Weekly Mobile News Roundup
Huawei Plans To Be “Technology-Ready” for 5G
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has said it expects to launch its 5G network by 2020.
The technology will offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G, according to Huawei's executive vice president and chief operating officer of its LTE (4G technology) business unit Zhou Yuefang. He estimates a 5G network could achieve speeds of up to 10Gbps, compared to 4G's 100Mbps. Read more
O2 and Vodafone Launch 4G In The UK
O2 switches on its 4G services in London, Leeds and Bradford, with Vodafone beginning just in London; both will roll out to the same 13 cities before the end of the year. Read more
Firefox 26 To Include Touch Friendly Mode
Windows 8 users will finally be able to enjoy a touch friendly version of Firefox (for Modern UI) on their PCs and/or handhelds.
According to Mozilla's roadmap, Firefox 26 will include a “Metro Preview Release” build, which will be pushed to the Aurora channel on September 16 and then the Beta channel on October 28. Lastly, it will be officially released on December 10 along with Firefox 26.
Let's wait and see how it will compare to Internet Explorer 11 and Google Chrome. Read more
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