynos 990, new 5G modem, 12GB RAM to debut on Samsung phones soon

As far as major announcements go, Samsung is practically done for the year. In a little over three months, however, it is expected to reveal its 2020 bet in the rat race that is the smartphone market. The Galaxy S11 has already leaked in bits and pieces but Samsung itself may already be providing the bread crumbs that paint the picture of a mighty Next Galaxy that may finally see a long-overdue upgrade in at least one aspect.

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New Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone release date and price official

New Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone release date and price official

Today we're looking at how affordable it'll be to own one of two of the world's first major-label foldable display-toting smartphones. Samsung released one earlier this year - sorta - and Huawei revealed today that they'll have theirs ready for launch on mid-November, 2019. The Huawei Mate X, as it's called, will be released in limited numbers for right around $2,400 USD.

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OnePlus 7T Pro 5G coming to T-Mobile with highest-end edition (McLaren)

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G coming to T-Mobile with highest-end edition (McLaren)

The MacLaren version of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G is coming to the United States exclusively to T-Mobile USA. This is the first time OnePlus has suggested that they'll bring the "Pro" version of the phone to the USA, with all previous indications being that the phone would only be released in regions outside of North America. Further, this is the McLaren version of the phone, meaning it'll be the most extravagant OnePlus smartphone thus far released.

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Apple AR Smart Glasses could finally arrive next year

Apple AR Smart Glasses could finally arrive next year

The battle cry of many network operators, tech companies, and especially smartphone makers for the past year or so has been 5G. With the exception of Google and Apple, of course. Neither company is convinced that the technology is ready for consumers and are biding their time to put out products that support the fifth-gen network. That may finally happen next year and it could go hand in hand with Apple's other great 2020 reveal: a pair of augmented reality glasses.

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Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon Wireless has announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in three big sports and entertainment arenas in Denver, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The service will be expanded to cover a total of 10 arenas in coming months, according to the company, which is working to bring its ultra-fast mobile broadband to a number of big venues.

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Pixel 4 snubbed 5G because Google isn’t convinced it’s time yet

Pixel 4 snubbed 5G because Google isn’t convinced it’s time yet

The Pixel 4 has almost all the staples of a late 2019 flagship phone except for two things. It strangely missed out on the Snapdragon 855+ but even more strangely skipped adding 5G support. For a company that lives and breathes the Internet and a major proponent of pushing communication technology forward, that is an almost glaring omission. It turns out, the tech giant isn't at all impressed at the rollout of 5G networks in the very few countries that even have it.

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Apple wants its 5G modems ready to go by 2022

Apple wants its 5G modems ready to go by 2022

Over the summer, Apple announced plans to buy up Intel's modem business. It was no secret that Intel was working on a 5G modem when it sold off this arm of its company, just like it was no secret why Apple was the one to purchase it. Immediately, it was clear that Apple wanted to make its own 5G modem for its mobile devices, and today we're hearing that those in-house modems might start appearing in iPhones as soon as 2022.

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Google Pixel 4 5G may join Pixel 4a launch

Google Pixel 4 5G may join Pixel 4a launch

The Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will almost certainly appear next week at Google's annual Pixel event. Today from Taipei there's a new rumor that this event won't just reveal the two smartphones, but a third, more capable device that'll launch at a date later than the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. This new device would, instead, far more likely launch at the same time as a budget-friendly version of the phone family, a device probably called Google Pixel 4a.

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