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All of young Hollywood came out to the Google & T-Mobile Launch Event for Google Music Wednesday night in LA. It couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth strolled in around 11 pm. They didn’t go overboard with the PDA, but it was clear they were together. Miley rocked out really hard and danced up a storm…Read more»
Faux-G or 4G — whatever you choose to call it, T-Mobile’s sprinkling more of that mobile might to its subs across the nation. The carrier’s just expanded the footprint of its 42Mbps flavor of HSPA+ to an additional 11 cities, letting proud owners of its newborn Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II variant enjoy battery-slurping high speeds in a total of 163 markets. Magenta’s sprightly, albeit lesser 21Mbps network has also gotten a shot of Miracle-Gro, now branching out to nine more spots for a total of 208 locations. You can peep the full list of new markets after the break, as well as the requisite boastful PR.
T-Mobile increases 21Mbps and 42Mbps HSPA+ footprint, blankets the nation in faux-G originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
You knew that NFC hardware can be embedded into SIM cards, right? Right? Regardless of whether you’ve been paying attention, the practice is about to become a whole lot more common, as 45 of the world’s largest mobile operators have extended their support for the GSM Association’s standard. Among the networks, you’ll find heavy hitters such as China Mobile and China Unicom (which account for nearly 800 million subscribers between the two), along with familiar names such as America Movil, AT&T, Deutsche Telecom, KPN, Orange, Rogers, SFR, SK Telecom, Softbank, Telus, Verizon and Vodafone. Even Isis, the unholy mobile payment lovechild of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, has pledged its support… in hopes of taking your money, that is. The new standard is expected to drive the proliferation of NFC across the globe, with Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA commenting, “Mobile operators, working together, are ideally positioned to roll out services based on the requirements published by the GSMA, providing proven security and interoperability, global reach and customer care for consumers and businesses and a secure platform for service providers.” Now, as you’d expect, we just wanna see it happen. For a complete list of the cooperating carriers, check out the PR after the break.
[SIM card photo via Shutterstock]
SIM-based NFC gains global support from 45 mobile carriers, all huddled around GSMA’s standard originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 03:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Google Music available on T-Mobile devices, track purchases can be direct billed originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Been dutifully uploading music to Mountain View’s cloud since Google I/O? Might want hit pause for just a sec, while you tune to Google’s beat here in Los Angeles, as it’s just gone and launched its own music store integrated with Android Market. Best part is, the service still free, though you can now purchase millions of songs from the store to expand your collection of tunes. 90-second track previews are available, and all songs are high quality 320kbps MP3s. And for those with an aversion to waiting, which should be all of you, uploads can now be nixed entirely, provided tracks in your possession jive with Google’s master copies. The company is now on equal footing with Cupertino and Amazon’s music offerings, who both offer direct sales coupled with a cloud component that allows for unlimited redownloads. Yet it more closely resembles the latter, as unlike the former there isn’t a $25 yearly free as all tracks can be streamed for free.
Naturally, a new version of the Google Music app is already available in the Android Market, and a fresh look for Music Manager will follow in the next few hours. Unsurprisingly, Google Music sans beta brings tight integration with Google +. You can now share songs on your friend stream, and not just samples, either — your buddies can listen to full tracks or albums one time through without ever leaving your profile.
Google Music drops beta, MP3 store and Google+ integration along for the ride originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This is it! You’ve arrived! But it’s a little early. Fret not, though, as you can bookmark this very page and return at the time shown below in order to join in on the liveblogging mayhem. We’ll be bringing you every last point as it’s unveiled in Los Angeles this evening (or afternoon, whatever), with Google Music firmly in our heart and T-Mobile looming over everything. It’s going to be loony.
Gallery: Google These Go to Eleven event
November 16, 2011 5:00:00 PM EST
Google’s Android ‘These Go To Eleven’ liveblog from Los Angeles! originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It’s just about that time, kids. And by “that time,” we mean “time for Google to pull some kind of LA-themed rabbit out of an LA-based hat.” The Mountain View monster has rolled down I-5 today in order to throw a “These Go To Eleven” event, presumably in conjunction with T-Mobile. What’s on the docket? A Google Music that actually sells stuff? A Galaxy Nexus for T-Mobile? A Google Music store that only runs on T-Mobile’s Galaxy Nexus while positioned in the greater Los Angeles area? Feel free to let your imagination run (a little) wild in comments below, and check back right here at the time listed below (2PM local time, for the Californicators) for our blow-by-blow liveblog coverage.
Wed Nov 16 05:00:00 PM EST 2011
Google’s ‘These Go To Eleven’ Android event starts at 5PM ET, get your liveblog here! originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’re still having fun coming up with reasons why Google decided to have its next “special event” in Los Angeles — popular choices include “easy access to geothermal power” and “trying to help LA fall into the sea, already” — but now things are looking a little more clear. A star-studded event happening later that night has been announced, hosted by T-Mobile and featuring Drake, Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, Dirty South and R3hab. That’s nice, but we’re more curious about what kind of hardware we’ll be seeing. Could this be why Verizon backed down from its “exclusive” stance on the Galaxy Nexus? Does the big boombox up on the billboard mean Google Music will be getting a proper launch, or just that Busta will be rocking it old school? We’ll see on Wednesday night.
T-Mo invites us to ‘Experience the World of T-Mobile & Google’ with Busta Rhymes as our guide originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Fire up the Gutenberg sector of your brain, because it’s reading time, everyone! What do you think the inventor of the printing press would think if he got his hands on a Nook Simple Touch? We get the impression he might be a Kobo man, actually. Is Johannes a RAZR kind of guy, or more Lumia 800? While we won’t answer these questions outright in the 264th edition of the Engadget Podcast, we will provide sufficient background material to help you come to that decision yourself.
01:35 – Motorola Droid RAZR review
08:00 – Behind the glass: a detailed tour inside the Motorola Droid RAZR
15:55 – Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet gets real, we go hands-on (video)
17:40 – Barnes & Noble makes $199 Nook Color, $99 Nook Simple Touch official
21:30 – Nook Simple Touch upgrade hands-on (video)
26:45 – Barnes & Noble launches in-store Nook stations
35:10 – The Engadget Interview: Kobo’s Michael Serbinis
42:06 – Rakuten signs agreement to purchase Kobo
50:47 – Consumer Reports finds iPhone 4S to have worthwhile antennas, says newer iPhone 4 is still problematic
51:15 – T-Mobile Springboard review
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