Facebook, Microsoft, and other major companies form a W3C group in hopes to bring order to the mobile web, Mozilla confirms its Boot to Gecko OS is running on Samsung Galaxy SII, and ATT is trying to create a new service that could save you money on data usage.
- Facebook, Microsoft, Mozilla Form W3C Group to Clean Up the Mobile Web: In an attempt to bring a set of standards to the mobile web, companies such as Microsoft, Mozilla, Facebook, Verizon, and more announced they have formed a W3C group that hopes to “accelerate the adoption of the mobile web.” [ExtremeTech]
- Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko Running on a Samsung Galaxy SII: Mozilla has announced that its operating system for the web, Boot to Gecko (B2G), is successfully running on a Samsung Galaxy SII. While the mobile OS is not ready for primetime, Mozilla is providing information on how to build B2G for yourself. [xda developers]
- ATT Plan Would Let App Makers Pay for Subscribers’ Data Use: Wouldn’t it be nice if app and content providers paid for the amount of data you use when using their apps? So does ATT, as the carrier announced today that they are attempting to create a service that would allow app developers and providers alike to pay for a customer’s data consumption that allocates when using their app. In short, once you pay for an app that uses this service, data charges when using the app will not apply. [The Wall Street Journal]
- Skype Brings Voice and Video Calling to Windows Phone Users Around the Globe: Skype has announced that the beta version of the popular chat service is available for Windows Phone. Windows phone users now have the ability to partake in many of Skypes’ popular features, such as making free audio and video calls via WiFi, 3G, and 4G, as well as making calls to landlines and mobile phones. [Skype]
- Opera Launches Opera Mobile 12 Browser for Android and Symbian, Opera Mini 7 For iOS: Opera has launched updates to various iterations of its popular web browser on Symbian, Android, and iOS devices. While there isn’t any major changes to the popular mobile browser, there is one feature that will excite mobile Opera fans: the addition of its HTML5 parser Ragnarok. [SiliconFilter]
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