Last November Adobe Systems announced a restructure that would see the business stop developing its Flash multimedia player for mobile browsers. Instead, it would increase its investment in HTML5 and would work to help developers enable video playback within apps.
It’s now confirmed that the forthcoming ‘Jelly Bean’ version 4.1 update of the Android OS will not have a certified Flash player.
UK workers carry out an average of three weeks’ work at home every year by checking their work email and taking calls - and many of them are using their own mobile device to do this.
A new survey sponsored by ‘bring your own device’ specialists Good Technology showed that 93% of UK working adults continued to work when they’d left the office. On average, each person carried on working for a total of three hours and 31 minutes each week; the equivalent of 23 extra working days every year.
Communications infrastructure company Arqiva has agreed to acquire UK-based WiFi operator Spectrum Interactive. The deal, which will enable Arqiva to accelerate the development of its wholesale mobile data business, is worth £23.4 million.
All employees of Spectrum Interactive are expected to join Arqiva.
Just 26% get the lowest price, says billmonitor.com report
billmonitor.com, which offers an Ofcom-accredited mobile phone bill analysis and price comparison service, has calculated that UK consumers waste £6 billion per year by being on mobile phone tariffs that are either too small or too excessive for their needs. The figure has increased by £1.1 billion since the company’s last survey in 2011.
74% of mobile consumers are thought to be on the ‘wrong’ contract, just two percentage points down from last year’s report.
A new report from O2 has revealed that the average smartphone owner now spends more than 2 hours a day using their phone.
However, voice calls aren’t the main priority for these consumers. 74% of smartphone users use their handsets to take photos, with 71% using their phones for calls. And more time is spent on mobile internet browsing than making phone calls.