AT&T Mobility unveiled an enterprise-focused application programming interface program enabling customers, wholesale collaborators and solution providers to leverage the operator's network capabilities to create and deploy new mobile applications.
Capital One is ending its support for Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.
AT&T Mobility has begun the process of offering cellular network support for preloaded video chat applications like Google's Hangouts, making good on a promise the operator first announced in May.
The U.S. mobile data market yielded revenues of $21 billion during the second quarter of 2013, up 4 percent quarter-over-quarter and 14 percent year-over-year, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, will expand services nationwide later this year after completing pilots in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. The company also pledged to extend its mobile wallet beyond Google's Android to support Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Google's Android mobile operating system powered 51.5 percent of all smartphones sold in the United States during the second quarter of 2013, down from 52.6 percent in the year-ago period, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Apple's iOS generated 64 percent of impressions across the Velti mobile advertising platform in May 2013, up 5 percentage points year-over-year, according to Velti's latest State of Mobile Advertising Report. Google's Android accounted for 36 percent of impressions last month, down from 41 percent in May 2012.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said the company has sold out of the HTC First, the first smartphone to preload Facebook's much-maligned Home launcher for Google's Android.
AT&T Mobility is updating the LTE-capable Pantech Flex smartphone to support Google's Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The over-the-air upgrade begins rolling out to consumers today: Pantech Flex owners will receive a text message when the update is available for download.
AT&T Mobility introduced its Enhanced Push-to-Talk application for Apple's iOS, enabling the carrier's business customers to stay in constant contact with colleagues via the iPhone 5 and legacy iPhone 4S.