A couple of weeks ago, T-Mobile upgraded its retail offensive by going official with its presence in 1,000 or so Best Buy locations. That push continues today with the announcement of T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile availability at Walmart's 2,300-odd stores as well as Walmart.com.
T-Mobile has been working on expanding both its cellular and retail coverage to rural areas in the country. Some weighty events have helped spread its network out like the merger with Sprint and 5G deployment on 600MHz. As for the brick-and-mortar situation, it appears that the company will be standing on the shoulders of giants Best Buy and (eventually) Walmart.
Last month we saw leaks and then a formal announcement of the Galaxy Quantum2. It's only available in South Korea, and if it's anything like the previous Samsung "Quantum" phone, that's likely to remain so. But the phone's model number is SM-A826S, indicating that a more general Galaxy A82 might make its way to international markets. Today we've seen the first evidence of that.
Google is relentless in putting all but its most successful ventures out to pasture — it's one of our least favorite things about the company. Only a week has passed since the imminent removal of its Wifi app was scheduled for June, and already, Google is back for more. This time, the search giant has set its sights on Google Shopping, as the company plans to shut down its dedicated mobile app within the next few weeks.
Google is getting into the business of retail superlatives with a new mini-site telling you about the best things for everything — whether the product you want is for coffee, for power generators, or for board games, you've got options for it. All of this in an effort to prop up its Google Shopping service.
Online shopping and delivery have made it easier than ever to find and purchase new products, but those benefits haven't fully carried over to physical stores, especially for smaller merchants. In an effort to help out, a company called Pointy has developed some tech that it's been using with Google to let local retailers maintain an up-to-date online catalog of their in-store inventories. Now Google's looking to bring Pointy's assistance to even more stores, as it announces its intention to acquire the firm.
Bringing the pictures you've taken on your phone to life has become pretty easy with the advent of dedicated cloud photo storage — Google Photos, for example, helps you get albums out to your friends and relatives in just a few days. But what if you want a faster solution? Something that doesn't involve optical scans of your phone's screen? Well, CVS and Walmart have made it possible to get same-day Google Photos prints at over 11,000 locations.
If you thought Nvidia's dormant Shield lineup was shaken up today with news of a Shield TV Pro being listed on Amazon for a hot second, prepare for an earthquake: as of time of writing, Newegg Canada is hosting a product page for another Shield TV item — this one's a dongle.
The Pixel 4 and 4 XL have been announced and already, the masses have flocked to online retail outlets to make their pre-orders. Over time, more carriers will sign on with their own sales. So, we're gonna help you keep track of where you can buy the latest Google phones and what you'll be getting for your money with this handy-dandy post right here, which will be updated when necessary.
It's been a process seeing Google merge its commerce apps and giving it all a new coat of paint. Google Express became Google Shopping in April while the accompanying website got redesigned in July. Today, Google is building on its platform with two new tools to help consumers fend for themselves during the holiday season.