Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft KIN alerts delayed by up to 15 minutes

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Tue April 13, 2010

KIN alerts to be delayed by up to 15 minutes

Microsoft's recently unveiled KIN handsets will apparently only automatically fetch information from any synchronized social networks every 15 minutes, unless users manually refresh the feeds. This, according to one engineer involved in the project, is in the interest of preserving battery life and because of immature social network APIs.

Another supposed, unofficial motivation for the 15-minute delay could be to keep data rates reasonable for the KIN's teenage target audience. [via Engadget]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News