Google says it’s planning to launch a new iOS and Android ‘smart messaging’ app called Allo, along with a video calling app called Duo.
Both are based on the user’s mobile phone number, drawing comparisons with WhatsApp.
It’s reported that Samsung Electronics is closing down its free ChatON mobile messaging service next year.
ChatON was launched in 2011, enabling users to communicate using text, images, handwritten notes and video.
Application-to-person mobile messaging specialist Mblox has published its findings from a survey of customers and businesses conducted by Millward Brown Digital. It looked at how well companies felt they were engaging with their customers via mobile devices - and how well customers felt they were being engaged with by brands.
The survey revealed a ‘care gap’ in business-to-consumer interactions: 67% of companies thought consumers were satisfied with their current methods of mobile engagement, yet only 47% of consumers said they were happy with it.
Mobile phones are now used at home more than anywhere else
A new report reveals that 95% of people in the UK say they “wouldn’t struggle” without a landline at home.
In addition, more than half of all respondents said they used their mobile phones more at home than anywhere else.
Podcast - 26th November 2014
In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.
We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .