Mobile Minutes: Google’s wireless service; LG’s curved smartphone; Samsung drops Qualcomm chips; Microsoft’s 4K display
Google to sell wireless service in deals with Sprint, T-Mobile
Google Inc. is preparing to sell wireless service directly to consumers after striking deals with Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc., a move likely to prod the wireless industry to cut prices and improve speeds, according to people familiar with the matter.
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LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week
LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market.
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Samsung drops Qualcomm chip from next Galaxy smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. will use its own microprocessors in the next version of the Galaxy S smartphone, dropping its use of a Qualcomm Inc. chip that overheated during the Korean company’s testing, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Microsoft launches its own 4K display made for Windows 10
The Microsoft Surface Hub is a massive 84-inch 4K display that comes loaded with Windows 10. The huge screen is packed with a microphone array, dual cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC.
Read more on Forbes