Isis Pushes Launch Back to October
An executive with Isis, the mobile payment joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, has delayed its September launch by one month. The delay marks the second by Isis this year, which originally planned to launch during the first half of the year. Isis' head of marketing, Jaymee Johnson, told Reuters that the organization is "wrapping things up and finishing final punch list of items." Isis will launch first in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas. Johnson told Reuters that Isis will have hundreds of merchant partners when it launches next month, and that number will expand to thousands quickly. Isis is a competitor to Google Wallet, which is available on select Sprint and Nexus devices.
Oreo Hitting Most US Versions of Samsung Galaxy S8
People in the U.S. who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ can expect to see Android 8 Oreo reach their phone over the coming days.
U.S. Carriers Creating Stronger Tool to Verify Customer ID
All four major carriers in the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, are building a "multi-factor authentication" method that will rely on peoples' cell phones to gain account access. The system, which has been in development since last September, is expected to launch before the end of the year.
Honor View10 Available for Preorder In the US for $499
Huawei said that its Honor View10 smartphone is available in the U.S. starting today.
Huawei Mate 10 SE Is an Upgraded Honor 7X
Huawei recently began selling the Mate 10 SE via Amazon and other online retailers. The phone carries over most specs from the Honor 7X, which means it includes an aluminum unibody chassis with 2.5D curved glass and a 5.9-inch 2:1 aspect ratio display.
You know what would be nice....
Otherwise you can't really call Isis a "competitor".