HTC is said to have closed its doors in South Korea. The shutdown of its operations in the country was made to “streamline operations,” according to a statement published by ZDNet. South Korea is the home country of Samsung, one of HTC’s main competitors. HTC has struggled to maintain its share of the smartphone market in recent quarters as consumers have flocked to Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy smartphones and Apple’s iPhone.
CTIA and the Global Certification Forum have agreed to a common process for testing over-the-air performance of new wireless devices. The independent certification program is incorporating CTIA’s over-the-air test plans into its performance measurement process. The two organizations will work together on future updates of the test plan.
U.K. operator O2 is using Wi-Fi access points from Ruckus Wireless to increase capacity in London. The company’s SmartCell 8800’s are being used to provide free Wi-Fi. “Our vision is for Wi-Fi to be simply another access layer to our mobile core,” said Derek McManus, COO of O2 parent company Telefonica UK, in a statement. “The introduction of small cells helps us to support these requirements and completely complements our mobile strategy by letting us push capacity closer to users in locations where it makes the most sense.”
SAP is working to attract application developers with a free developer license, new partnership program and support for integrating software from Adobe and Appcelerator with the SAP mobile platform. The initiatives unveiled today are targeted at makers of enterprise application. “Mobile technology has become the touch-point that unites the workforce across any organization, no matter the size, and SAP has been recognized as the leading mobile platform today by analysts,” Sanjay Poonen, president of SAP’s mobile division, said in a statement. “SAP has created an end-to-end support system that helps ensure that mobile developers around the world have easy access to SAP resources.”