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Google Pixel phone carrier details and pricing review

Google Pixel phone carrier details and pricing review

Today we're having a very brief and simple look at the various ways in which a person might purchase and utilize a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL smartphone. There aren't a whole lot of options, at first glance - Verizon even seems to be pushing the idea that they will be the sole carrier option for the smartphone, the only place a person will be able to buy from! But they're not. And it's not. Google has made this decision very simple for people that check news and review sources like SlashGear before they buy.

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Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion

In case you missed it, Yahoo has found itself in a bit of a tough place recently. First came the announcement of an attack that compromised the credentials of 500 million accounts, followed by the more recent reports that the company spied on its users on behalf of the US government. In the face of this bad news, it would appear that Verizon is reconsidering its $4.8 billion deal to buy out Yahoo.

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Verizon to handle its Pixel updates, security fixes from Google

Verizon to handle its Pixel updates, security fixes from Google

Some of the fine print about the Google Pixel have started to trickle down to the public, and not all of them are encouraging. Despite controlling almost all aspects of the smartphone, Google is apparently not yet ready to take over completely. According to a report, Google has still given Verizon full control over feature updates for the Google Pixel smartphones purchased from the carrier, reserving only security updates under Google’s direct control. This practically means that, as far as updates and fragmentation go, Google is simply preserving the status quo.

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ASUS ZenPad Z10 with LTE launches as Verizon exclusive

ASUS ZenPad Z10 with LTE launches as Verizon exclusive

Verizon has announced the launch of the ASUS ZenPad Z10, a tablet exclusively available through the carrier. All things considered, the slate is impressive, boasting a metal unibody, 2k-resolution display, and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The ZenPad Z10 won’t be available to buy in physical Verizon stores until October 13, but you can order one now from the carrier’s website if you’re so inclined.

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Verizon Pixel phone keeps bloat apps at minimum (and totally removable)

Verizon Pixel phone keeps bloat apps at minimum (and totally removable)

You can order Google’s Pixel smartphone from Verizon, and if you do, you’ll find a relatively modest set of 'bloatware' apps on it, namely three Verizon apps as well as a handful of other pre-installed offerings. If this isn’t to your liking, don’t worry: Verizon says you can remove the apps if you don't want them, meaning they present only a minimum hassle to those who care about their inclusion.

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If Yahoo won’t take security seriously, then it deserves to die

If Yahoo won’t take security seriously, then it deserves to die

Yahoo has been in the news quite a bit recently, and aside from the announcement of its sale to Verizon, that news has mostly been negative. That's because Yahoo recently revealed that it was the victim of a major security breach. Again. This time around, whoever beat Yahoo's security made off with the login credentials and personal details associated with 500 million accounts.

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Verizon and Microsoft also named as potential Twitter buyers

Verizon and Microsoft also named as potential Twitter buyers

Earlier today, CNBC reported that Google and Salesforce had both expressed an interest in possibly making a formal offer to buy Twitter. While that doesn't necessarily mean those offers are coming, it sounds like they'll have more competition aside from one another if money talks begin. That's because Verizon and Microsoft have also been named as companies that are interested in purchasing Twitter.

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Galaxy Note 7 is back on Verizon, T-Mobile following soon

Galaxy Note 7 is back on Verizon, T-Mobile following soon

While we expect a bit more reports, maybe even more lawsuits, in the coming days, Samsung seems to be quite confident it has weathered the storm, enough to actually restart sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in the US. Or at least that seems to be the implication now that Verizon has put the controversial phablet back on stock on its website. And according to a third-party report, T-Mobile would be doing the same really soon as well, just in time for the promised September 21 date.

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Moto Z Play Droid, Hasselblad Moto Mod now up for pre-order

Moto Z Play Droid, Hasselblad Moto Mod now up for pre-order

After two consecutive high-profile smartphone announcements, it might be too easy to forget that Motorola and Verizon had a less expensive but no less curious bombshell just last week. To remind everyone that the Moto Z Play Droid and the Hasselblad “True Zoom” Moto Mod are in town, the two companies have opened the doors for interested buyers to pre-order the devices. And with that, of course, we are able to get a closer look into the specs of the smartphone and the half-camera.

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iPhone 7 preorder and carrier pricing round-up

iPhone 7 preorder and carrier pricing round-up

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus won't be available for pre-order until tomorrow, but in the meantime, we have some pricing details from the big four carriers in the US. While some carriers are being a little tight-lipped on their pricing until the phone actually goes up for pre-order, Apple has published information for all four of them, letting us know how much each one will charge for both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, along with all of their storage variants.

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LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

The iPhone 7 and friends may have grabbed the spotlight from the LG V20 too soon, but those who remain unfazed by Apple’s products remain more interested in this new, premium Android smartphone. Good thing, then, that major carriers in the US have enough room for both. Of course, it’s no surprise that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all chiming in on how they will be carrying LG’s latest and greatest. It’s really more a question of when, and which carrier features the smartphone will support.

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Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced across the US

Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced across the US

T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with announcements to make today, as Verizon has rolled out increased LTE speeds across the United States. This new initiative is being called Verizon LTE Advanced (otherwise known as LTE-A), which is essentially just another phrase for carrier aggregation, and Verizon says it's now live in 461 locations from coast-to-coast.

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