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The Essential Phone’s Exclusive Carrier Will Be Sprint

Andy Rubin’s Android startup, Essential, announced its first phone earlier this month. No details on carrier partnerships were available at the time, but Essential promised to provide more information ahead of the launch. Now, the company has announced Sprint, and only Sprint, will be the carrier partner for the Essential Phone. …

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Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices

Update:  The “unlocked” devices Netflix is refusing to support may refer to bootloader-unlocked devices rather than carrier-unlocked devices. Carrier unlocking refers to the practice of allowing a device purchased from one company to run on another company’s network, while bootloader unlocking allows a smartphone to run a completely different version …

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