usatoday : A new smartphone is coming, only not the one you think





A new smartphone is coming, only not the one you think


A new smartphone is coming, only not the one you think
LG V20 (Photo: Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY)SAN FRANCISCO —On the evening before Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone, one rival decided to lift the curtain on its own latest premium smartphone: LG Electronics, makers of the V20 handset.It's the first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 or Nougat, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system.I got to hold it briefly, and it appears to be a perfectly solid multimedia-oriented handset, though one likely overshadowed by Apple's pending announcement.


Cricket will launch a new 1GB smartphone plan tomorrow


Cricket will launch a new 1GB smartphone plan tomorrow
Cricket will launch a new 1GB smartphone plan tomorrowCricket Wireless, the prepaid carrier with various inexpensive monthly plans, has announced a new 1GB option that will officially be available starting tomorrow.The plan will cost $30/month, making it one of the most inexpensive prepaid phone plans out there.The 1GB is for high-speed data, with data access remaining after it is depleted, but only at throttled speeds — something that is increasingly common among wireless carriers.


FAA warns airline passengers not to use new Samsung smartphone on plane


FAA warns airline passengers not to use new Samsung smartphone on plane
U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.The Federal Aviation Administration also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung" about the devices.It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn passengers about a specific product.


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