Internet and communications heavyweights along with other supporters want more spectrum for Wi-Fi, and they want it now. The WifiForward coalition is calling for policymakers to open up more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses, contending that Wi-Fi in general is at risk due to a deluge of wireless data traffic that is causing increasing spectrum congestion.
Google's Android operating system (OS) is dominating more than just smartphone shipments, according to latest figures from Strategy Analytics.
Unnamed sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft is "seriously considering" allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone.
Lenovo, which is in the process of acquiring Google's Motorola Mobile division for $2.91 billion, thinks it can turn around the Motorola unit, especially by reintroducing the Motorola brand in China. However, the company said it will take some time to do so.
Google distributes its Android mobile software for free as an open-source project, but new documents show that there are strings attached to OEMs that want to use key Google services as part of their Android devices. The documents reveal that Google has required handset makers to make Google Search the device's default search engine, have a series of apps preinstalled and even place Google apps in certain locations on the device.
Foxconn is perhaps best known for assembling Apple iPhones and iPads, but according to the Wall Street Journal the company is also working with Apple rival Google on something out of the ordinary: robotics.
Nokia is going to soon release a phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The release of the phone, codenamed "Normandy," will come just ahead of the closing of Microsoft's $7.4 billion deal to buy Nokia's handset business.
Cable overbuilder Grande Communications said it'll soon launch a 1-Gig wideband Internet service in Austin, Texas. The company will charge just $65 monthly for the product.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Josh Wein takes a look at challenges Google faces in getting cable and broadcast programmers to deliver video through its new Chromecast HDMI stick.
Google is welcoming any app developer to become part of its Chromecast offering if they are willing to meet its terms. How many companies will take advantage of its invitation? Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, explores Chromecast's app potential in his latest Editor's Corner.