Hey Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition owners, how bowled over would you be if your phone was updated to Android 9 Pie? Well, it could happen. According to SamMobile, seven Galaxy handsets have recently received new Wi-Fi certifications from the U.S. based Wi-Fi Alliance. The certifications were new, dated November 12, 2018, and showed all seven phones running on Android 9.0.The seven models listed by the Wi-Fi Alliance included these handsets:The Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (FE) was born out of the two recalls that took the Galaxy Note 7 off the market in 2016 following several explosions. The phone, made up of unused and recycled Galaxy Note 7 parts, featured mostly the same specs used on the Galaxy Note 7, albeit with the Snapdragon 821 replacing the Snapdragon 820 chipset. A 3200mAh battery replaced the defective 3500mAh batteries used on the recalled units, and the Fan Edition model of the Galaxy Note 7 is equipped with the Galaxy S8 UI, giving it access to Bixby.The Galaxy Note 7 … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi certification shows that Samsung might update Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition to Android 9 Pie
Google's long-term plans for its MVNO carrier, Project Fi, remain uncertain. But for the time being, the carrier is continuing to roll out new software features. No, Fi isn't getting RCS support — but it is starting to test an always-on VPN service and improved network switching. Wi-Fi Assistant, a VPN that would automatically kick in on public Wi-Fi networks, was first introduced as a Project Fi exclusive feature. In 2016, it started rolling out to all Google phones, regardless if the user was a Fi subscriber or not. An upgraded form of this feature is now rolling out to Fi subscribers, called 'Enhanced network.' Here's how Google describes it: We’re extending the Project Fi VPN to all your connections, so you’ll now have more security and privacy wherever you use data. [...] Our enhanced network automatically detects when your Wi-Fi connection becomes unusable and then fills in those connection gaps with cellular data. If you’ve ever left your house and walked … [Read more...] about Project Fi is about to make switching from Wi-Fi to mobile data painless, adding always-on VPN
Could Samsung be working on a surprise release of Android Pie to all of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships (the eligible ones) in January? Well, that’s what we’d like to think. The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and even the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition with Android Pie on-board. It’s rather early for these certifications – the Galaxy S7 got its Oreo certification in April, a month or so after the official Galaxy S8 Oreo update had been widely released!Of course, this may just be Samsung starting work on Android Pie early because of the new user interface. Samsung’s One UI is a big refresh for the company’s Android phones, so it would make sense for more comprehensive testing to ensure that the Pie update doesn’t have any major issues after release. The problems Oreo had despite months of beta testing are still fresh in our minds, after all. And rather than start a beta program for more … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8, Note 7 FE Wi-Fi-certified with Android Pie!
Best answer: Yes, Mint Mobile users can send and receive both calls and texts over Wi-Fi, so long as it's supported by the device itself.Mint Mobile: 3 month, 2GB LTE plan ($45) What is Wi-Fi calling? Wi-Fi calling is a way to get around dead zones and poor coverage by allowing you to place calls over Wi-Fi, similar to calling someone with a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service like Skype. The difference, of course, is that W-iFi calling uses your actual phone number, rather than a username, as if you had a solid cellular connection. Wi-Fi calling can also be used for text messaging, with both SMS and MMS messages coming in through your internet connection. In some cases, you can even use Wi-Fi calling to make calls overseas (typically to, rather than from the U.S.) without accruing huge international calling charges on your bill. Will it work on my phone? Most carriers these days support Wi-Fi calling, and that includes Mint Mobile. You can place calls and texts over Wi-Fi with … [Read more...] about Does Wi-Fi Calling Work on Mint Mobile?
The Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 wireless router is down to $179.99 at Amazon. It normally sells for around $230 and this is the best direct price drop we've seen on it this year. There's nothing more frustrating than stuttering video or laggy gaming. Netgear's Nighthawk range of routers has gained a favorable reputation among existing users for providing great speed, coverage, and reliability. Made for a modern home with streamers and gamers, the Nighthawk X6 has Tri-Band Wi-Fi with combined speeds up to 3.2Gbps. It has the ability to prioritize the devices that are hooked up to it, giving more bandwidth to the ones that need it. The six antennas ensure a powerful signal even at maximum range. It also has a 1GHz dual-core processor and a USB 3.0 port for easy high-speed storage access. The Nighthawk X6 is even compatible with Amazon Alexa so you can control your home network using your Echo devices. More than 21,500 owners give it 4.1 stars out of 5 on average. See at Amazon This post … [Read more...] about Bolster your Wi-Fi with a $180 Netgear Nighthawk X6 router