Google, Oracle and Verizon were making big waves last week while the explosive growth of mobile marches on.
Mobile data traffic growing 10x faster than voice
Ericsson reports that mobile data traffic is growing 10x faster than voice and smartphones now represent 19 percent of all phones shipped. Mobile data traffic was nearly 225,000 terabytes per month in Q2.
Google Introduces Voice Actions to Android, competing with Apple’s Siri
Google has been bus beefing up it’s voice command functionality and appears to have better integrated, if not more robust, functionality than Apple when it comes to voice. Perhaps this will get Apple to move more quickly on Siri integration.
Oracle sues Google over Android, Google says lawsuit is “baseless”
Oracle claims that Google’s Android OS is violating patents that the company holds. At issue is the use of the Dalvik virtual machine that powers Android. Some are speculating that patent lawsuits were a big draw for Oracle in the acquisition of Sun. Google of course is claiming that the Oracle suit is “baseless”. Sometimes open is not really open.
Google and Verizon threaten Net Neutrality?
In what Google says is an effort to avoid government regulation it has reached an agreement with Verizon that would allow wireless networks to selectively slow content over wireless networks. Many fear that this will create an unfair advantage for larger companies who can afford to pay for faster delivery.
Survey Says: 34 Percent Of AT&T iPhone Owners Are Waiting To Switch To Verizon
There are a lot of iPhone users and iPhone wannabe’s waiting for Apple to announce a Verizon compatible phone. As an aside, Apple could really screw AT&T if the new (rumored) CDMA phone fixes the antenna problem but the 3G phone remains unchanged. That would effectively kill the AT&T offering. Not sure why they’d do such a thing, but it is interesting to think about.
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