Nuance Offering Self-Diagnostic Tool on Samsung Phones
Today Nuance Communications announced that is is partnering with Samsung to pre-load Nuance's Mobile Care software on select Samsung handsets. Mobile Care will help end users automatically resolve common problems directly on their handset. Some of the issues it can help resolve include diagnosing and repairing configuration problems. Nuance Mobile Care also helps with customer account queries, upgrades and paying bills. The first few handsets to run Mobile Care include the Samsung Highlight, Gravity 2 and Comeback. Samsung's network operator partners, however, haven't specifically said that Mobile Care will be installed on its versions of these phone.
GreatCall Touts Touch3 for Seniors
GreatCall recently announced the Samsung Touch3, an Android smartphone designed specifically for senior citizens and older users. The Touch3's major selling point is the user interface, which has been stripped down to the bare essentials in order to make it easier to use.
AT&T Partners with Telefonica for Digital Life Initiative
AT&T today announced that it has teamed up with Telefonica to expand the reach of its Digital Life platform. Digital Life is the home automation program AT&T has been pitching for several years.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Samsung to Issue Software Patches for Galaxy S8
Samsung today said it will push two software updates to its Galaxy S8 smartphone to resolve issues with screen tint and WiFi connectivity. Some S8 owners claim their devices have a reddish tint to the screen, while others say they cannot connect to WiFi networks.