Telefónica is planning to launch its new cloud-based apps platform in the spring
Telefónica is planning to launch its new cloud-based apps platform in the spring of this year.
The app back-up service, called Frigo, will be compatible with Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.
The tool can run on mobile phones, tablets, netbooks, PCs, set-top boxes or TVs, enabling users to access applications from any device and at any location.
Tanya Field, director of Telefónica's mobile data group, said: "The real value offered by Frigo with regards to multi-platform is 'all my stuff, anywhere, anytime'. The outcome for users will be true ownership of their apps and content through a personalised and consistent service that can be accessed and enjoyed on the device of their choice.
"Frigo also opens up opportunities to reach and retain vast new segments of customers because it is not restricted to specific, high-end devices and smartphones."
It includes a recommendation engine powered by Qualcomm's Xiam technology. The service will be made available in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Spain later this year.
Copyright Press Association 2011