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Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Sit back, grab a brew and enjoy another mobile news update from Tesco Mobile! This week, we’re the bearer of bad news as we might have to wait a little longer for the iPhone 8. But, we’ve also got the latest on what Google wants to do with new SOS Alerts, as well as updates on iOS 11 and Samsung Pay.

iOS 11 knows we don’t appreciate slow WiFi

The latest iOS 11 update finally solves the problem of your device automatically connecting to a network with a sub-optimal signal. When you’re in the position of needing to watch that video of someone you don’t know attempting to eat a spoonful of cinnamon, the last thing you want is to be connected to a network that makes your cinematic experience a buffering mess.

iOS 11 will allow you to connect your phone manually, letting you pick the network with the strongest signal in the area. It’s a little extra effort for a far better browse!

iMight have to wait for the new iPhone

No matter how rich your life is, you can’t escape the nagging feeling of wondering when Apple’s new smartphone will finally be in your hands. ‘When will the iPhone 8 be in stores?’ is a popular question asked the world over and if rumours are true, we might be in for a longer wait than expected.

Some have cited troubles with the inbuilt fingerprint sensor, others suggest display issues. Either way, we may have to tag on a few extra weeks to the usual September launch date. Just keep saying, ‘I can make it through’ to yourselves in the mirror.

Samsung Pay could make parting with your money even easier

Samsung Pay mobile event

If you’re a glutton for opening your wallet, Samsung Pay might be your downfall. Samsung could be incorporating its transaction feature into phones that don’t bear its name, meaning your Google or Nokia might provide you with an extra way of paying for your £4.00-a-day morning coffee. Samsung Pay is already in use in the brand’s own devices and has benefited from its utilisation of both NFC and MST technology.

It’s thought that many competitors are trying to create their own payment features to get their share of the market, but if Samsung Pay stays ahead of the game, we could still see it reach a number of future devices.

Get the 411 with Google’s SOS alerts

For those who didn’t think Google’s search features could get any better, you need to hear about its new SOS Alerts. Google plans to keep you informed with essential, real-time updates during emergencies around the world. This not only benefits those of us who want to keep informed about global incidents, but communities within the immediate areas of these crises will get reliable information as it is released.

Search and Maps will be upgraded to feature news from local authorities, as well as up-to-the-minute information about travel routes. Emergency contacts will also be incorporated, along with details of how to contribute to relief efforts.

Thanks for joining us for this week’s mobile news! Be sure to come back next week for the latest updates from Tesco Mobile.

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