Google's Motorola Mobile division unveiled Project Ara, an open-source program designed to bring modular smartphone design to the masses--in effect giving end users the ability to retrofit and continually customize the hardware of their smartphones.
Indoor positioning based upon LED visble light spectrum gained a vote of confidence as ByteLight closed a $3 million Series A round of funding contributed by institutional and individual investors.
It is vital that the European development community--from silicon design to software applications--work to benefit from making, using, optimizing and commercializing 4G LTE here at home. Thankfully, and most importantly, market growth potential for mobile and wirelessly connected devices and services is substantial and certain. However, we can't be effective in developing 5G or becoming leaders in providing it to the world if we are not even on the pace in 4G.
BlackBerry said that within the first 24 hours of availability, more than 10 million users had downloaded the cross-platform version of its signature Messenger app for Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The BBM rollout is a bright spot for the struggling smartphone maker, which is considering going private and is reportedly being circled by other potential buyers.
YouTube is opening its subscription channel option to more contributors, it said on its official YouTube Creators blog.
SAN FRANCISCO--Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has no plans to move away from Android as its smartphone operating system, said company founder and CEO Lei Jun.
AT&T expanded the reach of its U-verse live TV to include Google's Android devices and Uverse.com. The company now offers more than 100 live TV channels via its U-verse app, which is available on more than 30 devices. Of those 100 live TV channels, AT&T said more than 20 are available to watch outside the home.
BlackBerry made its signature Messenger chat service available on Monday afternoon to users of Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms after weeks of delay. However, customers who did not pre-register to get the app will likely need to get a spot in line and wait a bit before getting access.
The terrestrial antennas deployed at buildings where Google's Project Loon delivers broadband Internet service from free-floating balloons in the stratosphere are simple today, but that probably will not be the case in the future.
Google executives praised the progress the company's Motorola division has made in transforming its business, but preached patience when thinking about its operations and place inside Google.