One notable feature of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announced last fall was eSIM support that allows for cellular service without the need of a physical SIM card. Very few other devices have adopted the technology, so much so that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T and Verizon colluded to restrict eSIM.
Verizon Stories April 20
Verizon Stories March 15
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ starting to pick up Android Oreo in the US, starting w/ Verizon
Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 internationally earlier this year, but it gave no word on when that update would land in the United States. Now, out of nowhere, the update is starting to roll out…
Verizon Stories February 12
Verizon will begin locking smartphones to its network starting this spring
Verizon is currently the only major carrier that doesn’t lock smartphones to its network upon purchase, but that is now set to change this spring.
Verizon Stories January 30
Earlier this year it was revealed, just hours ahead of the phone’s US launch, that AT&T had pulled plans to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Not long after, plans for a Verizon launch were seemingly in trouble, and now a new report is shedding more details on that.
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Verizon Stories January 16
According to a report out of Reuters this morning, US lawmakers are urging AT&T to further cut commercial ties with China-based smartphone manufacturer Huawei. The report comes on the heels of one of the biggest stories of CES 2018 — namely, that AT&T cancelled plans to sell the company’s Mate 10 flagship at the last minute amid political pressure.
Verizon Stories January 9
Huawei has been attempting to break into the US for a while now, and Verizon has been its primary target. Now that its deal with AT&T has been scrapped, it seems that Verizon is under similar pressure to cut ties with the Chinese OEM.