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Huawei could get another 90-day reprieve from the U.S. Commerce Department

While the U.S. Department is expected to grant another temporary reprieve to Huawei, Trump still doesn’t want to do any business with the Chinese brand.


What you need to know

  • Reuters has claimed the U.S. Commerce Department may give Huawei 90 more days to purchase components from American companies.
  • The temporary license granted to Huawei in May is set to expire on August 19.
  • Trump, however, has said that he doesn’t want U.S. companies to have any business ties with Huawei.

The U.S. Commerce Department may soon renew the “temporary general license” granted to Huawei by 90 days, according to a new report from Reuters.

Shortly after Huawei was put on the Entity List by the Trump administration in May, the Commerce Department had issued a 90-day reprieve to the company that allowed it to continue purchasing components from American companies. Since the current agreement is set to end today, we expect an official statement from the Commerce Department confirming another 90-day extension to arrive later in the day.

U.S. President Donald Trump, however, is still not keen on allowing U.S. companies to do business with Huawei. Speaking to the media before departing from Morristown, New Jersey, Trump said:

At this moment it looks like we are not going to do business. I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat and I really believe that the media has covered it a little bit differently than that.

The “temporary general license”, if extended, will allow the Chinese company to continue providing software updates to its phones and maintain its existing telecommunications networks in rural U.S. Huawei was put on the Entity List in May over concerns that the company’s telecommunications equipment could be used for spying by the Chinese government. More recently, the company was alleged to have helped governments in Africa to spy on political opponents.

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TCL on Monday introduced a pair of Android powered tablets at the virtual version of CES 2021, unveiling the TAB 10S and NXTPAPER. The former is more of a traditional tablet experienced aimed at students and families while the latter is a bit more unique tech with niche usage.The TCL TAB 10S, set to arrive in March, features a 10.1-inch display, an octa-core processor, and 8,000mAh battery with up to eight hours of video playback.Running Android 10, the TAB 10S, is powered by an octa-core processor with 3GB/32GB an 4GB/64GB memory and storage configurations.Additionally, the tablet has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and support for both LTE and Wi-Fi connections.The NXTPAPER is an 8.88-inch tablet with a full color display without backlighting that’s more in line with an E-Ink experience. It uses a reflective design to reuse natural light which also eliminates flicker and reduces blue light strain on eyes. According to TCL, the NXTPAPER is 65 percent more power efficient as compared to a traditional tablet screen.The TCL NXTPAPER features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a 5,500mAh battery to keep things running more than one day.Powered by Android 10, it houses support for both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity with a 3.5mm headphone jack built in as well. TCL will include a reading lamp accessory in the box.TCL advises the NXTPAPER tablet will first ship in April for €349 in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. This roughly converts to $424 in US.

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Best Android phones at Good2Go Mobile (January 2021)

There seems to be an endless number of wireless service providers to choose from, at least here in the United States. But when it comes down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by three biggest carriers.Good2GoMobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it licenses coverage from AT&T.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Good2Go Mobile there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current AT&T device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy an unlocked phone for use on Good2Go.Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Good2Go. While the handset selection is a little on the smaller side, it’s a decent mix of most Samsung and Motorola devices. And as is the case with any service provider some models rise to the top.What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Good2Go today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraBest of the BunchIf you’re looking for the outright best of the Android bunch, this is the one. It’s big (6.9-inches), powerful (2.8GHz octa-core processer with 16GB RAM), and packs an incredible camera experience.It’s powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI which means it’s slick, user-friendly, and intuitive. Other features we love? Water-resistant coating, 5G connectivity, 8K video recording, and a generous battery with wireless charging.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at Good2Go MobileSamsung Galaxy Note 10Multi-Tasking PowerhouseThis phone may be a generation behind the times, but we suspect you’d have a heck of a time seeing that in performance. Still more powerful than you need, it packs a big display, excellent suite of hardware, and comes with an integrated S Pen digital stylus.Offered in three really sharp colors, the device has a triple camera setup that captures wide and super wide shots. The battery life is not only fairly respectable, it’s also capable of super-fast and wireless charging.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at Good2Go MobileMotorola Moto G StylusMid-Range Task MasterPriced about one-third of Samsung’s counterpart, this phone is no less capable for many users. It’s powered by Android 10, comes with a 6.4-inch screen, and features its own digital stylus.Motorola leaves Android largely untouched, a feature we’ve come to really appreciate. Pair that with a solid mid-range bundle of hardware, and it’s a great value proposition. The 48-megapixel triple-camera captures ultra-wide and macro images.Shop Motorola Moto G Stylus at Good2Go MobileMotorola Moto G7First-Time BuyerA great way to jump into the world of smartphones, this one’s affordable and features the stock Android software experience. Parents might consider the phone for first-time users or when buying for multiple younger users.Features include a 6.2-inch scree, 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and face unlock capabilities. Perhaps best of all, its 5000mAh battery lasts nearly twice as long as other entry-level phones.Shop Motorola Moto G7 at Good2Go Mobile