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The U.S. officials' letter assures the companies that 5G service will be able to begin "as planned in January with certain exceptions around priority airports."

U.S. authorities have asked telecom operators AT&T and Verizon to delay for up to two weeks their already postponed rollout of 5G networks amid uncertainty about interference with vital flight safety equipment. The U.S. rollout of the high-speed mobile broadband technology had been set for December 5, but was delayed to January 5 after aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing raised concerns about potential interference with the devices used by planes to measure altitude.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, asked for the latest delay in a letter sent Friday to AT&T and Verizon, two of the country's biggest telecom operators. The U.S. letter asked the companies to "continue to pause introducing commercial C-Band service" — the frequency range used for 5G — "for an additional short period of no more than two weeks beyond the currently scheduled deployment date of January 5."

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US-based search engine Google has announced that it has started sending out the January update to its phones.

US-based search engine Google has announced that it has started sending out the January update to its phones. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates starting today, with the exception of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which will receive the update later this month.

"The rollout will continue over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software," the company said in a statement.

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OnePlus RT is likely to feature a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.

Smartphone brand OnePlus on Monday announced to launch much-awaited '9RT 5G' smartphone and OnePlus Buds Z2 this month in India. The virtual launch will happen on OnePlus India's YouTube channel on January 14. "With just a few days to go, users can also register to get notified and receive real-time updates via the 'Notify Me' page, which is live on OnePlus.in and Amazon.in," the company said in a statement.

The OnePlus RT is said to be a rebranded OnePlus 9RT that was launched in China later last year. OnePlus RT may be available in Hacker Black and Nano Silver colors in India, whereas the Buds Z2 may come in Obsidian Black and Pearl White colors, according to reports.

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Advent of 5G in India will drive this momentum even further and enhance gaming experiences.

With cutting-edge technologies now available in smartphones, the mobile gaming industry is among the fastest booming segments in India. The whole scenario is set to witness a sea change with the roll out of 5G technology in smartphones which are already 5G-enabled.

India is currently home to over 430 million mobile gamers and the number is estimated to grow to 650 million by 2025, according to latest data provided by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). As the Indian gaming market is poised to hit $3.9 billion (in value) by 2025, over 40 per cent of hardcore mobile gamers are paying for their games with an average spend of Rs 230 per month.

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