Isis Will Work with Android Phones, Despite Google Wallet
Isis confirmed in an interview that its forthcoming near-field communications mobile payment system will support Google's Android platform. Speaking with PCMag, Isis' head of marketing Jaymee Johnson said, "It's safe to say that when Isis launches we'll have multiple payment networks, multiple issuers, multiple handsets, multiple operating systems, multiple manufacturers. Yes, and Android." Isis is being backed by AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. It has scheduled trials for the first half of 2012. Meanwhile, Sprint and Google have launched Google Wallet — which also uses NFC technology for mobile payments — in several markets with more on tap for later this year. Isis is confident, however, that its wider choice of networks, banks, and devices will help it succeed against Google Wallet, which is limited in its scale.
Oct 24, 2019
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have formed a new joint venture to accelerate the adoption of Rich Communications Services (RCS) and ensure it works seamlessly across US and global networks. The venture is called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) and "is working to develop and deploy the standards-based, interoperable messaging service starting with Android and expected in 2020."
Nov 26, 2019
MediaTek has revealed that its first SoC with integrated 5G modem and high-end processor will be called the Dimensity 1000. The company revealed the first set of details on the chip in May.
Nov 7, 2019
T-Mobile today announced plans to offer three new programs offering 5G service for free to certain groups, or cheaply for everyone else. The company is promising to launch the programs when and if it is allowed to merge with Sprint.
Oct 22, 2019
LG is bringing its dual-screen concept to the US along with a new variant of the G8: the G8X ThinQ. The G8X drops the 3D depth camera and quad-HD display resolution in favor of a 32-megapixel selfie camera, full-HD display, stereo speakers, and a larger 4,000 mAh battery.