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Google lets developers temporarily work around Apple security protocols to keep ads running

Google is giving some developers a workaround to Apple's privacy protocols so they can keep selling mobile ads with their apps. Google later clarified that it was not trying to prioritize ads and ad revenue over security.

HTC delays widespread commercial launch of Vive VR headset to 2016

HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will not have a widespread commercial launch in 2015, as initially planned, with the launch slipping into 2016. HTC had previously said the Vive would be commercially released by year-end. 

T-Mobile: All Band 12 LTE devices on our network must support VoLTE, E911

T-Mobile US is not forcing smartphone makers to drop support for its 700 MHz A Block spectrum using LTE Band 12, as some reports have indicated, but it does require that OEMs that want to include Band 12 support also support Voice over LTE and E911 capabilities.

Rumor Mill: Apple's iPhone 6S will shoot 4K video, company won't release 4-inch iPhone 6c

Now that Apple has officially sent out invitations to its Sept. 9 media event in San Francisco, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones, a cavalcade of rumors is flooding out about what the company will and won't announce at the event.

Samsung Pay beta launches in U.S. as Apple expands mobile payments reach

Samsung Electronics opened up a public beta for its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, ahead of its wider rollout next month. Meanwhile, Apple is expanding the number of locations that will accept its own mobile payments service, which has a significant head start.

Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.

Ericsson: LTE leads way as mobile broadband subscriptions hit 3.1B

Ericsson said the number of global mobile broadband subscribers grew by around 25 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, taking the total to 3.1 billion by the end of the period.

IDC: Apple takes No. 2 spot as global wearables market grows 223.2% in Q2 2015

Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million units in the second quarter of 2015, just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units.

Motorola to take lead in smartphone design, manufacturing in Lenovo restructuring

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, Lenovo confirmed, as it seeks to cut costs and improve sales.

Report: Amazon scales back hardware development after Fire phone flop

Amazon has cut dozens of engineers from its consumers hardware unit in recent weeks and has stretched out its timeline for future smartphone development indefinitely, according to the  Wall Street Journal, a sign that last year's Fire phone flop is coming back to bite the retailing giant.