As reported by FierceWireless, mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop is introducing a new cloud based wireless platform that businesses can take full advantage of when setting up their own branded wireless offerings. The service is called Carrier in the Cloud, and it is basically an extension of the MVNO’s proprietary SaaS platform.
Teltik is not your typical wireless carrier. Strictly speaking, the company is a telecoms service provider for businesses based in the United States. But it does offer unlimited voice calls, text messaging, and data for as low as $25 every month. And for good measure, it does not come with any contracts, rate increases, data overages, or hidden charges.
Late last year, Apple had quietly inked a deal with rival Google in order to use Google Cloud Platform. Since that deal was struck, it appears that the iPhone maker is minimizing its reliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as reported by CRN. Every year, Apple spends approximately a billion dollars on AWS in powering its iCloud, iTunes, and other cloud related services. But the last few months has seen the company reducing its spending on Amazon’s platform, although it seems that Apple has not fully ditched AWS yet, and as of this writing, still remains a customer.
As reported by Re/code, Nextbit has revealed that it will no longer be pushing ahead with its plans to build a CDMA version of its Robin smartphone. Moreover, the company has also decided that it will no longer be developing a handset that will function on the networks of major US wireless carriers Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
Nextbit is a startup company based in the city of San Francisco in California, and it is run by former employees of tech giants such as Google and Taiwanese phone maker HTC. Last year saw the startup introduce its smartphone, the Robin, which holds the distinction of being a handset that is cloud based. In October of 2015, Nextbit had announced that its device was already accepting pre-orders (the pre-order period officially ends next Friday). Now, the company has revealed that its Robin smartphone will start shipping on February 16th of this year, especially to those who have pre-ordered the handset.
Robin, the smartphone from Nextbit, can now be preordered by way of BackerKit. For those not yet familiar with Nextbit’s Robin handset, it is a smartphone that is distinctly cloud based. The smartphone was first launched a month ago by Nextbit via a Kickstarter campaign. Just before the closing date of the project, its campaign has already managed to raise over $1.3 million in crowd funding. For those who missed their chance of helping in the funding of this project -- no worries.
Apart from officially announcing Android M (the latest version of the Android mobile operating system) and the Android Pay mobile payment system at its I/O developer conference held in San Francisco, Google also took the opportunity to announce that it is giving its Google Photos a makeover -- specifically taking it out of Google+, and then infusing it with free unlimited storage.
Microsoft already has its own wearable device, the Microsoft Band, out on the market. But it seems that the company will still support the Apple Watch, Apple's first ever attempt at making a smartwatch.
Microsoft recently deployed an update to its OneDrive app for the iOS platform. With this update, Microsoft's cloud storage service app now lets owners of the Apple Watch see the images they saved in OneDrive directly on their wrists through Apple's wearable device.
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