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Month: April 2020

Huawei wants to add Google apps to its own app store to sidestep the trade ban

One of the most significant impacts the US trade ban has on Huawei customers outside of China is the fact that the company’s handsets can no longer ship with Google Mobile Services (GMS). That means customers with a Huawei device won’t have access to the Play Store or any of Google’s apps. Though the company has had previous plans to mitigate this, its latest is the most exciting: ask Google to submit its apps to Huawei’s app store like it does Apple’s. Huawei’s app store is called AppGallery, and it replaces the Google Play Store on Huawei and Honor Android devices. Instead of touting GMS, the AppGallery sports Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), featuring apps like Huawei Assistant, Browser, Mobile Cloud, etc. Though the HMS ecosystem is growing, it still isn’t a perfect replacement for those who rely on Google’s apps. That’s why Huawei may yet find a way to include them in AppGallery. “We hope Google services can be available through our AppGallery, just like how Google services are available through Apple’s App Store,” Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Eric Xu told CNBC. Read also: What is Harmony OS? Huawei’s ‘Android rival’ explained! There is no guarantee that Huawei will attempt this approach yet, but it makes a lot of sense. Apple devices can get Google’s apps from the App Store even though the company’s handsets come with a different OS....

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Here are the best US Cellular plans

You can probably guess that the largest mobile service providers in the United States are the likes of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, but you might be surprised to see US Cellular is fifth place on the list. It services five million customers across 426 markets and has begun to roll out 5G coverage in Iowa. We’re taking a look at a few of the best US Cellular plans you can choose from if you’re looking to switch providers. US Cellular prides itself on its commitment to fairness in all aspects of customer service. It promotes its friendly customer service and the latest tech for the best experience, as well as bill transparency and even Payback. The Payback feature means that you can use all of the data you want and US Cellular will actually buy back some of your unused data. If you’re curious about this carrier, check out the plans below: Best US Cellular plans: Basic plan Everyday plan Even Better plan Small Business plans Prepaid Plans Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best US Cellular plans regularly as new plans launch. 1. Basic plan The most obvious place to start is the Basic plan. It starts at $55 per month for one user, but you can drop the price down as low as $30 per line if you have four lines of service. As...

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