Symbian Launches One-Stop Software Certification
May 20, 2004, 1:04 PM by (staff)
Symbian this week launched Symbian Signed, a new universal certification program for software and content for Symbian OS devices. The program is designed to make the certification process easier, cheaper, and more flexible for developers. Nokia, Sendo and Sony Ericsson announced that they will be migrating their own signing programs to Symbian Signed. Certification insures that applications follow industry-standard quality guidelines and support carrier requirements.
Sony Xperia XZ Steps Up Camera Tech
Sony today showed off the Xperia XZ smartphone, a high-end follow-up to the Xperia X series devices from earlier this year. For the XZ, Sony said it concentrated on improving the camera and video camera performance, as well as further refining its design language.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.
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.
Google Allowing Developers to Target Families
Google today announced a new program for developers called Designed for Families. The program is meant to allow developers to designate their apps and games as family friendly.
WiFi Alliance Promises Faster WiFi Is On the Horizon
The WiFi Alliance today announced an expansion of its WiFi Certified ac program in an attempt to boost the speed and capacity of WiFi routers and other WiFi-equipped devices. Specifically, devices won't receive WiFi Certified ac status unless they make improvements to several core functions.