The wireless industry and the cable industry are in the midst of a major battle over LTE-U technology and the future of Wi-Fi, and the rhetoric on each side is rapidly escalating. In the latest skirmish between the two, the wireless industry's trade group, CTIA, accused the cable industry's trade group of "unlicensed spectrum-squatting" and "preserving their own perceived incumbent status at the expense of consumers and innovation in the unlicensed ecosystem."
Android co-founder Andy Rubin is interested in returning to the phone business-- and the dominant mobile operating system he helped create-- after two years away from the market, according to a report in The Information.
Alphabet's YouTube is getting into the content rights market, reportedly meeting with Hollywood studios and other content owners to discuss licensing movies and TV series and to hear pitches for original content.
Google this week introduced a feature for its Chrome mobile browser that it claims can reduce data consumption on the web as much as 70 percent. Data Saver, as the feature is dubbed, omits most images when a page is loaded through a slow network connection. Users can tap the screen to display specific images or all of them, reducing load times as well as data charges.
It doesn't matter how big of a company you are, when you release a major new product, you hope customers will be happy. Suffice it to say, the developers in the Twitterverse are pretty excited about what Google has done with Android 2.0.
The FCC has tapped Jonathan Mayer to be the new chief technology of its Enforcement Bureau who will focus on investigating consumer issues related to telephone, TV and ISPs.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee launched a strategic review into whether or not the mobile operator should allow its smartphone customers to restrict some forms of mobile advertising on their devices.
Once again, Google is asking the FCC for an experimental license so that it can conduct highly secretive experiments, this time in the 28 and 31 GHz bands, in northern California.
Google again defended its Android apps licensing programme, as Netherlands-headquartered search rival Yandex announced it has complained to the European Union (EU) about the U.S. company's practices.
Google has asked the FCC for permission to use the 2.5 GHz band to test aircraft technology at the New Mexico Spaceport facility and at an Indian reservation in Warm Springs, Ore., and in the town of Pescadero, Calif., according to a Business Insider report.