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Google’s new wireless phone service, Project Fi, offers a long list of modern day perks. It automatically moves phones between traditional cellular networks and the WiFi wireless networks inside homes and businesses. Once on WiFi, you can still make calls and send texts. And you can pay for all this in small, flat, monthly fees—avoiding the sort of inflated, strings-attached pricing that so often accompanies our cell services.
But the most interesting perk is that the service uses two different wireless carriers—T-Mobile and Sprint—and you don’t have to pick between them. As you move from place to place, Project Fi will not only move you from cellular to WiFi and back again. It will move you between T-Mobile and Sprint, depending on whose signal is the strongest in your particular location.
“The unique thing is that you’re no longer tied to a network. You can go from a Sprint tower to a T-Mobile tower and back to a Sprint tower. That’s groundbreaking. It gives customers so much more freedom,” says Robert Schouwenburg, the chief operating officer of mobile hotspot startup Karma, which has negotiated a deal with Sprint similar to Google’s.
For more on this topic, check out this article from Wired.com
Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you’re going to make the switch, you won’t want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android’s cold robotic embrace. Here’s how to pack up everything you’ll need to bring to your new life in Apple’s walled garden.
Read more at Gizmodo.
Apps ‘misrepresented’ their purpose in order to trick people in to downloading them, claims Google
Google has confirmed that it has remotely deleted two applications from mobile phones running the Android operating system after the apps were found to contravene Google app store policy.
Product descriptions for the two unnamed apps misrepresented their purpose in order to encourage downloads, said Google. (more…)
Developers can now play
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE HOUSE Google has released the source code for its Android 2.2 mobile operating system to developers.
Code named “Froyo”, this next version of the Android OS was shown off at this year’s Google I/O developer conference. Froyo is the seventh release of Android since 1.0 and will be the next official update.
According to the Android developer’s blog, Froyo 2.2 has a number of changes, improvements and new features compared to the 2.1 release code named “Eclair” that came out in January,. (more…)