Samsung Commits to Mobile WiMax Release 2
Today Samsung announced that it plans to adopt Mobile WiMax Release 2, which is based on IEEE 802.16m. Release 2 can provide up to four times that data speeds when compared to Release 1 (802.16e). It adds Multi-User MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, which helps to improve the efficiency of the antennas. Mobile WiMax Release 2 equipment will be backward compatible with Release 1, and customers' current Release 1 devices should work with Release 2. Samsung said it plans to trial Release 2 in the U.S. market via Clearwire by late 2010.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Beta 2
Apple today made a second beta version of iOS 10 available to developers. According to Apple, the new beta contains bug fixes and other improvements.
Qualcomm Amps Up its Wi-Fi Lineup
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, today unveiled new Wi-Fi products that promise to boost performance for a range of consumer electronics. The company added the QCA9377 chip to its 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem, which Qualcomm says brings the benefits of multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO) to mobile devices.
Google Makes Android Release L Available to Developers
Google today made good on its promise to release a preview of the next-generation Android platform to developers. The L Developer Preview is available for download from Google's developer web site.
Opera Mini for Windows Phone Exits Beta
Opera today said its Opera Mini web browser is now available as a stable release for Windows Phone. The browser had been available as a beta for several months.
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