Android tablets secure 67% of global market; BlackBerry's Q5 reportedly bound for AT&T

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> Android tablets secured a robust 67 percent global share in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, while Apple iOS declined further to 28 percent. Release

> Apple's developer center is back up and running. Article

> LG's G2 will reportedly launch across 100 carriers. Article

> BlackBerry's Q5 is rumored to be headed to AT&T Mobility. Article

> Apple's Bob Mansfield will no longer be the company's technologies chief and will instead work on special projects. Article

> MediaTek confirmed it is building a chip with eight cores. Article

> Google's Motorola will reportedly offer "Magic Glass" with its new Moto X. Article

> Sony's "Honami" smartphone appears to have entered the FCC device database. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple is building speech recognition services to power its Siri virtual assistant for iOS, a move to end the company's dependence on voice and natural language technologies provider Nuance Communications, Xconomy reports. Article

> While a significant number of popular applications optimized for Apple's iPad have yet to migrate to tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system, the disparity between the two ecosystems is shrinking, contends Hugo Barra, Google's vice president of Android product management. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> NTT DoCoMo said it on July 30 it will begin verifying an upgrade that will enable its Xi-branded LTE network to deliver maximum downlink speeds of 150 Mbps. Article

> What is left of former WiMAX vendor Alvarion, which is hobbled by $24 million in debt, is reportedly being eyed for takeover by another Israeli company called Sigma Wave. Article

European Wireless News

> Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE will share a $1.6 billion contract for the expansion of Ethiopia's existing mobile infrastructure and to introduce 3G across the country and LTE services in the capital of Addis Ababa. Article

> The lack of LTE access in Europe is becoming embarrassing. Editor's Corner

And finally… A Canadian launched a crowdfunding campaign to purchase Mobilicity. Article