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T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have reportedly killed their RCS joint venture

T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T have reportedly killed their RCS joint venture

Long, long ago, in the far-off year 2019, the four (at the time) US carriers came together to announce a single partnership. They would work together on a new Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative, or CCMI, that promised interoperability for an RCS Universal Profile-based messaging standard. Originally set to be launched in 2020, we hadn't heard very much about it for some time. According to a new report, there's a good reason for that: The CCMI is dead.

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Samsung's April security patches are arriving in the US — here's which phones have it so far

Samsung's April security patches are arriving in the US — here's which phones have it so far

Samsung’s been on a roll lately, delivering critical security updates consistently month after month. We've closely tracked the company’s performance in this area, and it hasn’t disappointed. With April already here, this month’s Android security patches are now reaching Samsung phones in the US, with the AT&T Galaxy S20 series now receiving the update.

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Verizon has a rare deal on the new Galaxy Buds Pro

Verizon has a rare deal on the new Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung's latest Galaxy Buds Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy today. With great sound quality and active noise-canceling built-in, they're tough to beat. While a new set of Buds Pro usually runs you $200, you can grab a pair for yourself and one for a friend for $75 off your total purchase.

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Verizon reveals the shutdown date for its 3G CDMA network

Verizon reveals the shutdown date for its 3G CDMA network

Today, Verizon put a date on its intention to shut down its aging 3G network: December 31st, 2022. It's not just the end of the extremely widespread 3G system, but a watershed moment for Verizon, since its network began on CDMA technology when the company was first formed in 2000. Greater reliance on the GSM-based LTE network, and finally pushing more customers towards 5G, has let the company wean itself off of the outdated standard.

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Verizon certifies the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for its 5G network

Verizon certifies the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for its 5G network

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now certified to pick up 5G on Verizon's network here in the US, and that includes mmWave support on the OnePlus 9 Pro and support for Verizon-based don't-call-it-an-MVNO Visible. At launch, the phones were LTE-only until Verizon finished its certification process, but we were told that the two phones would pick up full 5G support once big red had given the pair of phones their blessing — and that should make activation easier, too.

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Motorola remembers the Moto Edge+ is a flagship phone, updates it to Android 11

Motorola remembers the Moto Edge+ is a flagship phone, updates it to Android 11

Just a day after Motorola pushed out some of its very first Android 11 updates to the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power, the company is keeping up its momentum. Motorola and Verizon have finally brought Android 11 to the Moto Edge+, alongside its first security update in three months.

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Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

Samsung's February security update reaches more US carrier devices

Samsung kickstarted its February 2021 patch rollout a bit early this time, with the European Galaxy S20 line being the first recipient. Now, these latest Android security updates are spreading to the US, starting with the unlocked Galaxy S20 models and the Note20 Ultra, and more recently followed by a couple of older and budget devices on AT&T and Verizon.

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AT&T becomes latest carrier to bring Android 11 to the LG V60

AT&T becomes latest carrier to bring Android 11 to the LG V60

LG has never had the best reputation for software updates, and that situation really hasn't changed any with the release of Android 11 last year. It took until 2021 before we saw Android 11 updates hit any of the company's phones, and even that had been limited to South Korea. Now we're finally starting to see some domestic action, as the V60 on Verizon and T-Mobile upgrades to Android 11.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 11 update is rolling out again, now also on AT&T and T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 11 update is rolling out again, now also on AT&T and T-Mobile

Samsung's hard at work in bringing One UI 3 to its smartphone lineup and only recently pushed the update to the Galaxy S10 series. Unfortunately, the company ran into some camera and overheating problems with the Android 11-based firmware and had to pull the update temporarily. It looks like these issues should be a thing of the past. Samsung first started distributing the update to Verizon, as covered by SamMobile, and now, the update is rolling out to AT&T and T-Mobile, too.

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T-Mobile US Galaxy Note10 models are now receiving Android 11

T-Mobile US Galaxy Note10 models are now receiving Android 11

Verizon used to be among the slowest carriers to update their phones, but that may not be true anymore. Big Red became the first US carrier to send out the Android 11 update to the Galaxy Note10 mid-January, only a couple of weeks after it debuted on the Exynos-powered international Note10 models. And now, a month later, T-Mobile is jumping on the bandwagon and has started rolling out Android 11 to its Note10 and 10+ units.

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