HTC to use IBM business apps on Android devices
HTC and IBM together said in an interview Friday that they were working together to get Android into the workplace. IBM's business apps were running on HTC's phones and tablets, HTC's Global Enterprise and Services director David Jaeger told eWeek. On its side, HTC was making sure both that the devices took full advantage of the IBM apps and that they "focused extensively" on security.
App preloaded by phone makers, then activated
3LM, a small start up that Motorola Mobility acquired in February, brought out its enhanced security and device management targeting an enterprise's Android phones and tablets. The software isn't just a superficial add-on and works on the OS level, being preloaded onto the device during the production process. A company, after purchasing the phones, can then activate them through an enterprise server console.
Motorola said poaching Apple, Adobe to make own OS
Motorola is quietly building a team to develop its own mobile OS and get away from its heavy dependence on Android, an insider said late Tuesday. Engineers have supposedly been quietly poached from Adobe and Apple over the past nine months. One of them, software engineering VP Gilles Drieu, headed Apple's rich media and apps group, and was important to Apple participating in web standards groups like the W3C, InformationWeek found out.
Motorola to buy 3LM
A late scoop has confirmed that Motorola will buy 3LM [link may be broken] in a push to boost secure Android phones. The deal would see it acquire a company created just seven months ago by two pioneers of the original Android team at Google. 3LM reportedly already had deals with several other companies and could have made it an Android standard, according to WSJ contacts, though it's not clear what will happen to those deals if the buyout goes through.