The Google I/O developer conference has seen the company make a number of major announcements today. It’s confirmed the next version of its Android mobile operating system, it’s expanding the Google Play application store and it’s launching two new Nexus-branded devices.
More than 400 million Android devices have now been activated, with an average of twelve new Android devices now activated every every second.
Fewest mobile complaints about O2, most mobile complaints about Three
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published details of the complaints it’s received during the first three months of this year. It’s the fifth edition of quarterly data from the regulator; the current publication includes statistics about mobile phone, fixed-line telephone, fixed broadband and Pay TV providers.
As in previous quarters, mobile telephony generates a lower level of complaints than fixed-line voice and broadband services.
The Mobile Device Hardware Security Market - the ‘built-in’ components that protect information on smartphones and other mobile devices - will be worth $1.9 billion (£1.22 billion) in 2017, according to a new report from ABI Research.
That’s more than four times the $430 million value of the market this year.
BT is rebranding its BT Fon and BT Openzone WiFi services, bringing them together under a single new brand of ‘BT Wi-fi’.
The company is the Official Communications Services Partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, managing half a million public hotspots across London including nine Olympic venues.
Podcast - 27th June 2012
In this week's podcast we're talking about the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, the UK launch of the Amazon Appstore and the GSMA's plans to make international roaming easier to understand.
There's also time to discuss new mobile tariffs from Virgin Media, cars that call for help after an accident, some mobile shopping research and LG's future as a tablet manufacturer.