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.
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.
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.
Android L to Have Encryption Turned On By Default
Google today said that encryption will be turned on automatically in the next release of Android, which is expected to arrive next month. Encryption will make it harder for law enforcement to access user data on such devices.
Apple Releases iOS 10 Betas for Developers and Public Testers
Apple today released iOS 10 Developer Beta 6 and iOS 10 Public Beta 5, fresh builds of the pre-release operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The release notes suggest the update contains only bug fixes and other unspecified improvements.
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