Tech News from the UK
O2 has today launched 'O2 extras', enabling customers to choose from a broad range of digital perks. With O2 extras, customers can take customisation further by choosing Amazon Prime Video and getting access to a range of top films and Amazon Original TV shows like The Grand Tour, Good Omens, The Boys and exclusive Premier League matches in December; or choosing Amazon Music to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free ; or choosing the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original podcasts with…
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not compromise Britain's national security interests when it comes to a decision on whether to grant Huawei a role in building the UK's 5G network.
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O2 has launched Visual Voicemail on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, with plans to roll out across other vendors, including Samsung and Sony early next year.
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Samsung has started rolling out the stable release of Android 10, with version 2.0 of One UI, for the Galaxy S10 series in the UK. The update is kicking off with those who had participated in the One UI 2.0 beta program.
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Vodafone UK is rolling out EMUI 10 for the Huawei P30 and Mate 20 smartphones. The EMUI 10 update, based on Android 10, brings a host of new features including a refreshed user interface, a new dark mode, snappier performance, multi-screen collaboration, and Huawei’s HiCare among other features.
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Microsoft’s new 4G, 2-in-1 laptop, the Surface Pro X, is now available on O2 as a UK network operator exclusive on custom plans from today. The Surface Pro X is a premium, lightweight and ultra-thin device that features a beautiful edge-to-edge 13” PixelSense OLED touchscreen display and Windows 10.
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BlackBerry and electric vehicle company Arrival announced today that Arrival's intelligent, autonomous-ready commercial vehicles will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology.
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The BBC has produced a promotional video for Huawei, which has angered some BBC journalists. The video, titled “The Real Story of Huawei,” features Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei describing how the company grew from a small company into a global smartphone and telecoms giant.
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Vodafone has signed a deal with BT to use its network to offer full fibre broadband service to up to half a million customers in three British cities.
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The European version of the Huawei nova 5T is now available in the UK. The nova 5T is the first Huawei phone available in the UK with a hole punch display à la Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series. The device boasts a 6.26-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution.
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Virgin Media is ditching the EE mobile network (BT) when its contract expires and will move its three million-plus mobile customers to Vodafone. A five year has been agreed between Virgin and Vodafone and extends until 2026. Virgin Media will have access to the full range of Vodafone technology and services, including 5G. Indeed, Virgin Media 5G will be powered by Vodafone even before the present deal with BT expires.
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O2 has launched a new range of Pay-As-You-Go Bundles, which include unlimited calls and texts as standard but require you to top-up every month in order to get the allowance. The bundles include O2 Priority, (with unique member benefits and discounts).
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O2 is to provide 5G connectivity for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the world’s most advanced urban testbed, the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) in London.
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The decision on whether to allow Huawei to play a role in constructing the UK’s 5G network has been delayed until after the general election. Outgoing culture secretary, Nicky Morgan, confirmed the decision would now be made after the general election on 12 December.
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Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine to the Information Commissioner’s Office ("ICO") over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, ending more than a year of litigation between the regulator and social network.