"We think they have a quality issue with the move to the 2170s and the chemistry changes, and we think that is the real bottleneck here.”The company will use the downtime to perform a comprehensive set of upgrades. Tesla will also be hiring 400 extra workers per week, for several weeks, at both the Fremont facility in California and the Gigafactory in Nevada. This will allow Tesla to produce Model 3’s around the clock, every single day. Amusingly, there’s now also a GoFundMe page dedicated to buying Musk a decent couch to sleep on.
Now, Vodacom says, “Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal enjoys the same 4G signal as Vodacom subscribers who live in the heart of Johannesburg.”Vodacom is now able to provide 99.97% 2G coverage in South Africa and 99.78% of the population are covered by 3G. The company has also become the first mobile network in Africa to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G. Access to the new sub 1HGz spectrum will allow for a more cost-effective rollout of 4G coverage.
“Despite the ong-oing spectrum constraints, our aim is to expand our network coverage to all parts of the country. Including remote rural areas.”Areas that have recently had 4G coverage introduced include Sterkfontein in Limpopo, Brandfort in the Free State and Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape.
“The product as a whole has not achieved the level of traction we’d hoped for,” said Sabharwal. “We set out to build this thing, that it [would be] a product that we would get hundreds of millions of people to get excited about and use. And where we are, we’re not feeling like we’re on that trajectory.”The Allo app will continue to function and Google says that it will continue to offer support – to some extent. One can’t help but remember the bitter taste left in the mouths of Nokia Lumia users when the Windows updates slowed and slowed and then finally stopped altogether. iPhone users have always had the stellar iMessage built in, while Android users have been left alone out there in the wilderness. With Chat, Android may finally get the decent messaging app it deserves.