Verizon to Offer Split-Personality Androids
Verizon Wireless today announced a new offering for its business customers that will help them keep their employees' work and personal information separate on the same device. The service, called VMware Horizon Mobile, will allow IT departments to set up a sandboxed portion of an Android handset that contains work data and account information that remains entirely separate from the employee's personal information. The service doesn't require on-board software; rather, it can be provisioned over the air to new employee handsets. LG will be among the first to supply Verizon Wireless with VMware-ready Android smartphones.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Verizon Bundling Free TV with LG G6
Verizon Wireless' launch plans for the LG G6 include a free LG television set. To start, Verizon is asking $28 per month for 24 months, or about $672 in total for the LG G6.
LG K20 V Hits Verizon Today for $170
Verizon Wireless today added the low-cost LG K20 V to its lineup of Android smartphones. The K20 V features a metal frame and rear-mounted fingerprint reader for security.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.