Some interesting leaked news are hitting the airwaves today: according to a former high-level Open Handset Alliance executive from Google, the said Alliance was "nothing more than a myth". The one-time company head called the group “oligarchical” and revolving solely around Android: "The power is concentrated with the Google employees who manage the open source project" The Open Handset Alliance The Open Handset Alliance, founded and led by by Google in 2007, contained 34 large and small companies related to the mobile business, and this number only grew over the years, currently standing at 65. The primary purpose of this *open* alliance was to share and mold ideas in the open, creating and maintaining standards together: Innovating in the open Increased openness will enable everyone in our industry to innovate more rapidly and respond better to consumers' demands. Our first joint project as a new Alliance is Android™. Android was built from the ground up with the … [Read more...] about Editorial: Google’s Open Handset Alliance A Myth… Are We Really Surprised?
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Telco complaints have risen from 8.7 to 9.3 complaints per 10,000 services in operation (SIO) on average, according to the latest quarterly report published by the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) and Communications Alliance, with the increase attributed to the industry changes brought on by the National Broadband Network (NBN). During the quarter to March 2018, Telstra's complaints ratio was 9.5 per 10,000 SIO, up from 9.2 last quarter. Vodafone's ratio rose slightly from 4.9 to 5.0 complaints per 10,000 SIO, while Pivotel's went from 0 to 1. Optus' complaints ratio jumped from 10.6 to 12.1 complaints per 10,000 SIO. "This result highlights that our industry is still struggling with the disruptions caused by the rollout of the NBN and the transformation of communications delivery platforms," Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said. "Though the numbers are very disappointing, we are continuing our work on customer-centric initiatives with government, … [Read more...] about Another rise in telco complaints shows ‘struggling’ industry: Comms Alliance
Does your business allow its employees to use their own phones and tablets at work? The so-called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and now WYOD (Wear Your Own Device) trend has continued to expand, as employees use their personal devices for work and play. In 2018, 50% of North American businesses have BYOD policies, and 69% of IT decision-makers are pro BYOD.What this has meant for business owners is a revisiting of their security policies, and the protocols in use to ensure these devices, and the information they contain, are always secure. This is vital, as Kaspersky Labs has already identified one million pieces of mobile malware that can compromise smartphones.Gartner comments: "BYOD does increase risks and changes expectations for CIOs (Chief Information Officers). Unsurprisingly, security is the top concern for BYOD. The risk of data leakage on mobile platforms is particularly acute."Some mobile devices are designed to share data in the cloud and have no general purpose file system … [Read more...] about Bring your own security: protecting business data on every device
Introducing Xperia™ T2 Ultra and Xperia™ T2 Ultra dual - the large screen smartphone for entertainment on-the-go! Intense entertainment on a large HD display with integrated movies and music out-of-the-box The world’s most portable large-screen smartphone1: 6” HD display in a smartphone with slim, lightweight and easy to use design with one-handed operation features Snap great pictures with the best camera in its class2 and enhanced “selfie” apps like Portrait retouch Speed and stamina with super-fast data, a lightning quick processor and great battery performance to keep your movies playing all day. 14th January 2014, London, UK – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia T2 Ultra, the next evolution in large-screen smartphone design. Designed specifically with customers from emerging markets in China, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific rim in mind, Xperia T2 Ultra brings together the best of … [Read more...] about Sony announces the 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and T2 Ultra dual phablets
On Tuesday, the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matter Alliance (PMA) agreed to join together to improve standards for wireless charging. Of three standards in use today, the only one not affected by Tuesday's move is the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi. The agreement means that each side will use some of the technology belonging to the other side to improve the wireless charging capabilities of each others' products.PMA is a leader in inductive charging with its wireless charging products available in places like McDonalds and Starbucks. It's Open Network API can transform individual charging spots into a global wireless network. A4WP is the leader in resonant wireless charging. The agreement should lead to global standards for wireless charging that should help make it more commercially viable in a number of devices.Board members from both alliances voted on the agreement. Those members included some of the biggest names in mobile technology including Qualcomm and … [Read more...] about Two wireless charging alliances join forces