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Motorola_update GoMo still waiting for Moto G’s Lollipop update

Hopeful of being amongst the first to get it

Thanks to the previously close relationship between Motorola – the handset maker and Google – the author of the Android MOS [Mobile Operating System], it was fairly reasonable to expect that Motorola’s most popular handsets would be amongst the first to get the latest MOS upgrade. To Android v5.0 (Lollipop), that is. So here at GoMo Towers we were pretty pleased to find an official announcement from Motorola here which specifically mentioned the Moto G (1st & 2nd Gen plus LTE version) and the Moto X (1st & 2nd Gen) as being in line for the Lollipop upgrade. The others are the Moto E, along with the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. In our case, with the Moto G it hasn’t happened yet but we are pretty hopeful. Read on to see why … Continue reading

all these  technologies are available right now - balcombe Wearable fitness gadgets under Xmas tree in ’14

Not all will be smartphone compatible, though

It appears to be a safe bet that wearable fitness gadgets will prove a popular choice amongst Brits as presents for loved ones this Xmas [Holidays] season. According to research from Kantar a total of 6.7 million adults in the UK are using gadgets or smartphone apps currently being used to monitor health – such as checking heart rate, food intake and activity levels. Juniper Research, of course, predicts that fitness devices will remain the dominant wearables segment until 2018 when smartwatches should take over. A Sunday Telegraph article by Marion Dakers here, speculates that insurance companies might tap into data gathered by such health monitors to fine tune their premiums. Continue reading

Smartwatch to overtake fitness device in 2018 says Juniper

Over 70 million wearable devices will be in use by then

Fitness wearables in use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million being used in 2014, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Juniper predicts that fitness devices will remain the dominant wearables segment until 2018 – driven by intuitive usage and lower retail prices. Nevertheless, the broader appeal of smartwatches will mean that they will be become more popular in later years. The Juniper report is entitled ‘Smart Health & Fitness Wearables: Device Strategies, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2019‘. Continue reading

Pieter_Streicher Guest Post: SMS still alive & kicking for savvy businesses

by Dr Pieter Streicher, md with BulkSMS.com

Here Dr Streicher wishes the text message a happy 22nd birthday, and celebrates the huge role SMS still plays in business communication. It was 22 years ago [on December 3rd] 1992], that the first text message (reading ‘Merry Christmas’) was sent by Neil Papworth (an engineer) via Vodafone UK’s ‘GSM’ network. Since then SMS [Short Message Service]/text has gone from strength to strength driven by mobile device accessibility and global user adoption. The total number of messages has grown from a single message in 1992, to 2015 forecasts of over 8 trillion (a Portio Research estimate). Continue reading

Camilo_Castano Tweakker establishes Dutch footprint with MVNE Teleena

Strategic partnership enables Teleena to offer Tweakker’s effective, affordable cloud-based customer care connectivity solutions to cable companies, MNOs & MVNOs

Press release

December 2nd 2014. Spirent Communications’ mobile connectivity business unit Tweakker has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Teleena, the leading Dutch mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) and provider of mobile data services. The partnership helps to extend Tweakker’s mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) footprint on a local and global level while empowering Teleena to adopt and offer Tweakker’s connectivity platform of mobile devices to its customer base. The cloud-based platform contains one of the largest customer connectivity portfolios in the world. Continue reading

Three may buy UK MNO for its 2G network

It could all boil down to which MNO BT decides to buy

The whole of the UK’s MNO [mobile network operator] ecosystem is in a state of flux thanks to the news that former entrenched UK telecoms operator, BT [British Telecommunications] is in the market to buy either O2 or EE. Now GoMo News has always maintained that BT has long nursed a desire to buy back its form cellular network (Formerly Cellnet and now O2). But it now seems that Three (3UK) might step into the middle of negotiations? Why? Well, has built its own 3G/4G network in the UK but is obliged to rent space on another UK MNO’s network in areas where its own networks lack coverage. Continue reading

tim-berners-lee See www-guru Sir Tim this month in Paris

Inventor of World Wide Web – Sir Tim Berners-Lee to speak @ LeWeb’14

As something of a scoop, the organisers (Reed MIDEM) of the LeWeb’14 conference in Paris have just announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee will address the audience on December 10th. Sir Tim, of course, is the inventor of the World Wide Web (www) which gave a visual appearance to the Internet. Le Web is taking place on December 9th -11th in Paris [France] and has built up a reputation of being an international conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends. “We are honoured that Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web is able to join us at LeWeb,” said Loic Le Meur, co-founder of LeWeb conference. Continue reading

LeWeb-logo LeWeb ’14 Paris

[ December 9, 2014 11:00 am to December 11, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Reed MIDEM
Venue: Eurosites Les Docks
Location: Paris, France
Web: http://leweb.co
Register: here

Founded in 2004 by French entrepreneurs Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb is an internationally-renowned conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends and define the future of internet-driven business. Continue reading

last inmarsat ping fits merlindown theory Australians looking in wrong place for MH370 debris

Try Vietnamese not Sumatran coast

Recent reports are highlighting the views of Australian Transport Safety Bureau crash investigator, Peter Foley that “Something is going to wash up somewhere on the beach.” He’s referring to debris from the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. We’d agree with him. But Foley says it will be found “most probably in Sumatra.” GoMo News reckons he’s got entirely the wrong place. The search should be concentrating on Vietnam not Sumatra. We’re converts to the Merlindown Science theory that the plane flew in a circle before crashing into the sea just off the Vietnamese coast. What’s more, the Merlindown view ties in with our own belief that crew and/or passengers tried to make phone calls from the plane. The company’s experts believe it was within cellular range at Position 5 on their map. (See Missing MH370 aircraft disappeared off Vietnam). Crucially, Merlindown has translated its theory in Malaysian here). Continue reading