I have a OnePlus Nord running Android 12 (OxygenOS). It is not rooted. As I travel between the UK and Japan a lot, I have a UK and a JP SIM in it.
I want to install both UK and JP specific apps, but am currently only localised in the UK. Further, I understand that I can only change my...
I'm in Japan with my Nokia 6.1, running Android 10. My service provider is o2 (in the UK). I am using a pocket wi-fi to connect my phone to data services.
I've done everything I can find to disable network data:
Settings / Network & Internet / Mobile network / Mobile data: OFF
Japan's Telecommunications Carriers Association has now announced that, starting on Android 8.1, any phone running Google's latest OS will also be able pick up these alerts. Previously, the functionality was only tied to select carriers on select phones.
An interesting phone called the NichePhone-S is headed to Japan. Its name is fitting, with the phone sporting a size similar to a credit card. It certainly isn't meant for enthusiastic Android users, with it shipping with version 4.2.
The Sharp X1 for the Japanese market was announced today, which the company says can get up to 4 days of battery life before needing to be recharged. The device features a 5.3" LCD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Google has partnered with Sharp and has just announced the X1 will be the newest Android One smartphone. The device is destined for a Japan release and has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and Android 7.0 Nougat installed.
OpenSignal has issued a report on the coverage of LTE in 75 countries across the globe. 4G penetration is highest in Asia, with both South Korea and Japan providing 90% coverage. The US ranks at 86.5%.
Airbnb rentals are now legal in Japan after a new law passed allows home owners to rent their homes for up to 180 days. Local authorities can add their own restrictions and rules to these temporary rentals.
The VAIO Phone A has officially launched in Japan. The phone is available from local retailers for around $237, and features a Snapdragon 617 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch HD display, and a full metal build.
Google Japan knows how to put on a good April Fools joke. Their 2017 joke is a bubble wrap reader that lets you put in a sheet of bubble wrap. The machine will pop the air bubbles and translate its "language" using Google Translate.
Japan is one of the few popular destinations in the world that's not supported in Airbnb due to local regulations. Japan is seemingly read to allow Airbnb to happen in their country, albeit with stricter restrictions than normal.
Capcom has announced that it will release the original NES Megaman games on Android on January 6. For now, the release will be limited to Japan and Capcom has not announced what each of the 6 games will cost.
Last week, an APK teardown of the latest Android Pay app update showed signs of Google bringing support to Japan. Today, Google has published a blog post to officially launch the service within the country (at over 470,000 locations).
To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Japanese carrier SoftBank will have two special edition phones available. The devices are made by Sharp and feature the following specs:
- 5.3-inch 1080p Display
- Snapdragon 820 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Storage
- 22.6MP rear-camera
Au Japan customers will soon be able to get their hands on the LG V34 isai Beat - a miniature version of the LG V20. The phone keeps all the specs that are featured in the V20, swaps out the 5.7-inch display for a smaller 5.2-inch display while adding an IP67 waterproof rating. Au Japan will...
SPAN 2016 is a design conference that is happening tomorrow in Tokyo. Google will be there to show the progress they've made with Material Design and in anticipation of the event, they have just translated all of the guidelines into Japanese.
Spotify has finally inked out the necessary licensing deals and it now available in Japan. The invite-only beta offers a free (ad-supported) option and a 980 yen/month ($9.70 USD) subscription. Launching in Japan is a huge step forward for Spotify since it's the second largest music market on...