Oberthur Announces Motion Detecting SIM Cards
Oberthur Technologies introduced a new SIM card that can sense motion. SIMsense will allow phones that aren't equipped with accelerometers to use motion and gestures to interact with the phone. Some of the things it can do include the ability to shake or tap the handset to send predetermined text messages when already on a call, shake or tap the phone to open the main menu, or send out an emergency alert if the phone/user falls. SIMSense works by including accelerometers and temperature captors that enable motion detection on the SIM card. SIMsense technology is meant for cellular network operators to enable and choose which services it will provide to the handsets in which SIMsense SIM cards are installed.
Google’s New Pixel Phones to Ship with Embedded eSIM
Google today revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets will include an optional, built-in eSIM card, allowing people to bypass the use of traditional SIM cards. According to Google, the eSIMs will be compatible with its own Project Fi service.
Google's Motion Stills App Now Available to Android Phones
Google today made its Motion Stills GIF-making application available to Android handsets for the first time. The app, first released last year, has until now been reserved for the iPhone.
Microsoft Prepping Own SIM for Windows 10 Devices
Microsoft has published a new app for Windows 10 devices meant to help people connect to and pay for data networks using their Microsoft account. According to the app's description, Windows 10 device owners can view locally available plans and sign up for contract-free service directly from their device.
FreedomPop Zero-Rates WhatsApp with New SIM
FreedomPop today announced a new SIM card that provides free access to WhatsApp. The WhatsApp SIM comes with unlimited WhatsApp usage, 200 MB of data, and 100 voice minutes — all of which can be used for free.
or send out an emergency alert if the phone/user falls?