The first quarter of 2016 was the worst quarter for tablets since 2012, according to fresh data from Strategy Analytics. Nonetheless, U.S. mobile operators are effectively leveraging tablets to compete in a market where smartphone growth has nearly stalled.
Smart home, beacon, wearable and other nascent Internet of Things (IoT) applications will propel the wireless IoT connectivity market, with IoT to account for 28 percent of the wireless connectivity IC market by 2021, according to ABI Research.
The city of Riverside, Calif., selected Ingenu's Machine Network to provide network connectivity for the city's electricity distribution infrastructure.The city of Riverside, Calif., selected Ingenu's Machine Network to provide network connectivity for the city's electricity distribution infrastructure.
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.
GoPro this month launched a developer program as part of an effort "to develop a seamless user experience between [developers'] products and GoPro products." Ultimately, the program could impact mobile developers in a number of ways, too.
The next Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone to be connected to a cell network. Citing unnamed "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal said Apple is working to add cellular connectivity as well as a faster processor to the next generation of its wearable.
AT&T announced it is partnering with the data management company Globecomm to launch a service linking satellites to its cell network. The offering enables IoT devices to automatically switch to satellites when cell connectivity is unavailable, eliminating the need for businesses to purchase cell and satellite service separately and allowing them to use both to manage their devices, networks and applications.
Verizon quietly lowered the price of "Hum" earlier this year in a move that may signal the carrier is having trouble finding traction for its after-market connected vehicle offering.
Google last week introduced Ephemeral IDs (EID), a beacon frame in the Eddystone format that gives developers more power to control who can make use of the beacon signal, and beacon companies like Gimbal say it's a further testament to the industrywide adoption of beacon technology.
NASHVILLE-- A top T-Mobile US executive warned that the rollout of LTE Unlicensed technology could be delayed as regulators continue to debate the policies around commercialization of the technology.