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microsoft band Microsoft could have advantage in wearables

Its smartwatch works with 3 mobile OS

How the world has changed. One time developers could produce their software for just one OS – Microsoft’s Windows. And happily ignore Apple. Now the tables have turned. Everyone’s talking about the Watch – which only works with one OS – Apple’s iOS. So app developers could logically tailor their wares to just the one mobile OS. However, here at GoMo Towers, we think we’ve spotted that Microsoft has some advantages which most observers seem to have overlooked. Its  wearable offering – the Band, works not only with Windows Phone but also with iOS and Android. Plus whilst the Band is geared heavily at fitness – it is still usable as a smartphone. Check out the Band specs here. Continue reading

- hill Guest Post: Wearable technology app usage trends

Mobidia’s Chris Hill looks @ wearable app usage trends in Q4 ’14

With the Apple’s Watch and Microsoft’s Band now available for pre-order, my company Mobidia Technology, thought it would be interesting to see what apps wearable users are likely to download and get the most use out of on their wrist. Given there are a large number of Android compatible smartwatches ( such as Motorola’s Moto 360) already available and in use,  we decided to take a look at the usage of five popular Android wearable apps to see what functions people are utilising on their wearable devices. Here I’ll looks @ wearable technology app usage trends for Q4 2014. Continue reading

Global Wireless Solutions launches new version of enterprise-grade network diagnostic app

This one is for consumers
New iPhone app based on same powerful engine used in GWS’s enterprise product
Consumer app features streamlined interface for network testing

MARCH 24th 2015. Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), the world’s leading independent mobile network testing and analysis company, has released an iOS version [Apple iPhone] of its enterprise benchmarking app for consumers. The enterprise version of GWS’s app (currently only available on Android devices) is the most configurable diagnostic app on the market and was designed to allow RF engineers and other wireless experts to measure real-time engineering level data. Continue reading

it isn't true - schmidt Schmidt claims Google Glass isn’t dead after all

It just smells funny *

Like most industry observers, when it became apparent that Google had stopped selling its AR [Augmented Reality] spectacles – Google Glass, GoMo News took that as meaning the project was dead. (See ‘You’re too late to buy a Google Glass’). Not so, apparently. Multiple sources are now quoting an interview given to the Wall Street Journal by Google’s executive chairman – Erich Schmidt. He claimed, “We ended the Explorer [developer] programme and the Press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true.” This time, however, it’s unclear what Google means by the phrase that it is still working on Glass to “make it ready for users”. Continue reading

sure_logo Sure may hold the key to MH370 mystery

The GSM MNO which covers Diego Garcia that is

Here at GoMo Towers when we were browsing the Daily Telegraph web site recently, we spotted an article written one year after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Entitled ‘MH370 one year on: everything you need to know‘, naturally it was a roundup of the most popular conspiracy theories. Reading through them we were struck by how convincing the theory that the plane was flown to Diego Garcia actually is. We’ve always said that the records kept by cellular operators could how the key to where the plane travelled after it made a u-turn. However, we’d never thought to mention Sure – the GSM mobile network operator [MNO] which runs a service that covers Diego Garcia. If the mobile phones of passengers and crew really were ringing days after the aircraft’s disappearance, the Sure network could well have been providing the connexion. Continue reading

keilback - accused by wingoads GoMo News reader rails @ AdMobix

Wingoads trying to get $2,000 refund

As probably the only truly independent news sites around covering the mobile advertising arena, Alex Lane of WingoAds contacted GoMo News out of frustration over his dealings with programic mobile specialists, AdMobix. Lane seems especially angry with AdMobix’ CEO, Kent Keilback who he accuses of refusing to contact his company (Wingoads). Mr Lane also alleges that AdMobix refuses to pay $2,000 owed to his company and urges other GoMo News readers to blacklist this supplier. Actually Nick Lane used quite colourful language saying, “We are writing to let you know that AdMobix is a bunch of cr**ks and th*****s.” So now, GoMo News is waiting to hear from Mr Keilback, too in order to see how he responds to these major allegations. Continue reading

BT_logo BT to become 4G MVNO says report

Probably start with SIM-only offering

According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph here, the UK’s entrenched Telco – BT (formerly British Telecom) is all set to announce that it intends to be an MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] for 4G. The service will utilise EE’s 4G network – which is probably why the company chose to buy EE – rather than O2 as GoMo News had always predicted. As BT hopes to acquire EE eventually, the company won’t want all the hassle of selling handsets through stores. So it will probably kick off with a SIM only offering. Which will, of course, mean that BT can finally offer a full ‘fourplay’ option to its customers. Continue reading

mcmahon - IoT makes cameo appearance in budget UK budget would boost Brit IoT research

We’re not quite sure what ‘Intelligent Mobility’ is

Over here in Blighty [UK], the existing British Chancellor – George Osborne, has committed a future Conservative-led government to invest a whole pile of dosh in what it is calling ‘Intelligent Mobility’. We’re not quite sure what that term encompasses. However, the UK government reckons it focuses on “enhancing the development of driverless car technology and the systems required to implement and adopt the technology, such as telecommunications. Hmm. That could mean 5G. Anyway there’s £100 million for Research and Development into Intelligent Mobility up for grabs so get your proposal in fast. Oh, and there’s £40 million for demonstrator programmes; business incubator space and a research hub to develop applications for Internet of Things [IoT]. “Following the recent launch by Apple of ResearchKit, the fact that the Internet of Things has now made a cameo appearance in the Budget is highly encouraging,” commented Freddie McMahon, director for strategy and innovation with
Anomaly42. Continue reading

backhaul is weak link in LTE/5G chain - duffy Fastback Networks & Sub10 Systems merge

Press release

March 17th 2015. Fastback Networks.and Sub10 Systems have announced the merger of the two companies to create a single best of breed wireless backhaul company. The combined company is positioned on the leading edge of innovation for the high performance backhaul solutions essential to enable the pervasive deployment of LTE, LTE-A, VoLTE, 4G and 5G mobile networks. The combined entity will address what is forecast to be a $1.6 billion1 market for sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave solutions, the fastest growing segments of the mobile backhaul market. Continue reading