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Google Sneaks 3 More Upgrades Into the Pixel Feature Drop

Google Sneaks 3 More Upgrades Into the Pixel Feature Drop

Just a couple weeks ago, Google announced its first Pixel feature drop that added a bunch of new software upgrades including automatic call screening, better quality video calls in Duo, and more. But

Pixel 4 gets improved Face Unlock and other surprise updates

Earlier this month, Google announced that instead of regular Android updates, Pixel 4 devices would get a "Pixel Feature Drop" to show off splashy new features. That update has now arrived, and on top
Pixel 4 December update adds official support for T-Mobile eSIM

Pixel 4 December update adds official support for T-Mobile eSIM

The Pixel 2 was the first of Google's devices to support the eSIM standard, which allows you to switch carriers without inserting a physical SIM card. Now that the Pixel 4 is sold on all major

Apple Watch finally gets cellular support in New Zealand

Apple Watch users in New Zealand can now take advantage of cellular connectivity on compatible devices. Local carrier Spark has become the first to roll out eSIM support and a new plan aimed
Mobile industry has stifled eSIM—and the DOJ is demanding change

Mobile industry has stifled eSIM—and the DOJ is demanding change

US warns GSMA, says it must change eSIM standard that blocks competition.

AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices

Two years ago, the Department of Justice launched an investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon (Engadget's parent company) and the GSM Association (GSMA) worked together to limit eSIM technology.
The Motorola Razr doesn’t have a SIM tray and that’s a big deal

The Motorola Razr doesn’t have a SIM tray and that’s a big deal

The Motorola Razr is the first phone to finally embrace the eSIM-only future. Although that comes with its share of caveats.

Xiaomi’s first real smartwatch looks just like an Apple Watch

As Xiaomi gears up to launch its 108-megapixel phone at its November 5th event, the company has also unveiled details of its upcoming smartwatch -- and it looks awfully familiar. The device -- which
AT&T adds eSIM support for the Pixel 4 to coincide with the phone's launch

AT&T adds eSIM support for the Pixel 4 to coincide with the phone's launch

Starting with the Pixel 2 from 2017, Google has been embedding an eSIM into all of its Pixel phones. Although eSIM has been touted for its many virtues — changing one's carrier remotely without a
Google Fi taps Pixel 4’s dual-SIM mode to seamlessly switch between LTE networks

Google Fi taps Pixel 4’s dual-SIM mode to seamlessly switch between LTE networks

Google Fi is getting a new feature that taps the dual-SIM functionality on the Pixel 4 to connect to two LTE networks at the same time.
What’s taking eSIM so long to become mainstream?

What’s taking eSIM so long to become mainstream?

eSIM technology has been around for a long time but it's still not catching on in a meaningful way. Here's why.
'Simjacker' exploit can compromise vulnerable phones with just an SMS message

'Simjacker' exploit can compromise vulnerable phones with just an SMS message

Yesterday, security researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security revealed the existence of a new exploit they call "Simjacker," which they say allows for remote surveillance from targeted phones (among

T-Mobile eSIMs are finally available for regular phone plans

You no longer have to settle for prepaid service if you're a T-Mobile customer hoping to use eSIM support. The carrier has expanded its eSIM support to allow use with postpaid (that is, regular)
T-Mobile Launches eSIM Support for iPhones, Hopefully Coming Soon for Android

T-Mobile Launches eSIM Support for iPhones, Hopefully Coming Soon for Android

T-Mobile announced today that it is launching eSIM support for post-paid customers with select iPhone models. This is great news, minus that iPhone part. With eSIM, you won’t need to fudge around with
T-Mobile Launches eSIM Support for Postpaid Customers

T-Mobile Launches eSIM Support for Postpaid Customers

T-Mobile today announced expanded support for the eSIM, which is a feature in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The carrier previously introduced eSIM support for prepaid plans, but

This eSIM lets you roam in Europe and the US

The KnowRoaming eSIM lets you add an extra cellular roaming plan by scanning a QR code. It's pricey but convenient for world travelers. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Update: Not working in Beta 4] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

Update 1: 2019/03/14 9:57am PDT Based on our readers' input, we wanted to clarify the way DSDS works: The technology allows for both SIM modules to be simultaneously registered on the network, but
[Update: Gone from Beta 3] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

[Update: Gone from Beta 3] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

Update 1: 2019/03/14 9:57am PDT Based on our readers' input, we wanted to clarify the way DSDS works: The technology allows for both SIM modules to be simultaneously registered on the network, but
[Update: It now has full DSDS support] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

[Update: It now has full DSDS support] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

Update 1: 2019/03/14 9:57am PDT Based on our readers' input, we wanted to clarify the way DSDS works: The technology allows for both SIM modules to be simultaneously registered on the network, but
Beyond eSIM: How iSIM could turn phones into the ultimate Internet ID

Beyond eSIM: How iSIM could turn phones into the ultimate Internet ID

iSIM could end up drastically changing the way we use a wide range of connected devices.