Google, Dish Held Talks to Launch Wireless Service

Google, Dish Held Talks to Launch Wireless Service - "Google Inc. has held talks with satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. in recent weeks to partner on a new wireless service that would rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the discussions. The talks between Dish and Google aren't advanced and could amount to nothing, one of the people said."

Android now accounts for 72% of worldwide smartphone market - "Nearly 3 out of 4 smartphones in the world are now running on Google's Android operating system, according to a report on third quarter sales released Wednesday. Android now accounts for 72.4% of the market for smartphone operating systems, up from 52.5% in the period a year earlier. A big chunk of that gain was attributed to Samsung, which sold 55 million smartphones. The bulk of Samsung's smartphones run on Android. Meanwhile, Apple, whose devices run on iOS operating system, sold more than 23.5 million phones during the same period, up from 17.3 million a year ago. Apple's operating system market share slipped from 15% in 2011 down to 13.9%."

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PC Magazine
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Washington Post
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Benchmark Reviews
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CNET (blog)
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Nokia Lumia 920 has Fastest Smartphone Display on the Market
Mobile Magazine
The Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be a much-needed win for Microsoft and Nokia in the smartphone world. So far, the device appear to be in reasonably high demand and has already jumped to the top of Amazon's AT&T best seller list. While there are quite a ...

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Kobo's Arc Android Tablet Goes on Sale in the UK and Canada
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LTE iPad Mini Reaches Stores
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AT&T's LTE service expands to 103 cities, ahead of schedule
Computerworld - AT&T said Friday it is ahead of schedule for 4G LTE network deployments and has now reached 103 U.S. cities. ... Fourth-largest carrier T-Mobile USA is planning to kick off LTEexpansion in 2013, but already offers fast 4G HSPA+ service.

LTE iPad Minis Start Going On Sale At AT&T Locations Too
Cult of Mac
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Wi-Fi 'traffic cop' software boosts hotspot performance by 'up to 700pc'
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Internet not a good place to conduct an affair
News Chief
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4G coming to Ireland after O2, Vodafone, 3 get LTE spectrum in €855m auction
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New York Times (blog)
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Drones, Balloons May Help In Next Hurricane, Beaming Wi-Fi From The Sky
Huffington Post
Knoblach said his company is testing whether its balloons could provide broadband Internet to public safety officers after disasters. After a hurricane like Sandy, Knoblach said his company's wireless service would likely have been overloaded if ...

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