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Verizon Pixel, Pixel XL Oreo updates include surprise features

Verizon Pixel, Pixel XL Oreo updates include surprise features

The advantage of owning a Google Pixel or Nexus device is that, at least within the device’s supported lifespan, you’re guaranteed to get Android updates and new versions first before anyone else does. At least in theory. If you got your device via a carrier, however, you will still face some delays, though not as much as OEM phones. The good news is that Verizon has finally started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Pixel and Pixel XL phones under its care. The strange news is that it comes with two features never before heard in Oreo land.

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Galaxy Note 8 release date, pre-release info, and carriers

Galaxy Note 8 release date, pre-release info, and carriers

Today Samsung revealed the release date, pre-release date, and mobile carrier info for the Galaxy Note 8. This includes Verizon, T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Sprint - as well as the all-encompassing unlocked, SIM-free edition. This information comes amid our own first hands-on with the Galaxy Note 8, which includes one whole heck of a lot of info!

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New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill

Back in February, Verizon surprised everyone by announcing that it would begin offering a new unlimited plan. This set off something of a competition between the big four carriers in the US, and at the end of it all, Verizon came out on top with an unlimited plan that was surprisingly good. Today, Verizon is throwing a lot of that out the window by not only splitting its one unlimited plan into multiple tiers, but also by placing new restrictions on unlimited users.

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Moto Z2 Force Edition released today by Verizon

Moto Z2 Force Edition released today by Verizon

This morning Verizon announced their official release of the Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition. This device is Verizon's version of the device featured in our Moto Z2 Force Review from earlier this month. Verizon's release centers on the bits and pieces that come only with a purchase through their carrier - including Gigabit Class LTE service, launching with Verizon later this year.

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ASUS ZenPad Z8s tablet available now from Verizon

ASUS ZenPad Z8s tablet available now from Verizon

Verizon has added two Android phones to its portfolio this week, the ASUS ZenFone AR and Moto E4 Plus, or three if you include the Moto Z2 Force. It hasn’t, however, forgotten the class of users who might not need a new phone but do have a need for something with a larger screen. Yes, we’re talking about tablets. Verizon has just added the ASUS ZenPad Z8s to its catalog for those who need a serviceable Android tablet but have some big budget constraints.

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Moto E4 Plus available now: here’s where you can buy one

Moto E4 Plus available now: here’s where you can buy one

Motorola and Verizon are definitely on a roll. The Moto Z2 Force, which, for the first time, isn’t exclusive to Big Red only, has just been launched along with a new Verizon-exclusive Game Pad Moto Mod. The ASUS ZenFone AR also just made its way to Verizon’s shops. And now the two are again at it, launching the Moto E4 Plus to the masses. But don’t worry, this mid-range smartphone is also available from more than just Verizon. In fact, you’ll even have more choices that way.

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T-Mobile dominates OpenSignal’s mobile tests, but Verizon remains strong

T-Mobile dominates OpenSignal’s mobile tests, but Verizon remains strong

OpenSignal recently published its August 2017 'State of Mobile Networks USA' report, and in it we see the results of its evaluation of the biggest carriers in the nation. While Verizon has a solid history of getting top marks in these sort of tests, T-Mobile has slipped ahead of it this time, managing to take the top slot in every category including latency and 4G performance.

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Verizon Up replaces Smart Rewards and makes things simpler

Verizon Up replaces Smart Rewards and makes things simpler

Verizon ended its Smart Rewards points program today and immediately replaced it with an alternative system called Verizon Up. Nothing remains the same, with the exception of earning rewards. Whereas before you earned points based on a roster of things like paying your bill, Verizon Up dishes out one reward for one point, and one point for every $300 you give the carrier (regardless of whether it was a bill payment or something else).

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Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

These days, you hear a lot of jokes on the internet about the citizens of the world (or at least the US) heading down the "darkest timeline." It's easy to believe it, too, with important things like healthcare and net neutrality potentially at risk through new legislation. Now, Citibank analyst Jason Bazinet has penned an opinion that Comcast should purchase Verizon, and if we aren't in the darkest timeline right now, we certainly will be if such a deal ever becomes a reality.

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Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod detailed: the world from all angles

Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod detailed: the world from all angles

This week the folks at Motorola have revealed the Moto Z2 Force Edition alongside a Moto Mod that sees the world from all angles. This is the Moto Mod called "Moto 360 Camera", and we've seen it before - albeit very briefly. This piece of work delivers spherical video with two lenses that, together, create a 4K-sized video captured at 24-frames per second.

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Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

It's been an interesting 48 hours for Verizon customers. Two days ago, some users discovered that Verizon may have been throttling their connections to video services like Netflix and YouTube. What's particularly strange is that under normal circumstances, average users wouldn't even realize they were being throttled.

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5 Reasons it’s good to be a Motorola smartphone user again

5 Reasons it’s good to be a Motorola smartphone user again

As we approach the release of a couple more Motorola-made smartphones on the 25th, it's become a good time to be a fan of the mobile MOTO brand again. The staple brand name in mobile electronics had a few years of ups and downs - switching parent companies twice over - but they've come home once more. Owned by Lenovo and moving forward with a unique and powerful phone lineup, Motorola's once again hit their smartphone stride.

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