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Smartphone theft down by 32%, CA Kill Switch Law in effect

The FCC has already challenged mobile carriers to turn on "kill switch" by default. We've heard several discussions as well including US Senators backing the “kill switch” proposal and actually being passed in the Senate. Some companies tried to bring such feature to phones like what McAfee did on the LG G3. Google officially brought a new kill switch feature to smartphones as part of Android Lollipop late last year.

FCC challenges carriers to turn “kill switch” by default

The Federal Communication Commission, through its Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group, has come up with recommendations to maximize the on-device theft prevention features of smartphones. The major thing that they are strongly suggestion to all carriers is that they turn on by default the "kill switch" on smartphones that they carry so that it will be a sure deterrent from thieves trying to get their hands on smartphones since they will be practically useless once the remote-data-swiping feature has been activated.

Huawei P8 variant visits the FCC, possible US launch

Huawei has finally unveiled the P8. It even came with its bigger sibling called the P8max. The Huawei P8 was semi-confirmed a couple of weeks ago as photos and pics were sighted at TENAA. You know what a TENAA notification usually means-- phone is almost ready in China. Yes, the new Huawei P8 has arrived and it might be ready for US too since a Huawei P8 look-alike was just approved by the FCC.

Mystery Sony phone clears the FCC, could be the Xperia Z4

No doubt the Xperia Z4 will be Sony's next flagship Android phone. The company skipped the Mobile World Congress last month but we saw the Xperia M4 Aqua midrange phone and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Despite all the hype, leaked specs, front panel leaks from a Chinese source, a Geekbench apperance, the front housing and more renders being leaked, and the very recent GFXBench sighting, we have yet to see the light of the Xperia Z4.

Will LG be releasing a phablet soon? FCC docs say so

The LG G4 is shaping up to be one of the most awaited smartphones after images of the non-final renders began leaking online. But it looks like the OEM will not be satisfied with just launching one, as a new gadget appeared at the FCC this week. We don't know much about it based on the documents, but speculation is that it will be a phablet to be launched alongside their upcoming new flagship.

FCC prohibits WiFi-blocking of hotels, says this practice illegal

We're aware that some hotels and companies are blocking the WiFi hotspots of guestS. That is a bad practice and according to the FCC, it's ILLEGAL. One of the most controversial issues which actually led to FCC issuing a special warning was that of Marriot's WiFi-blocking efforts. FCC officially released what is called an "FCC Enforcement Advisory" that says jamming other people's WiFi hotspots is not acceptable. This practice must be stopped immediately.

New Sony Xperia smartphone lands at the FCC

A new Sony Xperia smartphone has crossed the FCC seeking certifications to come to market. There are no actual images of the device to be seen at this time, but there is line art and an image of the tags that will be featured on the smartphone.
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