Cingular Joins Platform Committee
Jul 12, 2006, 6:32 PM by (staff)
The OMTP announced that Cingular has joined the association of carriers and manufacturers. The Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) makes recommendations for handset and interface design based on the needs of carriers. The recommendations tend to focus on creating a friendlier and more secure experience for users, but also include technological requirements as well. Complying with these recommendations should make it faster and easier for a handset to be approved by participating carriers. T-Mobile, Sprint and Cingular now participate in the OMTP as do Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
Google Music Gains Machine Learning for Improved Recommendations
Google today updated its Google Music service for Android, iOS, and the web with the hope that it will provide better, more personalized music recommendations. Moving forward, Google Music will match users' existing libraries and playlists with outside cues, such as location, weather, and activity, to make smarter suggestions.
Sony Surfaces the Waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony today announced the M4 Aqua, a mid-range handset for the active users. The M4 uses Sony's OmniBalance design language and mixes metals, plastics, and tempered glass.
Instagram to Begin Recommending Video Channels
Instagram today said it will start grouping video recommendations into channels in a new "Picked for You" feature. The recommendations will appear under the Explore tab and will be put together based on topics and user interests.
Google Play Books Turns On Recommendations Engine
Google today launched a new "Discover" tool within its Google Play Books app and service. Google says the tool is meant to help people find new books based on their interests and what's popular around the web.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Is it possible....
I mean you have the RAZR, and then the Blade, and then the Katana, and now this LG phone... Is it really just a trend, or something that these guys decided was best for the customer, to offer a slim phone for all carriers produced by the top manufatures.
Personally I really don't care that everyone pretty much has a thin phone now. I think the thin phone has become a desgin rather than a copy of the RAZR. You have your candy bar phone, your peanut phone, your flip phone, and now your thin phone.
what about verizon???????????