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LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook Go now available through AT&T

LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook Go now available through AT&T

There are plenty of great mid-range Chromebooks up for grabs these days, but manufacturers haven't forgotten to focus on more affordable laptops. Chrome OS is perfect for gadgets below $400, and you can finally add another option to the list. Samsung's new Galaxy Chromebook Go is now available for purchase, and it'll only run you $300 for the standard model

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Samsung may soon release a more affordable version of the popular Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung may soon release a more affordable version of the popular Galaxy S20 FE

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was one of the best phones of 2020, and it came very close to being the Android Police 2020 Readers' Choice Smartphone of the Year. While the US market only received the 5G variant of the phone, consumers in the UK, Germany, and India, among others, had the chance to pick up a 4G variant powered by the Exynos 990. In what seems to be a way of acknowledging the drawbacks of its in-house processor (and/or the dropping costs of last-gen silicon), the company is all set to unveil a 4G variant of the phone that's powered by the Snapdragon 865+.

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Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

Qualcomm allegedly exploring a cheaper Snapdragon 888 variant without 5G

After releasing a slightly tweaked Snapdragon 865 Plus as the Snapdragon 870 earlier this year, Qualcomm seems set to launch yet another derivative of a successful high-end processor. Leaker Roland Quandt reports that the company has a lower-end version of the Snapdragon 888 in the works for 2021.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Monday's feature drop for the Pixel phones included a fun nugget that wasn't in the official changelog: it appears you can now use both a physical SIM card and an eSIM on 5G networks at the same time. Previously users who had both installed and operational were limited to LTE speeds, even if their carrier had 5G service in the area.

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Dell just announced the first LTE Chromebook in ages

Dell just announced the first LTE Chromebook in ages

The demand for Chromebooks has skyrocketed over the last year thanks to the global pandemic with so many people working and studying from home. Unfortunately, not everyone has the privilege to rely on a stable Wi-Fi connection, which can be catastrophic for kids in remote learning environments. That's where Dell wants to come in with its new Chromebook 3100, its first education-focused Chrome OS machine to come with an optional mobile network connection.

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NASA just gave Nokia millions of dollars to upgrade the moon's cell service

NASA just gave Nokia millions of dollars to upgrade the moon's cell service

Much like Gru, Nokia has always been obsessed with stealing the moon. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but the company has taken a very keen interest in developing technology for lunar missions. Back in 2018, Nokia was working on a system that would bring LTE connectivity to everyone's favorite lumpy gray rock. Now NASA has agreed to hand over 14.1 million dollars to help make Nokia's dream a reality.

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Stadia now fully supports playing games over a cellular connection

Stadia now fully supports playing games over a cellular connection

Game streaming relies on low-latency connections to offsite servers, which is why the key to a great experience with Xbox Game Streaming and Google Stadia is fast and reliable internet. Google began testing mobile data streaming with Stadia in July, and now the functionality is ready for everyone.

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5G really sucks right now

5G really sucks right now

5G, the latest generation of wireless connectivity, is all the rage these days. Many high-end phones are supporting it, and Google is gearing up to make it accessible it at a lower price bracket with the upcoming Pixel 4a 5G. But how much day-to-day difference does 5G make for the average user? PCMag's annual network testing in the US reveals that while 4G speeds are getting better, 5G is not yet delivering on its potential.

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You can try out Stadia with your 4G or 5G connection today

You can try out Stadia with your 4G or 5G connection today

Google is finally letting Android phone owners use their 4G and 5G connections to stream gameplay to and from Stadia starting today. The company is calling this an open experiment and, as it may turn out, could bear significant limits.

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T-Mobile is about to boost LTE speeds by renting unused 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile is about to boost LTE speeds by renting unused 600MHz spectrum

COVID-19 is disrupting daily life in unprecedented ways. T-Mobile has already opted to close many of its retail locations, and now it wants to speed up your data. People may be relying on their mobile connections more than ever, so T-Mobile is renting some unused band 71 spectrum around the US.

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