In today's mobile platform wars, it's not the size of your smartphone that matters - it's the number of apps you've got, and how well they work. Google knows this much is true. On Thursday evening, the company launched Android Training classes, an effort to boost its app developer base in both breadth and quality.
by Jon Phillips Were I to tell my most perpetually indignant friend that his tablet’s 3G radio is prone to regular performance drops of up to 75 percent, he would likely enter apoplectic rage. Such is the emotional fabric of the modern tech enthusiast. We’re already concerned about overloaded data networks that can’t handle too many simultaneous user requests, and Apple’s iPhone 4 “antennagate” imbroglio, rightly or wrongly, has left conspiracy-minded consumers wary of self-sabotaging hardware.
The Indian mobile market is forecast to grow from 812 million connections (SIMs) in at the end of 2011 to 1.36 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.9%, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason entitled The Indian mobile market: forecasts and analysis 2011–2020. Of these connections in 2020, 3G and 4G technologies are expected to account for 57.
EXPWAY, the leading Electronic Service Guide (ESG) vendor and middleware provider for Mobile DTV and Siano, announced their partnership to deliver top-quality mobile devices. Pairing Siano’s mobile ATSC silicon with EXPWAY’s middleware enables manufacturers to build their devices faster and to focus on brand-related issues, such as the look and feel of the device and the User Interface design.
New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) announced they have appointed Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, 51, to lead a new initiative in wireless communications engineering and research. Rappaport, currently the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), is a leading educator and entrepreneur who founded two well-known academic research programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and The University of Texas (UTA).
Electro Rent Corporation (NASDAQ:ELRC) today announced that it has been named the exclusive reseller for certain models of Communication Components Inc.’s (CCI) passive intermodulation measurement (PIM) products throughout the U.S. and Canada. Electro Rent will exclusively distribute CCI’s lab-based PiMPro RM (Rack Mount) products through its existing Agilent Technology Partner sales channel.
Smart Device Communications Specification Lays Foundation for Future Standards on M2M and the Internet of ThingsDecember 18, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association's (TIA) TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard addressing machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and markets. The landmark standard, TIA-4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture, addresses common requirements and interoperability of essential intelligent/smart devices across industries.
Komyo Logistics announces that it has selected RedPrairie On-Demand Warehouse software to deliver competitive advantage to small and mid-sized companies with solutions that optimize activities through all layers of Komyo's organization. The use of RedPrairie’s solution enables Komyo to offer logistic services to all of its customers using a dedicated or shared facility, material handling equipment, technology, and management services at significantly lower costs.
ComNet Communication Networks has been selected by the Talk-A-Phone Company to supply fiber optic media converters and EoVDSL modems (Ethernet over Very High Digital Subscriber Link) for use with their line of VOIP-500 Series of Voice-over-IP phones. Talk-a-phone turned to ComNet for their product quality, scope of products, ease of use, and level of customer support.
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2012 titled “High Temperature, High Density Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles” on Wednesday afternoon, February 8, 2012 at Coronado Springs Hotel in Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida.
Gulf Bay Consulting announced that executives from PayPal, Tapjoy, Cisco, Distra, CorFire, JANA, Charge Anywhere, XIUS, Jumio, Paybefore, Ericsson IPX, Convergys, PYMNTS, Narian Technologies, Transaction Wireless, and Pathfinder are among the second round of speakers presenting at the Social : Mobile : Payments | Conference & Exhibition, which will be held April 11th – 12th, 2012 at the World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
See the latest in advanced magnetic technology, inductors and transformers from Datatronic at APEC 2012, Booth 816, February 5-9, in Orlando, Florida. To attend APEC, click here to register. At APEC, Datatronic Distribution, Inc. (DDI), and Datatronics Romoland, Inc. (DRI), will showcase their latest magnetic components for commercial, industrial and military hi-reliability applications.
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, announces that as of December 2011, all of its Congolese tantalum raw material, powder and wire suppliers are fully compliant with the independently audited Conflict-Free Smelter Program. AVX is the industry’s first manufacturer to guarantee that all of its tantalum powder and wire come from conflict-free compliant smelters, in accordance with the principles of the Dodd-Frank legislation and current Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines.
SRS Labs announced that its TruMedia technology solution has been selected by Qualcomm Incorporated, to be an audio enhancement suite for their Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) program. The QRD ecosystem program is a comprehensive handset development platform and ecosystem program, featuring the Snapdragon® MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A chipsets, which targets the rapidly growing high-volume smartphone business.
Richardson RFPD announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement with RECOM Power, Inc., a leading provider of DC/DC and AC/DC converter modules, switching regulators, and constant current LED drivers. A high-quality manufacturer for more than 35 years, RECOM’s DC/DC converter modules are used by power electronics design engineers around the world.