Freescale runs Thread, Bluetooth Smart from single MCU; OIC welcomes new members

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Freescale Semiconductor introduced the new Kinetis KW41Z, a multi-mode radio MCU to support concurrent operation of IEEE 802.15.4 Thread and Bluetooth Smart/BLE connectivity while hosting associated applications. Release

> Huawei announced what it describes as the fastest 2.5 GHz 4x4 multiple-input multiple-output customer premises equipment (MIMO CPE) solution, which will be commercially available in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2016. Release

> University of Cambridge study finds 87 percent of Android devices are insecure. Ars Technica article

> JetBlue took a major step forward in the equipage of its fleet with Fly-Fi inflight Internet this week, putting the first Embraer E-190 with the kit into service. Runway Girl Network article

> The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced a number of new member organizations, including Accenture, ZTE Corporation and ARRIS Group, bringing membership to more than 100 organizations. Release

> Nokia Networks has been commissioned to provide its latest TD-LTE-Advanced technology to China Mobile. The world's biggest mobile operator plans to deploy 1 million TD-LTE base stations by the end of 2015, with Nokia Networks being the largest non-Chinese vendor. Release

> Japan-based Line is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to its mobile messaging service, which is used by more than 211 million people worldwide each month. TechCrunch article

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