Category Archives: Mobile

New ‘FIFA Mobile’ season brings revamped visuals and team chemistry

FIFA Mobile has usually played second fiddle to its 'full-size' counterparts. That gap just closed a bit, however. EA has updated FIFA Mobile on Android and iOS for the new season, and it includes some much-needed improvements. There's a full game…

Android apps will update while you’re using them

Getting locked out of an app while it updates is probably the very definition of a first world problem, but Google is addressing it anyway. The company is introducing a new API for Android that will allow users to continue using apps while an update…

Samsung cleans up its Android skin with ‘One UI’

In addition to unveiling its much-rumored folding phone at its developer conference today, Samsung also shared its plans for a cleaner Android skin. The new look will be called One UI, and feature not only a refreshed design with rounded corners in i…

Samsung opens Bixby assistant to developers

Samsung is widening Bixby's reach in a big way. The company is opening its AI assistant to developers, giving them the power to build their own Bixby-based apps. A Bixby Marketplace will even help developers make money from the intelligent companio…

Google Maps gets collision and speed trap reports in latest test

When Google bought Waze back in 2013 it was widely assumed it would only be a matter of time before some of the traffic app's more popular features made their way onto Maps. It's taken a while, but now it looks like Google is getting ready to add inc…

LG’s stripped-back G7 phone is available this week

LG first revealed its plans to release a stripped-back version of the G7 ThinQ at IFA back in August. Now, the Korean company has announced that the phone called the G7 Fit will start shipping in select markets this week. LG didn't include the exact…

Judge: Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel

Qualcomm isn't having much luck defending itself against the FTC's antitrust lawsuit. US federal Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Qualcomm must license some of the patents in its cellular modems to rival chip manufacturers. Qualcomm and the FTC had pr…

FCC will review how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters

With the recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael still underway, the FCC wants to know how well wireless networks will cope with the next crisis. The regulator is launching a review of the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework, a voluntar…

Verizon cuts the price of its unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon (Engadget's parent company) appears to be feeling the heat from T-Mobile's Metro relaunch. It's shaking up its prepaid plans with an emphasis on better value at the high end. The price of the unlimited plan has effectively dropped by $10 to…

Google model identifies restaurants that could give you food poisoning

Google could soon tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning, thanks to an algorithm that can identify lapses in food safety in near real time. Working with researchers from Harvard University, Google tested a machine-learn…