Feb 17th - Lee Jae-yong has been under investigation for bribes given to the South Korean government in return for favorable business mergers for nearly a month now. Early this morning he was officially arrested.
Feb 16th - Google appears to be rolling out Payments for Google Assistant, although you can’t make purchases using the feature just yet.
Feb 15th - BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Nokia for the use of its patents in products that are used on LTE networks. BlackBerry says Nokia is using 11 patents without proper licensing.
Feb 15th - A new update for the Google Phone app reveals the ability to share voicemails, while a teardown of the app’s code has revealed new RCS calling features might be on the way.
Feb 15th - An update to the Sony SmartWatch 3 product page has confirmed the watch won’t get the Android Wear 2.0 update. Plenty of customers have signed a petition to try and get Sony to reconsider.
Feb 15th - Seven states are considering right to repair bills that would allow consumers and third-party repair shops better access to cellphone parts for repair. Apple plans on contesting the bill in Nebraska.
Feb 15th - Director of Android security says that no confirmed cases of Stagefright infection have been found, despite all the hubbub surrounding the exploit late last year.
Feb 15th - A new report suggests that both Google and Amazon are working on a way to make their home assistant devices able to make phone calls, but several roadblocks stand in the way.
Feb 14th - Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is well aware of the reputation his app enjoys from Android users. New improvements are on the way to help get the Android app into shape.
Feb 14th - We’ve seen lots of leaks surrounding the LG G6 ahead of its official unveiling, but now an LG senior official is quoted as saying the phone will feature a battery with more than 3,200mAh capacity.
Feb 14th - The latest update to YouTube seems to bring a new way for Google to suggest content to users watching fullscreen videos on their phone.
Feb 14th - A new Sony phone codenamed Pikachu has been spotted on GFXBench ahead of Mobile World Congress. The five-inch phone doesn’t have powerhouse specs, but gives us a hint at what to expect from Sony.
Feb 14th - HTC has posted its financial earnings today, revealing the company’s revenue has fallen 13% when compared to the same time last year, while still posting operating losses for the quarter.
Feb 13th - A new batch of phones now have support for LineageOS, the successor to CyanogenOS. They include the ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3T, HTC One M7, and more.
Feb 13th - T-Mobile isn’t resting on its laurels now that Verizon has hopped on board the “unlimited” data train again. The T-Mobile ONE plan comes with 10GB of high-speed hotspot data at no extra charge starting Friday.