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10 reasons Google should own Verizon by 2017

A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.

Nokia teases with 'X' image as Android phone rumors swirl

Nokia teased an image ahead of its press conference at the Mobile World Congress trade show next week, where it is expected to unveil phone running a" forked" version of  Google's Android platform.

Reports: Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smart watch to run Tizen, not Android

Samsung Electronics will debut a second version of its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, next week, according to multiple reports. And according to several of those reports the watch will run on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as the first iteration of the Galaxy Gear does.

European leaders discuss home-grown comms network to prevent U.S. spying

The leaders of France and Germany are reportedly set to discuss ways to circumvent U.S. surveillance of European communications, at the same time as the U.S. secretary of state pushes China to reduce web censorship.

Android on Microsoft phones? Developers are sharply divided

If the rumors about Microsoft bringing Android to its mobile phones are true, the company can expect a sharply divided developer community.

Rumor Mill: Nokia's 'Normandy' forked Android phone to cost $110

Nokia's rumored phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, codenamed "Normandy," will retail for around $110, according to a Vietnamese retail site.

Sprint still backs Tizen as other carriers waver

Sprint is still backing the Tizen Association and just joined as a partner member, contrary to a recent report that the carrier had dropped its support for the fledgling operating system.

WifiForward adds ballast to demand for unlicensed spectrum

Internet and communications heavyweights along with other supporters want more spectrum for Wi-Fi, and they want it now. The WifiForward coalition is calling for policymakers to open up more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses, contending that Wi-Fi in general is at risk due to a deluge of wireless data traffic that is causing increasing spectrum congestion.

Android OS dominates smart watch market

Google's Android operating system (OS) is dominating more than just smartphone shipments, according to latest figures from Strategy Analytics.

Report: Microsoft might bring Android apps to Windows

Unnamed sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft is "seriously considering" allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone.