Sun, IBM, Nokia Team Up For Wireless Java
Dec 18, 2001, 9:12 PM by (staff)
A group of companies have unveiled a software plan that uses Java to link cell phones and servers. The move is the second phase of a plan to standardize how cell phones and other mobile devices connect to the Internet. Now the plan has expanded to include all the top makers of software that runs Java programs on servers. The goal is for programmers writing server software to not worry about whether the person tapping into it is using a cell phone, a handheld computer or a desktop PC. AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Sun Microsystems, BEA Systems, IBM, Nokia, and several other companies are part of the initiative.
Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle
A jury today decided that Google's use of 37 Java APIs constitutes "fair use" and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008.
AT&T Now Offering Unlimited Calls to Mexico
AT&T today added unlimited calling from wireless handsets to Mexico to its World Connect Value plan. For $5 per month, AT&T customers can make limitless calls to landlines and cell phones in Mexico.
Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans
Nokia today issued a statement reaffirming that it will not manufacture cell phones. "Recent news reports [claim Nokia] communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of an R&D facility in China.
FCC Wants All Cell Phones Hearing Aid Compatible
The FCC today expanded the scale of hearing aid compatibility in cell phones to include IP-based communications, such as WiFi and VoLTE. AT&T and Verizon Wireless recently sought and received waivers to offer WiFi calling along with an alternate to the legacy technology called RTT (real-time text).
FCC Chair Nixes Cell Calls On Planes
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today put the kibosh on a years-old proceeding that would have allowed passengers to make calls from their cell phones in airplanes. "I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and America’s flying public against the FCC’s ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cellphone calls on planes," said Pai in a statement.