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Google's Pichai confirms company will launch an MVNO in the 'coming months'

BARCELONA, Spain--Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed that the search giant will launch an MVNO in the U.S. on a limited basis in "the coming months" to spur innovation in the wireless market. Although Pichai did not indicate which carrier or carriers Google will work with, several reports last month indicated that the partners are Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Sprint to expand and improve LTE network, may add up to 20,000 cell sites

Sprint plans to significantly expand its LTE network by adding potentially up to 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, according a source. These plans are much more extensive than those reported by Sprint blog S4GRU, which said Sprint is planning to add 9,000 cell sites to its network.

Report: Google aims to launch revamped Wallet service at I/O, may pay carriers more

Google hopes to unveil a new mobile payments service at its I/O developer conference at the end of May, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

Samsung unveils new 14-nanometer chipset, likely will be used in Galaxy S6

Samsung Electronics unveiled its newest silicon, a 14-nanometer chipset that it said offers better battery life and performance. The chipset could be key to Samsung's growth as its smartphone sales flatten out. Meanwhile, a Samsung executive hinted that the company's forthcoming flagship smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy S6, will support multiple wireless charging standards.

Report: Apple to produce at least 5M Apple Watches for initial production run

Apple tasked its suppliers in Asia to produce a combined 5 to 6 million units of its three Apple Watch models during the first quarter ahead of the gadget's launch in April, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 will come in 2 variants, including one with a side display

Samsung Electronics will unveil two versions of its next flagship Galaxy smartphone in a few weeks, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to a Bloomberg report.

Analyst: Google's rumored MVNO with Sprint, T-Mobile could be a tablet play

Disruptive Wireless analyst Dean Bubley takes stab at figuring out Google's rumored MVNO with Sprint and T-Mobile US, and thinks it could be a tablet-oriented service rather than a smartphone-based one.

Report: Apple to replace TSMC with Samsung to produce A9 chipset for next iPhone

Apple is going to rely on rival Samsung Electronics to produce the processor for its next iPhone models, according to a Re/code report, which would be a major coup for Samsung's semiconductor unit.

Sony confirms it will axe another 1,100 employees in mobile unit

Sony confirmed it will cut another 1,100 employees from its Mobile Communications business, on top of the 1,000 job cuts it had already announced in that unit. The company, which disclosed the job cuts in conjunction with its quarterly earnings report, will prune the mobile division down to 5,000 employees by March 2016, a 28 percent cut to a unit that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said in the past would be a key element of the company's electronics business.

Report: RadioShack might sell some stores to Sprint, Amazon- and shutter the rest

RadioShack may soon go into bankruptcy protection--a move that could mark the end of its existence as a national retail chain. And the company is considering selling half its store leases to Sprint and shutting down its remaining stores, according to a Bloomberg report.