By the Blouin News Technology staff

GMSA, Samsung gear up for internet of things

by in Enterprise Tech.

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Source: Kārlis Dambrāns/flickr

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Source: Kārlis Dambrāns/flickr

The general layperson may see the future of the internet of things and wearable devices as a parade of everyday objects connected to the internet. Indeed, that is what it will likely look like. But what consumers don’t see is the work that needs to be done in order to make this world of connected devices a reality. Communication standards, battery life, bandwidth capacities, and other elements have to be addressed before any such connectivity can flesh out. The GSMA — a global group of mobile operators and companies that supports the standardizing and deployment of the GSM mobile system — released a specification this week that targets making it easier for users to add devices such as wearables to one mobile subscription.

The specification also opens the doors for mobile device manufacturers to develop different ranges of smaller, lighter mobile-connected devices such as for wearable tech, according to the GSMA…

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