In its latest attempt to connect the unconnected, Facebook said it has designed and tested an open source and cost-effective, software-defined wireless access platform. The company said it plans to open-source the hardware design and related firmware and control software so that telecom operators, OEMs and others can build and operate wireless infrastructure based on the platform.
Google has another six months or so – 180 days, to be more exact – to conduct tests at 72-74 and 82-84 GHz in California thanks to a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) granted by the FCC.
The program, which is offered by online courses provider Udacity, requires no programming experience, making it a valuable option for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of Android app development.
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has launched Playbook for Developers, a mobile app that provides developers with tips to help them grow their businesses on Google Play.
If Google creates its own Android phone, it could avoid fragmentation and become more appealing for developers to consider creating Android apps.
A new six-fiber pair cable system, sporting 100 Gbps digital coherent optical transmission technology and the "latest" digital signal processor, is coming online today that backers including Google, NEC, China Mobile and others said will support speeds between the United States and Japan of 60 Terabits per second (Tbps).
Qualcomm said its Snapdragon 820 processor is now compatible with Tango, Google's virtual reality initiative. Future Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors will also support Tango, the company announced, enabling manufacturers to make their devices Tango-compatible by using them in their hardware without having to add extra co-processors.
Google is planning to launch its own phone later this year in an effort to take more control of its Android platform, The Telegraph reported this morning.
YouTube announced a livestreaming feature to its mobile app in an effort to take on Facebook's Live and Twitter's Periscope. And the move may weigh down wireless networks that already struggle with slow uplink speeds.
There appear to be growing cracks in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" proposal, such that he may consider changes to the effort following growing support for the alternative "Ditch the Box" effort backed by AT&T, Comcast and others.