FCC designates Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The US war on Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE continues. The latest move comes from the Federal Communications Commission, which has designated the two companies as national security threats. As a result, US telecommunications companies will be prohibited from using some federal funding to buy equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Specifically, the FCC provides […]

Unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab A4 S leaked by FCC & Bluetooth SIG

It looks like Samsung has a new entry-level or mid-range Android tablet on the way. An unannounced tablet called the Galaxy Tab A4 S showed up at the Bluetooth SIG website on Christmas. A tablet with the same model number (SM-T307U) showed up at the WiFi.org website in November. And most recently, the same tablet […]

Lilbits 367: Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini (while you wait for the Galaxy Home)

It’s been close to a year since Samsung first spoke publicly about the Galaxy Home smart speaker with support for the company’s Bixby voice assistant… but you still can’t actually buy one yet. But it looks like the company is also developing a second, smaller model. The folks at CNET spotted an FCC listing for […]

Unannounced Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Update: It’s the 9th-gen Fire 7 tablet)

Amazon launched an updated Fire HD 8 tablet last year, but the company hasn’t refreshed its Fire HD 10 or Fire 7 tablet since 2017. It looks like that could soon change. As spotted by the folks at Tablet Monkeys, a new device that showed up at the FCC website last week has all the […]

T-Mobile launches home broadband trial (50 Mbps for $50 per month)

US wireless carrier T-Mobile is getting into the in-home internet space, but the company is starting small. T-Mobile is launching an invitation-only pilot program that will let up to 50-thousand households in “rural and underserved areas of the country” use the company’s 4G LTE network in their homes by the end of the year. Those […]

Unannounced Google smartphone hits the FCC

Rumor has it that Google could introduce Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL smartphones soon. That was the first thing that came to mind when I found documents related to an unannounced Google smartphone at the FCC website this morning. I have no idea if the Google G020G is actually a Pixel 3 […]