Samsung Follows Sony Ericsson's Lead, Drops Symbian, Too
Samsung today announced via a message to its developer community that it will no longer support the Symbian platform on new devices. It plans to close all Symbian related forums, labs, and discussions by the end of the year. It will no longer accept Symbian apps.
Google Drops Wear OS Developer Preview with Support for P
Google today released the first developer preview of Wear OS, the renamed platform for smartwatches and other wearables. Importantly, this developer preview brings with it support for Android P features.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
Verizon Backs Out of Commitment to Sell Sony Xperia Z4v
Verizon Wireless today said it no longer plans to sell the Sony Xperia Z4v. The company announced the phone in the spring with an expected summer launch.
Samsung Prepping Expansion for Samsung Pay
Samsung today said it plans to make its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Spain, and the U.K. later this year.