Verizon and Samsung plan to release 5G smartphone in U.S. in first half of 2019

Verizon and Samsung plan to bring one of the first commercial 5G smartphones to market in the first half of 2019. The companies will unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements, at the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui this week.

Pareteum to Acquire iPass

Pareteum Corporation and iPass, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Pareteum will acquire iPass in an all-stock transaction whereby iPass shareholders will receive 1.17 shares of Pareteum common stock in an exchange offer.

Linux on DeX enters Private Beta

When it was first demoed at last year’s Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, Linux on DeX generated significant buzz within the developer community by presenting a simple and convenient way to use Samsung DeX to build apps within a Linux development environment.

Beta App Public Links now available to Developers

Apple is now rolling Public Links for developers, allowing them to more easily get valuable feedback on their apps before releasing them on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Developers can simply enable a public link for their app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.

Dell going public in $21.7B proposal

Dell has announced that it has reached an agreement with its Special Committee of independent directors to exchange the outstanding Class V tracking stock for Class C common stock of Dell Technologies or an optional cash election. Dell Technologies Class C common stock will become publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Google releases Google Podcasts for Android

Google has released Google Podcasts, a standalone app meant to provide you with all of your favorite podcasts right at your fingertips. There are also recommendation algorithms in the app, which will recommend content based on the podcasts you already listen to.

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

Verizon Certifies Sequans LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch SiP

Sequans Communications has announced that Verizon has certified its Monarch SiP all-in-one, LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity solution. Monarch SiP (system-in-package) integrates Sequans’ Monarch LTE baseband platform with an RF front-end module in the world’s smallest form factor.

ZTE Axon M coming to UK on Vodafone

The ZTE Axon M is coming to the UK, bringing its two 5.2-inch displays, one of which folds out from the rear of the device. The Axon M has been available in the US since November, but Vodafone UK has now confirmed that the device will be available in the UK "soon".

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