Samsung Pondering Bringing Bada to U.S.
Oct 12, 2011, 9:33 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Samsung is weighing whether or not it should attempt to bring phones based on its home-grown Bada platform to the U.S. "I think that [launching Bada in the United States] is something that's always going to be under consideration," said Samsung's senior strategy manager Chris Martinez. Martinez indicated that it would need support form both U.S. network operators and developers to make Bada successful in the U.S. Bada has been a successful platform in its home market of Korea. Samsung already sells smartphones in the U.S. that run Google's Android platform and Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.
Dec 1, 2021
Qualcomm will make a big push to bring high-speed mmWave 5G to more affordable phones in 2022, according to comments made by CEO Cristiano Amon during a Q&A session at the company's Snapdragon Summit event in Hawaii today. For a phone to support mmWave 5G, multiple specialty antenna modules need to be added, which can raise a phone's price by $50 – 100.
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Google Photos will no longer offer unlimited free backup of new "High quality" content from non-Pixel phones starting June 1, 2021. Since launch, Google Photos — available for both iOS and Android — has been unique in offering this free lifetime service.
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Nov 12, 2020
TikTok will remain available and in business in the US for now, as the Commerce Department finally announced today that it will not enforce the order — that was set to go into effect today — which would have effectively shut down the app in the US. The new deadline from the Commerce Department is November 27th.
Nov 19, 2020
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