Nokia claims that its decision last month to make its Ovi Maps navigation service available for free has seen the service attract over 1.4 million downloads to date.
South Korean vendor Samsung was in Silicon Valley this week to promote its fledgling apps proposition for Internet-connected TVs to prospective developers. The vendor is pushing its new app platform – known as Samsung Apps – for its new range of connected TVs and Blu-ray players as part of a wider strategy to offer apps that work across multiple device types.
The world’s largest mobile infrastructure supplier, Sweden’s Ericsson, has launched a white label app store as a service to mobile operators. The company claims it is already in discussions with a number of operators regarding them using the new service, known as ‘eStore.’
The world’s largest mobile operators have joined forces to launch an open international applications platform, marking the largest unified move to date by the operator community into the mobile apps space. The so-called ‘Wholesale Applications Community’ will combine 24 of the world’s largest mobile carriers.