AT&T Makes Renewed Commitment to Apps for Other Platforms
Today in Las Vegas, AT&T announced new initiatives to bring more applications to all its customers and not just those using iPhones. The two most significant expansions include carrier billing support for both Google's Android Market and Nokia's Ovi Store. These alone will open up a better experience for customers looking to download applications that require payment. AT&T also announced an agreement with Qualcomm to standardize apps development for mid-range Quick Messaging Devices using BREW Mobile Platform. These devices are used by millions of customers who historically have not had the same access as smartphone customers to the market’s hottest apps.
Google Pay Lets People Use their Phone as Ticket On Las Vegas Monorail
Mar 19, 2018
Google today said its Google Pay app can now serve as a transit ticket on the Las Vegas monorail system. People visiting Las Vegas will be able to use Google Pay to purchase their monorail ticket online and add it to the app.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Sep 10, 2015
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Dec 10, 2015
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Carrier Billing? No thanks
This might be a convenience for some, but I'd rather separate my software purchases, and I suspect a plurality of users will feel similarly about their smartphones.
I don't see how that translates into yo...
at&t only has one phone
The better phone (RIM) will do what they have always done, and take care of themselves.