Verizon Wireless to Deploy Java Platform Micro Edition
Today at the JavaOne conference, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam announced that the company is making a strategic shift and will begin to deploy Java Platform Micro Edition-based services in its network and offer Java-based services and applications to its subscribers. In July, Verizon Wireless will hold an open development conference. It will also open up its network to allow developers to access network-based information that can be used by end-user applications, such as presence information. Verizon Wireless will offer both BREW and Java services side-by-side.
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Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Verizon Adds LA to Short List of 5G Launch Cities
Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam today indicated that Los Angeles will be one of the carrier's first 5G markets, and that it will launch during the fourth quarter of the year. 5G is "a lot closer than people think," said McAdam.
Verizon Wireless Customers Can Roam In Cuba
Verizon Wireless today added Cuba to the list of countries in which its customers can access network services when traveling. Roaming in Cuba (world phone required) won't be cheap.
Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts today said the company plans to offer wireless service as soon as the middle of 2017. The service will rely on some 15 million WiFi hotspots Comcast has located around the country, as well as cellular access via Verizon Wireless.
Samsung Buys RCS Messaging Provider
Samsung today said it has acquired NewNet Communication Technologies, a Canadian company that provides rich communication services (RCS) infrastructure. NewNet offers standards-based RCS tools that allow phone makers and network operators to deploy advanced messaging services, such as group chats, multimedia support, and enhanced calling.