Apple Watch could dial 911 in case of heart attacks; Android N now available for download

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Google has jointed Facebook's Open Compute Project for data center storage. Post

> Based on a new patent, the Apple Watch may call 911 in the future if its user suffers a heart attack. 9to5Mac article

> U.S. Cellular is offering $300 to switchers who trade in their phone, including phones with cracked screens. Release

> Theodore (Ted) Rappaport of NYU Wireless said the group will make its channel model simulator and measurement data free and open to all "potentially short-circuiting years of millimeter wave (mmWave) development time for companies hoping to vastly increase the transfer of data through the air." Release

> Apple has announced its first special event of 2016, where it is expected to unveil a new smaller iPhone among other things, on March 21. Buzzfeed News article

> Satellite company Intelsat is reportedly planning a "space tug" that would aid aging satellites. Advanced Television article

> Facebook said it will disable notifications for live video. Digiday article

> Apple's Eddy Cue is also arguing against the FBI's request for back-door access to the iPhone. Engadget article

> MVNO Ultra Mobile announced it launched Primo, a new messaging app for iOS and Android that provides free calling to mobile or landline phones across 33 major countries. Release

> Google's Android version N is now available for download. BGR article

> A top Samsung executive said that pre-orders for the company's new Galaxy S7 phones are higher than expected. Reuters article

Telecom News

> With tw telecom firmly under its belt, Level 3 has maintained its lead over Verizon and a host of traditional competitive providers in the Ethernet race. Article

Wireless Tech News

> A team of graduates of Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) is working on a low-tech version of Google's Project Loon. Called Helion, the plan is to use tethered balloons at a maximum height of a couple hundred meters to distribute a Wi-Fi signal to the surrounding area. Article

> Google, Nokia, Qualcomm, Intel and Ericsson are among those submitting comments in an attempt to get the FCC to include their ideas in rules for handling high-band spectrum for 5G. Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is telling the satellite industry that, in no uncertain terms, it needs to get on the spectrum sharing train or else. Article

Cable News

> After reporting customer losses of 81,000 for 2015, Dish Network says it's getting so efficient at customer service, it can afford to lose a service center located in the Houston suburb of Alvin. Article

> Comcast has entered into a warrants agreement with the vendor that makes its X1 voice remote, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI). Article

> Despite a preliminary tally of publicly traded pay-TV companies that revealed only moderate video subscriber attrition last year, a more comprehensive count conducted by Leichtman Research found that the industry lost a significant number of customers, nearly 385,000. Article

And finally… The WWE is entering the mobile gaming space. Article

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