Telefónica Digital and Samsung Electronics have announced a global deal that’ll add direct mobile billing to the Samsung Hub and Samsung Apps services.
It means that Telefonica customers will be able to charge the price of apps and other content to their mobile phone bill.
Customers have downloaded more than 50 billion apps from the Apple App Store since the service launched in July 2008, according to a new announcement from the company.
Current download rates have reached 2 billion mobile apps per month… or more than 800 apps every second.
Google has used its annual Google I/O developer conference to reveal a new streaming music subscription service called Google Play Music All Access.
At the moment it’s just available in the USA and will cost $9.99 per month, although early adopters receive a $2 discount. Customers can store up to 20,000 of their own songs and listen to them alongside millions of online tracks.
EE has confirmed it’s the official technology and communications partner of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival, taking over from the role its Orange brand has performed in previous years.
The company says it’ll install a temporary 4G network for the festival as well as increasing capacity for 2G and 3G users.