Nokia Launches New Mobile Software Solution for Carriers
Oct 25, 2004, 10:44 AM by (staff)
Nokia today launched Preminet®, a new end-to-end turnkey solution for wireless carriers to deliver a high-quality catalog of mobile software and content. Preminet includes a master catalog of certified Java and Symbian software and games from leading developers, as well as content such as ringtones and graphics. In addition to the catalog, Preminet includes a delivery and billing platform, as well as an optional, operator-brandable client application. The solution works with both CDMA and GSM networks, as well as WAP, SMS and Web delivery methods, and integrates with existing systems, including content delivery gateways, authentication systems and billing platforms.
Apple Targets Augmented Reality
Apple says its new mobile platform will soon become the biggest augmented reality platform with the adoption of ARKit, a new way for developer to take advantage of existing iOS hardware and software to generate AR experiences. Apple is already working with game and other content developers to bring AR to the iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
Google Search Results Now Let People Place Food Orders
Google has updated its mobile search tool to make it easier to order food for delivery. Users who search for restaurants can place orders directly from the search results as long as the restaurant in question uses Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu, or MyPizza.com to make the actual delivery.
AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
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Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
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.
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