BOSTON-- A top executive from CableLabs said that the Wi-Fi Alliance's efforts to create a testing process for LTE-U technology is not moving too slowly, as executives from T-Mobile US and Qualcomm have argued.
Motorola introduced a trio of Moto G devices, splitting its popular and affordable gadget into three distinct models in its fourth generation.
Intel has foundered and is largely withdrawing from smartphones, tablets and 4G: instead, it is cutting its losses somewhat while still gambling on what is hoped to be the next big thing with IoT in 5G. This is a strategic reboot, along with a major corporate restructuring involving 12,000 layoffs, that sidesteps unfulfilled expectations for profitable mobile business operations in the short or medium term.
Counting as backers Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, among others, Nest Labs released Open Thread, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol.
Qualcomm got what it asked for: permission to continue LTE-U product development testing with T-Mobile at several locations, including where T-Mobile is based in Bellevue, Washington.
While some LTE-U stakeholders are frustrated with how long it's taking, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it's on track to meet its goal of releasing this summer a final test plan for ensuring coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum.
Just a few months after closing its merger with Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia announced it will spend roughly $191 million to purchase Withings, a French startup founded in 2008 that makes activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors and other health-related gadgets and services. Nokia said it would add the company to its Nokia Technologies division, which also houses the company's patent-licensing business as well as its new virtual reality camera-making effort.
The MulteFire Alliance is getting even more traction with the addition of Japan's SoftBank Corp. as a new member.
Qualcomm Technologies is going full bore on its drone R&D now that it has obtained a certificate of authorization (COA) from the FAA to do outdoor testing of drones on its San Diego campus.
Nvidia is suing Qualcomm in London for unfairly forcing it to pull the plug on the Icera business it bought in 2011, Bloomberg reported.