Cox Wireless Picks Qualcomm's BREW for Content Delivery
Cox Communications has partnered with Qualcomm in order to help deliver mobile content to its wireless customers. Qualcomm will host everything and distribute it via its BREW platform. Cox customers with BREW handsets will be able to download applications, games, location services and other content from the store.
Facebook Debuts Instant Articles for Faster News
Facebook unwrapped a new service for publishers this week called Instant Articles. According to Facebook, it takes an average of eight seconds to load articles on smartphones through the newsfeed.
Verizon's go90 Video App Wins Exclusive NBA Content
Verizon today struck a major deal with the National Basketball Association that will give Verizon customers access to premium NBA video content. Specifically, Verizon's go90 mobile video service will offer daily highlights, original content, and out-of-market games via the NBA League Pass.
Qualcomm Intros Wireless Charging Through Metal
Qualcomm today announced new technology that allows metallic handsets to charge wirelessly. Most wireless charging pads are tolerant of some metal in the charging field, but Qualcomm says it was able to boost the sensitivity enough, via Near Field Magnetic Resonance technology, to allow for wireless charging through metal handset enclosures.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.
Qualcomm Hopes to Improve Bluetooth Audio with aptX HD
Qualcomm today announced aptX HD, an improved stereo music Bluetooth profile that delivers 24-bit playback. Qualcomm says aptX HD picks up where the standard aptX profile leaves off, offering a significant upgrade to wireless audio performance by improving fidelity.