Apple implements AT&T’s Fake 5G E Network Icon

In the United States, AT&T has been creating a lot of controversy for its 5G Evolution (5G E) naming, which is the company’s consumer-facing name for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. 5G E in essence is an extension of existing 4G LTE technology and is not in fact true 5G.

O2 and Vodafone to team up in the UK to share 5G

O2 and Vodafone plan to extend the existing network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio network sites. This would enable both O2 and Vodafone to deploy 5G faster, to offer 5G services to more customers over a wider geographic area, and to do so at a lower cost.

Apple HomePod now available in China and Hong Kong

Apple has launched the Apple HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets.  The promotional material highlighted regional tweaks to Siri including recognition of queries for music genres "Mandopop" and "Cantopop," which will trigger playback of custom radio stations in Apple Music.

Xiaomi officially expands to the UK

Xiaomi has officially expanded to the UK with a slew of products at its first ever launch event in the market, highlighting its flagship Mi 8 Pro, making its global debut outside Greater China. Other products announced include Redmi 6A that offers great value and Xiaomi Band 3, Xiaomi’s wildly popular fitness band, as well as Mi Electric Scooter.

Samsung unveils foldable phone

Samsung today unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone and urged Android programmers to start writing apps for the product. The company described its Infinity Flex Display as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow" and said it intended to start production within months.

Facebook Messenger 4 update rolling out now

Facebook has announced that the Messenger 4 update for mobile is beginning to  roll out today. The update focuses on simplifying the messaging experience by removing some of the clutter users have complained about in the past.

IMImobile announces npower as first UK Apple Business Chat client

npower is working with cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile to introduce Apple Business Chat to support its smart meter roll out programme. The date set for every UK home having a smart meter – 2020 – is fast-approaching, so the service is being introduced at a critical time for the business.

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