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Honda teams up with Verizon to assess how 5G Ultra-Wideband enhances safety in autonomous driving

Honda teams up with Verizon to assess how 5G Ultra-Wideband enhances safety in autonomous driving

Honda and Verizon are teaming up to test how the latter's 5G Ultra-Wideband and 5G Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) ensures a fast and reliable connection between vehicles, pedestrians, and road infrastructures. Honda's been developing its Safe Swarm collision-free technology since 2017. This new partnership with Verizon and the University of Michigan's Mcity will assess how Verizon's 5G networks and mobile edge computing (MEC) could benefit autonomous driving in general.

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LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG has been struggling lately to push out Android updates even to its most recent phones but that was apparently just the symptom and not the disease. With its formal exit from the mobile market in a few months, there have been even more doubts whether it will be able to stick to its new Three Year Pledge of updates for a number of its phones. As if on cue, one such phone is finally getting its Android 11 update, with Verizon's version of the Velvet 5G UW following the LG V60's lead.

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Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots recalled over fire risks

Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots recalled over fire risks

Until we reach that point in technological and manufacturing development, almost everything that has a battery can be considered a potential fire hazard, including the phones that we put in our pockets. The materials that power even the smallest of electronic devices are volatile and dangerous in certain combinations, resulting in accidents, damages, and sometimes even deaths. Fortunately, there are systems in place to alert consumers of such risks and, like in the case of Verizon's Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots, a system to have them replaced for free.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet expands: Price and speed details vs T-Mobile

Verizon 5G Home Internet expands: Price and speed details vs T-Mobile

It's clearly the week for 5G home internet launches, with Verizon lighting up two new markets on the heels of T-Mobile launching its own 4G/5G-router. Verizon 5G Home Internet is now offered in 30 markets, the carrier has announced today, with the potential to be more affordable than T-Mobile 5G Home Internet depending on who you get your phone service from.

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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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Verizon Motorola Edge+ update brings Android 11 to a bigger screen

Verizon Motorola Edge+ update brings Android 11 to a bigger screen

An update to the Motorola Edge+ with Verizon added a collection of features along with Android 11. This is the first time the smartphone will have the full Android 11 experience, right alongside the new "Ready For" software revealed by Verizon this week. With this update, users can "view content on a bigger screen and take full advantage of edge+ and Verizon's 5G network."

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Verizon 5G is going to get much better – but you may have to upgrade first

Verizon 5G is going to get much better – but you may have to upgrade first

Verizon has confirmed just how it plans to use C-Band 5G in order to boost speeds and coverage in the US, but if you were hoping for either of those things without paying more every month, you could be disappointed. The carrier spent almost $53 billion on C-Band spectrum, giving it potential coverage across every available market, it said, though its launch plans are a little more restrained.

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Kyocera’s latest rugged phone is its first with 5G

Kyocera’s latest rugged phone is its first with 5G

Kyocera is back today with a new rugged phone, and while that's not much of a surprise given that the company's MO throughout the last decade or so has been to corner the market for rugged smartphones, this one is a bit different because it's 5G-ready. Today Kyocera introduced the DuraForce Ultra 5G, which is not only Kyocera's first phone to support 5G, but apparently, it's the first rugged phone compatible with Verizon's 5G network.

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Verizon CBRS 4G reported to be better than its 5G

Verizon CBRS 4G reported to be better than its 5G

5G has been the battle cry of network operators and phone manufacturers for more than two years now but the next-gen network still doesn't have the ideal coverage and speeds that proponents would have liked. In some cases, carriers have even had to make do with "Dynamic Spectrum Sharing" or DSS 5G, a.k.a. Verizon's "nationwide 5G", which is a far cry from the 5G that many people have in mind. And then there's still the ongoing improvement on 4G networks that, somewhat ironically, is making Verizon's new 4G look better than its existing 5G performance.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G in the US gets Android 11 finally

LG V60 ThinQ 5G in the US gets Android 11 finally

Before LG set about re-imagining and rebranding its smartphones, the mouthful that is the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, with a "UW" appended in some cases, landed in the US before all hell broke loose around the world. To some extent, it is the last of its kind, closing a chapter in LG's history. It sadly wasn't that celebrated, thanks to numerous reasons, but now owners of the last "V" phone have another reason to celebrate as it is the first LG phone in the US to get the much-awaited Android 11 update.

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Huge internet outage affects Google, Verizon, Zoom and more today

Huge internet outage affects Google, Verizon, Zoom and more today

A huge internet outage is wreaking havoc on US East Coast connectivity, with Google, Zoom, Verizon, and other services all seeing considerable issues on Tuesday morning. It's a further reminder of how precarious working from home can be in this time of pandemic, given the extent to which distributed teams now rely on productivity management and communication tools like Slack, Gmail, and more.

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Sony Xperia Pro is a $2.5k Android phone with a killer 5G use-case

Sony Xperia Pro is a $2.5k Android phone with a killer 5G use-case

Sony's Xperia Pro is up for sale, but there's more than just the $2,499.99 price tag to set this particular Android smartphone apart from the crowd. Previewed back at MWC 2020 last February, the Xperia Pro taps its 5G connection to share content as quickly as possible for serious photo and video creators, as well as functioning as a 4K external monitor.

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