GSMA Pushes to Reduce Wireless Industry Emissions by 40%
The GSM Association recently published a document called the Green Manifesto for the mobile industry. The manifesto outlines how collaborative efforts made by the entire wireless industry and some government regulation can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by the year 2020. The GSMA hopes to achieve carbon neutral growth, and thinks that both handsets and networking equipment can reduce energy requirements. The GSMA will be sending delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December to push for these changes.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
Google and Sprint today said some of Sprint's Android phones now have access to RCS-based messaging features. Google added Rich Communication Services, powered by its Jibe cloud platform, to its own Messenger SMS application.
Apple, Samsung to Adopt GSMA-Backed Electronic SIMs
The GSMA said it is in advanced talks with Apple and Samsung to adopt the nearly-finalized electronic SIM card standard moving forward. The GSMA has been working with the industry on electronic SIMs for some time and is close to announcing a final standard.
GSMA Puts eSIM Development On Hold Due to Inquiry
The GSMA telecommunications group today said it will pause work on the eSIM standard while the U.S. Justice Department completes its investigation over the technology.
Google and Global Operators Agree on RCS for Android
Google, the GSMA, and a collection of wireless network operators around the world today said they'll work together to bring Rich Communication Services to Android devices around the globe. Google will create an Android RCS client that all the participating carriers will adopt.
Apple's New Robot Prevents Your Dead iPhone from Pushing Daisies
Apple today made several commitments to environmental conservation efforts based on recycling old iPhones. To start, the company will make a donation to Conservation International for every device recycled at Apple stores and Apple.com between now and April 30.
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